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    How the city of Memphis celebrated Ghana’s Asante king on his 72nd birthday with gold coin

    How the city of Memphis celebrated Ghana’s Asante king on his 72nd birthday with gold coin

    Ghana’s Asante King Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has been in Memphis for the Memphis in May International Festival, a week-long series of programs to learn about the festival’s “honored country,” which is Ghana this year. The king of Ghana’s Asante Kingdom (or the Ashanti Kingdom) in the country’s city of Kumasi, participated in a Beale Street procession after his arrival in Memphis last week and presided over the Asanteman Durbar Ceremony in Handy Park. At the Beale Street procession durbar, vario

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    The Akwasidae festival of Ghana’s Ashanti Kingdom that celebrates powerful Golden Stool brought down from heaven

    The Akwasidae festival of Ghana’s Ashanti Kingdom that celebrates powerful Golden Stool brought down from heaven

    Over 300 years ago, Okomfo Anokye, the priest or traditional healer of the Ashanti empire, who was then a friend and advisor of Osei Tutu (the Ashanti king at the time), called a meeting of all the heads of each Ashanti clan. The agenda was to unite under one of the chiefs whose stool would be greater than all the other stools, and any chief enstooled by any of the states was to swear the oath of allegiance to him. Oral history has it that the meeting was also Osei Tutu’s carefully thought-

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    A brief history of the floating market of Benin

    A brief history of the floating market of Benin

    In Benin, lying in Lake Nokoué, near Cotonou, is Ganvie and its famous floating market. This is where items found on canoes are not just seafood products but any product you would find in an ordinary market — vegetables, fruits, soaps, medicinal plants, cooking oil, and so on. In the lake village of Ganvie, fishermen buy from traders on the lake. Everything occurs around the water. Customers are served right from the market on the Lake Nokoué in an area now nicknamed the Venice of Africa. T

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    Mpadahile: Ahanta’s day of atonement and spiritual consecration

    Mpadahile: Ahanta’s day of atonement and spiritual consecration

    It’s a day set aside to purify the Ahanta state and to ensure that the state is spiritually protected and fortified against unforeseen calamities like sicknesses, incurable diseases and unexplained deaths. It is a day that they go to their respective shrines to confess their sins and crimes and then perform needed rituals to cleanse themselves spiritually. They then seek forgiveness from their deities and gods as well as spiritual fortification and protection against calamities. It is said t

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    The rich history of Shashamane, Ethiopia’s Rastafari community you should visit

    The rich history of Shashamane, Ethiopia’s Rastafari community you should visit

    In July 1892, a child was born in a village in eastern Ethiopia. He was named Lij Tafari in Amharic, which translates to mean a child of royal birth who is respected or feared (dreaded). As a regent in the Ethiopian government, he took on the title Ras, meaning prince or chief. When he was crowned Emperor in 1930, he received another new name, this time a royal one: Haile Selassie, meaning “Power of the Trinity.” His coronation also gave rise to a new spiritual movement symbolized by his bir

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    Discover the African roots of the popular traditional Bomba dance of Puerto Rico

    Discover the African roots of the popular traditional Bomba dance of Puerto Rico

    During the 1500s, enslaved West Africans were sent to Puerto Rico by the Spaniards. By 1530, half of the Spanish territory’s population was from Africa. Over time, the number of West Africans enslaved on the island grew, with many working in sugar plantations amid the region’s indigenous Taino people. Along the way, Bomba was what these enslaved Africans created to express themselves. The traditional dance and music “provided a source of political and spiritual expression” for the enslaved.

