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Meet South Africa’s new President Cyril Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa was officially elected as South Africa’s new President on 15 February 2018, following the resignation of Jacob Zuma. Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa was born on 17 November 1952 in Soweto, Johannesburg. A politician, former trade unionist and businessman, Ramaphosa has had a remarkable, but not controversy free career. Ramaphosa attended Tshilidzi Primary School and Sekano Ntoane High School, he …

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Ambassador Hector Posset of Benin invited to Embassy Chef Challenge

Hector Posset

Benin’s Ambassador to the United States (US) His Excellency Hector Posset in early February 2018 promised his embassy’s participation in the tenth-anniversary edition of the Embassy Chef Challenge (ECC) event to be held May 17, 2018, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, District of Columbia (DC). Ambassador Hector Posset made the promise during a meeting …

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How To Find And Pitch Yourself To A Sponsor

sponsor

Gaining a sponsor is similar to getting a job. It’s delicate and nuanced. What’s different about gaining a sponsor is how you pitch yourself to them. Here are five guidelines to getting a sponsor and four points to remember while pitching yourself to them. 1. Know your sponsor. Think of every potential sponsor as a potential business partner. You’re not …

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Praise Ethiopia for Religious and Cultural harmony

World Interfaith Harmony Week

Addis Abba – February 2, 2018 – Ethiopia has to share its longtime experience in religious and cultural harmony to the rest of the world, some participants of the World Interfaith Harmony Week observed. More that 75 delegates attended the World Interfaith Harmony Week marked for the first time outside the United Nations (UN) Headquarters. Some delegates told Ethiopian News …

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Loud Silence Media to organize RTI bill passage forum in Washington DC

As a new era of digital journalism and social media takes hold in Ghana. A forum will be organized in Washington DC, United States (US), by communications firm Loud Silence Media to discuss the benefits of the passage of the Right To Information (RTI) bill and its ensuing effects. Washington DC-based Ghanaian filmmaker and communication specialist Kevin Taylor who is …

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‘Health Outcomes in a Foreign Land’ authored by Dr. Bernard Kwabi-Addo targets Diaspora Africans

Dr. Bernard Kwabi-Addo

According to Dr. Bernard Kwabi-Addo and in his book, ‘Health Outcomes in a Foreign Land – A Role for Epigenomic and Environmental Interactions (Springer 2017)’, there has been a high incidence and mortality rates for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic liver disease, kidney disease and cancer among the African diaspora in Western European and North American countries. The picture is different when …

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Are the hands of Ghana tied over GITMO–duo Saga?

I hope the legs are not tied too. That would be double agony. First of all, may I please crave readers’ indulgence? I have a song on my lips and I just can’t write this piece until I drop it. Many Ghanaian primary school kids (yesterday and today) are familiar with this witty song: “A lion, a lion, a lion …

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78 Former U.S. Ambassadors Ask Trump to ‘Reassess His Views’ on Africa

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The White House on Tuesday night received a letter signed by 78 former ambassadors who represented the United States in 48 African nations. January 16, 2018 President Donald J. Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, As former U.S. Ambassadors to 48 African countries, we write to express our deep concern regarding reports …

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Immigration: Trump admin resumes accepting DACA renewals

Immigration

Jan. 13, 2018, Update: Due to a federal court order, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA.)  Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was …

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