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Its time to ‘Wiki Loves Africa’ Again

For the first time, last year, a continental-wide photo contest kicked off. With over 6,000 pictures uploaded, the annual public photo contest was sure to a great start. Similar to Wiki Loves Monuments – which is primarily about sharing pictures of monuments around the world – Wiki Loves Africa is primarily for Africans on African soil, but open to all, with last …

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International launch of Ghana Music Week happens October 2015 in USA

Embassy of Ghana in Washington District of Columbia D.C. and Ghana Permanent Mission in New York on behalf of the Republic of Ghana in collaboration with the City of Mount Vernon in New York, and the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGHA) will host the International Media Launch of the Ghana Music Week 2016 event in the USA in October 2015. …

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Mormons in Virginia Gear Up for Annual Day To Serve

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (“Mormon” or “LDS”) are once again answering Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s invitation to join the vast annual “Day to Serve” event. A unique annual initiative that started as a one-day blitz of service efforts a few years ago, Day to Serve has expanded this year to an entire month …

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Rwanda to get world’s first DronePort from Foster + Partners

British architect Lord Foster has revealed plans to launch the world’s first Droneport project in Rwanda, Africa, to transport urgent supplies including medical aides and electronic equipments to remote areas in large scales. Architecture firm Foster + Partners is collaborating with technology company Afrotech and Lausanne-based University École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) on the project. The specialist drones are expected to …

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Pan-Africanism: The Legacy Of Kwame Nkrumah

During the struggle for independence, Ghana was the beacon of hope in Africa. Led by its most influential figure, Dr Kwame Nkrumah (then prime minister and later president), Ghana, then the Gold Coast, was the first to achieve independence in Africa on March 6, 1957. Exposure to politics and other influential figures, coupled with his profound knowledge on other alternatives …

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Contention over Anas Upcoming Judges Expose Documentary

On one hand, many Ghanaians are excited (although sad at heart) and can’t wait to watch an upcoming documentary from the secret investigator, Anas Aremeyaw Anas. After many secret investigation documentaries, such as one made about Ghana’s DVLA, Anas is once more coming out with another breathtaking investigation. Flip over the coin, and the story isn’t encouraging at all. The …

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Helping Wallingford and Ghana explore educational exchanges

Dear reader, I’d like to introduce you to my friend: her name is Julie Foss and she is the Assistant Principal of Wallingford Public Schools in the State of Connecticut (CT) USA. We crossed paths back in 2014 when I lived in CT and we had started work together on a program that seeks to explore the differences and similarities of …

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Pan Africanist Ikechi Uko shares thoughts on tourism

When Ikechi Uko travels across Africa, no doubt the red carpets are rolled out, the appointment calendars of ministers and tourism industry leaders cleared, and teams assembled to listen to his advice and guidance, him being one of the foremost Pan-Africanists of the continental tourism scene. It was no different during his flying visit to Rwanda over the past few days, …

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Watch this if you are visiting Africa for business or tourism

As the first female Finance Minister in Nigeria, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala attacks corruption to make the country more desirable for investment and jobs. As a managing director of the World Bank, she worked for change in all of Africa. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a director of the World Bank, was Nigeria’s Finance Minister and then briefly Foreign Affairs Minister from 2003 to 2006, the …

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Former leader of Chad Hissène Habré in human rights court

DAKAR, Senegal — They’re working on the hotel pool, which only reminds me of the mass atrocities we’re all here for. The trial of former Chadian president Hissène Habré on charges of crimes against humanity, torture and war crimes started Monday. Or, more accurately, “restarted,” because at the formal beginning of the trial in July, the accused caused a commotion, and …

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