Day: March 28, 2019

Kenyans abroad give electoral body 30 days to register them as voters

By Ruth Mbula

Kenyans in the diaspora have given the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) 30 days to register them as voters.

For over a decade now, they have agitated for their right to vote but with little success.

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Kenyan, Nigerian among women leading businesses in Chapel Hill and Durham

By Sophia Wilhelm

Women are starting 1,821 businesses in the U.S. every day. As of 2018, women entrepreneurs have increased by 114 percent in the last 20 years, totaling about 40 percent of businesses overall.

To celebrate Women’s History Month, below are stories of four influential women entrepreneurs in the Chapel Hill and Durham communities. The include Kenyan and Nigerian women.

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Celebrating Africa Culture at Eastern Kentucky University

By Samantha Tamplin

Traditional African dancers, drummers, poets and a panel of speakers performed at Eastern Kentucky University’s Africa Today event on March 22.

The event was hosted by the African Student Association (ASA) and was held in the O’Donnell auditorium in Whitlock.

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Okorafor, Kahiu to work on movie based on U.S. author Octavia Butler’s book

African women are making serious waves in Hollywood, and we are here for it…
By Melody Chironda

Award-winning U.S. actress Viola Davis is set to produce an adaptation of Octavia Butler’s science fiction novel, Wild Seed, which the script is set to be written by Nigerian-American author Nnedi Okorafor and Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu.

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University of Georgia freshman starts business selling unique African products

  • Ramatulai Jagne, a first-generation college student from metro Atlanta, started Ramla Apparel, during her first year at UGA.
  • She saw a gap in the marketplace and dove in headfirst.
By Sara Freeland

Most University of Georgia students spend the first semester of their freshman yearadjusting to campus and studying for exams.

But after Ramatulai Jagne finished her homework, she worked on launching her business, Ramla Apparel.

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Morocco: A New Star In Africa

Could any Arab, African and Muslim-majority country become a developed country without vast natural resources? There is at least one country that is trying hard to achieve this goal.
By Veeramalla Anjaiah


Morocco, a rising star in Africa, is like a European country where all of its trains, trams, buses, flights and ferries run on time. Morocco, apparently, has many mysteries. Few people realize that it has been rapidly emerging as a new powerhouse in Africa.

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Moroccan American Network to Host Business Forum on ‘Morocco Day’ in DC

By Carolina McCabe 

The Moroccan American Network will host its fourth Business Forum – CEO Summit at the Willard InterContinental Hotel, in Washington, D.C. The summit will focus on small business opportunities between the US and Africa. The day of the event corresponds with “Morocco Day,” celebrated March 29.

In 2018, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser proclaimed March 29 as “Morocco Day” following a formal resolution by the D.C. Council.

“Morocco Day is an opportunity to explore economic, cultural, and educational exchange opportunities that are mutually beneficial for the Kingdom of Morocco and the United States of America,” according to Antoine Battle, CEO of Diplomatic Communications.

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