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Meet the comedians trolling the US presidential campaign

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | One day in mid-March, Fox News ran a story about a pair of Donald Trump supporters sporting Nazi-style armbands emblazoned with their candidate’s last initial. “Armbands are a fairly new phenomenon in American presidential politics. And so is Donald Trump,” the station’s reporter …

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World dances to African beat

Local Africa beat is major attraction in music industry Demand for homegrown contemporary music is sweeping Africa and driving a creative boom in an industry otherwise battered by falling CD sales and rampant piracy. A recent study of the entertainment sector by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) accountants showed rapid earnings growth in …

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Study shows young women boozing like the boys

Paris, France | AFP |  Young women in Western countries have caught up with their male counterparts in drinking habits, according to research published this week. Women aged 18-27 years old have almost reached parity with men of their age group in three categories of drinking — the likelihood of …

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US rapper Coolio avoids jail in firearms case

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |  US rapper Coolio was given community service on Wednesday after admitting carrying a handgun in a backpack at Los Angeles International Airport. The weapon was discovered in the bag as a member of the 53-year-old’s entourage went through a security screening checkpoint on …

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Man Booker Prize celebrates daring authors

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Six authors are vying for the Man Booker Prize, the world’s most prestigious English-language literary award to be announced Tuesday, in a shortlist celebrated for taking risks and tackling tough subjects. The winner will be announced at a glitzy event in London after judges …

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