archives : January 2011


A Nigerian group known as the Movement for Democratic Sustainability (MDS), has called on the Nigerian government to arrest a former vice president and a former military leader for the recent spate of violence across the country. - Monday 3 January 2011


More than 100 protesters angered by a dysfunctional election commemorated Haiti’s Independence Day on Saturday by burning tires and demanding that President Rene Preval be arrested.

The demonstrators blocked roads and filled streets with garbage in the capital, Port-au-Prince, before police dispersed them.

- Monday 3 January 2011


There was further alarm for Apple over the weekend as iPhone and iPod users complained they had missed wake-up calls because of a software programming error.

The new year malfunction followed problems with late alarms for users in Europe and Australia and New Zealand as the clocks changed last year and an embarrassing hiatus over how their grip might affect signal reception for the then new iPhone4 in the summer.

- Monday 3 January 2011

Panafrica - United States

When a flick of the switch Saturday activates OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, making it available in 85 million homes, another marker will be laid in the quest for media ownership by people of color.

The new lifestyle channel — called the most-watched experiment in the television industry — will be available in both standard and high-definition on what is now the Discovery Health channel.

- Monday 3 January 2011

The clock struck midnight and brought good news for Lady Gaga fans.

As promised, the pop superstar tweeted a big announcement with regard to her forthcoming album, Born This Way. While others were sipping champagne to trumpet in the new year, the Gaga faithful were awaiting news from their beloved. And at midnight, the singer tweeted that her third album will be released in stores on May 23 and the first single from it will be released on February 13.

"THE SONG 2 13 11 THE RECORD 5 23 11," is all she wrote.

- Monday 3 January 2011

United States

A counterfeiter at a Georgia state prison ticks off the remaining days of his three-year sentence on his Facebook page. He has 91 digital “friends.” Like many of his fellow inmates, he plays the online games FarmVille and Street Wars.

He does it all on a Samsung smartphone, which he says he bought from a guard. And he used the same phone to help organize a short strike among inmates at several Georgia prisons last month.

- Monday 3 January 2011

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