Tag : CNN

  • Tanzania launches first ever US television campaign on CNN

    Posted Oct 9th, 2007 By in Business, Events, Film/Television, General, Travel With | 3 Comments

    Two weeks ago I attended the African Travel Association‘s Second Annual Presidential Forum on Tourism at New York University. The forum, organized by the ATA – a global travel trade association promoting tourism to Africa – and hosted by NYU’s Africa House, was put together to provide African leaders from Tanzania, Ghana, Cape Verde, Lesotho, …

  • TED conference heads to Tanzania

    Posted Jan 18th, 2007 By in Business, Events, Film/Television, General, Travel With | Comments Off on TED conference heads to Tanzania

    One of the most influential annual conferences for technology, entertainment, and design (TED) is touching down in Africa for the first time. Though the main conference will take place in Monterey. California in March as it usually does, the smaller TEDGlobal win be hosted at the Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge in Arusha, Tanzania, at the edge …

  • Botswana Bushmen win land after DiCaprio appeal

    Posted Dec 14th, 2006 By in Books/Magazines, Charity, Film/Television, General, Politics With | Comments Off on Botswana Bushmen win land after DiCaprio appeal

    Earlier this week the NY Daily News rang the bell on the newest blood diamond match this time between Russell Simmons and Blood Diamond director Ed Zwick. The director’s critisism comes as the latest part of the fallout from Simmons’ fact-finding African diamonds mission. Since last week’s press conference, Russell has been fending off all …

  • Darfur: Who needs the UN when you have MTV

    Posted May 4th, 2006 By in General, Politics With | Comments Off on Darfur: Who needs the UN when you have MTV

    Every so often African issues grow beyond the continent and makes it’s way into pop culture. In a capitalist society, social consciousness is a commodity and Africa’s problems are not exempt. As with Somalia (Black Hawk Down), and Sierra Leone (Diamonds from Sierra Leone) the problems in Darfur, Sudan has begun to hit the mass …

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