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AFRICA/CARIBBEAN NOW: Zimbabwe Urges Expats to Return Home, Rebuild Country

The new dispensation in Harare needs the buy-in and investment of millions of Zimbabweans who left the country and settled elsewhere, particularly the multitudes resident in neighboring South Africa, if the vision of turning around the Zimbabwean economy is to be realized, Zimbabwe consul general Henry Mukonoweshuro told expatriates in Johannesburg Saturday night. [read more…]

Jesse L. Holland (right), author of the book "Black Panther: Who Is the Black Panther?", presents singer Akon (center) with a copy of the book as Arikana Chihombori-Quao, African Union Ambassador to the U.S., poses with them for a photograph at the Africa House in northwest D.C. (Shevry Lassiter/The Washington Informer)

DC Africa House Launches Town Hall Series

Spearheading a movement centered around the reunification of the continent and the need for integration among people of African descent, the African Union DC Mission launched on Monday, March 5 its “Africa Talks” town hall series, featuring Arikana Chihombori-Quao, African Union Ambassador to the U.S., international recording artist Akon and author Jesse J. Holland, who wrote an accompanying novel for the blockbuster “Black Panther” film. [read more…]