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Cosby: from US cultural icon to convicted sex offender

Norristown, United States | AFP | From US cultural icon blazing past racial barriers to convicted sex offender: Thursday’s guilty verdict will now likely see Bill Cosby, “America’s Dad” swap a life of wealth and privilege for prison. It was a name that once evoked so much — treasured father …

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Kanye West, doubling down, voices ‘love’ of Trump

New York, United States | AFP | Rap superstar Kanye West doubled down Wednesday on his support for Donald Trump, tweeting his “love” for the president and flirting with his own political ambitions after his newfound conservatism raised eyebrows. A master of staying in the spotlight, West last week returned …

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Kansiime heads to Zambia for mega shows

Lusaka, Zambia | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan entertainer, comedian, and actress Anne Kansiime flies to Zambia today for a series of shows and promotions activities. Zambia awaits the Ugandan for a show dubbed ‘Laughter in the City’ set for Friday at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre. Local comedians expected to feature are Mkushi …

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Spotify ramps up free service in bid for expansion

New York, United States | AFP | Spotify on Tuesday announced a major expansion of its free service, hoping that a more option-rich platform will boost its ambitions to make music streaming even bigger worldwide. Weeks after its successful listing on the New York Stock Exchange, the leading streaming company said …

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Cinema makes return to Saudi Arabia

  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Saudi Arabia hosted its first public film screening in over 35 years on Friday, two days after US movie giant AMC unveiled the kingdom’s debut theatre in Riyadh. Clutching prized tickets for the sold-out showing of Hollywood blockbuster action film “Black Panther”, men …

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Dance music superstar Avicii dead at 28

New York, United States | AFP | Avicii, one of the world’s most successful DJs who helped usher in the global boom in electronic music but struggled to cope in the hard-partying lifestyle, died Friday in Oman, his representative said. He was 28. Two years after his unusually early retirement …

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Cafe Javas now in Nairobi, Kenya

  Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Cafejavas, a Kampala-based full-service, quick-casual, coffee-themed restaurant chain, has crossed the border from Uganda, taking their services to Nairobi, Kenya. It is a Mandela Group company. C.Js is the newest Coffee place / Gastronomy place in Nairobi – Koingage Street. Let these pictures …

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