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African-American Heritage Society to host first “Black Coffee” networking event on Oct. 24


Banking In A Cashless Society Will Require African Solutions For African Problems


By Nnamdi Oranye

African economies are well positioned to benefit from rapidly accelerating technological change if they can harness the current open landscape for innovation.

East Africa is already a global leader in mobile payments, while mobile money accounts in sub-Saharan Africa are on an upward charge. Apart from being able to leapfrog the limitations and costs of physical infrastructure, the continent stands to benefit from having the youngest, tech-savvy workforce in the world in the next decade.

Africa’s working age population is expected to grow by 450 million people by 2035, according to the World Bank and the continent is projected to have the largest working population of 1.1 billion by 2034, notes the World Economic Forum on Africa. Recent GSMA data shows that mobile money…

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The Rockefeller Foundation and EPIC-Africa launch the first African Civil Society Organization (CSO) Excellence Awa…


The Awards highlight the importance of organizational capacity for civil society organizations to achieve program impact. Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are awarded for excellence across eight (8) major elements of organizational capacity. Applications for the African CSO Excellence Awards are now open

EPIC-Africa (www.EPIC-Africa.org), with the support of The Rockefeller Foundation (https://www.RockefellerFoundation.org/) has today launched the call for applications for the first African CSO Excellence Awards (http://Awards.EPIC-Africa.org/). The Awards highlight the importance of organizational capacity to achieve program impact, and…

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African American Heritage Society of Rutherford Co. hosts Flame Awards at MTSU


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Barbados Agriculture Society calls on government to stop importing chicken wings


raw chicken wings isolated on white background

The Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) has called on the government to stop importing chicken wings.

Chief Executive Officer James Paul, a former legislator, made the call claiming a glut is in the offing.

Paul was speaking on the sidelines of a meeting on Saturday with  regional trade ministers.

He noted that due to the increase  in wing imports  local chicken farmers are suffering financially as supermarket shelves stock more imported poultry than locally produced parts.

“What we are finding is that [wings are] being imported in such quantities that it is having a negative impact on the amount of chicken that is being sold locally. We made a survey of a number of supermarkets and what we are finding is that space that…

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Augusta African-American Historical Society to hold presentations – News – The Augusta Chronicle


The Augusta African-American Historical Society Inc. will launch a series of historical presentations on black Augustans who have made outstanding contributions locally and throughout the world.

Bobby Donaldson, professor of history at the University of South Carolina, will speak at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at Paine College’s HEAL Complex with a reception to follow. The event is free and open to the public.

The goal is to develop interest in local black history and working with the historical society.

One of the society’s accomplishments is the 22 monuments along Laney Walker Boulevard that feature many of the persons who will be highlighted in the…

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