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Mutombo da Poet hangs out with #TheAfricanDream

On Tuesday October 1 2013, #TheAfricanDream had the chance to hangout with Mutombo da Poet of Ghana. Mutombo is a prolific spoken word poet who released his first album; Photosentences in April 2012 under the record label Pidgen Music in Ghana. During the 12 minutes and 34 seconds hangout with Mutombo, we got to talk about what he has been up to …

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Young poet eulogizes Professor Kofi Awoonor

This piece is inspired by Clifford Oppong Benjamin in memory of his mentor and great Ghanaian poet and statesman–Professor Kofi Awoonor–who was shot to death in a Kenya mall by the group Alshabab during their siege of a Nairobi mall in a terrorist attack in September of 2013. Read a detailed account of Professor Awoonor’s death as blogged about by Kwame …

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Ernest Sagoe talks music and soccer

By Oral Ofori Photo courtesy of FIFA #TheAfricanDream recently had the opportunity of talking to Ernest Sagoe, a young musician and soccer fanatic who hails from Elmina in the Central Region of Ghana. Ernest who is affectionately called Ernie moved to the capital city of Ghana in Accra after graduating high school. It was while in Accra that he decided to …

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Floyd Mayweather defeats ‘Canelo’ Alvarez

Photo by CBSSports: Mayweather Jr. left Alvarez right A true super-fight in the world of boxing between American Floyd ‘Money‘ Mayweather Jr. and Saul ‘Canelo‘ Alvarez ended with a majority decision win for Mayweather in what has been called the highest grossing Pay Per View bout ever. The bout was promoted by Oscar Delahoya’s Golden Boy Promotions. The historic fight …

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#TheAfricanDream needs your help!

  #TheAfricanDream recently produced videos of interviews we had with Susan M. Libatique; an Engineer of the Connecticut Department of Transportation and another with the co-Founder of BAWA Health Initiative; Blaise Dondji, an assistant professor of biology at Central Washington University who is originally from Cameroon in west Africa. Both videos were broadcasted on WPAA-TV in Wallingford Connecticut and shared widely online. We can …

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US Embassy in Ghana praises and respects Ghana for her peace

Ambassador Gene A. Cretz, Photo: US-Dept of State The Embassy of the United States Of America in Accra Ghana recently revealed to our blog here at #TheAfricanDream that as a result of a highly tensed atmosphere, it sent a message out to its citizens living in Ghana as part of an obligation to ensure that they are aware of the pending supreme court ruling …

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First Gathering of Wikipedians in Jo’burg

Sandister Tei–Plan WikiGH Executive Executives of Planning Wikimedia Ghana have endorsed the formation of Wiki Indaba, a proposed project to organize a three day gathering of African wikimedians in South Africa from February 21-23, 2014. The objective of this gathering will be finding ways to increasing free knowledge about Africa on wikipedia and facilitate co-operation amongst African wikimedia chapters. Pioneering members of the forming …

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One Night in Vegas poised to raise bar for African movies

A new era has been born for the Africa movie industry by Koby Maxwell’s KM Productions. The multi-talented artist from Ghana says he is taking the movie industry of the continent to new heights with his new production—’One night in Vegas’—to be world premiered at the National Navy Museum in Washington DC on September 13, 2013. There will be a 5pm screening …

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‘The Emperor’ Ray Narh suffers 3rd ever defeat.

By Oral Ofori Photo: Oral Ofori– Ray chats with boxing analyst George Hanson Jr. On August 2, 2013, Ghanaian boxer Sugar Ray ‘The Emperor’ Narh lost to ‘The New’ Ray Robinson at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark Delaware in his attempt to annex the vacant US Boxing Association (USBA) Welterweight belt. ‘The New’ Ray Robinson faced his toughest opponent in …

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