D’Banj and Kayswitch Sign Exclusive Pan African Deal with Sony music

D’Banj and Kayswitch Sign Exclusive Pan African Deal with Sony music

Photo and story courtesy of Face2faceafrica.com Nigerian afro pop and multiple award winning artiste, Dapo Oyebanji, popularly known as D’Banj, has signed on to global music powerhouse, Sony, in an exclusive ground-breaking pan-African strategic deal. The breakthrough deal includes a multi-album, worldwide exclusive contract with emerging Nigerian singer-songwriter Kayswitch, and a strategic partnership with D’Banj’s […]

U.S. to Facilitate Next Congo Basin Forest Partnership

U.S. to Facilitate Next Congo Basin Forest Partnership

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC December 18, 2012 Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Cynthia Akuetteh today announced the appointment of the next facilitator of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP). Matthew Cassetta, […]

Two of the World’s Richest Men Join Forces to Fight Against Polio in Nigeria

Two of the World’s Richest Men Join Forces to Fight Against Polio in Nigeria

Picture and story courtesy of face2faceafrica.com Story by Edna Owusu-Ansah Two of the world’s wealthiest men, one rated the richest man in Africa by Forbes and the other, the wealthiest man in the United States joined forces last week in the battle against polio, a disease that has surged in Nigeria despite eradication efforts. The […]

African Union and United States Hold Third Annual High Level Meeting

African Union and United States Hold Third Annual High Level Meeting

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC December 5, 2012 The United States and the African Union (AU) met on November 28 and 29, 2012 in Washington for the third annual U.S.-AU High Level Meetings. The discussions focused on how the AU and the United States can work together to address challenges and […]

U.S. State Department Launches Africa Regional Media Hub in Johannesburg

U.S. State Department Launches Africa Regional Media Hub in Johannesburg

Story credit: U.S. State Department official blog Posted by Mike Hammer, Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs. November 5, 2012 When asked by a Tanzanian journalist earlier this month about U.S. policy in Africa, Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Johnnie Carson highlighted the President’s Policy Directive for sub-Saharan Africa and said the United States […]

South Sudan Basketball Coaches to Visit U.S.

South Sudan Basketball Coaches to Visit U.S.

Photo courtesy of dumais.us Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC November 7, 2012 The U.S. Department of State announced that five youth basketball coaches from South Sudan will travel to Washington D.C. from November 8 – 20, as part of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Sports Visitors program. This […]

U.S. State Department Launches Global Connections 2.0 Program

U.S. State Department Launches Global Connections 2.0 Program

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC October 26, 2012 U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced today the launch of the 2012 – 2013 Global Connections 2.0 Program, a virtual exchange program for teachers and students from the United States and 19 countries from the Middle East and […]