CULTURE

23-Feb-2020 to 19:39

Naomie Nishimwe crowned Miss Rwanda 2020

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Naomie Nishimwe, a 21-year-old senior-six graduate from Kigali, was crowned Miss Rwanda 2020 late on Saturday evening, organisers have confirmed to APA on Sunday.

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12-Feb-2020 to 17:16

Fifth Arab Poetry Festival opens in Mauritanian capital

APA - Nouakchott (Mauritania) — The 5th edition of the Nouakchott Festival for Arab Poetry kicked off Tuesday at the initiative of the House of Arab Poetry, with the assistance of the Emirate of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.

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11-Feb-2020 to 14:47

S/Africa: Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Shabalala dies

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — World renown and founder of the Grammy Award-winning group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Joseph Shabalala, has died at a hospital in Pretoria, his family announced on Tuesday.

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11-Feb-2020 to 11:35

UAE to build Mauritanian Arts Institute

APA - Nouakchott (Mauritania) — The United Arab Emirates, on Monday, pledged to build a Mauritanian arts institute in Nouakchott, the first of its kind in the country.

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27-Jan-2020 to 20:49

Africa poised to repossess its cultural heritage

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — With the return of its cultural artifacts that had either been donated or looted during colonization, Africa is set out to rediscover its cultural heritage.

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25-Jan-2020 to 10:46

Ghana: Judges' colonial-era wigs won't be retired!

APA-Accra (Ghana) — Last month Ghana’s new Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah caused a stir when he stated categorically that ceremonial wigs and gowns as worn by judges will not be retired despite a groundswell of public opinion demanding for this to happen.

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25-Dec-2019 to 11:23

Banjul: The lost capital of Christmas fairies!

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — In years gone by, Banjul used to enjoy a special reputation as a bustling hub for activities organised around Christmas and New Year festivities animated by fairies.

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