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Bumble Books named Africa's best children's publishers

Bumble Books, an imprint of the South African company Publishing Print Matters based in Noordhoek, Cape Town, has been named the Best Children's Publishers 2016: Africa Region at the Bologna Children's Book Fair held in Italy.

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Obituary: Papa Wemba – Africa's rhumba king

The king of rumba rock, Congolese music star Papa Wemba, died after he collapsed during a performance in Ivory Coast. As one of Africa's best known musical ambassadors, Wemba popularised the distinctive sounds of soukous-rumba dance music across the globe.

Africa's hotel room numbers surge

Some 64 000 hotel rooms in 365 hotels are planned for Africa, according to the annual W Hospitality Group Hotel Chain Development Pipeline Survey. Nigeria and Angola lead with the most rooms, showing investor confidence in the future of the hospitality sector on the continent.

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