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World Food Prize goes to African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina

Akinwumi Adesina

DES MOINES, IOWA — Akinwumi Adesina, the son of a Nigerian farm laborer who rose out of poverty to earn graduate degrees in agricultural economics and spent his career improving the availability of seed, fertilizer, and financing for African farmers is the winner of this year’s World Food Prize announced Monday. Akinwumi Adesina, president of African Development Bank, says the future …

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José Eduardo Agualusa of Angola wins International Dublin Literary Award

José Eduardo Agualusa

Angolan writer José Eduardo Agualusa won the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award worth €100,000 for his novel ‘A General Theory of Oblivion’. The Award receives its nominations from public libraries in cities around the globe and recognises both writers and translators. Agualusa beat nine other shortlisted titles from across the world, including Irish author Anne Enright’s The Green Road, to …

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Ambassador Girma Birru of Ethiopia focus of the Washington Diplomat Ambassador Insider Series

Ambassador Girma Birru

On June 27, The Washington Diplomat newspaper proudly features Girma Birru, Ethiopia’s ambassador to the United States, as the focus of their next Ambassador Insider Series. Join the Diplomat’s news editor, Larry Luxner, at the Embassy of Ethiopia as he and Ambassador Birru discuss his Ethiopia’s economic, political and regional challenges, as well as Africa’s enduring importance to U.S. foreign policy. …

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Oppong Clifford Benjamin Authors New Book Titled The Virgin Mother

Oppong Clifford Benjamin

The Virgin Mother is a 2017 collection of eleven short stories authored by Oppong Clifford Benjamin who also happens to be a poet originally from Ghana. Clifford in an interview with TheAfricanDream.net said most of the stories in his new book are fictional. “The book takes its title from one of the stories within” – The Virgin Mother – as the author explains, …

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Nomination Opens for 2017 100 Most Influential Young Africans

Influential Young Africans

Africa Youth Awards, the leading organization that honors young leaders and achievers across Africa has opened nominations for the 2017 edition of its annual ranking of the Most Influential Young Africans. The inaugural list which was released in 2016, had a massive reception from across the continent including the president of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, and other influential Africans. It also …

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Black-Owned Bitcoin Startup BitMari Makes History And Expands Territory To Zimbabwe

BitMari

As Digital Currency Values Skyrocket BitMari Becomes 1st to Partner with African Bank. WASHINGTON, DC June 7, 2017 — BitMari, the world’s leading Pan-African Bitcoin wallet provider, has partnered with Agricultural Bank of Zimbabwe to integrate Bitcoin and blockchain technology into their consumer offerings. This marks the first time an African commercial bank has agreed to work with a Bitcoin company. …

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Reputation Poll Announces 2017 Most Reputable People on Earth

Kofi Annan, Bill Gates, Patrick Awuah, announced among 2017 Most Reputable People on Earth according to Reputation Poll. South African research-based, global performance-management consulting company, Reputation Poll has announced its inaugural list of 100 Most Reputable People on Earth, a list of individuals across the globe who have amassed high reputation for themselves through the works they have been engaged …

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Mayor Peter Bossman of Piran in Slovenia on TheAfricanDream.net

Peter Bossman

Peter Bossman is a Ghanaian-born Slovenian medical doctor and politician. He is currently serving as mayor of Piran, a city and municipality in Slovenian Istria in south-western Slovenia. Peter is a member of the centre-left Social Democrats party that defeated the incumbent mayor at the time, Tomaž Gantar, in the October 2010 mayoral election to become Slovenia’s and Eastern Europe’s first …

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