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  • Albert Mazibuko Of Ladysmith Black Mambazo Talks About Spreading Mandela's Legacy

    Albert Mazibuko Of Ladysmith Black Mambazo Talks About Spreading Mandela's Legacy
    Ladysmith Black Mambazo first blipped our cultural radar in 1986, with the arrival of Paul Simon's "Graceland." But for nearly 50 years, the Grammy-winning a cappella ensemble has worked tirelessly to promote South Africa's history and traditions. Their latest album, "Always With Us," weaves together traditional songs sung by the group's late matriarch, Nellie Shabalala, with newly overdubbed parts. CTNow asked founding member Albert Mazibuko about the new recording and current tour, which stops at UConn's Jorgensen Center on Feb. 1.
  • 'Let The Fire Burn' Playing At Real Art Ways

    'Let The Fire Burn' Playing At Real Art Ways
    Here's one small, disgusting detail from the aftermath of one of the most horrific incidents of government-instigated urban violence in modern American history: In May 1985, a little African-American boy runs from a building in flames in Philadelphia....

    South Africa secure draw to reclaim top test ranking

    COLOMBO (Reuters) - South Africa reclaimed top spot in cricket's test rankings after grimly hanging on for a draw in the second and final test against Sri Lanka on Monday to win the series 1-0. It was South Africa's first series win under new captain...

    South Africa's NUMSA union agrees wage deal to end four-week strike

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's main manufacturing union, NUMSA, has agreed to end a four-week strike after accepting a wage increase offer from employers, union leader Irvin Jim said on Monday. More than 200,000 members of the National Union...

    Second American volunteer contracts Ebola in West Africa

    Second American volunteer contracts Ebola in West Africa
    An American who was working in Liberia to combat a deadly Ebola outbreak has tested positive for the virus, officials with a Christian charity said Sunday. Nancy Writebol, a married mother of two, was the second American to contract the lethal virus...