Day: August 8, 2019

African Chamber of Commerce and Tourism to Host Nevada/Africa Business Trade Summit & Cultural Exchange

LAS VEGAS, NV) African Chamber of Commerce and Tourism today announced the dates for its prestigious annual business trade summit and awards gala. The event will take place at the Conference Center of Las Vegas (CCLV) September 26-28, 2019. 6590 Bermuda Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119.

The three-day event aims to advance trade, investment, and commercial partnership between Nevada and Africa.

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African gospel music producers aim to break into Edmonton’s music scene

‘Sometimes in a world where maybe the favour is not in your lane you create your own favour’

By Thandiwe Konguavi · CBC News


A number of renowned African gospel music producers, who now call Edmonton home, are working non-stop to break African musicians into mainstream Christian radio stations. 

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Business Day of Trinidad and Tobago Editorial: The road to Africa

By Melanie Waithe

Given Trinidad and Tobago country’s rich and diverse relationship with the African continent, it’s surprising that there’s not more investment taking place between us.

For too long, Africa has been considered the Dark Continent, a colonial backwater plagued by disease, famine, war and economic strife. But now, it is emerging as one of the biggest opportunities for trade and investment in the world.

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5 Canadians honored at Igbo Day 2019 in Saskatchewan

On August 3, Nigerian-Canadians living in the prairie regions of Canada celebrated Igbo Day of Arts and Culture in style. Sponsored by the Igbo Cultural Association of Saskatchewan (ICAS), with support from the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS) and SaskTel, Igbo Day offered a blend of cultural and artistic displays, beautiful costumes and Nigerian cuisine.

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Africa Doesn’t Need More Development Aid, It Needs More Capitalism

By Rainer Zitelmann

In 1990, the UN made a commitment to reduce global poverty by 50% within 25 years. That this ambitious goal has been achieved is largely due to China’s success. Within the same period, the percentage of the population living below the poverty line decreased from 56.8% to 42.7% across the continent of Africa. However, with 20% of Africans living under the specter of starvation – a higher percentage than anywhere else in the world – there is still a long way to go.

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