Restitution: Open society standing up for African Cultural Heritage

In a bid to strengthen the efforts aimed at repatriating cultural objects looted from Africa, Open Society Foundations, non-governmental organization funded by George Soros, has launched a $15 million initiative. The four-year project will support African organizations and networks campaigning for the return of artifacts taken during the colonial era to its rightful home. Open Society Foundations are the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights. In addition, Open Society currently supports a vast array of projects in more than 120 countries,…

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Asante Monarch billed for Pillar of Peace Award

Preparations are in top gear at the Manhyia Palace, where the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, will be bestowed with the prestigious award of ‘Pillar of Peace’ during the upcoming African Premier Leadership Awards. His Royal Majesty, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has been chosen for the Pillar of Peace Award in recognition of his crucial role in the restoration of peace to Dagbon and his contribution to national development through diplomacy. The Award ceremony will mark the culmination of activities marking the 20th anniversary celebration of Otumfuo’s coronation as the…

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ORAMAH DECRIES AFRICA’S FRAGMENTED MARKETS

By Eric Enosesiase President of the African Export-Import Bank, (Afreximbank), Prof. Benedict Oramah, has expressed concern over the fragmentation of 55 markets on the African continent. Speaking at the on-going Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa, Prof Oramah, said until Africa forms a common platform for an economic and integrated continent, some countries will not survive. “All around the world continents are working together. Multilateralism is becoming a challenge and unless the continent comes together we cannot negotiate with bigger economies,” he said. Other international financiers who spoke at…

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FORUM SETS AGENDA FOR WOMEN EMPOWERMENT IN AFRICA

By Eric Enosesiase The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF), has since its inception made great strides in advancing the cause of woman in Africa, particularly as innovators and entrepreneurs. The 2019 edition of the AWIEF annual conference which was held in Cape Town, South Africa, under the theme, “Enhancing Impact: Digitalisation, Investment and Intra-African Trade”, lived up to its bidding as expected by its stakeholders and promoters. Moreover, far reaching resolutions were reached at the two-day event, attended by more than 60 African and global thought leaders across…

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MITSUBISHI FETES NOMINEES FOR 2019 FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA

 By Esanbor Enosesiase As preparations for the 2019 Future Awards Africa gathers momentum, Mitsubishi Nigeria, a heritage car brand has hosted a grand reception for this year’s nominees. The event which was held in Lagos was attended by an array of inspiring personalities and celebrities such as Banky W, Sola Sobowale, Timini Egbuson, Mimi Onalaja and Adebayo Williams, Kiki Mordi, Tunji Andrews and Khaffy of Big Brother Naija (BBN). The reception is a pre-event of the award show where nominees are presented with certificates of nomination, and an opportunity to network with their peers across…

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FROM LONDON TO AFRIFF: FUNMI IYANDA ‘WALKING WITH SHADOWS’

FUNMI IYANDA

By Esanbor Enosesiase After an impressive outing at the recently concluded BFI London Film Festival, ‘Walking with Shadows’, a movie produced by veteran talk-show host, Funmi Iyanda, is set to premiere at the African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) tomorrow. The film, which is produced in collaboration with The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs), is an adaptation of Jude Dibia’s book of the same title. It is centred around a man whose search for validation and love caused him to create a personality at variance with his true self and more acceptable…

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