Olympian Akwasi Frimpong’s story in Oxford University Press textbook

Oxford University Press

Frimpong will appear in the Headway Upper Intermediate Student’s Book, a textbook aimed to teach English Language and Speaking, as the focus of one of the book’s exercises. Akwasi Frimpong, Ghana’s first Skeleton Olympian, is writing a new chapter in his mission to be the Hope of a Billion. “Headway always strives to provide interesting and authentic texts, using thought-provoking …

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Why Sudan is crucial to global security


DURBAN – Some of the reasons why Sudan is important to the world of international security: Oil. Sudan has enormous oil reserves – over 6 billion barrels discovered so far. Sudan has an enormous potential to provide the world with energy and adding another African oil partner to its list of providers is not only wise but preferable. Click to …

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Cast Africans in ‘Coming to America 2’ Akon asks Eddie Murphy and co

Eddie Murphy

Akon is just as excited as anyone for the arrival of Coming to America 2, the sequel to the 1988 comedy starring Eddie Murphy as a wealthy prince from the fictional African nation of Zamuda. However, the singer noted that this time around, African actors and comedians should be cast in a film based on the African continent. During an interview with TMZ, the …

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MOBA-USA targeting $100k at 3rd annual fundraiser for Mfantsipim school

Mfantsipim school

The Mfantsipim School Old Boys Association in the United States of America (MOBA-USA) will for the third year in a row this year gather in Maryland (MD), USA, over the Memorial Day weekend holiday for their fundraiser activities for their school in Ghana. MOBA-USA event flyer This year’s 3-day conference of MOBA-USA kicks off May 24th – 26th, 2019 at …

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African Culture Comes Alive in ‘The Burial of Kojo’ by Blitz the Ambassador

“The Burial of Kojo” — among the offerings from Ava DuVernay’s Array Now Film Distribution Company and currently airing on Netflix, has been called quite the marvel that flexes visual storytelling muscles that you didn’t know existed. Ava Duvernay and Netflix acquire Chanaian film The Burial of Kojo. (Photos Courtesy of Array Now) Critics have also lauded the new flick for taking …

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Africa wins at Embassy Chef Challenge with Ghana, Morocco and Ethiopia


Washington, D.C. (April 3, 2019) — The Best Beverage Award presented by PepsiCo at the April 2 Embassy Chef Challenge (ECC) diplomatic culinary competition won by Chef Francis Otoo of Ghana at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center was one of many prizes clinched by Africa at the event. Chef Francis Otoo (extreme left) with other winners in photo courtesy …

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Ex-president Bouteflika seeks forgiveness as Algerians face new era


ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) – Algeria’s Constitutional Council formalized the departure of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika Wednesday from the office he held for two decades, as rattled international partners watched closely to see what’s next for an energy-rich country that is a key player in fighting terrorism. Bouteflika himself asked the Algerian people for forgiveness the day after he stepped down following …

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Chef Francis Otoo serving special jollof at Embassy Chef Challenge 2019

Embassy Chef Challenge 2019

Ghana jollof rises to the occasion again on April 2, 2019, when Ghanaian executive chef Francis Otoo walks into the 11th edition of the Embassy Chef Challenge (ECC) in Washington, District of Columbia (DC) at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center. Multi-award winning Chef Otoo who is presently the Judges’ and People’s Choice Awards winner from the 2018 ECC 2018 …

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Sri Lanka Embassy in US hosts Embassy Chef Challenge media-preview dinner

Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington, DC had the distinct pleasure of hosting the media preview dinner of the 11th International Embassy Chef Challenge (ECC) at the Sri Lanka Residence in Washington DC on 20th March 2019. The ECC is an international annual culinary feature event, jointly hosted by Events DC and Trade Centre Management Associates (TCMA) exclusively for the …

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