archives : March 2011


Nigeria - International
Similar to the British Invasion of the 1960s, a Nigerian Invasion of musical acts has been scoring success in the Anglophone world for decades: Fela Kuti, Sade, Sunny Adé, Seal, Femi Kuti, Ayọ, Nneka… and now, Aṣa. - Tuesday 29 March 2011

Algeria - Lebanon
Randa is an Algerian transsexual. She tells her poignant story in a book, The Memoirs of Randa the Trans, which was recently published in Lebanon, where she is based. Her is the first documented story of an Transgender in Arabic. She spoke with about her decision to tell her story in a book. - Tuesday 29 March 2011

Ethiopia - United Kingdom
Ethiopia and United Kingdom are soon to sign a Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) that aims to give further impetus to growing trade and investment relations between the two countries. - Tuesday 29 March 2011

Panafrica - Nigeria - China
He is a qualified engineer from Nigeria who has become a super star in China. His stage name, Hao Ge, could be translated into "good song." Discovered by virtue of a reality TV show in 2006, Hao Ge has since become a force to reckon with on the Chinese entertainment scene. - Tuesday 29 March 2011

Panafrica - United States
The decision for Beyonce and Music World Entertainment to part was mutual. We did great things together, and I know that she will continue to conquer new territories in music and entertainment. - Tuesday 29 March 2011

United States
What do you do after becoming the African American to travel in space? Sit back and enjoy the title? Not if you’re Dr. Bernard Harris. The astronaut, physician and businessman started the Harris Foundation to provide education and crime-prevention programs for Houston students. He is being honored for his work this week with the FBI’s Director’s Community Leadership Award for the philanthropic work that he calls his biggest accomplishment. - Tuesday 29 March 2011


The media giant is said to have approached the music website about exchanging the social network for a stake in a new venture.

News Corp. is in talks to give control of MySpace to music Website, Bloomberg reported, citing sources.

- Tuesday 29 March 2011


What does it take to run a social-networking site that 500 million users rely on and obsess over? Who are the people working to keep your Facebook page not only up and running but constantly innovating and transforming?

MTV’s "Diary of Facebook" — premiering March 30 at 11 p.m. ET/PT — goes deep inside the social network’s hyperkinetic Palo Alto, California, headquarters to tell the story of what really goes on; you think you know, but you have no idea.

- Tuesday 29 March 2011

International plans to introduce a service that will let people upload their digital music to the Web and access it from browsers on any computer and from Android phones.

The service, known as a music locker, was made available to Amazon account holders early Tuesday. Amazon will offer a Web-based hard drive backup service called Cloud Drive, where people can store documents, photos, videos and music.

- Tuesday 29 March 2011

Libya - United States

In his remarks to the nation Monday, President Obama needed to navigate a narrow, thorny path in explaining the United States’ involvement in Libya’s internal strife.

He had to persuade a somewhat skeptical American public that intervention was in the national interest, while reassuring viewers that the U.S. military’s role would remain a limited one.

- Tuesday 29 March 2011

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