CULTURE

01-Dec-2014 to 19:53

Francophone Africa told to dump French

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — Senegalese activists of the Patriotic Salvation Front (FPS), whose planned demonstrations against the just ended Francophone Summit in Dakar were thwarted by the police have called on French-speaking countries in Africa to dump French as their official language and adopt indigenous ones instead.

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28-Nov-2014 to 21:42

Francophonie urged to help structure African art

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — The International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF) should help member countries restructure their art sector to allow them to turn towards cultural development, Yacouba Konate, the General Manager of the African Market for Performing Arts (MASA) in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire said.

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27-Nov-2014 to 07:20

Abuja carnival records low participation of states

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — The 2014 Abuja National Carnival has recorded low participation with only six states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) taking part out of 36 states of the country.

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20-Nov-2014 to 09:56

Sudan orders female TV presenters to wear Islamic dresses

APA-Khartoum (Sudan) — Sudan has ordered the female presenters working in state television to strictly abide by the Islamic dress code.

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15-Oct-2014 to 09:47

Board approves 79 new movies in Nigeria

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Nigeria\'s National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) says that 79 movies were verified and approved to enter the entertainment market in September.

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14-Oct-2014 to 15:51

S/African minister to grace US music festival

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture Rejoice Mabudafhasi is expected to speak at the on-going Ubuntu Music and Arts of South Africa Festival being held in New York City, United States, his office said Tuesday.

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13-Oct-2014 to 10:19

SABC must promote culture, heritage – Minister

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The state-owned South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has a crucial role to play in the promotion and protection of culture and heritage, South African Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has said.

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