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Emmanuel Mensah posthumously named ‘Local Hero’ by NYC Red Cross

Red Cross

“Emmanuel Mensah was simply an amazing Private First Class (Pfc) of the United States (US) army. It is so honoring and equally humbling for me to receive such a huge recognition on his behalf from the Red Cross. May his soul rest in peace.“ This was said Catherine Cudjoe who had just accepted a posthumous award for Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah from …

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Tema-based musician Bkay quietly carving niche for himself in Ghana

Bkay

Bkay says “happenings in my life and around the people and places I know are what have mainly inspired my lyrics. music is a very personal thing for me and I can say love and life have heavy influences on my style,” in response to TheAfricanDream.net about the inspiration behind his music. Known as Bless Fianko in personal life, the …

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Women in healthcare and society push endometriosis awareness in Nigeria

endometriosis

EndoSurvivors International Foundation (EIF) held an endometriosis conference in the third week of September 2018, in Lagos, Nigeria. EIF used the event to raise awareness about endometriosis and educate women, the public, as well as healthcare professionals. Endometriosis is an abnormal growth of cells affecting an estimated 1 in 10 women and girls during their reproductive years. Victims of the …

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Ghanaian pilot Capt Quainoo to fly World’s biggest aircraft to Accra

Captain Solomon Quainoo is the Ghanaian pilot with Emirates Airlines who will be flying the biggest passenger aircraft in the world for the official commissioning of the new Terminal 3 at the Kotoka International Airport. Educated at the Koforidua Secondary Technical and the University of Ghana, his career spans about 14 years with seven and half of it with Emirates Airlines. He has operated different …

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Ghana to Launch Initiative Marking 400yr Anniversary of Slavery from 1619

Washington, DC — Following a successful launch of the inaugural Back2Africa Festival in February 2018 and the Ghana Tourism US East Coast Visit in March 2018 with The Adinkra Group to promote Ghana as a prime tourism destination, The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) continues to bolster their efforts to promote Ghana as a prime tourist, business and investment destination for African …

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Difference Between Nigerian And Ghanaian Jollof Rice Explained

Jollof rice

West African jollof rice is a longtime staple of the region, and it has become a hallmark food item for the average black foodie. For anyone that has yet to try jollof, you’re severely missing out. Jollof rice takes your average grain to new heights, with flavors and pairings that make it a timeless dish. But what the average consumer …

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Catherine Cudjoe plus other African immigrants for NYC Comptroller honor

Catherine Cudjoe

“This is such an unexpected honor for me, I am just happily working within the African Diaspora community here in New York City (NYC) over the past decade as an immigrant from Ghana to the United States (US). So for the city to recognize me in such a huge way is indeed humbling,” said Catherine Cudjoe about being among individuals …

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Queensway Restaurant expands as Nigerian-founder readies to excite US

Queensway Restaurant

Winning the first ever Jollof festival in the United States (US) capital of Washington District of Columbia (DC) was a great experience for Queensway Restaurant. Their 2017 win at the African culinary festival celebrating Africa’s most debated dish of Jollof rice brought Queensway a lot of media blitz. This year the restaurant has a lot of delicious surprises for African food …

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African Innovation and Integration of WordCamp Conferences

WordCamp

WordCamp attendee William Derek Jackson is of the opinion that the unmistakable truth to mastering technology is understanding the reality that 80% of all tech careers require the ability to read and comprehend the written word, no matter what language. African nations are realizing the empowerment of thought leadership using tech. There can be several hundred dialects and language nuances …

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