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    21-Jan-2015 to 14:05

    Death snatches one of Namibia’s music pioneers; Willi Mbuende

    APA-Windhoek (Namibia)- — Namibian veteran musician, Willie Mbuende died on Wednesday after a short illness, his elder brother Dr Kaire Mbuende has confirmed.

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    16-Jan-2015 to 11:55

    Burkina Faso: More than 130 movies set to compete at next FESPACO

    APA-Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) — The 24th edition of the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), which begins in late February, will have 134 movies in the official competition, a source close to the organizers said.

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    10-Jan-2015 to 09:21

    Nigeria mulls concession of national heritage

    APA – Abuja (Nigeria) — As Nigeria resolves to concession its heritage, the National Theatre, an edifice constructed in 1976 to host the 2nd World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC) 77 in Lagos, just as it sets out to spur the export of Nigerian and African Arts and culture to the Caribbean.

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    03-Jan-2015 to 11:30

    Condolences for late S/African jazz great Pat Matshikiza

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African government has conveyed its condolences to the family and friends of the country’s legendary piano maestro, Pat Matshikiza who has died aged 76 in Durban, a senior official said on Saturday.

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    29-Dec-2014 to 10:30

    Swazi-born S/African musician in coma after road crash

    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — Swazi-born gospel musician Sipho Makhabane is in a coma after he was involved in a nasty car accident in Middelburg, South Africa at the weekend, state media reported here Monday.

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    24-Dec-2014 to 10:27

    Sierra Leone: Gospel song raises hope for Ebola defeat

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone's first Lady Sia Nyama Koroma Tuesday presided over the launching of a musical hit single that seeks to bolster the country's courage against the Ebola epidemic.

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    22-Dec-2014 to 14:00

    Prominent Togolese fashion designer dies

    APA-Lome (Togo) — –A well-known Togolese designer, Blandine Sambiani-Bagnah aka Bamondi died on Sunday at her house at the age of 60, her family confirmed.

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