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Film Releases: An African Election

altAn African Election shows how Ghana's 2008 presidential elections ended in peaceful handover of power,  thanks to the choice of negotiation and restraint over force.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 April 2012 16:36

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Baloji A stop-over in Kin City

The Congolese singer hopes that a stronger local music industry will encourage artists to engage with social and political topics Kinshasa Succursale has been a long time in the making.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 June 2012 11:13

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20th century novel Jock of the Bushveld goes 3D

Jock of the Bushveld has been adapted into a major 3D stereoscopic animation, one of the first such productions south of the Sahara.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 March 2012 13:15

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Last Word: Keep rap out of it

The Rap group Daara J Family/ ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDDaara J Family is a Senegalese rap group made up of Faada Freddy and N’Dongo D. They were interviewed in Dakar by Rose Skelton. The way forward has to be for music to stay away from politics, to mobilise the people, encourage them to vote and understand elections.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 March 2012 10:58

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Senegal: "Y'en a marre" movement in bad shape

altThe electoral registration frenzy among Senegalese youth in districts across the country is a result of "Y'en a marre's" awareness campaign. But Y'en a Marre...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 February 2012 17:56

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Trend Hunter: Reality Check for Reality TV in Africa

Nigerian IdolBig Brother Africa has been enchanting viewers for six years now, luring African audiences who crave local content. In the past, television producers have written Africa off as a place not deserving of its own locally-produced entertainment.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 February 2012 20:01

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Lagos live - Keziah's rallying cry

Nigerian artist Keziah Jones wants to breathe new life into the local music scene Nigeria's biggest music stars peddle hiphop and rap. At their 'live' performances they mime energetically to recordings laden with synthesised sound.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 February 2012 20:35

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