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Armed pirates who stormed an oil service ship off Nigeria have kidnapped six foreigners and demanded a $1.3 million ransom for their release, the police and military told AFP Wednesday. “Three of those abducted are from Ukraine, two from India, one from Russia,” Bayelsa state police spokesman Fidelis…
Music is back in Mogadishu after being banned by Islamists who controlled much of south and central Somalia two years ago. A concert this week saw a top Somali performer appear before a happy crowd, which included government officials.
Rock, rap and love songs, which most Somalis deem among their few pleasures in life, were banned by al-Shebab, who ordered music off the radio waves and, of course, forbade live performaces.
In the African tradition, music accompanies Africans from the cradle to the grave. It is a well-known fact that music is employed abundantly in every stage of life and virtually every event in people’s existence. Music is played and enjoyed in African societies at various social, ritual and ceremonial occasions.
No fewer than three persons were, weekend, confirmed dead while three others sustained injuries following the collapse of a mining pit at Enyim-Agalegu Ndufu Alike in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.