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Year of Return: The official lineup of events to expect from now till January 2020



Ameyaw debrah and michael Jai white

The Year Of Return committee has released the official list of activities planned for the year, which ends with the This Is New Africa (TINA) Festival in January 2020.

The “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” is a major landmark spiritual and birth-right journey inviting the Global African family, home and abroad, to mark 400 years of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Jamestown, Virginia.

Here is the list of events from Now till January 2020″

18th – 22nd August


Jamestown to Jamestown & African American Business Investment, and Development Summit

Jamestown to Jamestown is a spiritual, historical, and reconciliatory journey from August 18 – 28, 2019 from Jamestown, Virginia to Jamestown, Accra Ghana West Africa to commemorate the 400-year anniversary with a week-long series of events dur- ing the Year of Return, Ghana 2019. The highlights include a trip to Jamestown, VA, Visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, DNA reveals and the African American Business, Investment and Development Summit.

Organiser:- Sunseekers Tours LTD. and The Adinkra Group

19th – 25th August

Congressional Black Caucus Homecoming


Since its establishment in 1971, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has been committed to using the full Constitutional power, statutory authority, and financial resources of the federal government to ensure that African Americans and other marginalized communities in the United States have the opportunity to achieve the American Dream.

14th – 25th August

Chale Wote

Chale Wote Street Art Festival also known as Chale Wote is an alternative platform that brings art, music, dance and performance out into the streets. The festival targets exchanges between scores of local and international artists and patrons by creating and appreciating art together

21st – 25th August


Black Star International Film Festival

BSIFF focuses on the business of film and advocacy in Ghana and Africa as a whole. It aims to connect the world through film and to bridge the gap between African Cinema and the rest of the world, hence positioning Ghana as a film festival and holiday destination for filmmakers, distributors, film enthusiasts, and holiday destination seekers across the globe.

Organiser:- Black Star International Film Institute

22nd – 23rd August

Benpaali Young Filmmakers Festival


Benpaali Young Filmmakers Festival was launched in Accra, Ghana as an annual event for trained and self-taught artists (15-30 years old) from Africa and the African Diaspora. Connoting a new dawn in the Bulilanguage of Northern Ghana, the goals of Benpaali are to:

Highlight the synergy between heritage & art, Provide a platform a forum for youth from diverse backgrounds to present stories that matter to them, and Connect emerging artists with more seasoned ones from Ghana/Africa & around the world.

Organiser:- Firebeads Media

23rd August

World Folklore Day


World Folklore Day is celebrated worldwide on the 22nd of August every year. The first edition was cele- brated in Ghana in 2018.The World Folklore Day 2019 Ghana slated for 23rd August 2019, will compromise a global village exhibition; a funfair displaying the rich beautiful culture of various countries.

Organiser:- National Folklore Board

23rd – 25th August

New York Kente Festival

A celebration that is based on the iconic Ghanaian artisanal fabric that is becoming quite popular.


Ghanaian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York

6th – 7th September

Voyajah Festival

In celebration of Ghana’s “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” The Voyajah Foundation will be launching their inaugural Homecoming Programme in Ghana. Highlights of the programme include a Voyajah Homecoming Festival, panel discussions, networking events, historical group tours, pop ups stores and live music performanc- es by both local and established high profile international artists. The Voyajah Foundation aims to inspire a generation by building bridges and legacies for generations to come.

Organiser:- Voyajah


21st September

Nkrumah Memorial Lecture Series

The Dubois-Padmore-Nkrumah Memorial lec- ture series is an initiative, which began in 2010. The lecture series was named by the aforemen- tioned (Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois, Mr. George Padmore and Dr. Kwame Nkrumah) for their immense contributions and achievement on Pan African- ism. The lecture commemorate the death and celebrate the achievements of political activists across the African Continent. The keynote speaker presents different topics in relation to Pan Africanism and how it relates to our lives during each organized series.

