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26 May THOUGHT LEADERS, STORYTELLERS & GRIOTS

Professor Gilbert Rochon, Co-Chair of the Higher Education Initiative of the New York-based African Renaissance and Diaspora Network and Bebe Oyegun-Adeoye, business consultant at Talent Talks Africa, share their stories of the week. Prof Rochon focused on forced migration from Africa, during the slave trade to North and South America …

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FOR GREENER AFRICA, ARDN GETS ALERT

May 11 (Niger, Niamey) – An official delegation of the Network of the African Renaissance and the Diaspora (ARDN) carried out a mission from 07 to 10 May as part of the preparations for the parallel conference of the African Union (AU) to mobilize young people, the private sector, the …

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Dr. Djibril Diallo Honours Les Payne at 2018 NABJ Convention

Dr. Djibril Diallo, President and CEO of ARDN and Ms. Sarah Glover, President of NABJ New-York, 2 August 2018: Dr. Djibril Diallo, President and CEO of the African Renaissance and Diaspora Network (ARDN) will be addressing the annual Convention of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) in Detroit, Michigan …

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On Day Six, Leading a Country Through Crisis

BANGUL — The day began with a lengthy working meeting meeting with Daedalus Ceesay, permanent secretary at the Ministry of Youth and Sport. Mr. Ceesay’s deputies also joined us to discuss youth policy and the #SDGs. We later paid a courtesy call on Henry Gomez, Minister of Youth and Sport. …

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UN, Education and Media Dominate Day Five

BANGUL — The #Ardn2018 delegation started the day with a series of meetings with United Nations officials in Gambia. Resident Coordinator Ade Mamonyane Lekoetje, who also serves as UNDP’s Resident Representative, and other UN officials briefed the delegation on their work amplifying the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. We went in …

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On Day Four, A Gambian Welcome

BANJUL, Gambia —After four days in Dakar, the #ARDN2018 delegation arrived in Gambia where members were welcomed by an enthusiastic crowd of young leaders representing Rojalnu Gambia. The delegation was interviewed by Tenneng Gitteh with GRTS and other media. Also meeting the delegation were representatives of the United Nations.

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Media Partnerships take Center Stage on Day Four

DAKAR — The #ARDN2018 delegation and Senegalese journalists concluded an insightful discussion on Senegalese journalism and coverage of Black Americans and Africa. The delegation also discussed how the media groups that are part of the study tour could collaborate with the Senegalese media organizations. The partner groups on the tour …

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Senegal’s Connections to the World Focus of Day Three

DAKAR — On the third day of the West African study tour, delegatiom members met with a number of Senegalese and international officials, including representatives of the United Nations,  former Senegal Prime Minister Aminata Touré, Amadou Niang of Millennium Promise and George Hodgson, British ambassador to Senegal. The topics discussed ranged from …

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