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Keerapa Active: Empowering Athletes in Africa

ACCRA, Ghana,  August 2018,- Building on its already established track record of supporting Ghanaian footballers and relying on $50,000 that is now mostly secured for the project, Keerapa Active needs to match these funds with another $50,000 to offer Ghana’s aspiring football players who want to become professionals, the accessible and high-standard sports facility that they need to achieve this goal. Matching Preparation with Opportunity for Success through Sports Ghana is an African country where sports play an extremely important role in the society. Tennis, basketball, hockey, athletics, and football (or…

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Social selling: how to use social media networks to increase your sales

With the advent of social media, the method of sales has changed. People are no longer swayed by hard sales tactics but prefer a softer approach. How can you use social media to increase your sales? And what is social selling? Social selling is the precursor to closing a deal online. It is answering questions, offering valuable content, retweeting a potential customer or sharing their blog posts until the potential client is ready to buy. It is seen as nurturing a relationship between potential customers and your brand. It is…

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South Sudan’s Sosywood: Coming Soon to a Screen Near You?

At the entrance to a wooden shack in a quiet neighbourhood of South Sudan’s capital, Juba, a young man in ripped jeans and sunglasses stands gripping a golden pistol, his finger hovering over the trigger. “And action!” comes the call from a corner of the cabin, where Emmanuel Lobijo Josto, 22, is directing a movie about gang warfare, wiping off sweat in the 40-degree Celsius (104F) heat. In the world’s newest nation, suffering from a conflict between rival factions that erupted in 2013, young people volunteering as actors, producers and…

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Tawadrous: I Turned Negative Perception About Nigeria into Wealth

Today, a man, who was warned against coming to Nigeria as a result of the negative perception about the country in the foreign media, narrates how he ignored such warning and found himself in Nigeria where he turned fears into wealth. In discussing his Nigerian story, Michael Tawadrous, Chairman Executive Officer of Vava Furniture (a leading global furniture manufacturing company) re-echoes the importance of obeying ones’ instincts. By CHARLES KUMOLU Ordinary childhood: I was born and brought up in Upper Egypt. I had an ordinary childhood. But what was different about…

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How Egyptian Football Star, Mo Salah is changing the Face of Philanthropy in the Country

Egypt’s philanthropy arena is not limited to business moguls alone, as personalities from other fields have begun to make strides in that angle. Speaking of other fields, the Egyptian football star, Mohammed Salah recently made news having funded the construction of a sewage plant on a land he bought, to cater for the supply of clean water for residence of his hometown, Nagrig. Salah has undoubtedly wowed the hearts of many from across the continent following his commendable gesture to his villagers. In addition to the water supply, he also…

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Africa Business Radio launches new show to unpack Africa’s reputational challenges and opportunities.

  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 5 September 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-Talking to Africa is a new show on Africa Business Radio (ABR) that will be making its debut on Wednesday, 27th September. The show will broadcast on Wednesdays at 3pm with repeats on Thursdays and Mondays at 9am SAT. The objective of Talking to Africa is to discuss the narrative of Africa: what it currently is, who shapes it, how it impacts the continent’s development and what can be done to ensure Africans own their own storytelling tools and platforms. Following…

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Nigeria’s Enelamah Elected Vice Chairperson, Africa, WTO Ministerial Conference

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 31, 2017/ — Enelamah Elected Vice Chairperson, Africa, WTO Ministerial Conference: Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, has been elected the Vice-Chairperson representing Africa, for the 11th World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference Nigeria’s election was decided at the meeting of the WTO General Council on July 26th. The General Council acts on behalf of the Ministerial Conference on all WTO affairs. It meets as the Dispute Settlement and Trade Policy Review Body to oversee procedures for settling disputes between members and to analyse…

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Chiney Ogwumike joins ESPN to co-host SportsCenter across Africa

Connecticut Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike has joined ESPN as the co-host of the African edition of SportsCenter. Ogwumike, the 2014 WNBA Rookie of the Year, will join co-host Phil Murphy on the show that will be broadcast across 19 sub-Saharan countries. “I am thrilled to be joining ESPN to host this unique edition of SportsCenter dedicated to sports fans across Africa,” said Ogwumike. “This is a wonderful opportunity to combine who I am and what I am passionate about. As a Nigerian-American professional women’s basketball player, and now SportsCenter co-host,…

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7 ways that women are oppressed without knowing it

I will live but that is all that I will do for patriarchy, is my conscientious feminist motto. It is not always an easy task for women, however, because society constantly tries to diminish feminist consciousness by encouraging women to redefine rather than, remove, oppression. For instance, rather than embolden legal action against rape, women are encouraged to alter their behaviour to avoid being raped. This is an example of the more obvious ways in which male supremacy oppresses women. However, some of the ways that it operates are not as easily perceived. Here are seven examples.…

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Former Rwanda Captain, Olivier Karekezi says Football is Helping Heal Genocide Wounds

Football transcends barriers and borders. It’s the sport everyone understands regardless of their tribe or race. Former Rwanda captain, Olivier Karekezi, has admitted that football has helped heal wounds in Rwanda in the wake of the Genocide against Tutsis 23-years ago. The unfortunate incident remains the darkest period in the history of the landlocked country after thousands of lives were lost, but football which remains the most popular sport has served one of the major tools to heal wounds and unite the country. Karekezi has said that football has been…

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