Organiser: W.E.B. Du Bois Center

20th – 23rd September


Wormanne African Ware Festival

Wormanne (meaning, Our Homeland) seeks to project the Korle Gonno as a community with a rich culture, a place of historic sites, a lineup of hotels and beach resorts. Thus, making it a tourist destination right in the city. The event is poised to popularize the sale and use of African made products/wares and simultaneously fused with entertainment ranging from folksongs and dance to Hi-life and Hip-life. The event is parked with different activities and a colourful display of artworks, crafts, clothing, jewellery, local foods, beverages and a rich traditional and cultural concept.

Organiser: Native Tribe Ghana

27th September

World Tourism Day


Celebration in honor of World Tourism Day

Organiser:- Ghana Tourism Authority

21st September

H.E.R Collective Presents Red, Black, and Gold Festival

Are you ready for the biggest event in Ghana?! H.E.R. Collective presents The RBG (real black gold) festival happening Sept 21, 2019. Hosted by the lovely ladies and founders of H.E.R(help- ing elevation rise) Collective, Queen Afia Khalia Tweneboa Kodua and Queen Nzali Johnet- ta Abraham. What can you expect? A day full of artist from all over the globe and some of Ghana’s very own local stars. Fun & games for the children such as arts & crafts, dancing competitions, food contest and so much more. There will be games and prizes for adults, raffles, icebreakers social mixer challenges, hidden fig- ures history trivia, battle of the sexes, masquerades, drum circles, folklore tales food and all kinds of fun for the entire family!!!!


Organiser:- H.E.R Collective

25th October

Madiba Humanitarian Award:
Celebrating the Legacy Of Nelson Mandela.

Each October, BSMAA sponsors an annual fundraising gala to celebrate the life and legacy of Nelson “Madiba” Mandela. The South African-based Nelson Mandela Foundation has approved BSMAA’s event as: the Madiba Humanitarian Award: Celebrat- ing the Legacy Of Nelson Mandela. BSMAA’s Selection Awards Committee selects individuals who embody many of the princi- ples that guided his life.

Organiser:- The Bedford Stuyvesant Museum of African Art (BSMAA)


12th – 13th October

Ghana: Remember the Times

The exhibition will be divided into sections. The first focuses on showing the global reach that Ghanaian traditions, cultural practices and folk- lore have played outside of the country. Exam- ples include the Kwaku Ananse stories that are popular in the Caribbean; the consumption of dishes such as koose/akara/akaraje in Brazil. In parts of Jamaica, traditional practices known in Ghana are still practised including rites of pas- sage, ceremonies and libation pouring to the ancestors.z

Organiser:- The Calabash Hub

25th – 26th October


The Blueprint Conference Ghana 2019

The Jenniez School of African Interior Design (JSAID) in partnership with Blueprint Africa (BpA) will be co-host- ing the Blueprint Conference from October 25-26th in Accra, Ghana seeking to unite interior design pro- fessionals and enthusiasts around riveting panels, workshops and discussions on the role of design in the built environment. The Blueprint Conference is host- ed by JSAID, an accredited interior design vocational school based in Lagos, Nigeria. However, the Ghana- ian edition will be co-hosted with Blueprint Africa, an interior design consultancy based between Abidjan and Accra.

Organiser:- Jenniez School of African Interior Design in partnership with Blueprint Africa

2nd November

Ghana Carnival


The Ghana Carnival is an event to showcase Ghana- ian culture through vibrant costumes and dance

Organiser:-MMRS & Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture

29th – 30th November

Kids Fun Fair


The Kids In Tourism Annual KidsTourism Fair is an event aimed at introducing our kids to the Tourism Wealth of Mother Ghana. The maiden Edition was on the 19th of December 2017 at the Ghana Atomic Energy Park un- der the chairmanship of His Excellency Thomas Otchere, Hon Consul of Botswana. This event has been held an- nually under the chairmanship of Nii Okwei Kinka Dowu- na, Chief of OSU Traditional area in Accra on the 12 of December at the forecourt of the OSU palace.The 3rd edition was held at the Children’s park on the 8th of De- cember 2018, under the chairmanship of Hon Catherine Afeku, former Minster of Tourism.

The Theme for the Kids Tourism fair is Patriotism through Tourism. During the fair, there is a grand durbar of Chiefs and Queens of all the regions of Ghana by the kids. Also there are regional recitals on the Tourism wealth of each region by the kids.

