Oral Ofori

Oral Ofori is Founder and Publisher at www.TheAfricanDream.net, a digital storyteller and producer, and also an information and research consultant.

Ghana’s ‘Year of Return’ commended at 2021 virtual Africa Travel Week

Year of Return

The diaspora market was the topic of another engaging panel discussion at the 2021 virtual Africa Travel Week (ATW). Experts in black diaspora travel noted that more ‘intentional marketing’ and grassroots training is needed to encourage travellers with heritage links to Africa to visit the continent and grow repeat business. According to a report on tourismupdate.co.za, roadblocks preventing intra-Africa travel …

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The musical journey of Cobby Raymond to create his EP amidst COVID19

Out of the blue Raymond Kobby Owusu Asamoah reached out to TheAfricanDream.net via Instagram, asking that we check out his music. So we did exactly as he asked and got to learn through his message that Cobby Raymond, which is his stage, name is a budding Ghanaian singer-songwriter and a former student of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) …

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STEMi Makers Africa and Oracle Academy empowering Nigeria educators

STEMi Makers Africa partnered with Oracle Academy to empower tertiary educators in Nigerian Universities, Polytechnics and Monotechnics through Computing Education Bootcamp from  April 14-15, 2021. The 2-days virtual Bootcamp offered hands-on lab sessions in Oracle Cloud Compute VM – Install Apache and PHP, Oracle Cloud Compute VM – How to Create a Simple Load Balancer and Hands on Lab in …

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Heroes of COVID-19: Francis Danso is reducing Ghana infant mortality rates

Another month, another celebration of an individual or organization extending their selfless services to humanity in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. This time TheAfricanDream.net’s Heroes of COVID-19 recognizes the passion and humanitarian services of Public Health Nutritionist of St. Joseph Hospital in the Nkwanta South Community of the Oti Region of Ghana, Mr. Francis Danso. We are delighted here …

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HOW TO PROTEST ONLINE USING DIGITAL MARKETING TACTICS

Protesting has always been a way to make change, whether it’s taking to the streets, no longer supporting a company, or protesting through art or online. Throughout the recent Black Lives Matter protests, which increased in momentum following the death of George Floyd, online protesting has grown in popularity. One of the reasons for that is COVID-19. People are cautious …

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Football lovers in Ghana & Africa to confidently navigate game with Kaazi

It is estimated that every year some 15,000 African football players are trafficked with the hope of signing professional contracts in Europe, oftentimes such hopes are dashed as they fizzle into illusions and abuse according to Kaazi, a new startup founded by Nana Yaw Oppong-Mensah, that wants to help football players in Ghana and Africa to connect to clubs safely and professionally with no …

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Abeiku Santana — an epitome in celebration of Ghanaian media excellence

In celebration of professional excellence today, this piece shines the light of recognition on one man who has undoubtedly contributed heavily to the Ghanaian media landscape. We are looking at the life of a multiple-award-winning Chartered media practitioner with a distinguished career spanning over two decades and achievements in many other fields of endeavor — Mr. Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey, popularly …

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3 things we learned from the Orlando Pride’s draw against North Carolina

The Orlando Pride rounded out their run in the Challenge Cup with a scoreless draw on the road against North Carolina Saturday. Here are three things we learned from the match: © Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel The Orlando Pride have one of the strongest front lines in the NWSL, highlighted by Alex Morgan (13), Marta and Sydney Leroux. But that front …

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Ded Buddy (QWECi) set to Release the AFRO KING ALBUM

Super talented cross-genre R&B, Soul, Pop, and Edm act Ded Buddy who is also known as QWECi is set to finally release his much-awaited Afro King Album in May 2021. Sources close to the New York-based Ghanaian musician revealed that the initial plan was to release an EP, but QWECi’s team decided to go with an album as his fans …

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China’s Belt/Road Initiative invests in African infrastructure, military & police

China’s military base in Djibouti isn’t the only sign of increasing Chinese security engagement in Africa. Although analysts typically see China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)as a global investment and economic growth program, these projects also may facilitate increased Chinese security cooperation with participating nations. By early 2021, 140 countries worldwide had signed more than 200 BRI cooperation agreements — essentially frameworks for Chinese companies …

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