African Literary Diversity Is Honoured, Many Days After

[Premium Times] On the night of May 20th, acclaimed author and African literary figure Helon Habilah took the stage to announce Jowhor Ile as the 2017 Etisalat Prize for Literature winner. Before the big revelation, Mr. had Habilah described the consen…

[Premium Times] On the night of May 20th, acclaimed author and African literary figure Helon Habilah took the stage to announce Jowhor Ile as the 2017 Etisalat Prize for Literature winner. Before the big revelation, Mr. had Habilah described the consensus among the panel about the quality of the shortlisted books.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Govt Rues Its Advice Against Local Smelters

[East African] Heads could roll at the Tanzania Minerals Audit Agency (TMAA) after President John Magufuli ordered an investigation of its officials and those at the Mining Ministry over suspected fraud.

[East African] Heads could roll at the Tanzania Minerals Audit Agency (TMAA) after President John Magufuli ordered an investigation of its officials and those at the Mining Ministry over suspected fraud.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Uganda’s Pledge to Pay South Sudan Debt Owed to Suppliers Faces Hurdles

[East African] Despite a government promise to pay about $41 million’s worth of debt to Ugandan suppliers on behalf of South Sudan, Kampala has to navigate a number of hurdles before any payment can be made.

[East African] Despite a government promise to pay about $41 million's worth of debt to Ugandan suppliers on behalf of South Sudan, Kampala has to navigate a number of hurdles before any payment can be made.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Why Tanzania Will Not Burn Illegal Ivory

[East African] After several attempts by conservation groups to push the government of Tanzania into burning a huge stockpile of ivory, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism says it won’t happen, with Minister Jumanne Maghembe saying the tusks …

[East African] After several attempts by conservation groups to push the government of Tanzania into burning a huge stockpile of ivory, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism says it won't happen, with Minister Jumanne Maghembe saying the tusks will be used for scientific research.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Mid-Term Assessment – Nigeria’s Entertainment Industry Coping Without Buhari’s Promises

[Premium Times] Two years since President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn into office, the Nigerian entertainment sector remains largely self-funded and private sector driven.

[Premium Times] Two years since President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn into office, the Nigerian entertainment sector remains largely self-funded and private sector driven.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Coke Studio Africa, South Africa Merge – More Ugandan Artists Feature

[Monitor] Music has always been the heartbeat and soul of Africa, but the internet, social media and creativity is taking artists from their communities and cities and allowing them to reach an audience across the continent.

[Monitor] Music has always been the heartbeat and soul of Africa, but the internet, social media and creativity is taking artists from their communities and cities and allowing them to reach an audience across the continent.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa