Obituary: Harry Belafonte

By the mid-1950s, the singer Harry Belafonte had taken the lead role in an Oscar-nominated film, Carmen Jones; reached No 1 with his album Calypso, which helped find a mainstream audience for that musical style and became the first album

Searching for my roots in an Algerian cemetery

In our series of letters from African journalists, Maher Mezahi writes about what looking for the branches of his family tree has taught him. On the outskirts of Skikda, an agreeable Mediterranean city along Algeria's eastern seaboard,

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