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Google Doodle celebrates South Africa jazz icon, Hugh Masekela

‘My biggest obsession is to show Africans and the world who the people of Africa really are’

By Chris Riotta New York

Google has unveiled a new addition to its Doodle series featuring Hugh Masekela, a legendary jazz musician known as the “father of South African jazz” who was also an anti-apartheid activist.

Masekela was a rare artist who succeeded in fusing politics with his music, making his songs and performances compelling and timeless.

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Leaders laud ex-UN chief Kofi Annan at Ghana state funeral

United in sorrow, world leaders and international dignitaries came to Ghana to pay their last respects to the late United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan who was honored with a state funeral, as many lauded him as an exceptional man and leader.

Annan died on Aug. 18 in Bern, Switzerland at age 80. The grandson of tribal chiefs, he was the first black African to become the U.N. leader and was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. Continue reading “Leaders laud ex-UN chief Kofi Annan at Ghana state funeral”