CULTURE

11-Sep-2019 to 16:43

Senegal: Where local soaps outshine foreign telenovelas

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — In recent years, local television series in Senegal have managed something of a big resurgence, casting a shadow on foreign soap operas, which enjoyed success in the past.

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11-Sep-2019 to 16:04

Botswana under UN pressure to sign cultural rights treaty

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, Fernand de Varennes has expressed disappointment at Botswana’s failure to sign the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).

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04-Sep-2019 to 12:30

King Mswati’s son unveils girlfriend during Reed Dance ceremony

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — King Mswati III’s third son has unveiled his girlfriend during the annual Reed Dance ceremony, becoming the first of the king's children to publicly reveal their partner.

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26-Aug-2019 to 11:27

EAGT gives verdicts over Burundi-Rwanda culture war

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Organizers of the cultural event taking place in Nairobi have stressed that Rwandan drummers are legal residents of their country, and therefore, legitimate contestants of the show, in a statement obtained Monday by APA in Kigali.

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25-Aug-2019 to 08:11

Salvos of a Rwanda-Burundi 'drum war'?

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — In a move that could spark a potential 'drum war' between Burundi and Rwanda, thousands of Burundians staged a protest Saturday against what they called a cultural aggression against their country, accusing Kigali of stealing their culture.

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20-Aug-2019 to 21:16

Sierra Leone leader urges unity among local entertainers

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio on Tuesday called on stakeholders in the entertainment industry to unite if they are to develop the sector.

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17-Aug-2019 to 10:22

eSwatini king commissions cultural culling

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — eSwatini's King Mswati III has called traditional warriors to participate in a national culling expedition slated for 20 August 2019.

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