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Discovery Channel Announces The Top 10 Finalists For The 2018 “Don’t Stop Wondering” Award At The Jozi Film Festival

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 31st July 2018,- The search for the winner of Discovery Channel’s second consecutive ‘Don’t Stop Wondering’ award category at the seventh annual Jozi Film Festival has begun! A Jury of Discovery Channel and Jozi Film Festival panelists have filtered through all the amazing entries received across Africa and have chosen the final top 10 films for 2018. From today and until Friday 24 August, each film will be broadcast on Discovery Channel and it will be up to viewers to decide which film should be chosen as the…

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Peace Hyde, Vanessa Simmons, Karen Civil and Mc Lyte speak At 2018 Essence E Suite Panel in New Orleans

Panel is an exclusive festival opportunity for select founders, seasoned executives and emerging entrepreneurs NEW ORLEANS, United States of America, July , 2018/ — The Annual Essence Festival in New Orleans, presented by Coca Cola, is one of the nations largest live events. Each year, the festival draws nearly 500,000 attendees who gather for three days of music, entertainment, empowerment and culture. Now in its 24th year, the Essence Festival has featured some of the biggest names in entertainment and the nations most influential speakers, authors and leaders, including Beyoncé,…

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South Sudan’s Sosywood: Coming Soon to a Screen Near You?

At the entrance to a wooden shack in a quiet neighbourhood of South Sudan’s capital, Juba, a young man in ripped jeans and sunglasses stands gripping a golden pistol, his finger hovering over the trigger. “And action!” comes the call from a corner of the cabin, where Emmanuel Lobijo Josto, 22, is directing a movie about gang warfare, wiping off sweat in the 40-degree Celsius (104F) heat. In the world’s newest nation, suffering from a conflict between rival factions that erupted in 2013, young people volunteering as actors, producers and…

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Lloyd Madurai – a Radio Trailblazer

It is not every day that you hear of someone pursuing their dream career from a young age and being a success but Lloyd Madurai is such a success. At the age of 40, Lloyd Madurai has achieved more than most in the radio industry, in fact some might call him an over-achiever, with a career in radio spanning 27 years. Lloyd pursued his radio dream from an early age, 13 to be exact. He worked over weekends at The Wheel Shopping Centre Radio Station, in Durban called “WCN –…

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Lions (still) on the move: Growth in Africa’s consumer sector

Just a few years ago, consumer spending in Africa passed the US$1tn mark. The continent’s impressive growth trajectory at that time – in particular, the robust growth in Africa’s 30-largest economies – caught the attention of consumer businesses worldwide. Indeed, the consumer-facing sector has been pivotal in Africa’s growth story, accounting for almost half of the continent’s GDP growth between 2010 and 2014. But because of the recent slowdown, some executives have begun to question whether Africa’s once-roaring economy and burgeoning consumer sector still hold promise. Is Africa truly worth investing in? Can…

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Most Influential People of African Descent under 40 honored in New York City

NEW YORK CITY, September 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Closing out the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly week by recognizing the Most Influential People of African Decent (MIPAD). MIPAD, a global civil society initiative, honored high achievers of African Descent under the age of 40 from over 48 countries worldwide. Notables and key power players came together from around the world in celebration at the prestigious, One UN Millennium Hilton Hotel in New York City. Ndaba Mandela, Brazilian actress Taís Araújo and Stephanie Busari of CNN Africa In support of…

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Top 10 African Cities to Find Your Dream Man

There is nothing good to a lady as a man with impressive looks as well as meeting other necessary qualities. While it is difficult to put all things in one, some African cities have men with compelling qualities every woman would swoon over. Here is a list of top 10 African cities where you will get your dream man. Kisumu, Kenya BuzzKenya The modern Kenyan Luo man is truly an amazing man. Being the lakeside city, you may think that men are fishermen. Granted, a few engage in fishing to…

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Marriott International to Debut Aloft Hotels in Mauritius with Signing of the Brand’s First Adaptive Re-Use Project in Africa

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2017/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) (www.Marriott.com), today announced plans to launch its cutting-edge Aloft brand (www.AloftHotels.com) in the capital city of Mauritius with the signing of Aloft Mauritius Port Louis. Slated to open in early 2019, the hotel will be the brand’s first adaptive reuse project in Africa. Located in the central business district area of Port Louis, the existing 9 floor office building will transform into the city’s newest destination sensation complete with 150 spacious, loft-like rooms, accessible technology and a hip,…

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Young South African Scientist Recognised at the 19th Edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Awards

PARIS, France, March 22, 2017/ — Last night, the 19th edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science (www.ForWomenInScience.com) Awards International Rising Talent gala dinner took place in Paris. Dr Stephanie Fanucchi was one of 15 young female scientists recognised for her innovative research in cancer and autoimmune diseases. THE INTERNATIONAL RISING TALENTS The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science programme supports more than 260 young women scientists who are the “scientists of tomorrow” by accompanying them at a key moment in their careers, during their PhD thesis or post-doctoral studies. A…

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Android Or iOS: Which One To Choose?

In the past few years mobile phones and tablets have become the most popular devices for users around the world, surpassing desktop computers and even laptops. The reason for their popularity is the amazing versatility of the devices paired with the ultimate portability. If you’re looking for a new gadget at a super low price, you can find it here https://jiji.ng/mobile-phones, where you get to shop from Nigeria’s best sellers. One of the main choices you’ll have to make is the choice of an OS, and here is a guide…

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