Ethiopia: Five Ethiopia Public Universities Successfully Establish State-of-the-Art Multimedia Studios

As part of strengthening and enhancing the quality, accessibility, and resilience of higher education in Ethiopia, the e-SHE program, a partnership between the Ministry of Education, the Mastercard Foundation, Arizona State University, and ShayaShone, successfully established five state-of-the-art multimedia studios in public universities across Ethiopia, known as ‘Resource Centers’. These resource centers are in Addis

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Gretchen Wilson on Launching a Country Rallying Cry in 2004 With ‘Redneck Woman’: ‘I Knew It Was Going to Speak to So Many Women’

This week, Billboard is publishing a series of lists and articles celebrating the music of 20 years ago. Our  2004 Week  continues here as we check in with one of the artists who defined mainstream country music 20 years ago: Gretchen Wilson, whose smash hit “Redneck Woman” and subsequent best-selling Here for the Party album made her

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In visit to Lahore, Raisi highlights ‘special connection’ with Pakistani people

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi arrived in Lahore on Tuesday morning and visited Allama Iqbal’s mausoleum, where he highlighted a “special connection” with the Pakistani people. Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz received Raisi and his delegation at the Allama Iqbal International Airport on the second day of his three-day official visit. His visit is the first

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Solawave Is Offering an Extra 25% Off Everything — Including the Bestselling Face Wand Celebs Use

Lil Nas X, Megan Fox and more have been known to incorporate the tool into their skincare routine. Solawave All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors. However, Billboard may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Solawave is

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What American Idol’s Rock Hall-Themed Episode Says About the Current State of Music on TV: Critic’s Take

Luke Bryan, “Small Town” (written and performed by John Cougar Mellencamp) Triston Harper, “Heartbreak Hotel” (performed by Elvis Presley; written by Mae Boren Axton, Thomas Durden & Elvis Presley) Julia Gagnon, “Run to You” (performed by Whitney Houston; written by Jud Friedman & Allan Rich) Roman Collins, “You’re All I Need to Get By” (performed

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Billboard’s Country Power Players’ Choice: Vote for Music’s Most Impactful Executive (Finals)

The peer-voted award allows the music business to participate in Billboard’s Country Power Players’ list of the industry’s most influential executives. Billboard‘s peer-voted Country Power Players’ Choice Award is back for 2024 and asking music industry members from all sectors to honor the executive they believe had the most impact across the Country music genre

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Beyoncé Uses Dyson Airwrap in Cécred Hair Tutorial: Shop the Limited-Edition Colorway While It’s Still in Stock  

Shop like Beyoncé! The “Texas Hold ‘Em” singer used a Dyson Airwrap while showing off her natural locks in a Cécred hair tutorial. Beyoncé speaks onstage during the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards at Dolby Theatre on April 01, 2024 in Hollywood, Calif. Amy Sussman/Getty Images All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors.

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Uganda: United States Provides $11 Million to WFP’s Refugees Response in Uganda

Kampala — The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$11 million from USAID, on behalf of the American people. This additional funding brings USAID’s total support for refugees in Uganda to nearly $83 million since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2023. The funding provides life-saving unconditional monthly general food assistance

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Why McCann’s global chief creative wants more work from an ‘open kitchen’

Javier Campopiano’s success recipe calls for a collaborative culture where media channels and gender roles dissolve into each creative serving. by Robert Sawatzky Sign in to continue Sign In Register Limited free articles a month Free email bulletins Register Now Subscribe to The Knowledge To receive full access to Campaign’s content including: Unrestricted access to

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Sudan: OCHA Appeals to Security Council to Do More to ‘Silence the Guns’ in Sudan

Briefing to the Security Council on the Humanitarian Situation in Sudan by Edem Wosornu, Director, Operations and Advocacy for OCHA, on behalf of Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator As prepared for delivery. Madam President, It has been just over a year since Sudan was plunged into an unthinkable catastrophe. On

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Spice Girls Reunite for Impromptu ‘Stop’ Performance at Victoria Beckham’s 50th Birthday Party

The special moment was caught on video by Posh’s husband, David Beckham. Spice Girls bow at the curtain call during the Gala Press Night performance of ‘Viva Forever’ at the Piccadilly Theatre on Dec. 11, 2012 in London.  Dave M. Benett/Getty Images Español The Spice Girls reunited for an impromptu performance during Victoria Beckham’s 50th

