Category Archives: Culture

Coffee production taking the lead in Burundi [Business Africa]

This week, we see how the public-private partnership has succeeded in reviving the coffee sector in Burundi and in setting up many cooperatives.

French envoy asks Zambia to arrest Congolese music star Koffi Olomide

The French embassy in Zambia has asked the local authorities to arrest Congolese rhumba star Koffi Olomide for various allegations. 



Polémique sur les chansons gospel de Prince Mshindi, Big Zoe, et GN

Burundi bans women from playing traditional drums

Burundi’s president, Pierre Nkurunziza, has introduced strict controls over the country’s renowned drumming rituals, banning female drummers and limiting the sacred tradition to official events.

Ghana church holds Chelsea thanksgiving service


A church in Ghana’s capital, Accra, has held a thanksgiving service for Chelsea following its recent success in the Premier League.

Health benefits of moderate drinking may be overstated, study finds


The benefits of light alcohol consumption, as well as the risks associated with not drinking at all, might not be as great as previously thought, according to Penn State researchers who examined the drinking habits of middle-aged adults.

The women behind the Philippines’ bubbling craft beer scene


The idea hatched about six years ago, while Javier was working in San Diego, California.
After tasting her first craft beer, she was hooked — but she loved more than just the taste.
Javier also saw a unique business opportunity.

10 tips on knowing, tasting, pairing and drinking wine


Geoffrey Njenga Kariuki is an award-winning wine connoisseur. The wine and spirits consultant won the preliminary round in Kenya and qualified for the final leg of the Wines of South Africa Sommelier Cup competition in September 2016. He has worked at the Artcaffe, Sankara Hotel, Capital Club East Africa, where he helped set up the bars and wine cellars. He also worked at The Wine Shop as a head sommelier. In 2014, he opened up a consulting and training company called Sommelier’s Palate. He shares his expertise on all things wine.

Singer Chameleone’s wife files for divorce


Daniella Atim, wife of musician Joseph Mayanja alias Jose Chameleone has asked the Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s Court to annul her marriage on grounds of cruelty.

Musicians demand replacement of Burundian Musicians’ Association representative


Thirty Burundian musicians from inside and outside the country addressed last week a correspondence to the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport asking him to replace the current representative of the Burundian Musicians’ Association.They accuse him of leading this association more than 13 years illegally.