African Nations at Odds Over Fate of Ivory Trade

October 5, 2016 Lauren M. Poteat 0

After protesters decided to set fire to roughly 105 tons of elephant ivory and 1.35 tons of rhinoceros horns in Nairobi National Park in Kenya, leaders in more than 30 African countries responded, including Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who issued a call to ban all international trade on ivory and rhino horns. [read more…]

Hundreds Commit to African Unity at Convention

November 24, 2015 Sam P. K. Collins 0

After the events of this past weekend, a future in which descendants of enslaved Africans can join their brothers and sisters across the Atlantic Ocean in developing the Motherland seems more like a reality than a pipe dream. More than 600 Pan-Africanists from across the country and around the world recently converged on the nation’s capital and neighboring Baltimore for four days of fellowship, planning, dancing and reflection during the 2015 Global African Stakeholders Diaspora Convention.
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D.C. Officials Favor Accepting Syrian Refugees

November 24, 2015 Stacy Brown 0

Despite the House easily passing a bill that would suspend the program allowing Syrian and Iraqi refugees into America until key security agencies certify that they don’t pose a security risk, District area lawmakers and officials said they’d still welcome those from the war-torn terrorist hotbeds. “I feel strongly that we should be welcoming refugees from all over the world, as is our country’s proud heritage,” said D.C. At-large Councilman David Grosso, an independent.
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African Media Speaker: Journalism is ‘Good Barometer of Society’

The 7th annual African Media Leaders Forum, which brought together media industry professionals to discuss how digital technology and other relevant strategies are transforming Africa’s media landscape, ended Friday in Johannesburg, having included a two-day training workshop on “Resilience Reporting,” exhibitions, and the much-awaited “Zimeo Gala Awards Night.” [read more…]

Ghanaian Embassy Hosts Launch of Music Week

October 19, 2015 WI Webstaff 0

​The Embassy of Ghana in D.C. hosted Friday the North American press launch of the 2016 Ghana Music Week Festival. The annual event celebrates Ghanaian music and aims to create awareness for and about the genre and musicians while promoting the nation’s tourism and culture.
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