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    The mystery of the Igbo pyramids of Nigeria

    The mystery of the Igbo pyramids of Nigeria

    It still remains a mystery when, how, and why the Igbo pyramids located in Nsude on the Udi highlands of Enugu State, South-Eastern Nigeria, were built. Some say the Igbo pyramids, also known as the Nsude pyramids, were constructed in the memory of Uto-Nsude, the community’s war hero that has since become a deity. The pyramids were first discovered by Europeans carrying out explorations for solid minerals around the Udi hills, according to the Vanguard. British explorer Luke Walter is believ

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    Meet Kili and Neema, the Maasai TikTokers who became an internet sensation

    Meet Kili and Neema, the Maasai TikTokers who became an internet sensation

    Now occupying a much smaller area in the Kajiado and Narok districts since their vast territory has been taken over by some of Kenya’s game reserves, the Maasai are one of the most popular and unique ethnic groups in Africa due to their long preserved culture. Accounting for only about 0.7 percent of Kenya’s population, with a similar number in Tanzania, the Maasai are considered to be one of East Africa’s most internationally well-known tourist attractions. This is largely due to their dis

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    Ugandan street food Rolex sets Guinness world record

    Ugandan street food Rolex sets Guinness world record

    The first thing that may come to mind when you hear “Rolex” is possibly the world-renowned Swiss luxury watchmaker. But in Uganda, the word has a very different meaning as it refers to a very popular and affordable street food that recently set a Guinness world record. In a video that was recently shared on Twitter, a group of men and women was seen preparing what Guinness World Records described as the largest Ugandan Rolex. The humongous meal was reportedly prepared in the Ugandan district

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    Timkat: A look at Ethiopia’s unique Jesus baptism festival that washes away sins

    Timkat: A look at Ethiopia’s unique Jesus baptism festival that washes away sins

    January is one of the best months to visit Ethiopia. Despite the warm weather and low rainfall, Ethiopians also celebrate Christmas, which they call Ledet or Genna, in January. While the rest of the world celebrates Christmas on December 25, Ethiopians and other Coptic Christians celebrate Christmas on January 7 because they have a different calendar. The Gregorian calendar celebrates Christmas on December 25, but Ethiopians still retain the ancient Julian calendar in which Christmas falls o

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    Daily devotion: Your bible verse and prayer for 20 May 2022

    Daily devotion: Your bible verse and prayer for 20 May 2022

    Salutations child and warrior of God! Before you is the good word of the Lord to help you start your day. It is Friday, 20 May 2022. Enjoy a prayer with your Bible verse to help you jump-start the day with confidence, mercy, and strength. Bible Verse of the day Prayer Dear God, You are Lord of mercy and compassion, we raise up for you everyone who is sexually exploited. Please send support to those who wish to escape and give us the wisdom to know how our laws can protect tho

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    ‘Scandal!’ Review: Inside Mukuna’s explosive last day

    ‘Scandal!’ Review: Inside Mukuna’s explosive last day

    Scandal!’s most hated villain Mukuna will get a taste of his own medicine tomorrow night when the Kubekas plant an explosion that kills him.    This is after Mukuna kidnapped Vukile’s wife, planted evidence that made the family look like human traffickers, and attempted to kill them on several occasions.   THE END OF MUKUNA   The TVSA Scandal! May teasers indicate that the Kubekas will win the war against their biggest enemy Mukuna (Joe Kazadi) tomorrow night.   The Friday

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    Trailer alert: First-look at Billy Eichner’s LGBTQI+ comedy ‘Bros’ [watch]

    Trailer alert: First-look at Billy Eichner’s LGBTQI+ comedy ‘Bros’ [watch]

    American comedian and actor Billy Eicher has released the first trailer for his upcoming LGBTQI+ romantic comedy, Bros. The film makes history as the first LGBTQI+ film produced by a major production studio (Universal Studios). Eichner also makes history as he is the co-writer and lead star of the film.  Bros is set to be released on 30 September.  ALSO READ: ‘Bros’: Billy Eichner’s historic gay comedy film features all-LGBTQI+ cast BILLY EICHNER RELEASES ‘BROS’ TRAILER  The trai

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    ‘House of Zwide’ June Spoilers: Shoki causes Mampho’s early labour

    ‘House of Zwide’ June Spoilers: Shoki causes Mampho’s early labour

    House of Zwide’s Nkosi will try to get his girlfriend Shoki (Wanda Zuma) and his baby mama Mampho to get along for his daughter’s sake.   This is after Mampho revealed that she’s pregnant with his baby and Nkosi moved out of Shoki’s house and moved back into the Zwide house to support the mother of his unborn baby. ALSO READ:‘House of Zwide’ Spoilers: Nkosi and Mampho bond & Soka gets tempted SHOKI PUSHES MAMPHO WHO LANDS IN HOSPITAL   The TVSA House of Zwide June tea

