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  • Okumu: The day I shouted down Mandela

    December 7, 2013 6:27 PM 39

    Updated Saturday, December 7th 2013 at 21:09 GMT +3 In his home in Bondo, 78-year-old economist is dressed in a yellow shirt with spots of black and brown. Departed South African President Nelson Mandela gave this souvenir to him four years ago. Professor Washington Jalang’o Okumu was in South Africa as a guest of Mandela under the aegis of African Elders

  • Is Kanye West's star fading? Yeezus tour woes continue as just '4,500 fans buy tickets for show at 19,000 seat arena'

    December 7, 2013 3:46 PM 31

    But Kanye West's Yeezus tour woes continued when less than 4,500 fans reportedly turned up to watch his show at a 19,000 seat arena in Kansas on Tuesday. The Stronger star was surely far from impressed with the turnout at the Kansas City Sprint Center, but he tried to placate the audience during an eight minute rant. According to the Kansas City Star, the 36-year-old

  • Nelson Mandela death: London remembers

    December 6, 2013 7:10 PM 34

    6 December 2013 Last updated at 20:41 GMT Back in 1962 he toured the capital trying to drum up support for his anti-apartheid cause. And just weeks after his release from prison in 1990 he returned to the city to thank the world for their campaigns for his release. Mandela also met the parents of the murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence and visited Brixton

  • Nad for sale: What do you think of this testicles-inspired bag?

    December 6, 2013 1:56 PM 27

    In a nutshell this one-off bag is not only eccentric but it’s also quite ornate. The ‘Scrotum Sack’ is a brown calfskin leather bag designed and worn by the Turner Prize winning Grayson Perry. Ballsy Mr Perry is a Chelmsford-born artist and as a young new romantic in the early Eighties hung out with the Blitz Kids. The 53-year-old, who is also known

  • Legendary singer Tabu ley has left behind a lifetime of music and a vast generation

    December 5, 2013 6:05 PM 34

    Legendary Congolese musician Tabu Ley Rochereau passed on last weekend 30 November 2013, aged 76, at Saint-Luc hospital in Brussels, Belgium where he had been undergoing treatment for a stroke he suffered in 2008 and while fans were left mourning a hero, his vast family has been left mourning a dad. Like the majority of African men who have the option

  • HIP HOP IS STILL NOT GAY. SIGH.

    December 4, 2013 3:58 PM 37

    Ja Rule has not left his wife for a man he met in prison. The Internet lied for lolz This could’ve been fuckingamazing. But it isn’t true. A year and a bit since you lot had a massive go at us for claiming Frank Ocean as the first famous out gay rapper (HE HAS DONE A RAP. IT COUNTS) Twitter began screeching that Ja Rule of Put It On Me, Clap Back and Thug Lovin’

  • Lupita owns the screens fashionably

    December 4, 2013 12:46 PM 47

    Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o has been in the limelight off late for all the right reasons. Playing impressive roles in world-class movies, scooping accolades, showing up for press tour tours and of course, looking impeccably fashionable as she does all that. Her natural but distinct beauty is without a doubt an added advantage to her fashion sense as top fashion

  • Twitter goes into meltdown for image of python that 'ate a drunk person'

    December 3, 2013 11:41 PM 36

    Updated Tuesday, December 3rd 2013 at 19:47 GMT +3 The image posted by a user of the social networking site based in India has been retweeted almost 15,000 times and been favourited more than 4,000 times. The picture shows a huge snake lying on the ground with what looks like a person sized bulge inside their stomach. Twitter user Vikraman Nair, who posted

  • Africa’s first Hot-Air Balloon Fest set to take flight in Maasai Mara

    December 3, 2013 9:53 AM 34

    The first ever International Hot-Air Balloon festival in Africa is set to take flight at Fig Tree Camp in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya, from 6th – 8th December. The view from above the Maasai Mara Game Reserve shows magnificent views of the Mara River, the great migration, herds of elephant, antelope, giraffes feeding from the tree tops, cheetahs

  • Pascal Tabu Ley Rochereau, Congolese Music Pioneer, Is Dead at 73

    December 3, 2013 4:15 AM 40

    His son Charles Tabu told Radio Okapi that he died from complications from diabetes. He had suffered a stroke in 2009. Considered one of the greatest Congolese musicians of all time, he pioneered the musical genre known as Congolese rumba. Known to his fans worldwide as “Seigneur (Lord) Tabu Ley Rochereau”, Pascal Tabu was born in Bagata, Bandundu, on November