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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.

Bringing African art to the world stage

The march music stops and the camera screens come to life as 70 small black cannons fire a shower of golden confetti high above the crowds. Tumbling through the air, the shiny plume swirls in a fleeting dance, covering the ground in a sprawling blanket...

Is this band the new Gorillaz?

Kenyan group "Just a Band" is blurring the boundaries of music, animation and film making.

7 music festivals you have to see

The "Fest Gurus" are on a mission to visit every major festival in Africa - here they pick the continent's best music festivals.

$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.

MyMusic dances to mobile beat

A group of tech-savvy entrepreneurs are setting out to rock Nigeria's vibrant music scene by cashing in on the country's booming mobile phone market.

‘African iTunes’ goes mobile

CNN's Vladimir Duthiers looks at a brand new music platform which offers Nigerians an easy way to access local music.

Malian artist fights for peace

African Voices meets singer and actor Fatoumata Diawara whose love for music brought her back to her home country.

Africa’s digital music scene

Robyn Curnow looks at how Africa's upcoming artists are turning to the digital world to overcome traditional barriers.

Malian musician in the pursuit of peace

African Voices meets singer and actor Fatoumata Diawara, whose love for music brought her back to her home country.

African fashion storms London

Loud music pumps through huge speakers, front row guests cheer and a parade of stunning models electrifies the gleaming catwalk -- welcome to Africa Fashion Week London.

USAfricaTV: Onyeka Onwenu on her music, 30 years of work, Nollywood, Achebe, Hillary Clinton,...

ONYEKA: USAfricaTV CLASSmagazine interview wt Onyeka Onwenu on her music, 30 years of work, Nollywood, Achebe, Hillary Clinton, Biafra and her faith Special to  USAfricaonline.com and USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston. Follow Twitter.com/Chido247, Facebook.com/MandelaAchebeChido Facebook.com/USAfricaChido , Facebook.com/USAfrica247    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCCxeI-DQiY] Onyeka Owenu, singer, song writer, actress, social critic, politician,...

Bringing rock and roll music to Ethiopia

CNN's Errol Barnett meets Addis Gessesse, the manager of Ethiopian band Jano.

ALEX OTTI, Diamond Bank’s Group Managing Director/CEO, wins USAfrica BEST OF AFRICA1st International Banker...

Dr. ALEX OTTI, Diamond Bank'sGroup Managing Director/CEO, wins USAfrica BEST OF AFRICA1st International Banker of the Year 2013 award. Special to USAfrica multimedia networks, and CLASSmagazine, Houston.                      ...

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.                                ...

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.                          ...

Halle Berry’s low cut dress gets Americans, fashionistas talking….

Calendar: The 20th ANNIVERSARY of USAfrica and the BEST OF AFRICA Awards, Music, Fashion, Business on Saturday May 11, 2013 at the Hilton Towers at Westchase, Houston, Texas. 7:45pm prompt. NOMINATE an achiever who impacts...

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...

On Africa’s economies and peace, Achebe colloquium calls for good governance, indigenous investments

The Colloquium urges governments in Africa and bold private initiatives to work to grow additional, dedicated indigenous investment and entrepreneurial groups rather than depend largely on foreign aid. To paraphrase one of the keynote speakers, foreign aid is morphine; what is really needed in Africa is a dedicated and thorough operation to remove debilitating poverty that robs the people of their dignity and makes them vulnerable to the manipulation of corrupt, self-serving, and divisive leaders and warlords.

USAfricaBooks: AdaOkere Agbasimalo on her novel The Forest Dames and agenda for 2013

I think Women writers (WRITA), and women in the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) and others are not doing badly in this regard. If practical steps are not taken to remove cultural, social, political, religious and economic obstacles in the path of women, there can be no actualisation of their role in national development. By that I mean that the role of women cannot be achieved in “chains”. Their role starts to manifest in their homes where they are pillars of support and nurture cradle of the products of reproduction.

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.

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