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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

USAfrica: Nigerian hip-hop-rap star Naeto C’s wife Nicole gives birth to a baby boy!

Nigerian hip-hop-rap star Naeto-C's wife Nicole gives birth to a baby boy!  FIRST on USAfrica & CLASSmagazine (Houston) Special to USAfrica multimedia networks, and CLASSmagazine, Houston.                          ...

Spreading ethio-jazz to the world

You'd expect a conversation with Mulatu Astake to be about music. He is, after all, the father of a musical genre: Ethio-jazz. But when he talks about the art form, he tends to focus on its scientific merits.

On music, acting and as wife, Christy Essien Igbokwe lived her dreams

On music, acting and as wife, Christy Essien Igbokwe lived her dreams…. By Emma Agu Special to USAfricaonline.com and CLASSmagazine, Houston The multi-talented artiste Christy Essien Igbokwe -- popularly called Nigeria's Lady of Songs -- did not...

Egyptian woman activist poses NAKED; outrage, condemnation follow

Nudity is strongly frowned upon in Egyptian society, even as an art form. Elmahdy's posting is almost unheard of in a country where most women in the Muslim majority wear the headscarf and even those who don't rarely wear clothes exposing the arms or legs in public.

Rwanda’s superstar factory

A new, publicly-funded music school in Rwanda is set to create a class of elite musicians.

USAfricaMUSIC: Zomadee, new Afro-Pop star sings for peace in Nigeria

USAfricaMUSIC: Zomadee, new Afro-Pop star sings for peace in Nigeria Special to USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston,                                          ...

Alicia Keys to sponsor 5 fans to Africa in 2010

Alicia Keys launches contest to sponsor 5 fans to Africa in 2010 ----- USAfrica and USAfricaonline.com (characterized by The New York Times as the  most influential African-owned, U.S-based multimedia networks) established May 1992, our first edition...

Spreading ethio-jazz to the world

You'd expect a conversation with Mulatu Astake to be about music. He is, after all, the father of a musical genre: Ethio-jazz. But when he talks about the art form, he tends to focus on its scientific merits.

Femi Kuti brings the roof down at Chicago’s Ravinia music festival

Can't Buy Me, a song that addresses the sugar daddy syndrome, was greeted by cheers.... When he sang his anti government song, Se Were, the crowd was really ready for the roof to come down as the dancing got more frenzied. When he ended with Fela Ko Ji Ku, a song stating that Fela still lives, he took the roof with him as he exited. The band continued playing and the dancers gyrated and twisted their way off stage.

Bob Marley: 30 Years after death, his legacy and legend still strong

Bob Marley: 30 Years after his death, legacy and legend still strong. By Winston "Stone" Ford Special to USAfricaonline.com ,  CLASS magazine and The Black Business Journal Houston, Texas. This commentary first appeared in TheRoot.com On May 11, 1981, the...

Senegal opposition marches against 85-year-old president Wade’s 3rd term bid. 



Senegal opposition marches against 85-year-old president Wade's 3rd term bid. 

 Special to USAfricaonline.com,  the USAfrica-powered e-groups of  Nigeria360, IgboEvents, UNNalumni,  and CLASSmagazine Houston. Dakar: Thousands of Senegalese opposition supporters on Tuesday marched through central Dakar to ratchet up the pressure for President...

$600 tin can guitar

A Cape Town-based company is crafting eye-catching electric guitars out of re-purposed oil cans, striking a chord with music fans around the world.

Rwanda’s superstar factory

A new, publicly-funded music school in Rwanda is set to create a class of elite musicians.

USAfrica special: NOLLYWOOD and African-theme Movies in the Diaspora. By Chudi Okafor

In this critical global information age, I salute the DishNetwork for adding a medium for balanced information sharing about Nigeria in particular, and Africa in general. This is an opportunity that should not be missed because it would allow Africa tell her own story, against the slanted, stereotyped and often uninformed views on African affairs.

Achebe was an icon, national treasure and prophet

Chinua Achebe lived as an icon, national treasure and prophet. By C. Kingston Ekeke, Ph.D. Special to USAfrica multimedia networks, and CLASSmagazine, Houston.                                ...

Spreading ethio-jazz to the world

You'd expect a conversation with Mulatu Astake to be about music. He is, after all, the father of a musical genre: Ethio-jazz. But when he talks about the art form, he tends to focus on its scientific merits.

BrkNEWS: Massive protests across Egypt heighten demands for Mubarak to go

    Massive protests across Egypt heighten demands for Mubarak to go, immediately. By Sarah El Deeb and Hadeel Al-Shachi,  AP Cairo – More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's...

Niger Delta amnesty and development form focus of Houston forum; D’Banj to perform

  Follow USAfrica at Facebook.com/USAfricaChido , Facebook.com/USAfrica247  and Twitter.com/Chido247     USAfrica, Houston: The main region where Nigeria's oil, gas and petroleum resources known as the Niger Delta is the focus of a four-hour discussions and insights in Houston, Texas, on Saturday...

GHANA Presidential Election results indicate a close outcome for Mahama vs Akufo-Addo

The stakes are especially high in a nation with a booming economy fuelled by a new and expanding oil industry. Ghana is also seeking to further burnish its credentials as a stable democracy in a turbulent region.

CLASSmagazine: QueenKay Anadu-Amamgbo on new book, remarrying and moving on

        CLASSmagazine and USAfricaBOOKS Series on new Writers and Artistes • www.USAfricaonline.com QUEENKAY: MY WORLD. QueenKay Anadu-Amamgbo on new book, love and moving forward. Interview by Dr. Chido Nwangwu, Founder & Publisher, USAfrica & CLASSmagazine, Houston: Congratulations on your first...

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On Radio Biafra, British govt contradicts Nigeria’s Info minister

Special to USAfrica and USAfricaonline.com Contrary to the claims yesterday , made by Nigeria's Information minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, that the Buhari administration had approached...