Oral Ofori

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

Kanye West in tears as he compares home with Kim Kardashian to prison

KANYE West broke down in tears on stage at his new album launch after playing a song about his divorce from Kim Kardashian. His new track Welcome to my Life includes lyrics about his tough last two years, which included his split from the reality star, a meltdown on Twitter and his failed bid to become US President. Kanye (right) …

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Jamaica Poetry Festival 2021 – “Virtual Global Diaspora Edition”

Once again the 11th Annual Jamaica Poetry Festival (JPF) 2021 is here with us, this year’s event will be Streamed Live from PBCJ TV Studios in Kingston, Jamaica on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 2pm Jamaica time under the theme “The Virtual Global Diaspora Edition.” Due to this year’s virtual nature of the event, some presenters will perform live and some will be live streamed via zoom. …

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World Bank says the lack of COVID-19 vaccines for Africa is ‘unacceptable’

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – The lack of access to vaccines in Africa is “unacceptable”, World Bank number two Axel van Trotsenburg said on Wednesday ahead of a meeting in Abidjan on the institution’s financial support for the world’s poorest continent. “This is a huge issue, we say this is unacceptable that African populations have been only vaccinated to the extent …

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Paulo Amotun Lokoro of South Sudan Runs for Refugee Olympic Team

KAMPALA, UGANDA – When South Sudanese refugee Paulo Amotun Lokoro fled conflict from the country’s Western Equatoria state in 2006, little did he know he eventually would participate in international sports. He simply loved football, a game he usually played with fellow refugees at the massive Kakuma camp in northwestern Kenya. But his entrée to the highest echelon of sports …

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The Cost of Starting a Business in Countries around the Globe

You have to spend money to make money – so goes the conventional wisdom. But this is not just good advice for the entrepreneur looking to expand their business. It’s a legal and practical necessity to establish your business in the first place. New business owners must shell out for approvals, licenses, permits, and inscriptions. Governments often require a business …

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UN Urges International Community Not to Give Up on South Sudan

GENEVA – As South Sudan marks its 10th year of independence, the U.N. refugee agency is calling on countries to continue support for the world’s youngest nation, which, it says, shows promising signs of creating a better future for its beleaguered population.The past 10 years in South Sudan have been marked by brutal conflict, hundreds of thousands of deaths, and the largest displacement crisis in Africa.   …

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and NAACP Seek Collaboration

Top leaders from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints an­nounced $9.25 million in new educational and humanitarian projects on June 14 as they seek to build on an alliance formed with the NAACP in 2018 as part of the faith’s efforts to improve race relations. The Utah-based church will donate $3 million to fund scholarships for three years …

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5th edition of Women in PR Ghana Summit scheduled for this July 9 & 10

Women in PR Ghana Summit is back for its 5th edition (Hybrid edition) themed ‘Five Years of Changing the Narrative for Female Communication Practitioners’ and is slated to take place on July 9 and 10 in Ghana’s capital city of Accra. The two-day event will be organised both virtually and In-person. The virtual session (on Zoom and Facebook) will be held …

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Update on venue selection process for the coming FIFA World Cup 2026™

FIFA has been informed by Canada Soccer of the decision taken by the City of Montreal to withdraw from the venue selection process for the FIFA World Cup 2026™. FIFA would like to thank Montreal for its participation and all local stakeholders involved for their efforts. FIFA continues to work closely with the host associations of Canada, Mexico and the …

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Hammer evokes sadness with the late Agyekum’s video featuring Sarkodie

Two years after the demise of Agyekum, Hammer of The Last Two Music Group has released a music video he shot for the musician – a piece that has elicited sentiments from music enthusiasts.Agyekum’s song with Sarkodie titled, ‘Ohohuo Asem’ – to wit, the plight of a stranger – became a monster hit in 2011. Originally produced by Hammer for his compilation “Reprisal”, the …

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