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Jamaican singer sues Miley Cyrus over lyric

New York, UNITED STATES | AFP | A Jamaican artist has filed a $300 million lawsuit against pop star Miley Cyrus over her 2013 hit “We Can’t Stop,” saying a key lyric was snatched from him. On the track about exploring sexual and other personal freedom, Cyrus sings, “And we can’t …

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ISAIAH 60 PRODUCTIONS: 27 Guns trailer

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Shooting of scenes in Uganda’s capital Kampala for 27 Guns is ongoing as Natasha Karugire and Sharpe Ssewali direct an  Isaiah 60 Productions film about the National Resistance Army (NRA) liberation war of the early 8os. Roads around Parliamentary Avenue, Said Barre Road, King George II …

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Thousand artists to perform at African festival

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP | A thousand artists from over 50 countries will gather in Ivory Coast on Saturday for a week-long festival of African music, theatre, dance, comedy, slam poetry and storytelling. The 10th edition of the biannual Market for African Performing Arts, known by its French initials as …

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Oscar winners in main categories

Hollywood, United States | AFP | Here are the winners in key categories for the 90th Academy Awards, which were handed out on Sunday in Hollywood. “The Shape of Water” was the big winner of the night with four statuettes, including best picture and best director. Best picture: “The Shape of …

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‘Black Panther’ continues stunning romp in movie theaters

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | “Black Panther” continued its record-setting romp this weekend, passing the half-billion-dollar mark in only its third week out in North America as it stayed on track to be one of the highest-grossing films ever, industry analysts said. The Disney/Marvel collaboration, starring Chadwick Boseman …

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