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Western film star Bud Spencer dies: family

Rome, Italy | AFP | Italian actor Bud Spencer, who starred in a string of spaghetti westerns, died on Monday in Rome aged 86, his family confirmed. “With our deepest regrets, we have to tell you that Bud is flying to his next journey,” his family said on Spencer’s Twitter …

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Art of Propaganda

By Nathan Kiwere Following the social and political mayhem that was engendered by the botched 2007 general elections in neighbouring Kenya, politicians and the public went into an unprecedented frenzy, outshouting each other to prove culpability in what turned out to be a national festival of hooliganism. As they say, …

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Snoop Dogg returns to rap roots on new album

New York, United States | AFP | Snoop Dogg has returned to his rap roots — as well as his familiar love of marijuana — as he released a new song Tuesday and detailed his upcoming album. “Coolaid,” which will come out on July 1, will be Snoop Dogg’s first …

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Oil riches help keep alive bedouin poetry

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | AFP | The Middle East’s poetry equivalent of “Pop Idol” is helping to keep alive an age-old tradition using bedouin dialect, which is barely understood outside the Arabian Gulf. Apart from the glory, a Kuwaiti student took home five million dirhams ($1.36 million), the …

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Prince cremated in private ceremony

Minneapolis, UNITED STATES | AFP | Loved ones cremated pop icon Prince on Saturday with his final resting place to remain a secret, two days after his sudden death stunned the music world. The 57-year-old “Purple Rain” creator, one of the most acclaimed and unique artists of his generation, will …

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Beyonce unveils ‘Lemonade’ amid album speculation

New York, United States | AFP Pop superstar Beyonce on Saturday announced a televised project entitled “Lemonade” for next week, fueling speculation that she will release a “film-album.” Beyonce posted on Instagram a short video with the title “Lemonade” which it billed as a “world premiere event” to air on …

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