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International Food, an example of African entrepreneurship in the USA

By Oral Ofori A typical trading scene at an African market Desmond Johnson, an African entrepreneur hailing from the West African country of Sierra Leone strongly believes in staying focused on one’s dream, he believes having a strong sense of dedication enables success in whatever human endeavor we find ourselves in. It is on the backdrop of this mentality that …

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Nigerian numismatist Adetunji Omotola and his love for Africa’s currencies

Adetunji Omotola

So TheAfricanDream.net out of curiosity recently got curious about our favorite numismatist Adetunji Omotola and his interest in Africa’s over 53 currencies, especially when the Nigerian made us aware that as of January 1, 2013, the Zambian Kwacha (ZMW) was the strongest currency on the continent. In our quest to find out more about Africa’s currencies from our amateur numismatist …

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I want to naturally help awaken the minds of our people — Yahoshua Williams

This is the third and final installment in my series of conversations conducted with African-Americans who moved from the United States (US) to establish new lives in Ghana and along the journey became citizens of Ghana. I had this last chat with Yahoshua Williams. To read my first publication with Tahira Mohammed and the second one with Masao Meroe click …

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US-trained Pharmacist facelifts pharmaceutical service provision in Kumasi

Dr. Nyame-Mireku (inset) and the entrance to his new pharmacy

A former, Assistant Director of Pharmacy and Director of the Residency Program of the Pharmacy Department at the Virginia Hospital Center in the United States (US), Dr. Nyame-Mireku returned to Ghana in a bid to give a face-lift to the provision of quality and affordable pharmaceutical services in Kumasi — the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Dr. Nyame-Mireku (inset) and the …

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Fiber optics innovator Dr Mensah of Ghana meets Chinese billionaire Jack Ma

Dr. Mensah an Internet Pioneer and Fiber Optics Innovator met with Chinese business magnate Jack Ma in Accra, Ghana at the first Netpreneur Prize Awards. Chinese billionaire Jack Ma initiated the Netpreneur Prize through his philanthropic organization — the Jack Ma Foundation — and four African partners with the purpose to award US$1 million annually for the next decade in …

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GISPA holds maiden Ghana Internet Conference

The Ghana Internet Service Providers Association (GISPA) has held the maiden edition of the Ghana Internet Conference. GISPA is the umbrella body of all internet services providers in Ghana. Dr. Mensah in dark blue suit with Dr. Quaynor to his left The conference, held at the Kofi Annan Center of Excellence in ICT on Thursday, October 17, 2019, in Accra, …

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Tunisians elect a law professor as new president

Tunisian voters have elected a retired law professor, Kais Saied as their new president after Sunday’s presidential run-off poll. Saied is set to become Tunisia’s next president after securing over 70 percent of votes in the run-off election. Read Also: Government committed to digitizing the Ghanaian economy — Samira Bawumia He beat his only challenger in the election, media mogul Nabil …

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AMDIE / WINVESTNET Host 1st U.S. Africa Investment Meeting (AIM) Roadshow in Washington, DC

The African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry, H.E. Albert Muchanga has stated that the July 7 launch of the historic African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has created an exceptionally large market that offers enhanced opportunities for joint ventures with foreign companies looking for reliable partners in Africa. He encouraged investors to therefore move in, now that the market …

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Cashew is the new cocoa for farmers in Ghana

Cocoa is known as the main cash crop in Ghana – but cashews will soon surpass cocoa exports, Samuel Gyasi told me during my 6-month Kiva fellowship in Ghana. Samuel works for Advans Ghana, Kiva’s Field Partner in the region. The organization provides microfinancing to micro, small and medium-sized businesses with an emphasis on agriculture.I spent the first 2 months of my …

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Olympian Akwasi Frimpong helps Nigeria discover its next Winter Olympians

LAGOS, NIGERIA — Olympian Akwasi Frimpong was in Lagos, Nigeria to help both the Bobsled & Skeleton Federation and the National Olympic Committee there with their first bobsled and skeleton coach’s clinic that was also attended by potential athletes. Akwasi Frimpong of Ghana (left) and Seun Adegun of Nigeria proudly represented Africa as Skeleton Atheletes at the 2018 Winter Olympics …

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