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Taylor Swift Releases ‘Fortnight’ YouTube Compilation Video With Travis Kelce

Taylor Swift Smooches Travis Kelce In ‘Fortnight’ Vid Taylor Swift can’t hide she’s totally smitten with BF Travis Kelce in her new YouTube promotional clip for her first music video, “Fortnight,” off her recently released 11th album. Youtube/ @TaylorSwift The pop superstar’s short, but sweet YT montage shows various parts of her personal life as

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Ethiopia: Joint Press Release | Supporting Immediate Emergency Response for Cross Border Communities in Eastern Africa

Nairobi — To strengthen regional cross-border Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) readiness during public health emergencies, Africa CDC, UNICEF, IFRC, and WHO (the Collective Service core partners) as well as IOM, READY and the UK-PHRST, organized a simulation-based training from 15th to 19th April 2024 in Mombasa, Kenya. This training aims to bolster cross-border

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Meitu GPIG Utilise SpringRole Blockchain to Authenticate Employment Data

May 04, 2018   18:20 IST  Santa Monica, California | Bengaluru, India The Global Product Innovation Group of software company Meitu (Meitu GPIG) has begun using the SpringRole blockchain protocol to issue certificates that validate employment information for internship candidates, allowing students of leading colleges in India to certify their experience using the SpringRole professional

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Drake Takes Aim at Kendrick Lamar With AI Tupac & Snoop Dogg Vocals on ‘Taylor Made Freestyle’ Diss Track

The 6 God’s latest diss track references Taylor Swift’s “Tortured Poets” album. Drake Courtesy OVO/Republic Records Drake has dropped another diss tracking taking aim at Kendrick Lamar. On Friday (April 19), the same day his “Push Ups” diss officially arrived on streaming services, the superstar rapper shared another fiery song through social media. On “Taylor

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Taylor Swift’s ‘Tortured Poets’ First Album in Spotify’s History With 300M Streams in Single Day

The pop superstar’s “Fortnight” collab with Post Malone also breaks a new record. Taylor Swift Beth Garrabrant Taylor Swift‘s The Tortured Poets Department continues to break records on Spotify. On Friday (April 19), the pop superstar’s latest release became the first album in the streaming service’s history to have more than 300 million streams in

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Dave Portnoy Freaks Out Over Taylor Swift’s ‘thanK you aIMee,’ Calls Kim K A Rat

Dave Portnoy Freaks Out Over Taylor Swift’s ‘thanK you aIMee’ … Calls Kim K A Rat Dave Portnoy certainly has a new favorite song — the Barstool Sports founder went bonkers over Taylor Swift’s apparent Kim Kardashian diss track, “thanK you aIMee” … calling it nothing short of a “masterpiece.” Swift’s latest project, “The Tortured

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Best Cowboy Hats for Women: 5 Affordable Styles to Shop – Starting at $17.99

Western gear is heating up the fashion world. Shop our list of affordable cowboy hats for women. Beyoncé Blair Caldwell All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors. However, Billboard may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. 2024

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Queer Jams of the Week: New Music From Joy Oladokun, Lava La Rue, Debby Friday & More

Plus new tracks from Wafia & Pillow Queens Joy Oladokun Republic When you’re finished listening to Taylor Swift’s Tortured Poets Department, why not dive into some new tunes from your favorite queer artists? Billboard Pride  is proud to present the latest edition of Queer Jams of the Week, our roundup of some of the best new music releases from

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Nigeria: Grid Collapse

“This new innovation stands as a testament to the company’s commitment to advancing grid management capabilities,” Ms Mbah said. The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Wednesday said it has deployed a Generation Dip/Loss Detection System (GLDS) to detect and respond to sudden drops in power generation across its network. The TCN General Manager, Public

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FAA investigating after flight told to cross runway where another was taking off…

Updated [hour]:[minute] [AMPM] [timezone], [monthFull] [day], [year]   ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate after a flight at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport was instructed to cross a runway where another flight was starting its takeoff, the agency said. A JetBlue flight was starting its takeoff roll on runway 4 at

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U.S. Produce Still Contains Unsafe Levels of Pesticides, Consumer Reports Analysis Finds

