Congolese music icon Franco remembered

Fans talk about Luambo Luanzo Makiadi as if he were alive

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Nobel Literature Prize eludes AfricaBy CHARLES OMONDI in Nairobi and AFP | Thursday, October 9  2014 at  16:04

Books by Patrick Modiano of France on display after he was announced as the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature on October 9, 2014 at the Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden. PHOTO | AFP |

French historical novelist Patrick Modiano bags coveted award

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South African rapper Jub Jub's murder verdict quashedBy | Wednesday, October 8  2014 at  15:13

Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye. PHOTO | BBC |

The court convicted him of the lesser crime of culpable homicide

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Kenyan writer in contention for Nobel prizeBy CHARLES OMONDI and AFP | Tuesday, October 7  2014 at  12:28

Kenyan author Ngugi Wa Thiong'o shows his book Wizard of the Crow, during an interview at a bookshop in Nairobi January 16, 2007. FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP |

Ngugi wa Thiong'o is among the names being touted as possible winners of this year's literature award

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Movie on Kenyan mall terror depicts courage amid chaosBy KEVIN J KELLY in New York | Monday, September 15  2014 at  16:09

Rescued hostages are escorted by police to safety on September 21, 2013 at Westgate Shopping Mall in Kenya's capital Nairobi which was under attack by terrorist. FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP |

'Terror in the Mall' revisits an attack that took place a year ago in Nairobi

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Tumi Molekane: South Africa's hip-hop poetBy BBC | Monday, September 29  2014 at  14:42


Contemporary hip-hop sound with a traditional feel

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