archives : March 2010

     

Among many significant artists whose names became linked with “soul music” in the 1960s, James Brown and Aretha Franklin stand out as exceptionally popular performers with multidecade careers; in fact, they are the top two rhythm-blues artists of this entire time period. Both brought experience with gospel singing to bear upon their performance of secular material. They each developed an intense, flamboyant, gritty, and highly individual approach to the singing of pop music. - Thursday 18 March 2010


Panafrica
As the first decade of the new millennium drew to a close, it was a time for proponents of Africa’s development to take stock. “A lot has been done,” affirms Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, the chief executive officer of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the continent’s central development plan. But over the eight years since the programme’s inception, he acknowledged in an interview with Africa Renewal, there also have been “ups and downs,” and the challenges ahead remain daunting. - Thursday 18 March 2010


Nigeria
The Nigerian interim president, Mr. Goodluck Jonathan has moved to assert his authority over the country by dissolving the cabinet put together by incapacitated president Mr. Umaru Yar’Adua, reports have claimed. Observers have described the move as an endeavor to secure power at the expense of Mr. Yar’Adua, but Nigeria’s Nobel laureate has hailed the moved. - Thursday 18 March 2010


South africa
In Africa and large parts of the developing world, about 50% of primary school children are in rural areas. These millions of rural learners are marginalized due to failed education practices that do not make provision for education techniques to give the child a real chance of successfully completing primary education. - Wednesday 17 March 2010


Burundi - Kenya - Uganda - Rwanda - Tanzania
The East African Community has organised a three-day workshop on mainstreaming of HIV/AIDS prevention, control, treatment, care and support into Partner States’ national Armed Forces and Peace and Security sectors. - Wednesday 17 March 2010


South africa - European Union
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) today agreed to set up a joint technical assistance programme to improve the preparation and implementation of infrastructure projects. This recognises the need for national and local infrastructure agencies to be able to prepare and implement high quality and viable projects capable of gaining public and private financial support and that the lack of well planned and formulated projects is hindering economic development. - Wednesday 17 March 2010


Somalia
Ahmed Omar Salihi, a Director of Markabley Radio in Bardhere town and head of NUSOJ Southwest Branch was arrested by Al Shabaab group on Tuesday night (16 March), but he was released on Wednesday (17 March 2010) after they brought him before a court in Bardhere of Gedo region. - Wednesday 17 March 2010


Swaziland - International
A workshop took place yesterday in Mbabane (Swaziland) to present UNESCO’s Media Development Indicators to decision makers from the Swaziland Ministry of Broadcasting and Information. The event was jointly organized by UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics (UIS) and Windhoek Office under the theme "Supporting Media Development Policy with Evidence-Based Data". - Wednesday 17 March 2010


Panafrica - United States
Today, ESSENCE announces the retirement of its esteemed Beauty & Cover Director, Mikki Taylor. Taylor, who celebrated her 30-year anniversary with ESSENCE on February 5, has distinguished herself as a trailblazer within media circles, and is renowned for her contributions as an editor and brand ambassador influencing industries from fashion and beauty to Hollywood. - Wednesday 17 March 2010


South africa
Today, South Africa and the European Investment Bank (EIB) reaffirmed their mutual commitment to a continued close partnership and cooperation. This came following a meeting between Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and European Investment Bank Vice President Plutarchos Sakellaris, who is on a four day visit to South Africa. - Wednesday 17 March 2010

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