Southwest Nigeria, home to millions of Yoruba people, is also home to both ancient and modern genres of music. The West African pop music known ... as Afrobeats, currently lighting up the global stage, began its 20-year journey from Lagos through London via America, and borrows irreverently from older musical traditions like Highlife, Jùjú and Fuji.
The US Agency for International Development (USAID) unveiled its new ‘Democracy Delivers’ initiative on 20 September, on the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly in New York. The goal is to leverage millions of dollars in public-private partnerships to assist newly responsive governments to take care of their people.
The event highlighted eight countries deemed to be moving in the right direction. These include the African nations of Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia.