Month: March 2020

Mathew Knowles, Father of Beyoncé And Solange, Invests in African Music Streaming Startup MEPLAYLIST

BY MURRAY STASSEN |MUSIC BUSINESS WORLDWIDE

Mathew Knowles, the father (and former manager) of artists Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, has made an undisclosed investment in Nigeria-based music startup, MePlaylist. MePlaylist is a music streaming platform founded by Olakunle Oladehin in 2017.

The service is available across Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe, as well as the UK and North America.

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America-based Ghanaian awarded MBL Emerging Entrepreneur Award

Cornerlis Kweku Affre| myjoyonline

An Ghanaian has been awarded this year’s Emerging Entrepreneur Award by the Metropolitan Business League in Richmond, Virginia.

Bismark Agbemble was given the award for hard work in developing three signature products in the area of Education, Entertainment and E-Commerce to solve problems through innovation, efficiency, and ease of use through their WebRTC platform.

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Coronavirus epidemic: Kenya Vows to Block Medical Professionals from Moving to the US for Work

By John Wanjohi |Mwakilishi.com

The Kenyan government has vowed to block Kenyan medical practitioners from moving to the United States amid the Corona virus epidemic. This comes a day after the US government, through the Department of State, Consular Affairs urged foreign medical professionals willing to work in the US to seek visa appointments with their embassies.

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Morocco’s Ambassador to Canada: Moroccan Community’s Safety is Priority

By Safaa Kasraoui |Moroccan World News

Morocco’s ambassador to Canada, Souriya Otmani, issued a solidarity message to the country’s Moroccan community. In a video posted on the Moroccan Embassy in Canada’s official Facebook page, Otmani warned expatriates, also known as MREs, about the danger of the pandemic and its rapid proliferation across the world.

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America lures medical professionals to U.S. fight coronavirus

By PMnews

The United States is luring medical professionals all over the world to come to help fight COVID-19 pandemic. A country that had hitherto shut its doors against migrants has now rolled out the red carpet to welcome them.

In a Twitter post , the State Department put out an invitation to medical professionals all over the world, and that will include, we guess, professionals from countries the Trump administration has banned.

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African Immigrants Are Being Deported At High Rates

by Ann Brown| Moguldom

Under the Trump administration, African and other Black immigrants have been deported at higher rates than other immigrants, and no one is paying much attention. In 2015, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deported 1,293 African immigrants, according to data from the Department of Homeland Security. Since the 2016 election, raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Black immigrant communities has revved up. That number has since gone up.

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Forget Berkshire Hathaway: This South-African Investment Company Has the Ideal Coronavirus Portfolio

By Billy Duberstein  The Motley Fool |NASDAQ

U.S. investors may not be familiar with Prosus (OTC: PROSY), one of the largest and newest European tech stocks. Prosus is a new company formed last September when South African media and investment firm Naspers (OTC: NPSNY) spun off its global internet investments from its core South African media and e-commerce operations into a stand-alone company.

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Congolese refugee launches American art career with help from Refugee Assistance Partners of N.J.

By Brenna Holland | For NJ Advance Media

When Muyambo Marcel Chishimba was referred to the Refugee Assistance Partners of New Jersey (RAP), he expected to be helped in his effort to navigate the government, housing and school systems in his new home of Elizabeth. What Chishimba did not expect was that RAP would be the organization to help jump start his career as an artist in the United States.

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Egyptian-American doctor helps to develop new COVID-19 test kit

By Al-Masry Al-Youm

Johns Hopkins University announced earlier in March that it had made a breakthrough that would allow testing 1,000 people for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) per day, reducing pressure on laboratories and allowing governments to better isolate those infected with the respiratory illness and control its spread.

Two specialists in microbiology developed the new test, one of them is Karen Carroll and the other is Egyptian-American Dr. Heba Mostafa.

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Kenyan-born artist appeals for support in tattoo magazine competition

By Kirsten Kanja |SDC.co.ke

Wakenya Clewis, a Kenyan-born art enthusiast has appealed for support in her bid to become the next cover girl for Ink Magazine, a lifestyle magazine covering tattoo culture. According to the ‘Kenyan Hippie’, getting on the magazine’s cover would achieve more than just showcasing her art.

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