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Bishop Adonteng Boateng leads faith-based community to recognize Fairfax Police

Captain Michael F. Grinnan, Commander of Franconia District Police Station of the Fairfax County Police Department, in Virginia (VA), United States (US), and Bishop Kofi Adonteng Boateng of Divine Word International Ministries (DWIM), have jointly confirmed the holding of the ‘Faithful Servants Awards‘ (FSA) ceremony on September 2018 to recognize the Fairfax Police. The event will honor the work and …

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Africa – the new frontier for international trade

These are uncertain times for businesses, both in Africa and outside of Africa, looking to establish or grow their international trade. With global trade treaties being torn up, a growing threat of tariff wars with the US and the uncertainty of Brexit, business leaders are looking to developing markets to expend their businesses. One region which is often overlooked for …

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An Insight into the 2018 Upcoming Smart Cities Global Summit

Between 27 and 28th June 2018, Algerian capital Algiers will be privileged to host the Smart Cities Global Technology & Investment Summit 2018. The summit will be organized to assess the global Smart City partnership opportunities and growth strategies with the primary focus on the Global Growth and Africa markets. The event will have the presence of Blue Mena Group, …

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Are you an IT professional, well here are 20 jobs to be ambitious about

4M ‘well-paying’ IT jobs over the next decade will require practitioners certified in IoT, converged infrastructure, cloud and more, IDC/Cisco study says. What should your next role in IT be? Maybe a security management expert? Or a change management guru? “Factors such as the proliferation of network-connected devices, adoption of cloud services and exponential rise in security threats are affecting …

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First home-designed cube satellite by Kenya launched into space


Kenya joins the list of African nations with space ambitions launching its home-designed satellite on May 11, 2018. The cube satellite will be launched from the Japanese module of the International Space Station. It was brought there by a SpaceX rocket during an April re-supply mission. The cube satellite will be utilized in various sectors including weather forecasting, food security …

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Allan Monga of Zambia eligible for US poetry contest


PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A high school student in Maine who fled his native Zambia can compete in a U.S. government-funded poetry contest, a federal judge ruled Friday, April 20, 2018. The National Endowment for the Arts had blocked the 11th-grader’s participation, saying he doesn’t meet their U.S. citizenship rules. Allan Monga, a 19-year-old junior at Deering High School, won …

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Ghana votes to host U.S. military; opposition boycotts vote

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ACCRA (Reuters) – Ghana’s parliament on Friday night ratified a deal granting “unimpeded” access to the United States to deploy troops and military equipment in the West African nation in a vote boycotted by the opposition, legislators said. The Ghana-U.S. Military Cooperation agreement requires Ghana to provide unimpeded access to agreed facilities and areas to U.S. forces, their contractors and …

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“Do Not Ignore Africa” – President Akufo-Addo Appeals at US National Governors Association meeting

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The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has urged Governors of the United States of America not to ignore Africa, stating his belief that “this can be Africa’s century”, during his 2018 historic address of the National Governors Association meeting in Washington DC. According to President Akufo-Addo, growth in Africa, in 2015 was second only to that of Asia, adding …

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Are the hands of Ghana tied over GITMO–duo Saga?

I hope the legs are not tied too. That would be double agony. First of all, may I please crave readers’ indulgence? I have a song on my lips and I just can’t write this piece until I drop it. Many Ghanaian primary school kids (yesterday and today) are familiar with this witty song: “A lion, a lion, a lion …

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78 Former U.S. Ambassadors Ask Trump to ‘Reassess His Views’ on Africa


The White House on Tuesday night received a letter signed by 78 former ambassadors who represented the United States in 48 African nations. January 16, 2018 President Donald J. Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, As former U.S. Ambassadors to 48 African countries, we write to express our deep concern regarding reports …

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