Oral Ofori

Ex-Sports Journalist of Uganda wants to be country’s President

KAMPALA, August 25, 2020 – Former Ugandan sports journalist Joseph Kabuleta is running for president of his country in next year’s general elections. Former USPA president Joseph Kabuleta Kabuleta is a former Editor of Sports at the New Vision Newspaper, Uganda’s leading daily and, from 2002 to 2006, was also president of the Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA), an affiliate …

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COVID-19 initiative by Oral Ofori recognized by German nonprofit alliance

TheAfricanDream.net founder Oral Ofori was in late August 2020 recognized by GEMEINSAM FÜR AFRIKA in Germany for the ‘Heroes of COVID-19’ initiative he started in April 2020 to highlight the works of volunteers and individuals fighting the novel coronavirus. GEMEINSAM FÜR AFRIKA (GFA), a nonprofit alliance based in Berlin, Germany that is an association of numerous aid and development organizations …

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Great minds featured at “Africa Must Industrialize” Webinar by AfCFTA Policy Network

TheAfricanDream.net was at the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) webinar organized on August 19, 2020, under the theme: “Africa Must Industrialize Now — The Urgency for Value Addition to African Products” that was held via zoom. The event was moderated by Emmanuel Bensah Deputy Executive Director of AfCFTA Policy Network while Rongai Chizema, Chief Technical Advisor and Head of …

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Financial Inclusion in the COVID-19 Era: Policy Responses in West Africa

According to the World Bank’s Global Findex report (2017), the share of adults in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with access to accounts in financial institutions or mobile money (MM) services increased from 34 percent to 43 percent in the period, 2011 to 2017. The Financial Ecosystem. Photo courtesy Google Since 2010, a growing number of SSA countries have launched or are …

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ROPAA and Ghana’s Election 2020 as dissected by Dr. Kofi A. Boateng

Dr. Kofi A. Boateng pictured next to PAM emblem

I start this article with its conclusion. Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) and its Chair, Mrs. Jean Mensa, should not contemplate registering and facilitating voting in 2020 by only workers of Ghana’s Embassies/Missions and Ghanaians abroad on government scholarships. Either all Ghanaians Living Abroad (GLAs) vote or no one votes in the 2020 national elections. The EC must implement Act 699 …

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Facebook Announces Paid Online Events amidst COVID-19

Facebook announced a way for small businesses, local businesses, creators and others to monetize events on Facebook. Facebook would not collect any fees from the events held on their platform. Promote and Monetize Events In One Frictionless Platform What makes Facebook’s offer unique is that all of the promotion, payments, and hosting is done in Facebook. That means that if …

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Beware of fake Susu savings club — Karen Hobbs

Imitation is the greatest form of flattery. It’s also the greatest form of “scammery.” That’s why scammers are imitating a type of informal savings club known as a “sou sou” or “susu” to trick people into joining what amounts to an illegal pyramid scheme. Karen Hobbs in screengrab from 5 live news If you’ve never heard of the term “sou …

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