Organiser:- Kids in Tourism

25th – 30th November

Ba Yili!


The Bureau of Ghana Languages has adopted an event to encourage the speaking of the indigenous Ghanaian languages among the citizens of Ghana and as well, create an avenue to introduce our return- ing brothers and sisters to them (indigenous Ghanaian languages). The event is dubbed “Ba Yili!”, a coinage from the fusion of two Ghanaian language words— Ga and Dagbani—translation of “Come Home!”.

Organiser:- Bureau of Ghana Languages

The Ghana Carnival is an event to showcase Ghana- ian culture through vibrant costumes and dance

Organiser:-MMRS & Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture

5th – 6th December


Kuenyehia Trust For Contemporary Art

Contemporary Art has through the Kuenyehia Prize identified 42 talented Ghanaian artists including in- ternationally acclaimed Bright Ackwerh, Yaw Owusu and Comfort Arthur. Artists will be selected from our shortlists to present artworks responding to the theme ”Diaspora – from local to foreign”, The artworks will be the artists’ interpretation of topical issues of “return”, resilience, identity and multiculturalism on a variety of mediums: paintings, illustrations, installations, sculp- ture, photography.

Organiser:- Kuenyehia Trust For Contemporary Art

20th December – 5th January

The V for Vanity Show: Neon Light Edition


The V for Vanity show is an interactive art experience. Following last year’s floral edition this year’s 2019 edi- tion focuses on the use of lights to illuminate the Af- rican progression from continuous subjugation and persecution to emancipation and greatness. Neon lights will be used as the primary vessel to deliver

ten interactive art installations, meticulously designed to engage and educate the audience on African culture and history.

Organiser:- Vernell Akyeampong

6th -7th December

Gold Coast Experience


This event will introduce Ghanaian festivals to African Americans and others. The rich display of culture, the Ghanaian heritage and all the intriguing activities that take place during the festivities will all be glorious sights to be part of.

Organiser:- EmergPR

21st December

AfroChic Cultural Arts Exhibit

The AfroChic Cultural Arts Exhibit is a multi-disciplined mobile event which highlights young and emerging talent of African descent through visual arts, music, technology, wellness activations while showcasing the diverse culture of the Afro community. AfroCh- ic Cultural Arts Exhibit is seeking to travel to Accra Ghana in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism to activate a once in a lifetime experience attracting a global audience. Set to take place on Saturday De- cember 21, 2019 and Sunday December 22, 2019 the vision for the AfroChic Diaspora Festival is a two-day tech and digital virtual reality inspired fest that will ex- plore where technology and design intersects with a focus on the arts, health, technology and political representation. Event curators, honoured guests and spectators alike will be probed to ask the question “what does a black Utopia look and feel like”? The event will attempt to answer this question.


Organiser:- AfroChic

14th December

The Creatives Art Show

“The Creatives Art Show”, an event of four plus years in the running, brings together Ghanaian and foreign artists living in the country. These individuals get to meet art devotees coming from various parts of the world, to interact, network amongst themselves in addition to share desires as artists and art lovers. Artists can market and in due course sell work pieces to possible buyers. The main goal for the event is to Promote Ghana through Creativity, to unify and highlight these great artists. NVA Marketing and Promotions was fortu- nate to have held its 1st and 2nd art show at the Afrikiko Lei- sure Center in Kanda, the 3rd at the Nubuke Foundation in East Legon and the most recent the 4th at the Ndoleb Event Center in Tesano all of Accra. The 4 past events proved suc- cessful with the help of a NVAMP’s marketing efforts, support from Ghana Tourism Authority, The Chinese Embassy, The Embassy of Ethiopian, Embassy of Malaysian, popular media houses and many others.

Organiser:- NVA Marketing and Promotions


24th December


PinexGinja (Pine and Ginger) is the ultimate merger of Ghanaian and Jamaican cultures, using music and performance to curate a tropical themed party ex- perience for lovers of the vibrant parts of Jamaican culture, in Accra, Ghana.

Organiser:- Ford Communications

24th December – 4th January


Full Circle Festival

International celebrities, including Boris Kodjoe, Idris Elba, Naomi Campbell, Edward Enninful, An- thony Anderson and many other have convened in Ghana where they will be introduced to many facets of Ghanaian culture, through a bonanza of musical events, activities, empowering roundtable discussions, day trips showcasing Ghana and its rich culture.

