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EVENT ALERT: Accra Movie in the Park 2019

This December KUUMBA Media and 57 Open Air Cinema is excited to announce our partnership along with The Page Center to curate the biggest outdoor movie screening experience in Accra, Ghana. On 20th December 2019, KUUMBA Media and 57 Open Air Cinema, along with The Page Center, will kick off ‘Accra Movie in the Park’, a celebration of Ghanaian film …

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Nigerian startup wins Jack Ma’s African Netpreneur prize

LifeBank, a Nigerian medical distribution startup founded by Mrs Temie Giwa-Tubosun has emerged the winner of the inaugural African Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) held on Saturday during the ‘Africa Business Heroes Show’ in Accra. The startup founded in 2015, beat 10 other startups from across Africa to win a $250,000 stake of a total $1million prize at stake for the …

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Egyptian smartphone maker SICO to start exports to Germany soon

SICO, Egypt’s first smart phone manufacturer, will begin exporting its devices to Germany November 2019 as part of an expansion plan to enter European and African countries, the company’s chairman said on Tuesday. Mohamed Salem told Reuters that Silicon Industries Corporation (SICO), which already exports to the Arabian Gulf, signed a deal in October with a firm in Europe to …

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Kurt Okraku wins Ghana FA presidential election

Kurt Okraku is the new Ghana Football Association (GFA), President after his closest rival George Afriyie conceded defeat during the third round of voting at the Elective Congress held at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra on Friday, October 25, 2019. Mr Afriyie, a former GFA Vice President, shockingly announced his decision as delegates were casting their votes for the third …

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GISPA holds maiden Ghana Internet Conference

The Ghana Internet Service Providers Association (GISPA) has held the maiden edition of the Ghana Internet Conference. GISPA is the umbrella body of all internet services providers in Ghana. Dr. Mensah in dark blue suit with Dr. Quaynor to his left The conference, held at the Kofi Annan Center of Excellence in ICT on Thursday, October 17, 2019, in Accra, …

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Tunisians elect a law professor as new president

Tunisian voters have elected a retired law professor, Kais Saied as their new president after Sunday’s presidential run-off poll. Saied is set to become Tunisia’s next president after securing over 70 percent of votes in the run-off election. Read Also: Government committed to digitizing the Ghanaian economy — Samira Bawumia He beat his only challenger in the election, media mogul Nabil …

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BAPTIZED BY BEEFCAKE: The Golden Age of Hand-painted Movie Posters from Ghana

PRESS RELEASE: GHANAIAN AMERICAN JOURNAL – SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 The Ghanaian American Journal (GAJ) is honored to collaborate with the Poster House Museum in New York during their exhibition of relic movie posters made by local Ghanaian artists. In 2017, GAJ had the honor of partnering with the New Britain Museum of American Art, (NBMAA), in New Britain, Connecticut, during …

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Outrage over the sacking of AU Ambassador Chihombori-Quao

Many Africans in the Diaspora have been angered by the sacking of the African Union (AU) Permanent Ambassador in the United States. Dr Arikana Chihombori-Quao appointed to the position in December 2016 and has been able to galvanize the support of peoples of African Descent in the U.S and beyond. Chihombori-Quao is very outspoken and has become a leading voice for Pan-Africanism. …

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AMDIE / WINVESTNET Host 1st U.S. Africa Investment Meeting (AIM) Roadshow in Washington, DC

The African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry, H.E. Albert Muchanga has stated that the July 7 launch of the historic African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has created an exceptionally large market that offers enhanced opportunities for joint ventures with foreign companies looking for reliable partners in Africa. He encouraged investors to therefore move in, now that the market …

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Mugabe’s State Funeral Proceeds, But His Burial Plan Has Been Mired In Controversy

The complex remembrance process for longtime Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe continued Saturday with a state funeral. Mugabe, who was ousted in a 2017 military coup, led Zimbabwe for 37 years and died last week at a Singapore hospital. NPR’s Eyder Peralta, speaking with Weekend Edition from the funeral in Harare’s National Sports Stadium, called the scene “disjointed” — in part because Mugabe’s …

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