Oral Ofori

Governor of the state of Georgia congratulates Dr. Thomas Mensah

Governor John Nathan Deal of the State of Georgia in the United States of America (USA) personally met with and congratulated Dr. Thomas Mensah, the US trained Scientist and fiber optics inventor for his induction into the USA National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The meeting which happened in the Governor’s office at the State Capitol afforded Dr. Mensah the opportunity to personally show …

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African professionals of 2015 Major League Soccer season

As of March 31, 2015, Major League Soccer (MLS) comprising teams in the United States and Canada had 37 players of African origin plying their trade in the North American league which is carving a niche for itself as it catches the eye of players from across the world. Writer Oral Ofori of #TheAfricanDream in an attempt to respond to …

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Nigerian Femi Ogunode dumps homeland for Qatar to become fastest Asian

Born in the Akoko area of Ondo State, South-West Nigeria, sprint-star, Femi Ogunode, is now celebrated as Asia’s fastest man. Ogunode on June 4 broke the Asian record of the men’s 100m at the Asian Athletics Championships as he ran a time of 9.91secs to lower his previously held record of 9.93 secs. Speaking on his latest achievement, Ogunode, who …

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European clubs scramble for Adre Ayew; son of Ghanaian soccer legend Abedi Pele

Even since Andre Ayew announced the end of his decade-long association with Olympique Marseille back in May, there has been quite a scramble to secure his services. The Ghanaian winger has been linked to a host of Premier League clubs, including Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham, West Ham and Newcastle United, as well as European heavyweights such as Roma, Borussia Dortmund and …

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African undercover journalists work with police to expose wrongdoings

JOHANNESBURG—Just as Rosemary Nwaebuni lay down on a makeshift operating table in the back of a Nigerian bar for an illegal abortion, police burst in to arrest the unlicensed doctor. Ms. Nwaebuni, who is in her early 40s, wasn’t pregnant; she is a journalist had called the police herself. These types of stings, which she and her crew staged multiple …

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Nigerian Fitness Instructor infuses African Music into fitness routine

Ada-Ari Agbim is the creator of AdaAri Fitness African workout videos. She is originally from Nigeria in West Africa and has been based in the US Capitol of Washington DC since 1996. The Nigerian health enthusiast uses her videos to encourage people to stay fit and also introduce them to African culture by way of music. The fitness instructor says …

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UK based Ghanaian girl gets photos on lives of girls published by charity

Jennifer Darko, aged 15, a Newbury schoolgirl since 2011, visited her native Ghana in 2014 and took photographs of girls there in a project she called A glimpse at the flip-side. She set out to document how young women live in Accra, the capital of Ghana, where Jennifer herself lived before moving to the UK. The photographs impressed global children’s …

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First Space Dialogue hosted by South Africa

Building partnerships that benefit the country and the African continent were top of the agenda at the first “Space meets Industry” Business Breakfast hosted by the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) at the CSIR Convention Center on Wednesday. Over 80 delegates attended the event including various industry leaders, local scientists, government officials and decision makers from National Treasury, Department …

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World Bank Group and African Development Bank hold first Diaspora Trade Forum in Washington DC

The World Bank Group’s first Annual African Diaspora Trade Forum will bring together donors, entrepreneurs, investors, and others who are looking to create trade, investment, and mentorship opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa. The main goal of this year’s forum is to engage and incentivize entrepreneurs and investors in the African Diaspora who are looking to create trade, investment, and mentorship opportunities …

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Joseph Agbeko makes career comeback in 4th with TKO over Rubillar

Joseph ‘KingKong’ Abgeko, former Bantamweight world champion on Saturday May 30, 2015 announced his return to winning ways when he stopped his Filipino contender Juanito Rubillar in their super bantamweight contest in El Paso, Texas in the USA. Agbeko, a former 2-time IBF Bantamweight champion in a pre-fight interview told #TheAfricanDream reporter Oral Ofori that he was ready to get …

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