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Dodoma branded great among 5 African wines

Dodoma has recently received great publicity as CNN included the sole Tanzanian brand among 5 African wines making a splash. Tanzania’s Dodoma region produces three wines —red, dry white and “natural sweet.”Cheers to...

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USAID- funded Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders program

The Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) . Launched in 2014, the program brings 500 young leaders aged 25-35 to the United States each year for academic coursework and leadership training.Upon completion of the Fellows’ U.S.- based programming, IREX will support and coordinate a range of interconnected Africa- based networking and professional development activities under the USAID- funded Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders program. Find out more here. It is anticipated that IREX will select implementing partners in the following locations: Accra, Ghana Dakar, Senegal Maputo, Mozambique Nairobi, Kenya Pretoria or Johannesburg, South Africa Deadline: May 30,...

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Congrats! Asamoah Gyan has been nominated for the Arabian Gulf League Foreign Player of the Year

Ghanaian striker Asamoah Gyan is the favourite to win this season’s Arabian Gulf League Foreign Player of the Year. The ten-man shortlist includes 3 other Africans, Senegalese Makhete Diop (Al Dhafra),  Simon Feindouno of Guinea Al and Jazira’s Abdelaziz Barrada who hails from Morocco. Gyan’s incredible scoring form makes him the overwhelming favourite to win the coveted...

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Aliko Dangote President of Dangote Group, made the 2014 “100 Most Influential People”

Aliko Dangote President of Dangote Group, made the 2014 “100 Most Influential People”  list as well and Bill Gates shared why he made the list as a Titan. “Aliko is Africa’s richest man, and his business activities drive economic growth across the continent. That’s impressive, but I know him best as a leader constantly in search of ways to bridge the gap between private business and public health. It’s for that reason he helped create the Nigeria Private Sector Health Alliance. And it’s for that reason he is an advocate for agricultural research and malaria...

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Regina Agyare: Founder of Soronko Solutions -“Tech Needs Girls”

Meet Regina Agyare, the CEO of Soronko Solutions a software development company in Accra. Soronko Solutions provides unique technology innovations that help make African businesses far more efficient, and also creates innovative programs to improve the lives of children. Soronko Solutions also develops affordable technology solutions across different channels, for web, mobile, point of sale devices, and ATMs. Agyare started an initiative called “Tech Needs Girls,” teaching computer skills to girls living in poor areas. Her story is inspiring to many who feel discouraged by both people and challenges. In fact, these types of African success stories prove that there is indeed a light at the end of the tunnel. Watch the inspiring on CNN...

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