Organiser:- Diaspora Affairs Office of The President

26th – 27th December

Sankofa Music Concert


Music concert with special guest from around the world

Organiser:- Minitry of Tourism Arts & Culture

26th December

Return Rumble

The event is called the Return Rumble and will feature International professional fighters from the diaspora returning to Africa to challenge some of the best fighters across the Ghana for WBF Pan Af- rican titles at Bukom Boxing Arena on boxing day 2019.


Organiser:- Future Proof Boxing

27th – 29th December


RE-CONNECT FEST 2019 , is an experience that
promotes wealth building, self-esteem, education, and en- tertainment for all people of color in Africa and in the dias- pora.

Organiser:- CLASS OF 83’ INC.


28th December


AFROCHELLA is a festival designed to highlight & elevate thrill- ing and thriving millennial talent from and within Africa. The festival is an interactive event that encourages collaboration, explains and explores culture with a pioneering approach. The day features a festive celebration of our culture in the form of: Art & Fashion Installations, Live painting, The Best of African Cuisine, Live performances.

The festival’s purposes is to tell the New Africa story from a na- tive’s perspective. All aspects of the festival from the theme to the production are an ode to the ingenuity and available services in Africa. Our goal is to optimize the experience & en- gage the attendees with the culture in an authentic yet inno- vative approach. We look forward to sharing this experience as a footstep into a new tradition of bringing people together in Africa for tourism and Pro-African development.

29th December


African Royalty Night: The Gala

Brought to you by the organizers of Afrochella. This will be an elegant night of dancing and entertaining.
Organiser:- Culture Management Group

29th December

Accra Under The Stars

An elegant outdoor pop up dinner which will gather diasporans from all walks of life for a spectacular evening of dining and dancing.


Organiser: Accra (dot) Alt

1st – 3rd January

This is New Africa 2020

Dialogues, community service, and concert featuring Fuse ODG.

Organiser:- New Africa Nation




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Tony Elumelu Convenes Global Leaders And Calls for Immediate Climate Action for Africa at COP28 in Dubai



Photo Tony Elumelu Convenes Global Leaders for Immediate Climate Action at COP28 in Dubai

At a series of events across COP28, Tony Elumelu delivered a single message to world leaders:  Africa needs to be heard, Africa’s future is the world’s future and the continent that is most impacted by and the least contributor to climate change, needs our attention.  With African youth set to make up one third of global population later this century, the future of Africa’s youth, entrepreneurial, ambitious, resilient, needs to be given the highest priority.

Elumelu offered the infrastructure and experience of his own Foundation’s 10 year $100m entrepreneurship programme to partners, to catalyse a further generation of African entrepreneurs; entrepreneurs who can address climate change and drive the broader wealth creation that Africa requires.  Reaching and funding young entrepreneurs in every African country, the Elumelu approach of sector agnostic seed funding, mentoring, and networking has delivered robust impact.

The annual COP UN Climate Change Conferences unites the world to assess progress in combatting climate change.  Elumelu is one of Africa’s leading advocates for an equitable agenda for climate action and through the Tony Elumelu Foundation has empowered thousands of green entrepreneurs, shaping a more sustainable future for Africa.

The Tony Elumelu Foundation, in partnership with the United Bank for Africa (UBA), hosted a high-level session, bringing together Africans, and key players in the Gulf, Europe, and Americas, where UBA operates, underscoring the urgent need for innovative approaches to climate adaptation and mitigation, while fostering sustainable development, and bringing attention to Africa’s unique position.

Speakers included Dr. Okonjo Iweala, Director General, World Trade Organization; Ahunna Eziakonwa, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Africa, UNDP, Kevin Frey, CEO, UNICEF Generation Unlimited; Sergio Pimenta, VP Africa, IFC; Wendy Teleki, Head of the Women Entrepreneurs Financial Initiative, World Bank; Adam Wang-Levine, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate; Joseph Nganga, Vice President, Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet, Rockefeller Foundation; Hassan Al Hashemi, VP International Relations, Dubai Chambers; Serge Ekué, Chairman, West African Development Bank (BOAD); Muyiwa Akinyemi, Deputy Group Managing Director, United Bank for Africa; and Mattias Frumerie, Swedish Climate Ambassador and Head of Delegation, UNFCCC.


