Music Tells the Story of Somali Culture Before the War

[RFI] In the 70s and 80s, before Somalia was torn apart by civil war, the east African country had a vibrant pop music culture; bars and clubs flourished in Mogadishu and Hargeisa. That “swinging Somalia” has been captured on the compilation Sweet as B…

[RFI] In the 70s and 80s, before Somalia was torn apart by civil war, the east African country had a vibrant pop music culture; bars and clubs flourished in Mogadishu and Hargeisa. That "swinging Somalia" has been captured on the compilation Sweet as Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa. Vik Sohonie from Ostinato Records told RFI about the treasure trove and how it was uncovered.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

I Don’t Regret Leaving Cabinet Over Term Limits – Sarah Kiyingi

[Monitor] As the debate on the lifting of the 75-year age cap on the presidency rages, Sunday Monitor’s Amos Ngwomoya catches up with former Minister of State for internal affairs Sarah Kiyingi and she shares her views on the matter and other issues in…

[Monitor] As the debate on the lifting of the 75-year age cap on the presidency rages, Sunday Monitor's Amos Ngwomoya catches up with former Minister of State for internal affairs Sarah Kiyingi and she shares her views on the matter and other issues in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Police Killed Over 33 During Demo – Report

[Nation] Kenya police killed at least 33 people in Nairobi during demos sparked off by August 8 presidential poll results, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch research shows.

[Nation] Kenya police killed at least 33 people in Nairobi during demos sparked off by August 8 presidential poll results, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch research shows.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Who Gets the Bigger Cheque? – Why Some Artists Earn More Than Others

[Nation] Performance fees in Kenya vary from Sh4 million to Sh4,000 for a two-hour show. Music is a business — you have to push and pull. Still, very few take home the big cheque. We delved into the matter to see what it takes to bag the big fish.

[Nation] Performance fees in Kenya vary from Sh4 million to Sh4,000 for a two-hour show. Music is a business -- you have to push and pull. Still, very few take home the big cheque. We delved into the matter to see what it takes to bag the big fish.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Who’s Telling the Truth – the Police or Davido?

[Vanguard] The past few days have been rather tumultuous and unsettling for Nigerian hip hop singer, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido with three of his friends being turned up dead by the police after a night of a birthday drinking binge of one …

[Vanguard] The past few days have been rather tumultuous and unsettling for Nigerian hip hop singer, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido with three of his friends being turned up dead by the police after a night of a birthday drinking binge of one of them, identified as Tagbo Umeike.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Uganda, Kenya Failed Railway Deal – RVR Chief

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda and Kenya failed the “logistical eco-system” that led to the problematic railway operations by Rift Valley Railways (RVR) and consequently the back to back termination of the concession by the two governments, the managing dir…

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda and Kenya failed the "logistical eco-system" that led to the problematic railway operations by Rift Valley Railways (RVR) and consequently the back to back termination of the concession by the two governments, the managing director of Transportation at Qalaa Holdings S.A.E, Mr Karim Hassan Sadek, has revealed.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Phosphates Mining in Tororo Set to Start

[Monitor] Kampala -Guangzhou Dongsong Energy Group Limited, a Chinese company licensed to mine phosphates in Sukulu hills in Tororo District, is set to start full-scale activities, Daily Monitor has learnt.

[Monitor] Kampala -Guangzhou Dongsong Energy Group Limited, a Chinese company licensed to mine phosphates in Sukulu hills in Tororo District, is set to start full-scale activities, Daily Monitor has learnt.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Govt Issues 287,000 Identity Cards

[The Herald] THE Registrar-General’s Office has issued 287 300 identity cards since September 4, with Registrar-General Mr Tobaiwa Mudede warning his officials against charging fees to those in need of civil documents. Mr Mudede said his department had…

[The Herald] THE Registrar-General's Office has issued 287 300 identity cards since September 4, with Registrar-General Mr Tobaiwa Mudede warning his officials against charging fees to those in need of civil documents. Mr Mudede said his department had withdrawn all receipt books countrywide to ensure no official charged citizens to acquire the critical documents. Government waived all charges for civil documents in the 90-day period the RG's office will be carrying out its registration blitz.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

OPINION: President Lungu and Zuma’s Political Romance

President Edgar Lungu and South Africa president Jacob Zuma have suddenly struck something of a telepathic relationship. The duo has exchanged notes a little too often to raise the suspicion as to what they could be up to? Interestingly Zuma … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu and South Africa president Jacob Zuma have suddenly struck something of a telepathic relationship. The duo has exchanged notes a little too often to raise the suspicion as to what they could be up to? Interestingly Zuma is a man too under incessant fire in his homeland having narrowly survived a no confidence motion in parliament. Zuma is also battling to hold the ANC ship together as it teeters on the brink of disaster with factions emerging ahead of the December congress that is set to choose Zuma’s successor. Factions are emerging within the African National Congress with prospective successors being lined up by different groupings within the ANC. Zuma has very much been a man under fire and could Zambia’s Lungu be the man providing a shoulder to lean on? After all President Lungu is a man too under extreme pressure back home. He has had to deal with vicious fall outs within the ruling Patriotic Front that has seen a shadow presidential race being propped up. It has not helped that President Lungu has offered himself as a candidate for the 2021 general elections putting him on the ballot for the third time. Not everyone has welcomed that quiet declaration for 2021 with possible heirs waging private wars. It is not a secret that there are those that fell out of the race after President Michael Sata died and only receded to the background to plot a comeback. Possible rivals for President Lungu although they dare not openly challenge him yet are Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba, Justice Minister Given Lubinda and expelled Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili still fancies his chances of squeezing in the PF when the race opens. With the bond between President Lungu and Zuma looking stronger it seems to have also driven opposition political parties between the two countries closer. Opposition United Party for National Development president Hakainde Hichilema and Democratic Alliance (DA) president Mmusi Maimane have struck some recognizable public partnership. Maimane has openly rendered his support for Hichilema and recently hosted him after he was released from prison. With all the criss-cross of Zambian and South African politics what then does the Zuma and Lungu romance mean for Zambian politics? Two leaders at the heart of survival battles within their ranks leaning on each other’s shoulders, could this be an alliance of convenience or well-intended brotherly bond. The post OPINION: President Lungu and Zuma’s Political Romance appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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