Personality

Pogba Steps Up To Lead New UEFA Anti-Discrimination Campaign

UEFA

MONTE CARLO, August 24, 2017 – UEFA has expanded its nine-year-old anti-racism campaign to embrace a wide-ranging agenda across the diversity sphere. The upgrade, entitled #EqualGame, may be the most ambitious version created and promoted by any international sports federation and – by coincidence – catches one of the most high-profile of social concerns far beyond Europe itself. Aleksander Ceferin, …

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Tribute: Kate Bannerman-Lartey 1949-2017

Kate Bannerman Lartey

Kate Bannerman-Lartey of blessed memory is the mother of Oral Ofori, Founder of #TheAfricanDreamLLC. Below is a brief bio of her and a tribute put together by her children and loved ones. Mr. Ofori read the tribute at her funeral service in Ghana held August 5, 2017, at the Mount Calvary Cross Ministry Church of Odorkor, Accra. She was interred at …

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Alibaba founder Jack Ma – Asia’s richest man – set to visit East Africa

Jack Ma

Monday July 17, 2017 — Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Chinese internet giant Alibaba Group is set to visit East Africa next week. Jack Ma, currently ranked as Asia’s riches man with a fortune valued to amount to nearly $30 billion will visit Kenya and Rwanda to share entrepreneurial insights with the region’s youth. The 52-year-old will …

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Renowned Scientist Dr. Thomas Mensah Proposes 21st Century Infrastructure Modernization Plan In Form Of High-Speed Rail System For Ghana

Dr. Thomas Mensah, one of the speakers at the very successful 2017 Ghana Diaspora Homecoming Summit (DHS) held from July 5-8., 2017 at the Accra International Conference Center has called on Ghana to develop a High-speed Rail System (HRS) to link two of the nation’s important port cities; Accra and Takoradi in the South, to Tamale passing through Kumasi. President …

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World Food Prize goes to African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina

Akinwumi Adesina

DES MOINES, IOWA — Akinwumi Adesina, the son of a Nigerian farm laborer who rose out of poverty to earn graduate degrees in agricultural economics and spent his career improving the availability of seed, fertilizer, and financing for African farmers is the winner of this year’s World Food Prize announced Monday. Akinwumi Adesina, president of African Development Bank, says the future …

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José Eduardo Agualusa of Angola wins International Dublin Literary Award

José Eduardo Agualusa

Angolan writer José Eduardo Agualusa won the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award worth €100,000 for his novel ‘A General Theory of Oblivion’. The Award receives its nominations from public libraries in cities around the globe and recognises both writers and translators. Agualusa beat nine other shortlisted titles from across the world, including Irish author Anne Enright’s The Green Road, to …

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Oppong Clifford Benjamin Authors New Book Titled The Virgin Mother

Oppong Clifford Benjamin

The Virgin Mother is a 2017 collection of eleven short stories authored by Oppong Clifford Benjamin who also happens to be a poet originally from Ghana. Clifford in an interview with TheAfricanDream.net said most of the stories in his new book are fictional. “The book takes its title from one of the stories within” – The Virgin Mother – as the author explains, …

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A Connecticut Yankee in the courts of King Peggy of Otuam

Virginia Viglione of Connecticut USA finally got to meet Ghana’s Lady king Peggy of the Central Regional township of Otuam at the Ghana embassy in Washington DC in the month of May 2017. Virginia has now crossed one item off her bucket list. The Connecticut native who was in the Washington DC area to visit her family there requested her son-in-law, who is …

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Samuel Ajibola ‘Spiff’ Releases Episode 2 of Comedy Skit ‘Dele Issues’

Samuel Ajibola

Samuel Ajibola ‘Spiff’ released the second episode to his comedy skit series titled ‘One Customer Bank’ on March 24, 2017 just 2 weeks on the heels of the debut episode. The show is called ‘Dele Issues’, which is a Nigerian slang of the phrase ‘daily issues’ and also the name of the show’s protagonist, Dele. TheAfricanDream.net ​discovered that ​the skit …

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Nonprofit Cosmetic Surgery For Breast Cancer Survivors In West Africa

Cosmetic surgery

The Center For Cosmetic Surgery Ghana (CCSG) was set up in 2006 as a for-profit entity in Ghana by Dr. Kwasi A. Debra and his associates. Based on needs seen by Dr. Debra from patients that need cosmetic surgery treatment devoid of vanity, he has seriously been considering the establishment of a West Africa Nonprofit Cosmetic Surgery Unit for breast cancer …

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