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    WATCH MUVHANGO: Thursday’s Episode – 19 May 2022 E358 S22

    WATCH MUVHANGO: Thursday’s Episode – 19 May 2022 E358 S22

    What’s happening on tonight’s episode… Soapie Teasers provided by TVSA Just when Azwindini thinks everything is back to normal, a messenger brings a new message from the ancestors. Imani can only see divorce on the horizon for her and James. Susan is fed up with all the attention she’s getting online, even if positive, but then the trolls start on her. Watch: the latest episode 358, S22 Did you miss any other episodes, find more Muvhango episodes to watch here. Next on M

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    WATCH TONIGHT’S EPISODE: Scandal – 19 May 2022 (E35 S14)

    WATCH TONIGHT’S EPISODE: Scandal – 19 May 2022 (E35 S14)

    Scandal on tonight’s episode…. Sopie teasers provided by TVSA Vukile is ready to play negotiator but has an ace up his sleeve. A girl finally has her say causing a woman to flee and shocking others with a revelation.  Scandal Episode 35, Season 14 Next on Scandal A man plays tough in negotiations but it all blows up in his face.  A woman’s biggest fear is realized when her sister lands up in hospital. Dintle’s forced to make an uncomfortable call.  Find out what else

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    WATCH: Gomora episode, 19 May 2022 (E19 S3)

    WATCH: Gomora episode, 19 May 2022 (E19 S3)

    What’s happening on tonight’s episode: Gomora Soapie Teasers provided by TVSA Ntokozo falls right into a lion’s den.  A hostage drama hits the Molefe family all thanks to Thathi. Gomora episode 19 If you missed other episodes, find more Gomora Episodes to watch here. Next on Gomora Sonto kills someone in cold blood. Gladys accuses Thathi of kidnapping her son. Mike Jnr. wants to go kill Sonto’s entire family. All caught up and want to know what is coming next ? T

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    WATCH: 7de Laan, Thursday, 19 May 2022 – E364 S22

    WATCH: 7de Laan, Thursday, 19 May 2022 – E364 S22

    On tonight’s episode: Soapie Teasers provided by TVSA Ivy is pleased to be on good terms with the rest of the school moms. Fikani sympathises with Tumi about her family drama. 7de Laan episode 364 S22 If you missed other episodes, find more 7de Laan Episodes to watch here. All caught up and want to know what is coming next during this May Take a look at the soapie teasers right here. Next on 7de Laan Amorey, Tjattas and Khethiwe catch Uys sneaking out of Shady’s bedro

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    Going global: Darrell Roodt’s ‘Greytown Girl’ secures international rights

    Going global: Darrell Roodt’s ‘Greytown Girl’ secures international rights

    Ahead of production commencing in South Africa later this year, Gravel Road Distribution Group has secured international sales rights with producer Rani Sitaram, for the upcoming feature film Greytown Girl. The biopic romantic drama, which was penned by Sitaram and Rose Cortes, will be directed by Oscar®  nominated Darrell Roodt. Darrell Roodt’s Greytown girl gets international sales rights The film tells the true story of a small-town South African girl, Meena, who was abandoned as a ba

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    ‘The River’ Flashforward: Was Mabutho’s wedding a dream… is he alive?

    ‘The River’ Flashforward: Was Mabutho’s wedding a dream… is he alive?

    Viewers of The River are not convinced Lindiwe killed Mabutho in last night’s episode because season five of the telenovela began with a flashforward of Mabutho and Nomonde’s lavish wedding.    Lindiwe also defended Mabutho (Thembinkosi Mthembu) in the flashforward when Zweli attempted to kill him after he found out that he betrayed the Dikanas.    ALSO READ:‘The River’ Season five: Inside Nomonde and Mabutho’s wedding WAS MABUTHO’S WEDDING REAL?   The River viewers are wond

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