Africa.com reviews African Union Expo

African-Union-Expo-3-1024x768For an inside look at Go Africa Network and African Union Expo LLC’s first annual African Union Expo, which also featured the U.S. Small Business Administration’s InnovateHER competition for female entrepreneurs, check out this blog post on Africa.com highlighting the event’s themes!

Here is an excerpt from the review:

At its core, the event organizers—African Union Expo LLC and Go Africa Network—sought to provide a platform for businessmen and political leaders from across Africa and the United States to exchange news and views on promoting trade and investment opportunities across a variety of sectors.

Participants got to partake in breakout sessions on key topics pertaining to entrepreneurs including understanding the importance of a business plan, developing a marketing plan, using technology licensing and joint ventures and preparing for e-commerce.

But what struck me was that they had subtly started a new trend. Although the competition is in its second year, it is the first time it was hosted as a live event in Manhattan and New York City. As soon as the competition started, it was clear right away that the event was all about the women.

First annual African Union Expo featured on AfricaTVUSA.net

The first annual African Union Expo, hosted by the African Union Expo LLC and Go Africa Network at MIST Harlem on November 17, was featured on AfricaTVUSA.net, an online African television channel.

Listen as female entrepreneurs who participated in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s InnovateHER competition share innovative products and services that empower women and families, leaders detail their plans and policies in the trade and investment arena for Africa and the organizers share the event’s goals and mission.

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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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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

http://goafricaharlem.org/

MEDIA ALERT: Go Africa Harlem Street will be taking place on July 18th 2015

 

WHO:  The Go Africa Network Inc. in conjunction with the Association Nationale Des Senegalais D Amerique Inc. presents the first Go Africa Harlem Street Festival

 

http://goafricaharlem.org/

 

The street festival will take place within the boundaries of Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard (7th Avenue) and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (Eighth Avenue) on 116 street on July 18th in the year 2015 between the hours of 10am – 5pm.

 

Supporters & Sponsors

We are proud and honored for the Go Africa Street Festival 2015 to be supported by the following individuals groups and organizations:

  • The Consulate General of Senegal
  • Association Nationale Des Senegalais D Amerique Inc.
  • The office of Manhattan Borough President
  • Manhattan Community Board 10
  • The Delegate General of Cote d’Ivoire
  • Ambassador of Guinea,  & the Consulate General Guinea
  • The office of Bronx Borough President
  • The Honorable Imam Souleimane Konate of Masjid Aqsa Mosque
  • The Honorable Dr. Michael A. Walrond Jr. Senior Pastor, First Corinthian Baptist Church
  • Honorable W. Franc Perry, Judge of Civil Court of the City of New York
  • The Honorable Assemblyman Michael Blake – Assembly District 79
  • The Honorable Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner – Assembly District 77
  •  New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat
  • Manhattan Borough President’s immigrant task force
  •  The African Advisory Council of the Bronx Borough President
  •  The Honorable Professor Michael John Downie, Chairman, Arts & Culture Committee, Manhattan Community Board 10
  • Halstead Property

 

 

Parameters and Scope

The Street Festival will  provide local and regional merchants that have African centric goods and services allotted space on 116th street from the curb in allotted parameters as prescribed by the City of New York for this event. Preference has been given to African Merchants for space during the event on a first come, first served basis. All merchants, vendors, and services entities would be required to be licensed and have valid permits by the applicable agencies in the City of New York for selling, promotion, solicitation, and delivery of their particular goods and services.

The merchants and vendors are categorized as follows:

 

  • Dance, Music and African Art (1 main Pavilion)
  • Food and Beverages
  • Clothing and Apparel
  • Health and Wellness Services (Medical, health, Mental, testing services)
  • Financial services (Banking, insurance, etc.)
  • City agency services (Immigration, housing, social services).

 

Grand Marshall  & Master of Ceremonies

We are proud and honored for the Go Africa Street Festival 20015 to announce the Following:

 

  • The Honorable Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President will serve as the Grand Marshall for this marque event
  • The distinguished Mr. Musa Jackson, we serve at the Master of Ceremonies

 

Special Honorees from the Community 

We are proud recognize and Honor the following individuals during the street Festival for their distinguished years of service to the African and African-American community throughout the years:

 

  • The Honorable Imam Souleimane Konate of The Masjid Aqsa Mosque
  • The Honorable Dr. Michael A. Walrond Jr. Senior Pastor, First Corinthian Baptist Church
  • The Honorable Henrietta Lyle, Chairperson of Manhattan Community Board 10
  • The Honorable Assemblyman Michael Blake – Assembly District 79
  • The Honorable Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner – Assembly District 77
  • The Honorable Rassoul Fall,  Senior Director, Senegalese consulate General
  • Mr. Serigne M. Ndiaye

 

 

Contact Information

 

Visit GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.

 

CONTACT: please register at http://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2015-street-festival-on-july-18th-2015/

Click here to sign-up  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

In addition, there will be visual opportunities for Media groups (Print, Radio, and TV). Please send any special media requests to Media@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001.

 

 

 

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New York City’s melting pot has been boiling over in the larger metropolitan area.

Long Island, the lower Hudson Valley and northern New Jersey, home to thousands of recently arrived unaccompanied minors and older immigrants, have nearly as many people eligible for legal services as does the city. But outside the city, there has been a shortage of lawyers to serve those potential clients. Read more