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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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Life of Rocky Dawuni attracts biopic by British filmmaker Patey-Colton

PHOTO: Bali Commercial Photography Ghanaian Afro Roots singer/songwriter and renowned social activist, Rocky Dawuni, has just completed the second leg of his 2013 tour of Europe, which included searing performances at the massive Summerjam Festival in Cologne Germany, the prestigious Montreau Jazz Festival in Switzerland and the new Weedbeat Festival in Hannover, Germany. Earlier in June, Dawuni was invited to appear …

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Gyedu Blay-Ambolley on Simigwado and highlife history

Cover of the new album Gyedu-Blay Ambolley is one of the most original musicians to come out of Ghana, he is noted for being a pioneering highlife musician, songwriter, producer, composer and the inventor of the ‘Simigwa‘ genre. I recently had the opportunity of speaking with the ‘Simigwa‘ inventor about his association with highlife music from Ghana which emerged in the …

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Ghana’s Black Satellites receives morale booster for 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup

Ghana’s youth football team, the Black Satellites, have received a psychological boost to overcome their challenges at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup currently taking place in Turkey. The 38th edition of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana Awards crowned several athletes and other illustrious personalities of the Ghanaian sporting arena on June 29, 2013. One particular announcement, however, received huge applauds from …

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