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Film: A feast for the eyes and mind

A scene from Half of the yellow sun/Photo©All Rights ReservedThe rise of iROKOtv, which brought Nollywood to an online audience, will surely continue throughout 2013.

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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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