Cricket – Rare Treat for Dar Fans As Special Tourney Starts

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Annadil Burhani ground will be a hive of activity for three months, as it hosts a special indoor cricket tournament featuring 20 teams from eight countries.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Annadil Burhani ground will be a hive of activity for three months, as it hosts a special indoor cricket tournament featuring 20 teams from eight countries.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Jazz Music Great, Hugh Masekela, Dies Aged 78

Man known as father of South African jazz had career spanning more than five decades Hugh Masekela, the legendary South African jazz musician, has died aged 78. A statement from the trumpeter’s family said that Masekela “passed peacefully” in Johannesburg, … Continued

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Man known as father of South African jazz had career spanning more than five decades Hugh Masekela, the legendary South African jazz musician, has died aged 78. A statement from the trumpeter’s family said that Masekela “passed peacefully†in Johannesburg, where he lived and worked for much of his life. “A loving father, brother, grandfather and friend, our hearts beat with a profound loss. Hugh’s global and activist contribution to and participation in the areas of music, theatre and the arts in general is contained in the minds and memories of millions across six continents,†the statement read. Masekela had been suffering from prostrate cancer for almost a decade. He last performed in 2010 in Johannesburg when he gave two concerts which were seen as an “epitaph†to his long career. South African social media was immediately flooded with tributes to “brother Hughâ€, whose career and work was closely intertwined with the troubled politics of his homeland. Masekela was born in Witbank, a mining town in eastern South Africa, and was given his first trumpet by the anti-apartheid activist Archbishop Trevor Huddleston, who formed a pioneering jazz band in Soweto in the 1950s that became a launch pad for many of South Africa’s most famous jazz musicians. Masekela went on to study in the UK and the US, where he had significant success. In 1976 he composed Soweto Blues in response to the uprising in the vast township. The man who became known as the father of South African jazz played and toured with major stars such as Paul Simon but continued his political engagement, writing Bring Him Back Home (Nelson Mandela) in 1987. The song became an anthem of the anti-apartheid struggle. Towards the end of a career that spanned five decades he performed at the opening ceremony of the 2010 World Cup in Johannesburg. South Africa’s arts and culture minister Nathi Mthethwa described Masekela as “one of the great architects of Afro-Jazzâ€. “A baobab tree has fallen, the nation has lost a one of a kind musician,†Mthethwa wrote on Twitter. Source: Guardian SA The post Jazz Music Great, Hugh Masekela, Dies Aged 78 appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Coffee Prices Show Mixed Trend – Report

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Annual world commodity prices of Robusta coffee during the year that ended on November 30, 2017 increased by 18.4 per cent compared to the prices for the year to November 30, 2016 – thanks to higher global demand.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Annual world commodity prices of Robusta coffee during the year that ended on November 30, 2017 increased by 18.4 per cent compared to the prices for the year to November 30, 2016 - thanks to higher global demand.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

UN Welcomes New President’s Inauguration As Key Milestone On Country’s Road to Success

[UN News] George Weah was inaugurated on Monday as the new President of Liberia, where the United Nations is set to close its peacekeeping mission in a few weeks after a successful 15-year presence in the West African country.

[UN News] George Weah was inaugurated on Monday as the new President of Liberia, where the United Nations is set to close its peacekeeping mission in a few weeks after a successful 15-year presence in the West African country.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Khama Meets Barcelona Icons

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Spain-based FC Barcelona legends representatives yesterday paid a courtesy call on President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama.

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Spain-based FC Barcelona legends representatives yesterday paid a courtesy call on President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

Mindset Change Essential in Education

[Botswana Daily News] Palapye -Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology, Dr Alfred Madigele has urged the nation to desist from negative perceptions regarding technical and vocational institutions.

[Botswana Daily News] Palapye -Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology, Dr Alfred Madigele has urged the nation to desist from negative perceptions regarding technical and vocational institutions.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

Scramble for Blantyre City South Seat

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -With less than 17 months to go before Malawi holds its sixth general elections under pluralistic system of government, a wave of aspiration for constituency seats is now building up in some areas.

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -With less than 17 months to go before Malawi holds its sixth general elections under pluralistic system of government, a wave of aspiration for constituency seats is now building up in some areas.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi