Tag: culture

Ethiopian jazz legend celebrates 52 years in the biz

Mulatu Astatke is an extraordinary talent and is known as the 'father of Ethiopian Jazz".

Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Sow dies at 81

Sow was known for his monumental sculptures of human bodies, notably the Nuba wrestlers of Sudan.

Nigerian traditional rulers say prisoners to be freed before Delta talks

The rulers, or traditional kings, asked for the release of a group of school children arrested in May and other prisoners caught.

Islamist rebel apologises for wrecking Timbuktu shrines in landmark trial

Mahdi said he had been swept up in an "evil wave" by Al Qaeda and the Ansar Dine Islamist groups which briefly seized control of Timbuktu during the fighting.