Tuesday, July 31, 2007

What's health worth for the poor in Africa?

Check out this link for couple of case studies on health issues. Interesting read.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Ivory Coast leaders burn weapons

From BBC:

Ivory Coast's president and prime minister have set fire to stockpiled weapons to symbolise the end of the country's five-year conflict.

It was the first time that President Laurent Gbagbo had gone to the former rebel-held north since 2002, when an uprising against him split the country.

"People of Ivory Coast, the war is over," he said in Bouake.

Mr Gbagbo signed a peace deal in March with ex-rebel leader Guillaume Soro, who was later named prime minister.

As part of the deal the pair agreed to hold elections, which have repeatedly been cancelled, by early 2008.

"As of today, we are preparing for elections. We must move fast, fast, fast to elections," Mr Gbagbo told the crowd in Bouake, the stronghold of Mr Soro's New forces movement.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

your comments...

hey...we really appreciate you following our blog and your comments on the posts...please keep them coming. but keep it related to the topics as much as possible...more importantly, let your unrelated comments be shorter than a book :-)

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

MTV Base looking for VJs.

MTV Base is offering a lifetime opportunity to one talented Ugandan, Kenyan and Tanzanian to become the first ever Video Jockeys (VJs)/presenters from the region to work on the pan-african music channel.

The winners will host MTV Coca Cola Xpress, a chart show sponsored by Coca Cola. The competition was launched at Silk Royale last Friday with a media do.

Application forms can be downloaded from the website, and one can still pick a form on arrival at the venue on the night of auditions. However, only the first 1000 contestants will be considered for auditions.

Monday, July 23, 2007

"My Fabulous Wedding" Pics.

For the longest time we've been trying to do an issue with some wedding stories and pics, and Carol has decided to take the lead on making this happen. So if you have, and want to share, your wedding pics...send them to CAdama@ariztos.com. Also, ask her for details.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Djimon Hounsou, Calvin Klein's new brief boy!!

Sade told me she heard something about 40 (plus) year old Djimon doing some ads for Calvin Klein underwear...she's be whining for me to find out more information to see if it's true. Well...thanks to Jaja...you were right Sade, it is true.

Although he's not as well known as he should be, Calvin Klein is hoping that what Freddie Ljunberg did for his underwear a few years back, Djimon will be able to do for his latest campaign - Klein Steel. He’ll be featured on billboards in Los Angeles, New York and Houston, as well as bus shelters in Miami and and San Francisco, according to Women’s Wear Daily. Later, the campaign will venture to Latin America, Asia, Europe and Canada.

p.s., Sade just fainted in the office!!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Film: Ghosts of Cité Soleil

We are currently reviewing this film for our next issue. I couldn't wait to show you...because we probably won't be able to go into details in the magazine. Asger Leth's intense new film "Ghosts of Cité Soleil" is about life and death in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti's most desperate slum. The website has a lot of information, pictures, etc.

Ghosts was co-executive produced and scored by Wyclef Jean and Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis.

The images and sounds might be too violent for some.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Monica Arac de Nyeko, favorite lady of the week.

Author of "Jambula Tree" takes the winning prize! Monica Arac de Nyeko beat four other finalists to get the $20,000 (£10,000) prize for her story Jambula Tree. The Jambula Tree is about the relationship between two young girls in a very complex social setting in a community where homosexuality is illegal. "I'm not a lesbian but I do think it's a difficult subject, like... writing about Uganda's history," Ms. Arac de Nyeko said.

Monday, July 09, 2007

don't miss this event. seriously!