Some of your favorite produce might be dicier to eat than assumed. An analysis from Consumer Reports published Thursday suggests that a substantial portion of commonly sold fruits and vegetables have a significant risk of exposure to dangerous pesticides—around 20%. Bell peppers, watermelons, and blueberries were some of the most exposed produce. Marlo Kelly on

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Telemundo Unveils New Structure for Entertainment Studios

NBCUniversal’s Spanish-language division also appoints Ronald Day as president of entertainment and chief content officer. Javier Pons, Luis Fernandez and Ronald Day Courtesy Photo Telemundo Enterprises announced on Thursday (April 18) a new structure for its entertainment studios to “boost its scripted content,” according to a press released issued by NBCUniversal’s Spanish-language division. The restructure

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Lovers & Friends Festival 2024: How to Get Tickets Without Spending a Fortune

Usher’s annual Lovers & Friends Festival returns to Las Vegas in May. Usher performs onstage during his residency at La Seine Musicale on Sept. 25, 2023 in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. Kristy Sparow/Getty Images All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors. However, Billboard may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links

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Dubai continues to reel from ‘historic weather event’ after heaviest rainfall in 75 years floods city

Dramatic storm causes some to question UAE’s ‘cloud-seeding’ operations A person walks in flood water caused by heavy rains, with the Burj Khalifa tower visible in the background, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 17, 2024 (Photo: REUTERS/Amr Alfiky). After an unusually strong storm battered the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, major cities continued to

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Zimbabwe: 49 Years On

One of the most painful disappearances of a prominent African nationalist occurred on October 15 1975, when Dr Edison Furatidzwayi Chisingaitwi Sithole and his personal assistant, Miriam Mhlanga were kidnapped by Rhodesia Special Branch officers as he disembarked from his car at Ambassador Hotel in the then Salisbury. Disappearances of politically active Africans were common

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Kenya among several African nations to withdraw batch of Benylin children’s cough syrup

A pharmacy attendant sells cold remedies in Mexico City Friday Nov. 10, 2000.   –   Copyright © africanews JOSE LUIS MAGANA/AP Last updated: 15 hours ago Kenya Kenya has joined several African countries in expressing concerns over Benylin Paediatric, a children’s cough syrup, following recent toxicity findings. The country along with Tanzania, eSwatini, Rwanda, South Africa

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Capital gains tax change draws ire from some Canadian entrepreneurs worried it will worsen brain drain

Business Canadian entrepreneurs and investors are blasting the federal government’s budget for expanding a tax on the rich that they say will worsen brain drain and further degrade productivity. The government estimates the change will impact 0.13 per cent of Canadians in any given year, and 307,000 Canadian companies. Some say government sending wrong message while others

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Donald Lawrence & Co., Twinkie Clark & Yolanda Adams Top Gospel Airplay With ‘In Him There Is No Sorrow’

The coronation marks Lawrence’s sixth, Adams’ second and Clark’s first as a soloist. Donald Lawrence Blake Martin “In Him There Is No Sorrow” by Donald Lawrence & Co., featuring Twinkie Clark and Yolanda Adams, rises to No. 1 on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart (dated April 20). During the April 5-11 tracking week, the single advanced

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Justin Timberlake Shares Sneak Peek at Forget Tomorrow Tour Rehearsals: ‘Getting Ready for You’

The star’s latest trek kicks off in Vancouver later this month. Justin Timberlake performs onstage during the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards at Dolby Theatre on April 01, 2024 in Hollywood, Calif. Amy Sussman/Getty Images Justin Timberlake isn’t being selfish with sneak peeks from his upcoming Forget Tomorrow World Tour. As the pop star gears up

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Nigeria: 10th Chibok Anniversary

University students from Kano, Katsina and Jigawa states have called for the provision of adequate security presence in schools as a measure of restoring parents’ and students’ confidence on safety. The students made the call in Kano during a panel discussion with decision makers on school safety, organised by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

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5 Taylor Swift Songs I Ranked Too Low Upon Release (Critic’s Take)

After multiple “songs ranked” instant reactions, it’s time to reflect on my biggest regrets, and champion the songs that were stronger than their initial rankings. Taylor Swift performs at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Feb. 16, 2024 in Melbourne, Australia. Graham Denholm/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management A few years ago, the Billboard staff began publishing

