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10 Great Picture Books to Learn about Africa

When my kids studied Ghana in 2nd grade, one frustration for their teachers was that the kids had impression of Ghana as a rural environment. They didn’t really get to experience or understand that Ghana also has cities. I wasn’t able to find enough books on Ghana to make a book list, so I’ve included picture books set in The Gambia, Mauritania, …

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Enterprise Singapore on Growth Opportunities in Africa for Singapore firms

Enterprise Singapore

Singapore, Tuesday, 28 August 2018 — Enterprise Singapore has successfully facilitated close to 50 projects for Singapore companies in Africa in the last two years. 80% of these projects were undertaken by small and medium enterprises (SMEs). More local companies are turning towards Africa as the continent progressively opens up through digitalization, regional integration, and global trade, offering opportunities across …

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Zimbabwe election: Mnangagwa vows ‘brighter tomorrow’

Zimbabwe

Emmerson Mnangagwa has vowed a “brighter tomorrow” for Zimbabwe after being sworn-in as president August 26, 2018. He also announced an inquiry into the deaths of six people in clashes between the army and opposition supporters after the July vote. The violence was “unacceptable“, he said. The opposition MDC Alliance continues to reject the result despite a court ruling on Friday …

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Washington DC set on fire by Ghanaian Afropop maestro Kojo Antwi

Kojo Antwi

Kojo Antwi in performance – photo courtesy Crabeye Concepts Legendary Ghanaian musician Kojo Antwi took his 2018 tour of the United States (US) dubbed ‘The Maestro US Tour‘ to Washington, District of Columbia (DC), where he set the hearts of Ghanaian fans, African music lovers, and curious Americans on fire. Kojo Antwi, also nicknamed ‘The Maestro‘, dished out hit tracks …

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A Black Founder’s Manifesto…

Navigating a treacherous terrain without a compass Facebook tagged me in a memory recently of me on stage, pitching to 500 folks at Technori for my company 4 years ago. I was really left in a place of gratitude and humility looking at the pictures. Wow…I’ve been at this for quite some time. I’ve been an entrepreneur for 19 years, but this is …

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Joseph Kabila will not seek third term in Congo

Joseph Kabila

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila will not seek election for a third term, his spokesman announced Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Kabila instead nominated his interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary as his successor. The announcement reported in local media brought an end to speculation that Kabila would bypass the country’s two-term limit to stand in the December 23 elections. Democratic Republic …

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Calabash African Cuisine & Bar in Alexandria

In this unadorned room in a strip mall crammed with restaurants, there was pomp. Nkulenu’s Palm Drink, a sweet, almost grassy, saisonlike liquid, is presented with two calabash bowls (hollowed-out gourds). One of the owners, Kafui Attakpah, shakes the bottle and pours. Jollof rice, a West African staple. / Photo by Rey Lopez Before the entrees arrive, traditionally eaten by …

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Richard Commey stops Cruz to pave way for IBF World Campionship bout

IBF

Commey (in cap) with Nathan Pryce after the fight. Nathan is an uncle and a staunch supporter. Photo courtesy Oral Ofori. Ghanaian boxer Richard Commey edged himself closer to the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Lightweight world title when he knocked out Mexican Yardley Cruz in a world-title eliminator in the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum at Uniondale in New York (NY), …

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What you need to know about the 2018 landmark Zimbabwe election

Zimbabwe

Millions in Zimbabwe on July 30, 2018, went voting in the country’s first election since 1980 without former president Robert Mugabe on the ballot. Emmerson Mnangagwa, Mugabe’s former vice-president whose nickname is “the crocodile“, is now president and the ruling ZANU-PF party’s presidential candidate. Mnangagwa and Nelson Chamisa, head of the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance, are widely seen as the top challengers. Click for …

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Mothupi Kgopa 2018 book teaching young Africans early money management skills

Mothupi Kgopa

Best-selling South African author Mothupi Kgopa is out with a new book titled ‘African Wealth: Little Money Bird‘. The book’s objective is to assist parents to teach their children money management from an early age. Kgopa’s new book seeks to get parents on the continent to lead the new revolution of raising financially literate children. As recounted in the book: …

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