Oral Ofori

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

US visa system failure creates a 700,000 applications pile up

100 computer experts race to fix a biometric hardware failure that has taken the US visa and passport system down for two weeks. The US immigration department has been unable to issue over 700,000 visas to travellers from around the world for the past two weeks due to a computer hardware issue that still has not been fixed. The US …

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Silver Rain Gets Three Nods in AMAA 2015

List of nominees for the 2015 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) was announced at a star studded event that took place during the last quarter of June 2015 in Los Angeles, California in the USA. The movie Silver Rain by Juliet Yaa Asantewaa Asante, the Ghanaian writer-producer-director, philanthropist and women rights advocate was nominated in 3 categories. The AMAA categories …

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Barack Obama to become first sitting American President to visit Ethiopia

U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Ethiopia next month, becoming the first sitting American leader to visit the African country and the headquarters of the African Union. The White House said the visit to Addis Ababa will come after a previously announced trip to Kenya. While in Ethiopia, Obama will meet with government officials and hold talks separately with …

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Policy in Africa is all about stability and cooperation

The UAE conducts a “nodal” foreign policy in parts of the Mena region and Africa, meaning it groups countries for political, economic and security purposes. This modus operandi has been evident in the past week as Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Foreign Minister, visited Somalia, Kenya, and Uganda. That these countries are looked upon as areas of interest is significant. Kenya and …

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Teen girls to create Africa’s first private satellite

Cape Town – Africa’s first private satellite will be launched in 2016. But scientists and engineers will not be behind this bold move – it is being powered by a group of South African high school girls. Pupils from across Cape Town on Youth Day attended the launch of the ambitious project, run by the Meta Economic Development Organisation (Medo). A …

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AfrikCan event Premiere’s America’s First Celebration of Africa’s Intertwining Creativity and Positive Spirit in Boston

First edition of ambitious Boston fest will feature major names, carefully curated newcomers, and a progressive, joyful celebration of African letters, music, fashion, and food Fashion, food, music, eloquence. They all intertwine in Africa’s staggeringly diverse, universally appealing artistic traditions. That’s exactly why AfrikCan, the first annual celebration of Africa’s positivity and creativity, includes The sound, the word, the taste, …

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Telecom Firm Huawei of China to Lead Ghana’s Efforts for ICT Modernization

China’s telecom giant Huawei will lead the support to the efforts of the government of Ghana to modernize the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and make full use of its benefits to the country, the Xinhua News Agency reported. According to the report, the ICT firm will lead the country’s efforts to construct a new state-of-the-art facility and …

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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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