From Nollywood to New Nollywood: the story of Nigeria’s runaway success

Lizelle Bisschoff, University of Glasgow The video-film industry of Nigeria has been described as one of the greatest explosions of popular culture that Africa has ever seen. It is the first economically self-sustainable film industry in Africa. Initially through the use of video technology, and now affordable digital technology, Nigeria produces more than 2000 films …

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Africa News Headlines for 21 March 2015

OPINION: Contradictory Emergency Measures to Save Two of Africa’s Iconic Pachyderms—Why? Source: National Geographic Phone charging startup wants to bring manufacturing to South Africa Source: htxt Entrepreneurs Link Six African Countries to Canada’s Capital University Source: African Brains Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood and Swaziwood Source: Swazi Observer Capsule Review: ‘World Directory of Minorities’ Source: Sub-Saharan Monitor …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 10 March 2015

The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa, by Dayo Olopade Release Date: March 10, 2015 Publisher: Mariner Books Dayo Olopade knew from personal experience that Western news reports on conflict, disease, and poverty obscure the true story of modern Africa. And so she crossed sub-Saharan Africa to document how ordinary people …

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Africa News Headlines for 7 April 2014

JPMorgan, U.K. Government Invest in Fund for Africa Business Source: Bloomberg 20th Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide Source: U.S. Department of State   World Bank Says Political, Market Turmoil Weighing on Africa Source: Wall Street Journal The Fourth Europe-Africa Summit Source: Business Day Kenya, Turkey to ink deals to enhance bilateral ties Source: Shanghai Daily   Africa Could Feed the …

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