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DACA’s Future Remains Clouded

Thank you for reading The Nation! We hope you enjoyed the story you just read. It’s just one of many examples of incisive, deeply-reported journalism we publish—journalism that shifts the needle on important issues, uncovers malfeasance and corruption, and uplifts voices and perspectives that often go unheard in mainstream media. For nearly 160 years, The

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Congo-Kinshasa: Rep Smith Introduces Bill to Prevent Imports of Cobalt Mined by Child Labor In the DR Congo

press release By Office of Rep. Chris Smith Washington, DC — Communist China exploits African children to power the ‘Green Economy’ Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chair of the House Global Human Rights Subcommittee, introduced legislation (HR 7891) this week aimed at ensuring that cobalt—a key natural resource used to power electric vehicles, solar panels and

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Pandora Hits Back at MLC Lawsuit Over Streaming Royalties: ‘Legally Incoherent’

In a strongly-worded response, Pandora says the royalties group “thinks it knows better than the entire music publishing industry.” Illustration by Thiago Prudêncio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Pandora is firing back at a lawsuit filed by the Mechanical Licensing Collective (the MLC) that claims the company has failed to properly pay streaming royalties, calling the

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Ariana Grande Celebrates Her ‘Most Beautiful’ Nonna’s History-Making Hot 100 Chart Achievement

Grande’s grandmother is the senior-most credited artist in the Hot 100’s history. Ariana Grande and Marjorie “Nonna” Grande attend the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles. Kevin Mazur/AMA2016/WireImage Ariana Grande loves her Nonna! The pop superstar took to Instagram on Tuesday (April 16) to celebrate her grandmother

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From Taylor Swift to KISS, the Bootleg Music Merch Business Is Hurting Artists — And It’s Getting Worse

Seventeen cartoon renditions of Taylor Swift — wearing pink sunglasses, posing in her purple Speak Now dress, posing in a “Not A Lot Going On At the Moment” t-shirt — are stamped onto an Amazon page for a 24-piece cupcake-topper set. “Our Singer cake decorations are made of high-quality food-grade cardstock,” reads the description. “Can

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Fallout Has a Phone Number You Can Call That’s Either a Wild Easter Egg or a Critique of Capitalism

Photo: JoJo Whilden/Prime Video Have you finished binging Fallout on Prime Video yet? You need not have played the massively popular games that inspired the series to enjoy its blend of bonkers action, oddball humor, post-apocalyptic retro-futurism, and outrageous violence—but there are plenty of Easter eggs sprinkled throughout for fans of the source material. Will

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GCC, Central Asia: Boosting Trade Exchange, Supply Chain Sustainability

GCC Sec Gen participates in Central Asia – GCC Strategic Dialogue Foreign Ministerial Meeting A joint statement from the second ministerial meeting of the strategic dialogue between the Gulf Cooperation Council and Central Asian countries in Tashkent emphasized boosting trade, investments, and cooperation for sustainable supply chains. It highlighted linking transportation, transit, food, energy, and

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Willie ‘Prophet’ Stiggers Honored at National Action Network’s Annual Convention

The Black Music Action Coalition founder was feted by the Reverend Al Sharpton for his commitment to the organization’s youth program and his lifelong activism. Willie “Prophet” Stiggers Emmanuel Agbeble On Saturday (April 13), Willie “Prophet” Stiggers, co-founder/president/CEO of Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC), was honored at the National Action Network’s 21st Annual Convention Youth

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Sudan: Sudan’s Year of War -Fire

After a year of war, Sudan is dealing with one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. As more local and international actors get involved, the outlook remains grim. “There are extreme levels of suffering across the country, the needs are growing by the day, but the humanitarian response is deeply inadequate.” This is how the

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Pro-Palestine Protest Blocks Chicago Airport Entrance, Forces Flyers to Walk

Pro-Palestine Protesters Force Airport-Goers To Hoof It By Blocking Entrance X / @wearedissenters Pro-Palestinian protesters disrupted many Chicago travelers’ plans by blocking the entrance to the O’Hare International Airport … forcing several people to hoof it by foot to the terminal. Check it out … protesters blocked the I-190 access road to the Chicago-area airport

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