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As Economy Crashes, South Sudan President fires Central Bank Governor
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has fired the country’s Central Bank governor, amidst the worsening economic situation in the...
South Africa’s Anti-corruption watchdog wants answers: Did Barclays Africa benefit from apartheid-era bailout?
South Africa’s anti-graft watchdog has reopened an investigation into whether Barclays Africa Group benefited from an apartheid-era bailout, the...
Report on Safaricom’s dominance in Kenya’s telecom sector due next week
A study into whether any of Kenya’s three mobile operators should be deemed “dominant”, a term used to indicate...
Africa’s TOP Street Styles into 2017
Valued at an estimated $31 billion in 2015, Africa’s Fashion market is expected to keep growing. Africa’s Development has to come from Africa. Fashion, Art and Creativity is commercial and has economic viability and we all need to support our designers and to invest. It needs to be given... Read more
6 African Artists Flourishing in Music and Fashion-2016
The relationship between music and fashion is one that’s become inescapably intertwined, with most celebrities opting to become Brand Ambassadors, repping international brands like Gucci, Prada, Givenchy & the likes. Rappers and Pop Singers in the United States and Europe have milked millions in Fashion Labels. From Jay-Z’s ‘Rocawear’ , to... Read more
Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort and Speke Resort & Conference Centre have lined up enticing offers to make their customers have a memorable Christmas season this year through to January next year. The hotels are offering accommodation Special Festive Rates to families, groups and individuals in Uganda & East African region... Read more
Why musicians shouldn’t be judged for playing on political party platforms
By Fraser G. McNeill There’s raging controversy in South Africa about the extent to which musicians should be involved in supporting political parties. It raises some vexing questions. The country’s rap artist AKA was recently quoted as saying if you go a little bit too far with the politics, there... Read more
The government of Burkina Faso has banned an annual beauty contest for women with the biggest buttocks, saying such events are sexist. Adverts for this weekend’s third edition of ‘Miss Bim-Bim’, carrying an image of two fully clothed women with exaggeratedly large behinds, provoked an outcry on social media.... Read more
In a continuation of the fallout over congolese superstar Koffi Olomide’s assault on one of his female dancers, The musician who was recently deported from kenya over the incident has had his Zambia concert has been cancelled. Koffi Olomide was set to perform at this year’s 90th Show at... Read more
​​Congolese musician Koffi Olomide has been deported to Kinshasa, DR Congo following his Friday morning altercation at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). Olomide was filmed attacking one of his female dancers at the airport – an incident that lead to his arrest at Royal Media Services following a live TV interview where... Read more
Congolese legendary musician Papa Wemba collapses and dies while peforming at the #FEMUA9 in Abidjan The influential Congolese music star Papa Wemba died after collapsing on stage in Abidjan in Ivory Coast, media reports say. Video from the concert shows the artist, who was 66, slumped on the floor... Read more
Ugandan rapper Jocelyne Tracey Keko, who is known to many by her stage name Keko, has decided to quit music. The 28-year-old Make You Dance hit-maker took to one of her social media pages to share the sad news with her fans. “Yes I am retiring from recording music,... Read more
Mujila is the first Francophone writer to win the prestigious Etisalat Prize, the first ever pan-African prize that celebrates debut fiction books by African authors Poet and novelist Fiston Mwanza Mujila was on Saturday, 19th March 2016 announced as the winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature for... Read more