Zimbabwe Afro-jazz star Oliver Mtukudzi declared national hero

Tributes pour in for the legend who drew a following across Africa and beyond after he died 66, reportedly from diabetes complications. A funeral has been held for Zimbabwean musician Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, an Afro-jazz star, who died on Wednesday at the age of 66. According to various reports, the renowned musician passed away at a hospital in Harare, succumbing to diabetes complications. A legend in the vibrant cross-genre music of Afro-jazz, Mtukudzi released 66 albums in a career that spanned 45 years. He has also been praised for his positive social and political influences, as Zimbabwe’s government declared him a national hero. Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from his home town Madziwa, where a funeral has been held for him. The daughter of the German communist killed by the Nazis discusses her legacy in the modern fight against the far right. The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story. Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn’t killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia….
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