Oral Ofori

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

$1M+ raised for photog Paul Ninson to build Ghana library, learning centre

A Ghanaian photographer, Paul Ninson has caught the eye of the world after his inspiring story was shared by photoblog, Humans of New York (HONY). Mr. Ninson struggled to make ends meet on the streets of Ghana after trying to take care of his daughter whom he had with his girlfriend at the age of 20. He subsequently taught himself photography but …

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Belize act PUPA CURLY now out with his new full-length album titled GRIOT

The Belizean born veteran Reggae music artiste Pupa Curly has released his long-awaited full-length album GRIOT and new single “Gone Away” available now on all digital outlets, featuring an incredible supporting cast, including Eljai, Sweet Tea and E-Dee. The album is produced by Carl McGregor of Diamond Mine Studio in Los Angeles.  The album is the first full-length project from the artist in over two decades.  Released on the Tuff Kruffy Entertainment label, the album is …

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Okyerema Asante, the African master percussionist from Ghana

Isaac Okyerema Asante, the Ghanaian master percussionist was born in Koforidua, the eastern regional capital of Ghana on June 16, 1949. He started drumming at the tender age of three and many times found himself hitting on the tops of cooking utensils that his mother and sisters were cleaning in the kitchen during the evenings. He will arrange three or …

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Ambassador Adjei-Barwuah of Ghana WPI’s first Distinguished Statesman in Residence

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has named His Excellency Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, former Ambassador of Ghana to the United States, as the university’s inaugural Distinguished Statesman in Residence.  This new position is being launched under the auspices of several programs within WPI that support the university’s global initiatives. His Excellency Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, former Ambassador of Ghana to the United States “As a …

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These Chefs Are on a Mission to Decolonize West African Food

When asked “Where is imperialism in Africa?” former president of Burkina Faso Thomas Sankara said the answer was simple. “Look at your plates, at the imported grains of wheat, rice, and millet—that is imperialism.” Sankara’s advocacy for African self-dependence in everything from politics to food was considered revolutionary in the 1980s, but today, his message is championed across Western Africa as chefs …

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Ethiopia to build local rival to Facebook, other platforms

ADDIS ABABA, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Ethiopia has begun developing its own social media platform to rival Facebook (FB.O), Twitter (TWTR.N) and WhatsApp, though it does not plan to block the global services, the state communications security agency said on Monday. Ethiopia has been engulfed since last year in an armed conflict pitting the federal government against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), …

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Study Abroad in Ghana with Webster and Earn American Academic Credit

Webster University is a 106-year-old American university based in St. Louis, Missouri with 9 global campuses. The only Webster University campus in Africa is in the lovely neighborhood of East Legon in Accra, Ghana. “Our network of international schools presents an unmatched opportunity for students in Ghana to study abroad, and undergraduate students in the African diaspora in the US, UK, …

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Africa’s First Youth Games Bring Hopes for Continent’s First Olympics

For decades, African athletes have traveled all over the world to take part in the Olympic Games. At the recent Tokyo Games, they took home gold, silver and bronze medals. And yet Africa has never hosted the Games, and some people are asking what it would take for the Olympics to be held on African soil. In Kenya, thousands cheered on one of their …

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Japanese Film “Gift of Fire” to Have November US Release

August 16… LOS ANGELES  The highly anticipated Gift of Fire, a new film about Japan’s little-known attempt to build an atomic bomb in the waning days of WWII that hit Japan’s cinemas on August 6th will be released in the US on November 12th by the Los Angeles based Eleven Arts Studios.  The film was written and directed by Hiroshi Kurosaki (Goldfish (aka Hi No Sakana) …

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