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GAJ Media launches Afro Professionals Networking Mixer in Hartford, Connecticut

GAJ Media Group, Publishers of the Ghanaian American Journal, an online news magazine in Connecticut, launched its premier professional and business networking mixer, dubbed the “Afro-New Englander” Networking Mixer. The event attracted several professionals and business startups across New England and New York. Among the notable guests at the event, ...

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3 Ghanaians to receive Queen Elizabeth award

Three young Ghanaians are set to be awarded by Queen Elizabeth following their immense contributions to social development in Ghana. Derrick Omari, 22; Alimatu Bawah, 28; and Shadrack Osei Frimpong, 26; will join their colleagues from other Commonwealth countries to receive the Young Leaders Awards at the Buckingham Palace on ...

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‘Come to Africa,’ Nigerian star Davido urges as he lands BET award in LA

(CNN) Nigerian singer Davido has won Best International Act at this year’s BET awards. As he picked up his trophy, an excited Davido urged the audience to come to Africa and collaborate with African artists. “I’m telling you guys, y’all come to Africa, eat the food, wear the clothes.” the ...

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Kwesi Arthur Arrives in LA

Ghanaian Hip-hop artiste, Kwesi Arthur is currently in Los Angeles for the 2018 Black Entertainment Awards (BET Awards). Kwesi Arthur’s nomination took Ghanaians by surprise and has since triggered a massive campaign on social media with the hashtag #IPICKKWESIA18. In 2015, MzVee was nominated for BET Awards’ all new category, Best ...

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The future is African — and the United States is not prepared

Salih Booker is the executive director of the Center for International Policy. Ari Rickman is a research fellow at the Center. Beginning in 2035, the number of young people reaching working age in Africa will exceed that of the rest of the world combined, and will continue every year for ...

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Article: The NIA’s flawed conceptual approach to card issuance

Ghana’s constitution clearly stipulates who a citizen is. It is an objective standard not a subjective decision based on any individual’s discretion. Any attempt to grant an identification card which confers citizenship on any individual must therefore be based on tried and tested controls to ensure proper verification and validation ...

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Opinion: Why young Africans need to know their history

Chika Oduah is an award-winning Nigerian-American reporter, writer and photojournalist. Chika’s reporting goes beyond the headlines to explore culture, security, human rights and development in sub-Saharan Africa. She is passionate about helping Africans document their history and has launched a digital archive to preserve Biafran War Memories. Fifty-one years ago, ...

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Why Bozoma Saint John is leaving Uber for Endeavor A chat with Uber’s soon-to-be former chief brand officer

Earlier, news broke that Bozoma Saint John is leaving her position as chief brand officer at Uber to head over to Endeavor. At Endeavor, an entertainment industry behemoth, Saint John will serve as chief marketing officer, working across all of Endeavor’s portfolio companies, which includes William Morris Endeavor and IMG. ...

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People in Uganda now have to pay tax to use WhatsApp and other social media

The Ugandan government has imposed taxes on social media to raise money for the country and to avoid donor aid, a lawmaker told CNN. Ugandans will have to cough up 200 Ugandan shillings ($0.05) a day to use popular platforms like Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp. President Museveni, who has ruled ...

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