Author: African Celebs

Chief Gaston Donnat Bappa: Founder of African Traditions Online Encyclopaedia (ATOE).

The rescue mission of the African culture starts in a small village in Cameroon. Chief Gaston Donnat Bappa was born here. He is an IT specialist with more than three decades of experience in different companies and institutions and is currently the General Coordinator of the ITSUD (Information Technologies for Sustainable Development), an NGO in Song-Mbengue in the rural area of Cameroon, and institution that fights the digital divide, in African rural areas notably. The 56-year-old is creating a site that he hopes will become the first port of call for African arts and crafts, food, laws, medicine, music, oral storytelling, religion, science, sport...

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Germany defender Jerome Boateng admits to having a few mixed feelings

Germany defender Jerome Boateng admits to having a few mixed feelings ahead of tonight’s FIFA World Cup clash with Ghana. However, it is not so much his position which is causing Boateng such heartache, but the fact he will be up against his brother Kevin-Prince Boateng and his father’s homeland. “My father tells me that games in Ghana are like bank holidays, and my family members from Germany say the same,” he said. “The whole family come together and have a good time. It’s very important for me to visit Ghana one day, and that makes it all the more...

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FIRST Ghanaian cyclist to compete at the Commonwealth Games

The 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow began yesterday, and while the international, multi-sport event will feature a number of athletes from the 71 nations who belong to the Commonwealth, there will be one new athlete holding the banner for Ghana: Jedidiah Amoako-Ackah. In fact Amoako-Ackah will be Ghana’s first track cyclist for the competition. He’s lived in Glasgow for the past 14 years. He’s Ghana’s first ever track cyclist. And he’s competing in the men’s sprint qualifying from 11am. Meet Jedidiah Amoako-Ackah, or ‘Jeddie’ for short. Wishing you all the Best! Be sure to tune in! Games: Amoako-Ackah finished 26th...

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