ART AND CULTURE STORIES

21/6/2015

Popular Hausa 'griot' of Nigeria dies

Dan Maraya Jos was best known for playing the kuntigi

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Renowned Kenyan scholar Mwangi Kimenyi dies in USBy B M J MURIITHI | Monday, June 8  2015 at  11:13

Dr Mwangi Solomon Kimenyi. The renowned scholar has died in Siver Spring, Maryland, United States after a long illness. PHOTO | BMJ MURIITHI | NATION MEDIA GROUP |

The author of several titles died after a long illness

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Moroccan minister in trouble over Jennifer Lopez concertBy BBC | Wednesday, June 3  2015 at  10:58

J-Lo performed on stage in front of 160,000 fans in Rabat. PHOTO | BBC |

Some politicians have described singer's performance as "a breach of public decency"

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Venice Biennale honours Africa's 'bottle-top artist' El AnatsuiBy MANUEL TOLEDO | Monday, May 11  2015 at  11:18

El Anatsui has been described as "the most significant living African artist" . PHOTO | BBC |

Ghanaian artist honoured for promoting contemporary African art

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Kenyan Hollywood star Lupita Nyong'o in KampalaBy RACHEL KANYORO | Tuesday, March 31  2015 at  16:10

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o photographed in Kampala. PHOTO | FILE |

Oscar-winning actress is filming a movie on a Ugandan chess legend

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France declassifies Rwanda genocide archiveBy BBC | Wednesday, April 8  2015 at  16:00

More than 800,000 people were killed over a 100-day period. PHOTO | BBC |

The files will be able to be viewed by researchers and victims' groups

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