Tag: African Union in America

Livingstone endorses HBCU Africa Homecoming

Livingstone College was the only historically black college in North Carolina represented at the HBCU Africa Homecoming Initiative media launch June 10 in Washington. Kimberly Harrington, assistant director of public relations, endorsed the initiative on behalf of Livingstone President Jimmy R. Jenkins Sr.

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African Union Trade Commissioner to Receive Champion of Trade Award in Chicago

Following the entry into force of the newly created African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), the African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry, Amb. Albert M. Muchanga, is set to receive the Champion of Trade Award at the 2nd edition of the Trade with Africa Business Summit schedule to take place August 1st & 2nd in Chicago.

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The Future of Africa’s diaspora is in Africa

By Akinyi Ochieng and Gregory Thwaites

With over 30 million Africans living outside of their home countries, migration will play a big role in shaping Africa’s future. While the vibrant and growing diaspora communities in countries such as the United States, United Kingdom and France are gaining in visibility, it is communities of Africans within Africa that will have the most transformative impact on the region’s future.

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Inaugural Grand African Run Announced in Washington

By Stacy M. Brown

The late South African Leader Nelson Mandela famously noted that sport has the power to change the world, inspire, and unite in a way that little else does.

“It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope, where once there was only despair,” Mandela said during a speech in 2000 in Monaco, France.

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Delaware State U. working with African Union to connect African Americans to Africa  

By Ryanne Persinger

Delaware State University has partnered with the African Peer Review Mechanism to help bridge the gap between Africa and its “Sixth Region” — people of African heritage who live outside the continent.

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African Union Ambassador to the U.S. speaks in Pittsburgh

By Diane I. Daniels

Staying in line with their vision to have a well-informed, empowered and united African community in Southwestern Pennsylvania, the United States and the African continent, the Union of African Communities in Southwestern PA hosted a conversation with Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, African Union Ambassador to the U.S., at the Department of Human Services Building, Downtown.

The theme of the 2018 event was, “African Union A to Z: A Conversation with the African Diaspora.”

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