Tag: African business owners in America

Egyptian Coffee Shop in New York stakes claim to being first hookah lounge in America

Sip coffee and talk politics at this landmark cafe in Astoria’s Little Egypt, a contender for the title of America’s first hookah bar. 

By REINA GATTUSO

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Omega1: Ghanaian couple open African fashion house in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

By Kristin Palpini

PITTSFIELD — Bright Abbey has been an entrepreneur all his life. He has owned a restaurant and a medical equipment shipping firm. Those were in Ghana, though. Omega1 African Fashion on North Street is his first business venture in America.

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Wutiko, Pace University, to host Opportunities in Africa conference in New York during United Nations General Assembly

New York — Wutiko in association with Pace University Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems organizes Opportunities in Africa #NYC19 on September 27th at Pace University’s Manhattan campus.

This event will feature companies and organizations from Africa with highlights on three main countries where Wutiko has regular offices (Mauritius, Nigeria and Senegal).

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Inaugural Congolese Diaspora Impact Summit to take place in NYC Sept. 21

Congolese and Congolese-Americans living in America want to change the narrative around the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). They’ve launched the inaugural Congolese Diaspora Impact Summit (CDIS), which will take place in New York City on September 21st; in the midst of the United Nations General Assembly.

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Washington braces up for Mega Forum on Making African Trade Easy – Q&A with Angelle Kwemo on Mate 2019

By Ajong Mbapndah L

Trade, the African Continental Free Trade Area, Prosper Africa initiative, business networks and more will be in focus during the upcoming Making African Trade Easy Forum organized by Believe in Africa Foundation. Considering that this is the 5th anniversary of Believe in Africa, we decided to do something different, says Founder and CEO Angelle Kwemo in a preview of the forum with Pan African Visions.

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Forget Popeyes: this Ethiopian restaurant has the best chicken sandwich in Washington D.C.

By Hannah Natanson

People had been losing their minds for days over the Popeyes chicken sandwich when someone threw out a suggestion for locals in D.C.: “Popeyes is cool and all,” the woman tweeted. “If you live in the DMV area you should check out the Roaming Rooster.

It’s a family business owned by an Ethiopian immigrant who “has always been kind,” tweeted the woman, whose account gives her name as “La Hara” and says she is a musician.

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South African introduces Taste of Soweto as part of food festival in Colorado Springs

By Nick Puckett

A south African chef is hoping to introduce his Kalahari chicken wings, from his A Taste of Soweto restuarant to visitors of the Annual A Taste of Colorado Food Festival in Colorado Springs. Mpho MaPoulo wants to introduce the taste of his home country to Americans with his start-up food business A Taste of Soweto. MaPoulo and his wife, Ocean, hope to have their own food truck at the festival come October.

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Directory for Businesses of African Diaspora to be Launched

A directory for businesses and non-profit organisations (NGOs) has been developed for the African diaspora to promote economic and social relations for shared benefits.

Dubbed, International Black Book (IBB) and scheduled to be launched in 2020, it aims to converge with Africa’s efforts to meet the economic and cultural needs of the continent by connecting businesses, agencies and people throughout the African diaspora.

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Diplomats, Business Executives expected at USAfrica Business Expo During the 74th General Assembly in New York

On September 20, the eve of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Her Excellency Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao – African Union Ambassador to the U.S.A., will lead other diplomats, and business leaders to the USAfrica Business Expo — a B2B trade show, conference & networking event aimed at helping African businesses expand into international markets.

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Verve Global Card Launches 1st International Transaction In New York

Verve, a leading payments technology and card business in Africa, and Discover Global Network, the payments brand of Discover, today held an event to launch the Verve Global Card. Cardholders will now have the ability to use their Verve Global Cards on the Discover Global Network which provides acceptance in more than 190 countries and territories. This will expand Verve’s existing suite of tailored payment products and solutions for its customers.

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This Maverick is advancing Africa through Tech

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji is an exceptional man. At 28, he has founded a slew of start-ups that have raised several millions of dollars and had immense social and economic impact in Africa. His role in founding Andela is well known just as his role in the birth of flutterwave. He has now started a family office in San Francisco to invest in other start-ups, and of course, his operational scope will include Africa. This report tells more about his early days as an entrepreneur.

By Peace Hyde

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Winning the East and West African Markets In the United States and Abroad

Bringing Africa Into the Fold

We talk about the United Kingdom. We talk about Canada. We talk about Singapore, Sweden, Australia, and Germany. In fact, when it comes to international expansion, there’s a buzz in just about every corner of the globe, but we rarely discuss the exciting progress taking place in several countries that make up the African continent. 

Even within the United States, companies looking to expand their target audience don’t often consider the growing African immigrant population right here at home. Traditionally, the entire African continent and the African diaspora have been largely left out of these conversations, but that’s all about to change. It’s high time we bring the youngest (and the oldest) continent, along with its people, into the fold. 

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Brooklyn Naija: Business and Entrepreneurship

Through education, entrepreneurship and a willingness to hustle, Nigerians find different creative avenues for earning

by Victoria Ifatusin


From retail to real estate; from architecture to acting, Nigerians seem to have a knack for turning their talents into money-earning ventures.

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WEST AFRICA FINDS AN UNLIKELY HOME IN SILICON VALLEY

By Jackie Abramian

There’s an influx of top West African government officials in Silicon Valley.

And it’s due to the efforts of one woman, Denise Ajayi Williams, President and Co-Founder of the Silicon Valley – Nigerian Economic Development Inc. (SV-NED).

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Meet Godshelter Oluwalogbon who Sells Jollof Rice Outside the Nigerian Consulate in New York

By Nina Roberts

Parked in front of Manhattan’s Nigerian consulate, during a blizzard or heat wave, is the intrepid Divine Flavored Food Truck selling home-cooked Nigerian food. Customers line up at the window to order jollof rice with goat, gizzdodo (chicken gizzard with plantain cooked in fresh thyme and curry), or a pureed red bean called moimoi, among other traditional Nigerian dishes.

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