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Staff Benda Bilili Rumba-funk warriors rock the Albert Hall

The unstoppable Staff Benda Bilili/Photo©CHRISTOPHE MACPHERSON CRAMMED DISCS HIRESAlongside a new album release, Kinshasa-based Staff Benda Bilili "shook the world" at the BBC Proms this summer.

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Trend Hunter on dictator-chic: Bad leaders, Great dress sense

Photo©ReutersAt the London premiere of his latest movie, The Dictator, actor Sacha Baron Cohen arrived dressed as his alter ego, Admiral General Aladeen.

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Film: Algeria's chronicler

Pursuing what he calls "free and persistent cinema", Malek Bensmaïl looks both forwards and backwards as Algeria celebrates the 50th anniversary of its independence in July.

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Music: Spoek Mathambo on family and fame

Photo©SEAN METELERKAMPThe South African rapper and producer speaks to a new generation with his latest album release.

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Black November: Niger Delta film spills powerful story

A new film, funded by a Nigerian oil baron and directed by Nollywood's Jeta Amata, has turned US politicians' attention to the Niger Delta.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 August 2012 15:51

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Music: Sangaré and Traoré shine in London

 

 

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Oladipo Salimonu reviews superb London performances by Malian singers Oumou Sangaré at the Africa Utopia festival and Rokia Traoré in a collaboration with Toni Morrison

 

 

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Morocco, the new cinema hotspot

In Faouzi Bensaïdi’s Death for Sale three unemployed youths try to change their destiny/Photo/TRIGON-FILMAfter 10 years of significant state investment Moroccan cinema is flourishing, and is not afraid to reflect the tensions and preoccupations of the young.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 July 2012 09:13

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