CULTURE

14-Aug-2019 to 17:31

Reed scarcity affects eSwatini’s iconic Reed Dance

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — The scarcity of the reed plant in eSwatini is hindering young maidens from attending the annual Reed Dance ceremony where they showcase their dancing skills in celebration of preserved virginity and upholding traditional teachings.

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31-Jul-2019 to 17:54

Rwanda Harvest Day set to be national holiday

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — The Rwandan government has declared a national holiday in relation to Harvest Day or "Umuganura" which is considered a period for thanksgiving to celebrate a good harvest, an official revealed in Kigali on Wednesday.

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31-Jul-2019 to 15:21

Italy to restore ancient Ethiopia obelisk

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — An Italian mission of experts is at the archaeological site in Ethiopia's Tigray State where it is assessing the situation on the ground and submit a proposal for an urgent intervention to sustain the Axum obelisk.

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15-Jul-2019 to 14:19

eSwatini gov’t bans public magic show

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — Swatis have been left ruing a missed opportunity to witness the art of wizardly at work after the government outlawed a contest pitting the country’s witchdoctors that was set for the end of July.

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12-Jun-2019 to 21:56

Kenya hosts Africa's meeting of music record labels

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — Kenya is hosting the first Sub-Sahara Africa Regional Meeting of music licensing companies (MLCs) and record labels which kicked off in Nairobi on Wednesday.

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15-May-2019 to 17:32

US musician Michael Bolton defers Mozambique tour

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — A Maputo-based entertainment publicist, BDQ Concertos has announced that the concert of the American musician, songwriter and singer Michael Bolton, initially scheduled for August in Maputo, Mozambique has been postponed to the first quarter of next year.

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15-May-2019 to 11:13

Ethiopia's national park gets boost from UNINESCO

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Secretariat has released initial emergency assistance budget for Ethiopia's Simien Mountains National Park as part of its effort to rehabilitate the the park.

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