Tag Archives: Inclusion

Oradian and new West African partner TAB Finance join forces to boost financial inclusion

TAB Finance, a new microfinance bank licensed by the Central Bank of the Republic of Guinea, joins Oradian’s (www.Oradian.com) global community of visionary financial institutions. With this strategic partnership, Oradian is expanding its presence in West Africa. TAB Finance is now enabled to boost financial inclusion in remote, hard-to-reach communities through Oradian’s toolset.

Microfinance institutions in frontier markets across West Africa are leapfrogging legacy systems and deciding to implement solutions that provide world-class best practices. Digitalisation is increasingly important because it offers fintech providers such as mobile money apps the capacity to integrate with core banking systems. With its cloud-based…

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Goal 50: Which absent African is most deserving of inclusion?

Many of the continent’s big names missed out on Goal’s celebration of the world’s greatest players.


As is often the case with sporting lists celebrating the best or worst in a particular field, it’s often the names who haven’t been included who generate as much discussion as those who have.

African players have consistently been represented in the Goal 50, and this year is no different, with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Kalidou Koulibaly all making the cut.

These inclusions won’t prompt too much disagreement; Salah is coming off the back of a sublime maiden season with Liverpool, while Mane has been unfortunate to have been in the Egyptian’s shadow at Anfield after enjoying an excellent campaign himself.

Koulibaly has also continued to bolster…

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Kentucky communities, historic sites, focus on diversity and inclusion – The Advocate-Messenger


Guest columnist

Civil Rights activist Marcus Garvey once said, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

Were Garvey alive today, he would likely commend the efforts of several Kentucky communities that are allowing those roots to flourish.

From Russellville to Lexington and points beyond, our communities are telling more diverse stories about our past, even when that history is difficult.

Civil War enthusiasts know Russellville as the site where secessionist Kentuckians established a provisional state government that supported the Confederacy. Although Kentucky’s rebel governors never held any power, their efforts, in terms of the Bluegrass State’s Civil War story, put Russellville on the…

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Rainbow PUSH Coalition and African American Contractors to Picket Construction Site, Demand Inclusion and Fairness …



Monday, September 17, 2018


Rainbow PUSH Coalition and African American Contractors to Picket Construction Site, Demand Inclusion and Fairness in Hiring


CHICAGO – A forest of construction cranes soar into the skyline around downtown Chicago but few if any African Americans are employed at the dozens of job sites.


To protest and highlight this inequality, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition (RPC) and the African American Contractor’s Association (AACA) will picket one of the sites


Tuesday, September 18

Noon to 2 PM

14th Street and Wabash Avenue

Chicago, IL


“We’re picketing the Clark Construction site because it does not reflect the citizens who pay taxes in this community,” said Omar Shareef, founder and president of AACA and RPC’s national…

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Letter: ICJ education campaign in Belize: Funding and inclusion

Dear Sir:

Amid the news of none other than the British government’s announcement of its donation of BZ$1.3 million toward the ICJ referendum campaign, the Belize Progressive Party (BPP) registers it most staunch complaint, due to the fact the bi-partisan government of Belize “education campaign” has hitherto proven a complete and utter farce.

On several occasions, the BPP has raised its concern with the one-sided manner in which the campaign; is being conducted. Accordingly, we have publicly requested the inclusion of those who support a “NO” vote on the referendum, in order to ensure Belizeans are fully aware of the entire length, breadth and underlying consequences that accompany the upcoming poll.

Instead of being given deference, the bi-partisan PUDP-led…

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Black Business Alliance calls for inclusion in city-supported projects | Richmond Free Press

A. Hugo “Al” Bowers Sr. is leading a fresh charge to ensure that black-owned businesses gain a significant share of work on construction projects that the city pays for or infuses with taxpayer support.

The president and chief executive of the 180-member Black Business Alliance of Virginia he founded several years ago, Mr. Bowers is revving up the effort as Mayor Levar M. Stoney and his staff prepare to promote a $1.3 billion development that would bring a new coliseum, hotel and 2,800 apartments to Downtown.

The Free Press reported last week on the development plans spearheaded by Thomas F. “Tom” Farrell, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Dominion Energy, but which have not included a single mention of African-American inclusion.

“We want to make sure we…

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