Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, 30, and his wife, Priscilla Chan, announced through a post on Facebook on Oct. 14 that they are donating $25 million to help combat the deadly disease that has already infected almost a million people.
Here is a full statement from Mark and Priscilla
Priscilla and I are donating $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to help fight Ebola.
The Ebola epidemic is at a critical turning point. It has infected 8,400 people so far, but it is spreading very quickly and projections suggest it could infect 1 million people or more over the next several months if not addressed.
We need to get Ebola under control in the near term so that it doesn’t spread further and become a long term global health crisis that we end up fighting for decades at large scale, like HIV or polio.
We believe our grant is the quickest way to empower the CDC and the experts in this field to prevent this outcome.
Grants like this directly help the frontline responders in their heroic work. These people are on the ground setting up care centers, training local staff, identifying Ebola cases and much more.
We are hopeful this will help save lives and get this outbreak under control.
To learn more about the fight against Ebola: http://www.cdcfoundation.org/ebola-outbreak
- All voting platforms, except SMS, will be closed as of 11:00 CAT on Tuesday 14 October.
- Big Brother’s nominee read will happen on Tuesday 14 October after the broadcast of the Daily Highlights show at 20:30 CAT on all relevant channels, so that the housemates and viewers are aware of the full list of nominees.
- All votes, including SMS votes, for the period Monday 13 October 20:30 CAT to Tuesday 14 October 20:30 CAT will be verified by auditors SizweNtsalubaGobodo on Tuesday 14 October 20:30 and will be excluded from the accumulated vote count for Sunday 19 October.
- Charges for all SMS votes received between Monday 13 October 20:30 CAT and Tuesday 14 October 20:30 CAT will be reversed (users will be refunded).
- Voting will reopen on all platforms directly after the housemates have been informed of the relevant nominees on Tuesday 14 October after the Daily Highlights Show, 20:30 CAT.
- Via SMS
- Via WeChat
- Via www.bigbrotherafrica.com
- Via the mobisite on your mobile phone
I have a different opinion when it comes to American artists performing out of their zone and in Africa to be specific. I am known to be a guy who enjoys standing somewhere with no double standards. I am talking about Visa, Criminal Records, international travels etc. If artists such as MwanaFA, A.Y, Professor Jay etc had known and publicized criminal convictions, there is no way the US Immigration Authorities would have granted them Visas to the US. In the opposite, T.I will be turning it up in Tanzania on 18th October 2014…no problemaaa…you see? Now you know where I stand.
Regardless, I am one of T.I fans. I enjoy his lyrics and his entire persona as an artist who faces every kind of life challenges. The news I want to present is that T.I is heading to Tanzania,East Africa for the finale of the annual concert series titled Fiesta. The peak concert is scheduled to happen in Dar-es-salaam at the Leaders Club on Saturday, 18th October 2014.
T.I is heading to Tanzania to add the list of American artists that have performed in Tanzania before including Jay Z, Fat Joe,Ludacris, 50 Cent [and G-Unit], and others. He is heading to Tanzania when his new album, Paperwork, is coming out. The album has hard stuff from T.I with hit songs such as No Mediocre and About Money. Some of the artists collaboration includes artists such as Usher,Pharrel, Chris Brown,Rick Ross, Jeezy Boosie just to name a few.
Now if someone if planning to attend this year’s Fiesta, here is a taste of what T.I can do on stage. See the performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Here is the cover for T.I’s new album Paperwork
The long history of love, separation and divorce for late former President Of South Africa Nelson Mandela and his ex wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is well documented. Till his death, Mandela is said to have forgiven almost everyone including the people who put him in jail for 27 years but not his ex wife and mother to his kids,Winnie!
When Mandela’s will indicated that Winnie was to get nothing, the news didn’t resonate to lots of people. Mandela,according to many, got where he got with utmost sacrifice and contribution from Winnie. How could he?
Now things are about to get sour and tense. According to The Times of South Africa, Winnie Mandela’s legal team has filed papers in Mthatha High Court, challenging the estate of the former President who is regarded as a global symbol of peace and reconciliation, seeking the rights to his house in Qunu where he was laid to rest late last year.
