June 13, 2016
Gambia: Govt Bans Music, Drumming and Dancing in Ramadan
The Gambia has banned music, dancing and drumming during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, on pain of being arrested - and people are complying, police said. Read more »
May 05, 2016
Nigeria: Afrobics - Fitness to an African Beat
"Move your body ... swing your arms," the instructor bellows to a class full of women sweating profusely in the torrid heat. "Stretch your legs." Read more »
April 24, 2016
Congo-Kinshasa: Papa Wemba 'Wanted to Die on Stage'
Papa Wemba, known around the world as the "king of Congolese rumba", has died after collapsing during a concert. Read more »
March 25, 2016
Cote d'Ivoire: Artists Release Anti-Terror Song After Beach Attack
A group of musicians in the Ivory Coast have released a song that directly and defiantly addresses al-Qaeda after the group killed 19 people in an attack on a popular beach resort. Read more »
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