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Namibia: DSTV Education Bouquet for Namibian Schools

MultiChoice Namibia together with the Ministry of Education is providing educational content from the DStv bouquet to schools and learning institutions throughout Namibia.

The partnership, whose aim is to promote and enhance ICT education in the country, has resulted in the introduction of the MultiChoice Resource Centre project.

African films get high profile at the “Berlinale”

More films on Africa made it at the 60th edition of Berlin International Film Festival, also known as “Berlinale” this year (11 to 21 Feb. 2010), such as for example:

-“Kinshasa Symphony” from German filmakers Claus Wischmann and Martin Baer.

- A fiction film about women called “Imani” from Caroline Agnès Nazozi Kamya. The film takes place on just a normal day in the Ugandan capital Kampala and in the Gulu province.

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- To celebrate its anniversary, TV5, the French TV channel provides an interactive documentary about going and meeting modern Africa, fifty years after independence.

http://independances.tv5monde.com/

Africa: Zain Africa Challenge Back On TV

The fourth season of the popular Zain Africa Challenge has returned to screens across the continent. The first ever televised international academic competition among students at African Universities from the leading universities in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia competed in the preliminary national tournaments to qualify to represent their countries and win a share in the US$ 1 million worth of prizes The current season is shot at Uganda's Imperial Royale Hotel.

South Africa: Zapiro and Cassuto finally get ZA News satirical puppet show on air

The hilarious but hard-hitting satirical puppet show, ZA News, a collaboration between cartoonist Zapiro and producer/director Thierry Cassuto, is finally on television. It hits TV screens from Tuesday night on Summit, DStv channel 412.

It was set to make its debut more than two years ago on SABC, but was deemed too controversial. For the last six months it has been available on the Internet, after Cassuto secured funding from airline Kulula.com and Mail & Guardian to make a daily show.

Nigeria: Titans - A True Naija Music And Comedy Reality Show Debuts

A new entertainment show; Titans Nigeria is set to begin by March 1, 2010. This is targeted at helping the youths, especially the raw and talented rappers; comedians and singers showcase their talents.

Ghana: E.Tv launches its programme offer with eBusiness Journal and News Extra

Ghana's latest addition to the television industry e.tv Ghana would from today, commence two new local programmes on their channel. The two programmes, 'eBusiness Journal' and 'News Extra' are expected to help complement the station's quest of delivering up to date and accurate reportage of news.

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* Pay-TV broadcaster M-Net has commissioned a new season of Idols, to find South Africa’s next singing sensation. This is the sixth season of Idols, which will broadcast on M-Net from July 2010.

* Bonisanani, SABC 1's children's programme, has been on air for the past three years and the current series is the highest rating show in its timeslot of 06:30am on Sundays. SABC 1 has re-commissioned Bonisanani, meaning the fourth series will be hitting the screens in April this year.

Kenya: UN Partners with MTV to Dramatize Stories of Love and HIV Infection

The United Nations and MTV are reaching out to young Kenyans to highlight that HIV is not a death sentence though a new three-part television series exploring the lives and love of a group of friends in Nairobi. "It's fast, it's furious, it's cool - and that's exactly how we filmed it," said Lupita Nyong'o, who plays Ayira, one of the lead roles in the show entitled Shuga.

South Africa: New M-Net show delayed a week

The 13-part original South Africa reality format, Way of the Warrior, will start broadcasting a week later than scheduled on M-Net Action (Channel 106 on DStv), on Monday, 22 February at 6pm.

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