For many of Nakaaya’s name is closely attached to “Mr.Politician”. That single is regarded as the hit song that put her name on the map of pop music in Tanzania and beyond. A lot has happened since then. She got into politics before realizing that wasn’t her natural call.
Years later, she is now a proud parent of a son. Her blessing. Here is the official video of her latest single dedicated to her son.Watch
I don’t remember the last time I posted something on weddings/marriages etc. If I do, it is when I posted the list of African songs carrying the wedding theme. I encourage you to search African Wedding Songs.I’m working on rolling out the updated list soon.
Miriam is a fellow blogger. We sit and brainstorm on a number of things including how to move forward the idea of Blogging For Social Change. She creates her Fashion Police buzz through www.missiepopular.blogspot.com. She is now about to step into adulthood [yes adulthood]. Her wedding is on air.
I am writing you Miriam [and your future husband] all the best. There is no formula to marriage. I’m therefore going to stay away from the speech patterns of uwe msikivu na mvumilivu na uwe makini na mashoga. You will find it all along as days becomes months and years. The only advise worth giving is PRAY.Always PRAY.PRAY again.
I am sure you have all been glued on your TV screens to capture what is going on in the Big Brother Africa 9th season (Hotshots). If you have not been watching on TV, you might have been getting the glimpse through highlights available on http://bigbrotherafrica.dstv.com/.
Now, Big Brother Africa is a game. Its popularity comes from the fact that your voice matters. You decide who goes and who stays. If someone does some silly stuff and you think they’re better off home than on your tv screen, you can vote them out.
One of Tanzania’s representative in BBA Hotshots,Idris, has been amazing and our flagship is greatly portrayed. Because he is a “threat”, he is in danger of going home. That is a winning/losing strategy. You want to clear the way by eliminating the “threats”. You and I want Idris to stay. That’s where your vote counts and matters. I know I can depend on you…
If you are/were one of the thousands people across the continent that relied on Linda Ikeji’s blog www.lindaikeji.blogspot.com for news, information,discussions etc, you may be dissapointed [or angry] to hear that the blog is currently offline with a message that appears to be due to a shut-down by Google (the owners of blogspot publishing platform)
According to several online information including tips and rumors spreading on social networks, Linda’s blog has been shut down by Google due to a claim made by Cybersquatter with twitter handle “AyeDee”. It is said, Ayedee informed Google about alleged plagiarism and copyright infringement something which forced Google to eventually shut down the popular blog.
While this moves sets a new kind of precedent as far as legal, illegal and common uses of materials available online with or without attributes, Linda could actually be a victim of success. After only 8 years since she started blogging, Linda is said to have made lots of money from advertisements and sponsorships. In celebrating her birthday earlier this year, Linda posted photos of her new “baby” [Range Rover] which could have left a bad taste to others who wishes they had reached the level of her success as blogger or digital entrepreneur.
Linda seems to be currently blogging at www.lindaikeji.mobi
East Africa’s finest and the number one gospel artist drops her second single off her 1st Sony Music Africa, Rockstar4000 recording album following her first single titled “Wololo” from her “Yesu Kung’uta album.
The single ‘”Jiwe” was composed and performed by Rose Muhando and recorded and produced by Yusuf Mayige at Sony Music Africa Studios and is published by Rockstar 4000.
According to the multiple-award selling artists Rose Muhando, “ This song is a reminder of our Lord God who continues to rule this world and every single thing in it. In our advanced world today, sometimes we loose faith and tend to forget how God is in control of everything. This is me taking the time to remember and praise him, in the same way we praise our stars in so many self proclaimed names but our God is entitled with all the most high powerful names; Mungu, Mwamba …. “Jiwe”.
Rose Muhando has been named as one of the most influential music artist in East Africa meeting East Africa Presidents Honorable Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, Former Kenyan President Honorable Daniel Arap Moi and several other political leaders. Music Distributors list Rose Muhando as one of the most bankable artistes in East Africa from her music sales.
Watch out for the DVD album scheduled for release during the Christmas Holiday.
Here are the links for Listening and Downloading
And do you remember Wololo?You probably never had it in your collection. You can get it here below
You can Connect with Rose Muhando on Social Networks as shown below