Tue. Oct 4th, 2022

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Afro-jazz legend Manu Dibango passed away in a Parisian hospital after contracting Covid-19 at the age of 86. We look at how the veteran artist had become an ambassador for African music around the globe.

The Cameroonian star was one of the pioneers of Afro Jazz, known for fusing funk, soul, congolese rumba with traditional Cameroonian music and even French chanson. Africans and music-lovers around the world mourn his death.

Also on the show, we look at the continent’s growing response to the coronavirus pandemic – 43 out of the 54 states on the continent now have confirmed cases. Africa CDC says that more than 2,000 people have tested positive so far. 

As cases rises, more and more nation’s are implementing lockdowns and curfews. Most states have suspended flights, closed schools, and banned large gatherings to contain the coronavirus. Many are happy with these preventive measures, but some disagree with them.

Produced by: Tommaso Mazzanti

Source: France 24

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