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    South African Animation Nominated For Oscar Award

    South Africa has scored an Oscar nomination at the 90th Academy Awards. The Triggerfish animation film Revolting Rhymes received a nomination in the category Best Animated Short Film. The film is an adaptation of Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake’s classic book of surprising fairytales. It was produced by Magic Light Pictures and animated at Magic Light’s Berlin […]

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    2018 Oscar Nominees Announced

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    The 2018 Oscar nominees were announced on Tuesday afternoon by Tiffany Haddish Andy Serkis live from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theatre. The 90th Academy Awards will air on Sunday, 4 March live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood with Jimmy Kimmel as host. THE NOMINEES ARE: Best Picture Call Me By Your Name Darkest Hour […]

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    Nigeria: Yomi Casual and Wife Grace Welcome a Baby Girl

    Designer Yomi Casual and his fashion entrepreneur wife Grace have welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Kahley. The proud dad shared the exciting news on his Instagram page today, saying that his daughter was born today just two days after his own birthday. He wrote: SO MY GORGEOUS WIFE DECIDED TO GIVE ME THE BIGGEST BIRTHDAY GIFT EVER! […]

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    Video of Comedian DKB Getting Whipped By Shatta Michy Goes Viral

    Popular Ghanaian comedian, Derrick Kobina Bonney, popularly known as DKB, has shared a video of himself tied to a chair and being whipped by the queen of Shatta Movement, Shatta Michy. Just when we think you’ve seen Ghanaian comedian DKB do it all, he comes back to hit us with another classic move that proves […]

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    Ghana: Patapaa’s ‘One Corner’ Inspired My ‘Freedom’ Song – Shatta Wale

    Ghanaian dancehall musician, Charles Nii Armah Mensah, popularly known in showbiz circles as Shatta Wale has commended Swedru-based artiste, Patapaa Amisty for motivating him to compose his ‘Freedom’ song. According to the ‘Ayoo’ hit maker, Patapaa’s blessing was ordained by God as such Ghanaians should shun underrating him. He disclosed that, when he discussed the […]

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    Uganda’s President, Museveni, Defends Death Penalty Plans

    Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has vowed to enforce the death penalty again, despite opposition from non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the country. “We believe in the Law of Moses; eye for an eye,” he said in a tweet Last week, Mr Museveni said he ‘could start signing death warrants’ while speaking at a graduation ceremony for […]

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    Ghana Opens First Embassy In Kuwait

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has inaugurated Ghana’s first Embassy in Kuwait City in Kuwait. She said the event marks an important milestone in the diplomatic relations between Ghana and the State of Kuwait which dates back to the period when the Ghanaian embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, was […]

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    IMF Cuts South Africa’s Growth Forecast For Next Two Years

    The International Monetary Fund cut South Africa’s economic growth forecast for the next two years on Monday, citing rising political uncertainty that has dented investor confidence. The IMF said in its World Economic Outlook that more subdued growth prospects were projected in South Africa, “where growth is now expected to remain below 1 percent in […]

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    South Africa: Hugh Masekela’s Family Releases Statement Following His Death

    Following the death of South African musician Hugh Masekela his family has released a statement. Maskela’s death was announced on Tuesday. Read the statement below: “It is with profound sorrow that the family of Ramapolo Hugh Masekela announce his passing. After a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer, he passed peacefully in Johannesburg, South Africa, […]

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    Kenyan Women Protest And Demand Representation In Cabinet

    Hundreds of mostly female activists marched in Kenyan capital, Nairobi on Monday to protest repeated failures to apply laws that women must hold at least a third of government seats. According to Kenya’s 2010 constitution, women must have at least a third of seats in parliament and a third of appointed positions. But successive parliaments […]

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    Outrage in Madagascar as Jailed Frenchman Escaped

    A French security expert who went to Madagascar to advise the island nation’s president Hery Rajaonarimampianina was jailed for three years for corruption and abuse of power. But he managed to escape late December and then accused the island’s justice minister and its chief prosecutor of accepting bribes to enable his escape. On Sunday, Justice […]

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    Sudan Releases Journalists Detained For Covering Protests

    Sudanese authorities on Monday released a Reuters journalist and an Agence France-Presse (AFP) reporter who were detained while covering protests in Khartoum last week. Paris based website Sudan Tribune that covers issues in the region reported that other local journalists including Idris Shawky Abdelazim, a journalist at the independent daily Al-Youm Al-Tali, Imtinan El Radi, […]

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    France Condemns Congolese Government Crackdown On Protesters

    France on Monday blamed Congolese security forces for the shooting dead of at least six people and wounding of dozens during a protest against President Joseph Kabila organised by the Catholic Church. “France strongly condemns the violence perpetrated by the security forces during the demonstrations organised on 21 January 2018,” a foreign ministry spokesman said […]

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    How Ghanaian Actress Lydia Forson Was Assaulted By A Security Officer

    Actress, Lydia Forson, has been assaulted by a security officer. The assault followed a verbal altercation between Ms Forson and the said security officer and the “Perfect Picture” actress posted the video of the said assault on her Facebook page Monday morning She posted on social media: I don’t even know where to start this […]

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    South African Music Legend, Hugh Masekela, Dies at 78

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    South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela has died. The South African Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa confirmed the news on his Twitter, writing: A baobab tree has fallen, the nation has lost a one of a kind musician with the passing of Jazz legend bra Hugh Masekela. We can safely say bra Hugh was one of the great architects […]

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    Three Billboards Triumphs At Screen Actors Guild Awards

    Black comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri scooped the top prize at the Screen Actors Guild awards. The film about a bereaved mother’s fight for justice picked up the prestigious outstanding cast in a film prize at Sunday’s ceremony. It also collected two acting honours for Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell. British star Gary Oldman, […]

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    Peace Hyde Discusses Moving Back Home, Passion for Africa and Biggest Life Lessons on CNN African Voices

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    Peace Hyde, Forbes Africa’s newly appointed Head of Digital Media and Partnerships/ Correspondent WA, has been featured on CNN African Voices as a leading change maker and a successful media maven. Peace Hyde, who is also the founder of an education not for profit called Aim Higher Africa, shares her inspirational story from the classroom in the United Kingdom to […]

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    Rapper Kodak Black Arrested in Florida

    Authorities say rapper Kodak Black was arrested several days after a guest at his Florida home live-streamed people handling marijuana and a handgun around an infant. A Broward Sheriff’s Office report says deputies arrested the 20-year-old rapper, whose real name is Dieuson Octave, after executing a search warrant at his Pembroke Pines home on Thursday. […]