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Bobi Wine arrested, arraigned before Buganda Road Court

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine who was arrested today as he headed to Kibuli to respond to Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) summons, has been arraigned before Buganda Road Court and remanded to Luzira until May 2. He  faces charges …

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Pop superstar Adele splits from husband

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Global superstar Adele, one of the world’s top recording artists, has split from her husband, UK media reported Saturday, citing the British singer’s representatives. Pop diva Adele, 30, married charity entrepreneur Simon Konecki in 2016 after five years together. They have a son, Angelo, …

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Streaming helps boost 2018 music industry sales

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Worldwide music sales rose by nearly 10 percent in 2018, a fourth consecutive year of growth fuelled by online streaming, according to figures released on Tuesday by an industry body. Revenues reached $19.1 billion last year, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, which …

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Three arrested after rapper Gravity Omutujju shot

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three people have been arrested in connection to the shooting of Gilson Wabuyu alias Gravity Omutujju, a popular rap artist. The artist was shot at LK Pump Fuel station around 10pm on Wednesday night in Bukuya town in Kassanda District. Amon Mukasa, a resident …

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‘Gov’t regulations on music not aimed at Bobi Wine’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The proposed regulation on artists and music is not in any way targeting Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine, according to the Gender, Labor and Social Development State Minister. Recently, government published a set of regulations targeting artists and the music industry. The proposed …

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Zuma’s plan to record album angers S.Africa opposition

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Former South African president Jacob Zuma’s plan to record an album of apartheid-era struggle songs sparked off a political row Thursday as opposition politicians slammed the project as a taxpayer-funded waste of money. Zuma, ousted from power last year amid multiple fraud scandals, is …

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