Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Power of Twitter in Africa: Sudan, Ivory Coast, Tunisia & Nigeria

“The Revolution Will be Tweeted.” – One of today’s tweets after what’s been a very busy week in Africa. #Sudan #Nigeria #Ivory Coast #Tunisia The power of Twitter is simply amazing when you look at what’s happened this week in … Continue reading

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Tunisia Reaction in Washington, DC

Big day in Tunisia. Government has been overthrown after days of protest. Prime Minister replaces President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, as reports confirm he has fled the country. Just managed to snap this picture of a protest group in … Continue reading

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Referendum in South Sudan: Juba’s Jubilation, Abyei’s Pain

“I’m not going backward, I’m moving forward, forward to freedom.” – Southern Sudanese voters in Cairo, Egypt (Source: Reuters Africa) Jubilation. Euphoria.  Joy. Hope. Freedom. Those are some of the words Southern Sudanese used to describe the elation they felt … Continue reading

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A Somali Oldie But Goodies: Saado Ali Iyo Beerdilaacshe

A song of love and longing, Saado’s charisma oozes through the screen.  Definitely one of my favorites.  Its fun, flirtatious, happy.  Not too often we see female singers with this kind of personality and flavor anymore.  I guess times have … Continue reading

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Iyassu Tesfahuney “Shingwa Winner 2008”: Eritrea Guayla music

Eritrea Music – Iyassu Tesfahuney (shingrwa 3rd place winner of 2008) sings a Tigrigna guayla song “senkam Elet” from Asmara, Eritrea (Tigrigna music). Eritrea is located in NE. Iyassu Tesfahuney “Shingwa Winner 2008”: Eritre… Follow my videos on vodpod   … Continue reading

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Ethiopia: Balageru Guragegna (Wehemya) Mesfin Zeberga

Gurage music is always fun but this video is incredible. Smartly directed, the youth steal the scenes everytime.  Go to 2:52 to see what I mean. 1st collector for The Official Video of Balageru Guragegna (Wehem… Follow my videos on … Continue reading

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Sudan 365 – Every Day, All Day

Did you know? Sudan’s referendum will officially kick off in less than an hour. And the global Sudan365 campaign has been telling you for over a year now – through beats, tunes, and the most delicious drum beat you will … Continue reading

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Meet Me at Sadat’s Station

My mind has been racing the past few days.  So many things happening in the world this month.  Sudan’s referendum. Haiti’s earthquake anniversary. Ivory Coast’s chaos. And now today’s shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords at a grocery store and fighting … Continue reading

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Abyei

“Juba’s fever is rising, the eve of self-determination is upon us!” – Text I just received from colleague in Juba, South Sudan, January 8, 2011

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Sudan’s Struggles: Lessons for Africa?

Just ahead of Sudan’s historic referendum, Sudanese billionaire Mo Ibrahim, founder of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, issued an op-ed, “Sudan Is  A Warning to All of Africa“.   From Egypt, to the Democratic Republic of Congo, to Ivory Coast, to Ethiopia, … Continue reading

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