Day: March 24, 2019

US firm partners with Ooni of Ife to bring water treatment solutions to Africa

US firm, AXEON Water Technologies, a world-leader in the engineering and manufacturing of water treatment solutions, has announced the appointment of ADEKHA, a firm co-owned by the Ooni of Ife, as an authorized distributor and strategic partner for the Middle East and African regions.

AXEON and ADEKHA will help provide economical solutions for solving the growing water quality challenges in the Middle East and Africa and alleviate the shortage of potable water through the latest membrane and filtration technologies.

His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife

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Trevor Noah’s tells viewers to stop AT&T-Direct TV from canning “The Daily Show”

South Africans have sent messages of support to Trevor Noah, with some telling him to come back home.

The comedian and The Daily Show host found himself on top of the trends list on Saturday morning after South Africans caught news of the possibility of his show being cancelled.

Noah announced on Thursday that American direct broadcast satellite service provider, AT&T-Direct TV, was planning to drop Comedy Central and 22 other channels, a move that would directly affect his show.

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America, by way of Nairobi: Singer-songwriter J.S. Ondara welcomes you to his American dream

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It’s good to be J.S. Ondara right now.

The Kenyan-born singer-songwriter just wrapped a successful show at SXSW in Austin, Texas in a victory lap promoting his newly released debut album, Tales of America.

His next stop on a nationwide tour is right here in Philadelphia as the headliner at World Cafe Live on March 22.

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African music gaining in popularity in America

By Owen Fairclough

African music has been influencing Western music for generations. Now, a new wave of musicians are becoming huge stars in their own countries, partly due to the growth of music streaming services. And they’re determined to show the rest of the world a diversity of sound that in the past has been lumped together as simply world music.

Owen Fairclough of CGTN AMERICA reported from the South by Southwest music festival.

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Bill and Melinda Gates appoint Senegalese to head foundation in Africa

Cheikh Oumar Seydi, former Regional Director of the sub-Sahara Africa office of the International Finance Corporation has been announced as the Africa Director of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Seydi, who hails from Senegal, will now be in charge of the foundation’s work as it seeks to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in many African countries.

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