Rexford Nkansah

Exploring Ghana as it Prepares to Celebrate 60th Independence Day

Ghana, the first nation in West Africa to win independence from colonial rule, has served a mecca for a number of African-American leaders — W.E.B. Du Bois, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and even more recently, President Barack Obama. A good portion of the country’s history is tied to the Philadelphia region where Ghana’s first prime minister and …

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Wiki Indaba Kickstarts in Accra, Ghana

The biannual regional conference of African Wikipedians ‘’Wiki Indaba’’ will begin in Accra, Ghana from the 20th – 22nd January 2017. This will be the second edition of the conference after the first edition was initiated and hosted by Wikimedia South Africa (WMZA). It was first held in Johannesburg South Africa from June 20th – 22nd 2014. In attendance were …

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Infantino and Hayatou both need goals and glory in Gabon

LONDON, January 14, 2017 – Gianni Infantino needs the African Nations Cup, launching this weekend in Gabon, to be a success on the pitch; Issa Hayatou needs to be able to boast of a financial success off it. The presidents of world federation FIFA and the African confederation have been tied together in political power games ever since the downfall …

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The Day Rexford Nkansah Met Ambolley

Not everyone gets the opportunity to meet a music legend in their lifetime, and the sooner the encounter is, the better the experience, in my case I guess. As I woke up in the morning of 2016, September 8, all I could think of was meeting one of Ghana’s finest music legend. A legend who’s style concocted with a unique …

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DJ Spinall Meets Media As We Celebrate Nigezie TV Founder

October edition of ‘Meets Media’ monthly interactive dinner and networking circle for media practitioners mainly from Nigeria is scheduled to hold on Sunday, October 30th, 2016 at the courtyard, Best Western Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The monthly celebration of media personalities continues this October as we celebrate media mogul, Femi Aderibigbe aka Kwame. The founder of Nigezie, Prime!, TEN and Orisun TV takes center stage in this edition as we celebrate his 10 years …

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Oral Ofori of TheAfricanDream LLC at Blogger Week 2016

On August 20, 2016, Oral Ofori, the Founder of TheAfricanDream LLC; a multi-platform information and communication consultancy on African affairs based in the Washington, DC area of the United States of America (USA) Mr. Ofori was invited by Black Bloggers Connect (blackbloggersconnect.com) to address their annual Blogger Week gathering. During his address of the occasion (which is in its third …

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Ghana Allows Visa-free Travel for Africans

Ghana has commenced the rolling out of the visa-on-arrival policy effective Friday, July 1, 2016. It follows President Mahama’s announcement early this year of the country’s preparedness to implement the program to allow AU citizens visiting the country to secure visas for up to about thirty days upon arriving in the country. This also falls in line with the resolution …

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The Art of Ghana

Interest in art from Africa has never been stronger. Auction prices are escalating; the continent’s art is increasingly visible in museums in Europe and especially in the US, where institutions are striving to appeal to their African-American constituencies. A dedicated fair, 1:54, was launched in London in 2013, and last year added a New York edition to its roster. In …

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Is Banning Data Calls The Way To Save Ghanaian Telcos?

The ecology of the tech space mimics with apt accuracy that of the wild; for example, lions preying on deers. I guess that’s exactly what happened when telephones and mobile phones drove the telegraph into extinction. The tech evolution continues unabated and guess whose turn it is to suffer: the Telcos. Recently, there has been a cry in the wild …

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TedxAccra to make you Rethink this year

The speaker lineup for TEDxAccra conference for the year 2016 has been announced. The event will be held under the theme ‘Re-Think’ and will take place from April 19, with an icing-on-the-cake climax on the 23rd at the National Theatre from 9 am – 3pm. Speakers for this year’s conference are from different backgrounds and industries – entrepreneurs, educators, engineers, artists, …

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