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Ambolley Attends “Odunde” and receives citation in Philadelphia USA

The festival features au­then­t­ic crafts, goods, and food from the Afric­an di­a­spora. “Odunde” is Yor­uba for “Happy New Year,”. The annual event hon­ors tra­di­tions from the Ni­geri­an cul­ture, in­clud­ing a noon pro­ces­sion to the Schuylkill River in the city of Pennsylvania located in the state of Philadelphia to give of­fer­ings to Oshun, the God­dess of the River. “To me “Odunde” …

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Ivory Coast Tourism Sector Uncertain After Attack

Ivory Coast native Olivier Koffi puts his head in his hands as he contemplates his future selling jewelry on Grand-Bassam beach where a gruesome attack by extremists killed 19. “I’m afraid I won’t be able to make money anymore,” said the father of two young children. “Everyone is now scared, they’ve seen it on TV. They won’t come.” His eyes …

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Mariatu Kargbo; Black-Chinese from Sierra Leone

Mariatu Kargbo, is a 5 feet 8 inches tall mixed-race woman from Sierra Leone and now a singer based in China. People there have given her the nickname Luminous Black Pearl Maria. In China, luminous pearl is regarded as a symbol of nobility and happiness and is often used as a metaphor for beautiful and loving young ladies. In 2009, …

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Wiyaala speaks of new video, Rocky Dawuni and acting

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Noella Wiyaala, the mlti-talented and multi-award winning Ghanaian singer, songwriter and actress recently granted TheAfricanDream.net an exclusive interview in which she talked about her new music-video, what inspired it and her recent venturings into the world of movie acting. The new video titled ‘Leno’ which means ‘This Place’ was directed by Charlotte Appleton for Djimba World Production and is to be released …

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FarmConnecta wins 2015 Orange AMEA Developers Challenge

Orange presented the 2015 Orange AMEA Developers Challenge prize to FarmConnecta on December 15, 2015 during the Cairo ICT event. FarmConnecta, a Botswana-based start-up that has developed an information sharing and billing system designed for the agricultural community, received a prize valued at 10,000 euros. The 2015 Orange AMEA Developers Challenge was launched in August in France and 11 other countries in …

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Women Entrepreneurs Around World gather in Atlanta for First Global Institute

The Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts launched the Global Women’s Entrepreneurship Institute (GWEI) in Atlanta, Georgia from November 1-4, 2015. The four-day event was birthed from the highly successful Africa Atlanta 2014, a citywide yearlong series of events highlighting Atlanta as the nexus for reinventing the cultural and economic bonds among Africa, Europe, and the Americas. This …

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American quits government job for Peace Corps and Ghana

Sheri Badger chose Ghana over Pierce County. After more than two decades working in government, she quit her job  for the Peace Corps in September 2015. Badger was coordinator of the Tacoma-Pierce County DUI Task Force and public information officer for the Human Services Department before becoming the county’s Emergency Management spokeswoman nine years ago. She started as a backup, …

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Silver Rain Gets Three Nods in AMAA 2015

List of nominees for the 2015 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) was announced at a star studded event that took place during the last quarter of June 2015 in Los Angeles, California in the USA. The movie Silver Rain by Juliet Yaa Asantewaa Asante, the Ghanaian writer-producer-director, philanthropist and women rights advocate was nominated in 3 categories. The AMAA categories …

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First Lady of Ghana Lourdina Mahama gives commencement at Fordham University

Fordham University – They took the campus by storm, arriving alongside Hurricane Irene in 2011, and they left it amid thunder in 2015. Nevertheless, the bouts of rain couldn’t dampen the graduates’ spirits at Fordham University’s 170th Commencement, held May 16 at the Rose Hill campus. A crowd of nearly 20,000—students, their families and friends, and the Fordham faculty, staff, …

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Mariatu Kargbo and the story of Global Health College

On the 8th of April in 2015, the Mayor of the City of Alexandria; Bill Euille, and Councilwoman Del Pepper performed a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 6101 Stevenson Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia that formally opened the new campus of Global Health College (GHC) in the state of Virginia in the United States of America (USA). According to the school, “the …

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