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28/2/2015

Senegalese steals the show at Fespaco

Kora-winner Lô thrills as film festival opens in Burkina Faso

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Los Angeles police recover Lupita's $150,000 pearl dress By AFP | Saturday, February 28  2015 at  11:06

Actress Lupita Nyong'o poses on the red carpet in this combination image for the 87th Oscars in Hollywood, California on February 22, 2015. The pearl-encrusted dress stolen from the hotel room of the Kenyan star was found on February 27, 2015. PHOTO | AFP |

Relief as gown stolen from the hotel room of Kenyan star is found

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President promises security during Fespaco awardsBy TAMBA JEAN-MATTHEW in Dakar | Friday, February 27  2015 at  20:03

Burkina Faso's interim President Michel Kafando. FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP |

Burkina Faso leader dispels fears of terror attack

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Kenya bans movie over sex scenesBy WAGA ODONGO in Nairobi | Friday, February 13  2015 at  11:47

People arrive to watch the film Fifty Shades of Grey on its opening day in Los Angeles on February 12, 2015. The long-anticipated movie version of the bestselling erotic novel, began its worldwide rollout opening in theatres across France, Germany, Belgium and Serbia, days ahead of its key target territory the US. PHOTO | AFP |

Regulator says Fifty Shades of Grey depicting women as sexual slaves

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Angelique Kidjo dedicates Grammy to women of AfricaBy AFP | Monday, February 9  2015 at  14:39

Angelique Kidjo accepts the award for best world music album for "Eve" from presenter Hunter Hayes during the pre-telecast awards at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 8, 2015. PHOTO | AFP |

The Beninois artiste previously won a Grammy for her 2007 album "Djin Djin"

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Anti-apartheid writer Andre Brink diesBy BBC | Saturday, February 7  2015 at  18:25

Andre Brink has been described as brave and hugely influential. PHOTO | AFP |

His novels have been translated in more than 30 languages.

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