Somalia’s Lost Tapes Revive Musical Memories

Somalia’s Lost Tapes Revive Musical Memories

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Somalia of the early 1970s was a country with style. In Mogadishu, men wore afros and flared pants, while women sported…

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Africa to Bid for 2025 World Championships

Africa to Bid for 2025 World Championships

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS The president of African athletics says the continent will bid to host the 2025 World Championships while looking for event rentals…

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Nigerian Artist Wins Prestigious Prize

Nigerian Artist Wins Prestigious Prize

BRAND SOUTH AFRICA Nigerian artist Peju Alatise won the South African 2017 FNB Art Prize, one of the most coveted art awards on the continent….

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New Tournament Schedule  Will Help African Players

New Tournament Schedule Will Help African Players

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS African players will have a better chance to play for European clubs now that the Africa Cup of Nations will take…

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The Race is on to Save Congolese Languages

The Race is on to Save Congolese Languages

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE “I haven’t once spoken my mother tongue Kilokele in the 62 years I’ve lived in Kinshasa,” says Charles Tongohala. “None of my nine…

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West African Countries are Rice Rivals

West African Countries are Rice Rivals

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE In Nigeria, jollof rice isn’t just a tasty dish — it’s a national obsession. Dozens of top Nigerian chefs gathered for Lagos’ inaugural…

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African Cinemas Make a Comeback

African Cinemas Make a Comeback

VOICE OF AMERICA Africa’s largest film festival, FESPACO, celebrated its 25th edition in 2017. The main venue, as always, was the old and respectable Cine…

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N’Dour Lends Star Power to Malaria Fight

N’Dour Lends Star Power to Malaria Fight

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Youssou N’Dour, Senegal’s — and perhaps Africa’s — most famous musician, is throwing his weight behind malaria eradication in his homeland. N’Dour has…

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Africa Wants Five More Slots for World Cup

Africa Wants Five More Slots for World Cup

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE FIFA officials say that Africa wants 10 places in the 48-nation World Cup in 2026, up five slots. The current system has 32…

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Trans-Atlantic Yacht Race Tests Young South Africans

Trans-Atlantic Yacht Race Tests Young South Africans

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Young, determined and from parts of Cape Town known for gangs rather than yacht clubs, seven sailors took part in an epic ocean…

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