Celebrating an Inspiring Nigerian: Cobhams Asuquo

 Elan, 234Next – The likes of Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles never let their eyesight or lack thereof become a handicap in achieving their dreams and Cobhmans joins this list, fast becoming a Nigerian musical legend—a one man music powerhouse. The Man He struts around the corridors of his house with keen precision, calculating […]

Africa: Amnesty International 2010 Reports on State of Human Rights

The regional overview for Africa, published in “The State of the World’s Human Rights,” Amnesty International’s report for 2010: This Sudanese activist reflected the feelings of many in the region when the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued its arrest warrant against President Omar Al Bashir of Sudan in March. President Al Bashir was accused, as […]

PRESS RELEASE: MTN launches free Facebook mobile site

MTN Group has today announced the launch of a new mobile Facebook site (0.facebook.com), to enable its subscribers browse the popular social network site without incurring any data charges. Facebook’s 0.facebook.com site is optimized for speed – it is a new faster, lightweight version of Facebook’s mobile site m.facebook.com. The site does not have graphics […]

“I wear Africa” fashion show in Los Angeles

Los Angeles — African Vibes Magazine has held its fourth anniversary celebration in Los Angeles, California. The gala event on April 24 kicked off in the early evening with the “I Wear African” fashion show, highlighting some of the newest names in African fashion. There were musical performances as well as an after party where […]

Export Zones to Boost Africa’s Manufacturing Industry

Export processing zones (EPZs) have mushroomed across Africa. Their logic is to attract export-oriented manufacturing investment to boost economies. EPZs, although they create controversy in certain circles, have been highl successful in Asia, central and Latin American countries. Is the attempt by Africa to follow suit bearing fruits? African states, from Egypt in the north […]