Universal Music Announces Launch Of Def Jam Africa

Universal Music Group (UMG) has announced the launch of Def Jam Africa, a new label division within the continent dedicated to representing the best hip-hop, Afrobeats and trap talent in Africa. Def Jam Africa will follow the blueprint of the iconic Def Jam Recordings label, which has led and influenced the cutting-edge in hip-hop and urban culture for more than 35 years.

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U.S. Consul General Hosts 56 Nigerian Mandela Washington Fellows

By Segun James

The United States Consul General, Claire Pierangelo, Thursday hosted young 56 Nigerians who participated in the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship to a reunion conference.

The 56 Nigerians were among the 700 young leaders from sub-Saharan Africa who recently completed a six-week intensive academic and leadership programme at some of the most prestigious US colleges and universities.

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The U.S. Must Remain in Africa’s Fight against Boko Haram

By KAJ LARSEN

On Thursday, August 15, the international terrorist group Boko Haram attacked a military base and community in Nigeria, killing three soldiers. This comes on the heels of an even deadlier attack three weeks ago, when armed members of the group rode motorcycles into a funeral in northern Nigeria and opened fire on the procession, killing 65 mourners.

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U.S. Naval Forces Band performs for 300 children and youths at the Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park in Lagos

U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band “Topside” performed for 300 children and youths at the Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park in Lagos as part of their second visit to Nigeria this year. The children sang and danced to the delightful tunes performed by the band. “Topside” is in Nigeria as part of the visit by the USNS Carson City. Continue reading U.S. Naval Forces Band performs for 300 children and youths at the Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park in Lagos

Uber Targets Expansion In Fast-Growing West African Markets

By Alexis Akwagyiram

LAGOS (Reuters) – Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc is in talks with regulators over plans to expand into two West African countries and provide a boat service in Nigerian megacity Lagos, a company executive has said .

In much of sub-Saharan Africa there are low levels of personal car ownership, rapidly expanding populations and a lack of efficient mass transport systems in fast-growing cities. Continue reading “Uber Targets Expansion In Fast-Growing West African Markets”