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Slavery ships’ abominable conditions

In the early days of slavery, Britain and other European countries sent slave ships to West Africa to kidnap Africans and sell them to Americans. The first slaves were brought to the USA in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619 to aid in production of crops such as tobacco. Over the years, millions of free West Africans were taken against their will …

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Black History Month Celebration with Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington DC and the Mayor’s Office on African Affairs (MOAA) will hold an event in connection to the Black History Month celebration themed “Conversations, Community & ConneXions” in Washington DC. The event will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2016,Washington , from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities located on 200 …

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Africa tourism growth projected by the UN

Africa tourism arrivals are expected to grow by between two percent and five percent in 2016 because the African continent has a lot to offer as a tourist destination. This was made known by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai said after seven editions with progressive increases in terms of both participants and projects, Tourism Investment …

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Africa HR Conference Slated for Accra Ghana

Accra; the capital city of Ghana, gets ready to host the fifth annual Africa HR (Human Resource) Leaders conference under the theme “Evolve, Execute, Add Value” from March 30 to April 1, 2016. This conference is expected to be attended by over 100 delegates from both the private and public sector in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and many other African …

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Catherine Phiri of Zambia wins women boxing world championship

President Edgar Lungu of Zambia has congratulated Catherine Phiri for winning the new commonwealth and African Bantam weight champion title of the women World Boxing Council (WBC). This is according to a congratulatory message released on President Lungu’s official facebook page. The President has also praised the Oriental Quarries for consistently supporting the sport through Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotions. Zambia’s …

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Laurent Gbagbo in historic Hague trial

Laurent Gbagbo, former Ivorian president on January 28, 2016 pleaded not guilty to four charges of crimes against ­humanity as his trial opened five years after post-­election violence ravaged his nation. Mr Gbagbo becomes the first former head of state to stand in the dock at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, in a case that will test the tribunal’s …

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Mzuzu University fire leaves irreplaceable loss

In a press-release-message to the Africa-l mailing list, on behalf of the Malawi Library Association (MALA), Nhlapo, Lindi shares Mzuzu University loss: “Malawi Library Association (MALA) has learnt with great shock and disbelief about the fire incident which occurred at Mzuzu University Library on Friday 18th December, 2015 in which over 45 000 books, journals, and related resources as well as equipment, furniture …

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Wiyaala speaks of new video, Rocky Dawuni and acting

Wiyaala

Noella Wiyaala, the mlti-talented and multi-award winning Ghanaian singer, songwriter and actress recently granted TheAfricanDream.net an exclusive interview in which she talked about her new music-video, what inspired it and her recent venturings into the world of movie acting. The new video titled ‘Leno’ which means ‘This Place’ was directed by Charlotte Appleton for Djimba World Production and is to be released …

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Charlotte Appleton on making videos for Wiyaala

Charlotte Appleton

Noella Wiyaala finished work on a new music video for her song ‘Leno‘ which means ‘this Place‘. TheAfricanDream.net in a bid to find out more about this video caught up with Charlotte Appleton, the maker behind the Leno video and she tells us what it is like to work with Wiyaala. Charlotte Appleton has directed five videos for Wiyaala so far with …

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Koby Maxwell to celebrate Ghana independence in American Diaspora

Ghana actor Chris Attoh to host Koby Maxwell event The west African nation of Ghana will turn 59 on March 2016 and as part of celebrations, Koby Maxwell, a Ghanaian entertainer and artist based in the USA will be hosting his annual Ghana independence celebrations ball to commemorate the event. Koby Maxwell begun the independence celebrations for Ghanaians living in …

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