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US visa system failure creates a 700,000 applications pile up

100 computer experts race to fix a biometric hardware failure that has taken the US visa and passport system down for two weeks. The US immigration department has been unable to issue over 700,000 visas to travellers from around the world for the past two weeks due to a computer hardware issue that still has not been fixed. The US …

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Barack Obama to become first sitting American President to visit Ethiopia

U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Ethiopia next month, becoming the first sitting American leader to visit the African country and the headquarters of the African Union. The White House said the visit to Addis Ababa will come after a previously announced trip to Kenya. While in Ethiopia, Obama will meet with government officials and hold talks separately with …

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Policy in Africa is all about stability and cooperation

The UAE conducts a “nodal” foreign policy in parts of the Mena region and Africa, meaning it groups countries for political, economic and security purposes. This modus operandi has been evident in the past week as Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Foreign Minister, visited Somalia, Kenya, and Uganda. That these countries are looked upon as areas of interest is significant. Kenya and …

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Telecom Firm Huawei of China to Lead Ghana’s Efforts for ICT Modernization

China’s telecom giant Huawei will lead the support to the efforts of the government of Ghana to modernize the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and make full use of its benefits to the country, the Xinhua News Agency reported. According to the report, the ICT firm will lead the country’s efforts to construct a new state-of-the-art facility and …

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First Space Dialogue hosted by South Africa

Building partnerships that benefit the country and the African continent were top of the agenda at the first “Space meets Industry” Business Breakfast hosted by the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) at the CSIR Convention Center on Wednesday. Over 80 delegates attended the event including various industry leaders, local scientists, government officials and decision makers from National Treasury, Department …

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Liberian in USA praises Obama Ebola response, another mobilizes aid from Texas

Al Smith Al Smith, a former federal contractor with the US Department of Justice and a Liberian immigrant has commended US President Barack Obama for the efforts made towards curbing the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia and other affected west African countries. The US based Security Consultant, who has also worked for the US Department of Defense …

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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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Dr. Dre visits Rocky Dawuni’s Afro Funke’

By Oral Ofori Rocky Dawuni & Dr. Dre In mid January of 2013, famed hip hop superstar Dr. Dre hanged out with Ghanaian reggae sensation Rocky Dawuni at Afro Funke’ in Santa Monica, California. The visit which happened on January 17th of this year was the hip hop superstar’s first visit to Afro Funke’.  Afro Funke’ is the longest running African inspired event …

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