CULTURE

01-Oct-2019 to 13:22

Chad’s tradition of tontines thrives among workers

APA - Ndjamena (Chad) — Until now, women in Chad were the ones controlling the tontines, particularly among civil servants and private sector workers who are increasingly using this rotating contribution formula to meet their needs.

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25-Sep-2019 to 07:15

Ramaphosa affirms language equality in South Africa

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African government “is doing everything to promote and preserve all languages spoken in the country,” President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

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13-Sep-2019 to 10:29

Ethiopia celebrates New Year

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Ethiopians across the nations on Thursday celebrated the beginning of the new year otherwise called 'Enkutatash'.

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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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