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Africa Newsdesk; Ghana - News of Catherine Afeku's removal as Ghana's culture minister has been greeted with different opinions. Afeku, who became head of the Tourism, Creative Arts and Culture Ministry in 2017, was removed shortly after President Nana Akufo-Addo gave his state of the nation address.
Africa Newsdesk; Nigeria - One year after her passing, Ghanaian act Ebony has been celebrated, in writing, for her contribution to the sexual liberation of African women. In an essay titled The Legacy of Ebony and Female Sexuality, the novelist Bisi Adjapon says Ebony “shattered what remained of female coyness...
World News - R. Kelly, the singer who stands accused of 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, pleads his innocence in his first interview. The singer – whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly – cried as he discussed the recent allegations against him and...
World News - Kelly gave his first interview since being charged with sexual abuse last month. In an explosive segment that will air on Wednesday's CBS This Morning, the singer denies all of the accusations against him and tearfully tells Gayle King, in an emotional outburst, "I'm...
World News; New Zealand - Michael Jackson will no longer be played on MediaWorks and NZME radio stations.  MediaWorks Group Content Director Leon Wratt told Magic Talk's Peter Williams this will primarily affect The Breeze and More FM, but also extends to the network's wider...
Africa Newsdesk; Tanzania - The MS Training Centre for Development and Cooperation (MS TCDC) in Arusha, Tanzania, is calling on artists from all disciplines to apply for its 2019 Art-ivist in Residency (AiR) programme. This year's residency programme is themed Refugees, Returnee and IDPs and will...
Africa/Europe - The European Union (EU) and African Union (AU) are calling on musicians from Africa and Europe to apply for a two-week music residency in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The residency, titled Africa-Europe Musical Exchange, is open to all musicians from the two continents. It...
Africa Newsdesk; Kenya - Kenyan travel agency Crowned Eagle Safaris has named gospel singer Guardian Angel as its brand ambassador. The company made the announcement during an event at Krishna Centre in Nairobi on 4 March. Speaking to Music In Africa, Crowned Eagle Safaris...
Africa Newsdesk; South Africa - The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) will conduct workshops in South Africa's nine provinces in March and April. The campaign is aimed at educating SAMRO members and stakeholders about the critical issue of public domain works. The collective management organisation...
Africa Newsdesk; Sierra Leone - One of Sierra Leone's popular artists has complained about his country's police.  At a recent press conference tagged "Why Always King Boss La", the artist, who is also known as LAJ or King Boss Laj, talked about being at the...