‘Immoral’ Uganda music festival draws sold-out crowds

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As thousands of revellers grooved to the sounds of Uganda’s sold-out Nyege Nyege music festival on the banks of the Nile, relieved organisers said an attempted “immorality” ban had only served to boost sales. A public outcry forced Ugandan authorities to reverse the ban – imposed over claims that the four-day extravaganza promoted sex, homosexuality and drug use – but not before news of the prohibition made international headlines. Some of the partygoers attending the festival, which brings together artists from across Africa, told AFP they had only heard about the event that ends on Sunday th…

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