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Tunisians elect a law professor as new president

Tunisian voters have elected a retired law professor, Kais Saied as their new president after Sunday’s presidential run-off poll. Saied is set to become Tunisia’s next president after securing over 70 percent of votes in the run-off election. Read Also: Government committed to digitizing the Ghanaian economy — Samira Bawumia He beat his only challenger in the election, media mogul Nabil …

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Outrage over the sacking of AU Ambassador Chihombori-Quao

Many Africans in the Diaspora have been angered by the sacking of the African Union (AU) Permanent Ambassador in the United States. Dr Arikana Chihombori-Quao appointed to the position in December 2016 and has been able to galvanize the support of peoples of African Descent in the U.S and beyond. Chihombori-Quao is very outspoken and has become a leading voice for Pan-Africanism. …

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Ghanaian Author Kojo Yankah visits Livingstone College on his US book tour

Author Kojo Yankah (right) with Livingstone College President Jimmie R. Jenkins

SALISBURY, North Carolina — As part of his American book tour, author Kojo Yankah of Ghana visited Livingstone College last week and lectured in DaTarvia Parrish’s African American history class. His tour has included stops in Georgia, Delaware, New York City and Boston. His only other visits in North Carolina were at N.C. State and Duke universities. Author Kojo Yankah …

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Bishop Kofi Adonteng Boateng to honor Ghana Captain Asamoah Gyan in US

Bishop Kofi Adonteng Boateng (PhD), Founder of Divine Word International Ministries (DWIM) and Divine Prayer Line has indicated that Asamoah Gyan, the illustrious former captain of the Ghana National soccer team known as the Black Stars, will be flying to the US with his manager, Mr. Sammy Anim Addo to receive the “Exceptional Achievements Thanksgiving and Appreciation Awards” this year …

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Ghanaian Fashion designer Sally Torpey changing the African Narrative through Fashion

Sally Torpey is the designer behind the SALLY TORPEY brands Oheemaa™ and the JAK Gentile Giant Collection which is in honor of the former president of Ghana John A. Kufuor. Sally combines her rich sense of design, culture, and heritage, along with inspiration from nature and her environment. She creates and produces simple, elegant, and sophisticated indigenous textiles and clothing …

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Some of the most unusual ways many African countries got their names

The concept of nation states in Africa is only a bit over a century old, arising after the 1884 Berlin Conference and the subsequent Scramble for Africa by European superpowers of the time. It is therefore not surprising that the names of most African countries are remnants of a colonial legacy. Nearly every country on earth is named after after one …

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AMDIE / WINVESTNET Host 1st U.S. Africa Investment Meeting (AIM) Roadshow in Washington, DC

The African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry, H.E. Albert Muchanga has stated that the July 7 launch of the historic African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has created an exceptionally large market that offers enhanced opportunities for joint ventures with foreign companies looking for reliable partners in Africa. He encouraged investors to therefore move in, now that the market …

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Malawi Legislator Ashems Songwe says Admarc must be independent

Malawi Legislator Ashems Songwe says Admarc must be independent

Likoma Island Member of Parliament (MP) Ashems Songwe of Malawi, has said Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) and National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) would remain liabilities if efforts are not made to detach politics from their operations. Hon. Ashems Songwe, MP, Likoma Islands, Malawi Songwe, during the debate on the 2019/2020 national budget on Monday said there was too …

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Government committed to digitizing the Ghanaian economy — Samira Bawumia

The Second lady of Ghana, Samira Bawumia says the government is committed to fully digitizing the entire Ghanaian economy with the deployment of cutting edge technologies to ease the way of life of Ghanaians. Several critical building blocks for the formalization of the Ghanaian economy include ensuring unique identification systems like the Ghana Card which has been rolled out nationwide. …

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Hyper-realistic Ghanaian pencil artist Polypencil draws timeless images

“The artist may be long gone from earth but when we stand before a piece of his art – be it building, writing, paintings, drawings, etc, we must be able to see the artist still breathing in it,” said Polypencil, a Ghanaian hyper-realistic artist. In an interview with TheAfricanDream.net Polypencil explained that “a great artist makes himself immortal by leaving …

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