Month: December 2019

IBRAHIMA & ABDOULAYE BARR: The Guinean brothers who invented a new alphabet for the Fulanis

How a new alphabet is helping an ancient people write its own future

by Deborah Bach | Microsoft

When they were 10 and 14, brothers Abdoulaye and Ibrahima Barry set out to invent an alphabet for their native language, Fulfulde, which had been spoken by millions of people for centuries but never had its own writing system. While their friends were out playing in the neighborhood, Ibrahima, the older brother, and Abdoulaye would shut themselves in their room in the family’s house in Nzérékoré, Guinea, close their eyes and draw shapes on paper.

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1000-Year-Old West African Ginger Drink Gets New Life in Harlem

At Ginjan Café, founders Mohammed and Rahim Diallo aim to paint a more complete picture of Africa.

By Vonnie Williams

1000-Year-Old West African Ginger Drink Gets New Life in HarlemAt Ginjan Café, founders Mohammed and Rahim Diallo aim to paint a more complete picture of Africa.

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Ghana Association of Pittsburgh honor Mayor of Pittsburgh, Bill Peduto & Allegheny County Executive, Rich Fitzgerald

By Ebenezer Anangfio 

The Ghana Association of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has recognized and honoured the Mayor of Pittsburgh, Bill Peduto and the Allegheny County Executive, Rich Fitzgerald for their selfless dedication to diversity and inclusiveness to immigrants and minority communities in the Pittsburgh area.

The ceremony took place during the Association’s Annual Dinner Dance and Fundraising held on Saturday, December 21, 2019, in Monroeville, a suburb of Pennsylvania.

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