6th March 1957, marks an important day in West African history.  Ghana’s independence was the spark that ignited an entire ‘inferno’ of liberation movements throughout Africa.  The 6th of March marks Ghana’s Independence Day and this year (2017) the Republic of Ghana celebrates its 60th anniversary! While we know that 6th March is not a national holiday in the UK, the Young Africa Centre, intend to match the joyous sentiments of the Ghanaian people by choosing Saturday 11th of March 2017 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of independence.   
Sunday, 22 January 2017 15:14

IZELIA: Fashion brand to watch in 2017

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  I love fashion and I am particularly excited when one of my very own is making headlines with her brand, Izelia. 
Thursday, 12 January 2017 07:37

The Africa Centre Seeks for New Trustees

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ANNOUNCEMENT: The new Africa Centre has an ambitious vision for future. It is built around five pillars of activity and three buildings in Southwark where the rejuvenated centre will host cultural, social, intellectual, entrepreneurial & innovation and education activities. 
Friday, 16 December 2016 14:50

The Africa Centre Jingle & Mingle

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On Thursday 15th December, The Africa Centre held  an event to celebrate its new location in Southwark and the holiday season. The event was a Christmas special that included a cocktail reception, an African pop-up store that showcased emerging and established talents from Africa and the UK-African Diaspora and fan Afrobeat DJ.
Sunday, 04 December 2016 16:05

Showcasing African Food

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On Tuesday 29th Nov, Pop up Africa and Start-ups for Africa held  an event that explored how social and digital media has contributed to the growing interest in African Food.  The event was a panel and foodpreneur showcase; an ideas sharing and networking event, bringing together African foodies and anyone with a general interest in African Food.
Are unpaid internships exploitation of young people or does it provide them with a foot on the career ladder?
What is the difference between a businessman and an entrepreneur? originally appeared on Quora: the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.  Answer by Peter Lynch, VP at a private equity firm, on Quora:
 Why History? The question “Why does history matter?” is often asked. To arrive at an answer, one would need to understand when history actually began. Ask historians and various answers are offered depending on who you talk to, but the answer to this question should be: Now. History begins now, at this very moment. What happened a second ago is already history. History is the huge succession of events that created us. Think of it, if you like, in the same way as you do a family tree, tracing back to your two parents, four grandparents, and so on. I…
Monday, 05 October 2015 00:00

How Leadership Enhances brand Africa

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When I think about the African leaders we have and compare the state of our African nations pre and post independence, I find myself asking the question: "Of what value is the hard won independence that African nations commemorate on a yearly basis?   African leaders are becoming increasingly democratic and are making significant progress in liberalising the political environment. They are more accountable to their citizens, and showing more respect for human rights and civil liberties. Whilst good governance is gaining ground in Africa, it's happening at a snail’s pace and the bad eggs still linger.  Last week, Nigerian President…
Monday, 21 September 2015 00:00

Significance of Independence Day

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  On 21st September 1909, Kwame Nkrumah was born. He is the founding father of Ghana and the man who led Ghana to independence from Britain in 1957. As Mali & Guinea celebrate their Independence Day this week, I would like to pose this question: "What is the significance of Independence Day to us in current times?" For me, as a person who only spent a couple of my formative years in my motherland, Ghana’s Independence Day was a time for celebrations with friends and family with lots of singing and dancing. Educational and government institutions were the most visible…
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 00:00

How Art & Culture Enhances Brand Africa

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How Art and Culture Enhances Brand Africa Over the past weekend, I was fortunate to go to the Southbank Centre, London and attend a number of events as part of Africa Utopia.  The Festival was back for a third year celebrating arts and culture from Africa.   Art and Culture This year’s festival featured some of the greatest artists from the African diaspora across music, dance, literature, fashion and the visual arts. Highlights include: Photo credit: afropean.com Photo credit: BBC Senegal’s mighty Orchestra Baobab returned their first London show in three years; A one-off gig from one of West Africa’s…
Saturday, 22 August 2015 00:00

“Back to School” with Purpose this September

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Photo credit: Blue Square Thing / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA As memories of summer fun fade and life starts to get very busy, I have noticed that most of us are no longer just working 9 to 5pm. Rather, we are juggling various roles (full-time or part-time) and so essentially, we’re running our own business – the business of building our very own personal brand. I have come to understand I am my own biggest advocate and that the key to creating a powerful personal brand is not the job or career, but the goal that I pursue. I have…
Saturday, 22 August 2015 00:00

For The Love of Africa

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Over the past couple of weeks, there has been expressions of outrage and condemnation in the media and social media over an American hunter’s killing of a well lion called Cecil in Zimbabwe. Reactions over the killing have ranged from revulsion toward the trophy hunting and the obvious need to protect human life. I have been asking myself, what is it about this story that has caused such a reaction? As one Zimbabwean New York Times reader commented, “A stray lion in human settlements is an obvious danger. It deserves to be shot on sight,” Afro wrote from Zimbabwe. “But…
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