Go Africa® Ginjan® Berry Martini or Go Africa® GingerBerry Martini (new)

Try this new Drink!

Ingredients: 

Teisseire French Syrup all natural Raspberry Syrup

Premium vodka

Ginjan® Premium brand organic ginger juice

Directions:

In a Collins glass, add a ¼ ounce Teisseire French Syrup all natural Raspberry Syrup; fill with ice and add 2 ounces of premium vodka and 4 ounces of Ginjan® brand ginger juice. Shake well and strain into a martini glass.  Enjoy!

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JEAN DICKOW, 78, never wanted the latest whiz-bang technology. But her gadget-friendly daughter, who lives in Norway, was worried that Ms. Dickow would fall in her apartment and no one would know.

So Ms. Dickow was persuaded to put on an Apple Watch look-alike called the Lively safety watch, which has an alert button to push if she falls. Wearing a medical alert pendant that screamed old age was not an option, she said.

Besides displaying the time, the safety watch is also a step counter and even has a medication alert. But Ms. Dickow especially likes the watch’s chic look. “My club members ask me where I got the Apple Watch,” Ms. Dickow, who lives in Oakland, Calif., said with a smile.

“This is a new wave of electronics and how your kids can watch over you,” said Ms. Dickow, who does not own a smartphone. “It’s a wonderful time for seniors.” Read more

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Addis Ababa — The President of the United States of America Barack Obama will on Tuesday 28 July 2015, pay an official visit to the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

President Obama will be the first U.S. President to ever visit the African Union.

Upon arriving to the AU Headquarters, President Obama will hold a bilateral meeting with the African Union Commission Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Commissioners.

 President Obama is also due to deliver a speech to the continent from the Nelson Mandela Hall at the AU Conference Centre, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Doctor-on-demand service Pager raised the funds from the movie star’s venture-capital fund and another investment group.

Pager a Manhattan-based doctor-on-demand service, has raised $14 million in Series A funding from Maryland-based New Enterprise Associates and Ashton Kutcher’s Sound Ventures.

The funding will be used to expand to cities outside New York, including San Francisco within two months, and to upgrade the company’s technology, said co-founders Gaspard de Dreuzy and Philip Eytan. Mr. de Dreuzy and Mr. Eytan founded the company in May 2014 with Oscar Salazar, a co-founder of Uber. Other investors in the round included Goodwater Capital, Lux Capital and Montage Ventures.

The service, available in all five boroughs, gives patients the option of forgoing the emergency room or an urgent-care center and summoning a doctor for a house call for treatment of, for example, common infections such as bronchitis. A home visit costs $50 for first-time users and $200 thereafter. Patients can consult a doctor by phone for $25 and exchange text messages with photos in the case of a condition such as a rash or insect bite.

The goal, said Mr. de Dreuzy, is delivering care at the time and place that people need it.

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A new agreement has been signed between Kenya and the United States increasing Visa validity period for Kenyans travelling to the US to five years.

This will be welcome news to students, temporary visitors, business people and tourists travelling to the US as they have been hitherto restricted to a one year visa period.

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) allowing a Visa duration was among four separate agreements signed on Friday between the two countries aimed at deepening bilateral relations.

 The agreements were signed between Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade Ms Amina Mohamed and US Secretary of Commerce Ms Penny Pritzker.

The extension of Visa validity period has been among the leading concerns from Kenyans who had appealed for a consideration between the two governments.

The two countries also signed pacts on infrastructure development and health during a ceremony at Harambee House. Read more

The Go Africa® Punch

Go Africa® Punch

Recipe by Ibrahima &  Mohammed Diallo

Ingredients:

Premium rum

Orange bitters

Ginjan® Premium brand organic ginger juice

Directions:

Fill a rocks glass filled with ice, add 3 dashes of Orange bitters, add 2oz of premium spiced rum, stir with a cocktail spoons, then fill with Ginjan®  Premium brand organic ginger juice and stir until very cold. Garnish with a cherry and orange stick. Enjoy!

The Ginjan® martini

Ginjan® martini

Receipe by Ibrahima &  Mohammed Diallo

Ingredients: 

4-5 mint leaves

Agave syrup (preferably organic)

Premium vodka

Ginjan® Premium brand organic ginger juice

Directions:

In a Collins glass, muddle mint with a couple of dashes of agave syrup;; fill with ice and add 2 ounces of premium vodka and 4 ounces of Ginjan® brand ginger juice. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a fresh mint leave, by smacking the mint leave flat to release the aromas and floating it on top of the cocktails. Enjoy

 

 

Go Africa® Martini

Ingredients: 

Papaya  or Mango Juice (preferably organic)

Premium vodka (Grey Goose® or similar premium vodka)

Ginjan® Premium brand organic ginger juice

Directions:

In a Collins glass, add a ¼ ounce of Papaya  or Mango Juice; fill with ice and add 2 ounces of premium vodka and 4 ounces of Ginjan® brand ginger juice. Shake well and strain into a martini glass.  Enjoy!

Go Africa® Martini

Go Africa® Martini

The Go Africa® Martini

The Go Africa® Martini

Charles Cooper

 

 

 

 

Mr. Charles M. Cooper Jr. is currently the Senior Policy Officer for Go Africa Network.

Mr. Cooper is also  the Chairman of the African Advisory Council (AAC) of the Bronx Borough President’s Office, representing over 120,000 Africans in the borough, which has the largest concentration of Africans in the United States.

  • AAC, under Mr. Cooper leadership, has become one of the most active social justice organizations in New York.
  • Recent AAC activism has focused on the stigmatization of the Ebola epidemic, where Mr. Cooper advocated on the behalf of two African boys attacked at Bronx school, called “Ebola.”
  • Mr. Cooper is the founding member and President of Jobs for Harlem, a Political Action Committee dedicated to providing women and minority business owners’ opportunities to participate in the economic engine of New York.He also served as the vice chair of Manhattan Community Board 9, where he worked on Columbia’s $7 billion campus expansion, with focus on local business inclusion and worked on the first rezoning of West Harlem in 60 years.
  • Mr. Cooper is a VP at English Consulting Group and was instrumental in Brooklyn Health Partners winning the rights to negotiate with State University of New York to redevelop the $1 billion Long Island College Hospital campus. The largest project ever won by a 100 percent minority firm.
  • Mr. Cooper holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island and a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Administration from the College of Saint Rose.