“Addressing climate change is the paramount challenge of our era.  The urgency is unmistakable.”  Elumelu stated.  “It is critical that Africa, as a continent, and African voices, play a key role in global climate conversations, as meaningful participants, and no longer as bystanders.  Africa is least responsible and is disproportionately impacted by climate change.  I am investing in a generation of green entrepreneurs, and we are extending the hand of partnership, so that others can benefit and use the infrastructure and platform we have created to reach entrepreneurs across Africa.” 

Elumelu represented the African private sector at the 2023 New Global Financing Pact in Paris at the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron, and the Climate Finance Mobilisation Forum in London, at the invitation of King Charles III of the United Kingdom and U.S. President Biden.  At the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) in New York, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) launched a first-of-its-kind Green Entrepreneurship Programme, the #BeGreenAfrica Initiative, in partnership with the IKEA Foundation, Dutch Government and UNICEF GenU, to support green entrepreneurship and youth development.

Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur from Madagascar in the green economy, Marie-Christiana Kola, shared a compelling impact story.  “As a beneficiary of the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship programme, I was able to create a recycled and 100% biodegradable hand soap made with waste cooked oil – the number one water polluter of water in African urban cities.  These soaps do not only protect the environment, but they are also solidarity soaps.  I was also able to attend the COP27 conference in Egypt, where I won the Innovation Prize.  Today, I have employed over 30 people because of the Tony Elumelu Foundation.”

Speaking at the TEF #COP28 high-level event, Dr. Okonjo Iweala, DG, World Trade Organisation stated, “I am proud of what my brother, Tony Elumelu, has done in empowering and inspiring so many young entrepreneurs.  We have no choice; the future is green.  The future of growth is two things – it is green, and it must be inclusive. I am very interested in partnerships with organisations like TEF.”

Ahunna Eziakonwa, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Africa, UNDP added, “The reason why UNDP associated itself with the Tony Elumelu Foundation years ago is because of the leadership and courage of the Foundation to trust and invest in young Africans.  It was one of the first organisation to do so at that scale.”


The Foundation partnered with the UNDP to empower thousands in the Sahel, with an ambitious project to impact the lives one million young Africans.

Sergio Pimenta, VP, Africa at the IFC, also stated, “Tony, I salute you and your Foundation for what you have been doing to support young entrepreneurs in Africa. The IFC has deployed $2billion in funding for African SMEs in the last fiscal year and we are very excited to be able to do more, working with you.”

Kevin Frey, CEO UNICEF Generation Unlimited added, “With TEF, we have moved in a concerted way into the entrepreneurial space. Generation Unlimited now have a flagship programme with the Tony Elumelu Foundation called #BeGreenAfrica, launched in Kenya, and now with the support of the IKEA Foundation and the Dutch Government, we have scaled to Nigeria, Morocco, South Africa, and Senegal. We will train and seed 500 green entrepreneurs this year in the pilot project across those countries.  So Tony, thank you so much, you are right it is all about partnerships.”

Wendy Teleki, Head of the Women Entrepreneurs Financial Initiative at the World Bank, announced, “Our women-focused initiative has been able to secure $3.6 billion to finance women entrepreneurs in 67 countries across the world, and is set to launch a new programme focused on financing African women entrepreneurs to drive the continent’s green energy transition, and we are keen to work with the Tony Elumelu Foundation.”

Mattias Frumerie, Swedish Climate Ambassador and Head of UNFCCC Delegation stated, “My Government and I commend the Tony Elumelu Foundation’s incredible impact across Africa, and will facilitate connections between the Tony Elumelu Foundation, and the Swedish embassies across Africa to drive innovation, digitalisation, and green-energy transition, which promises to bring about new jobs and growth.”


Adam Wang-Levine, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate, added” Before coming to the United States Treasury, I was working in venture capital, and I know first-hand that it is incredibly important what the Tony Elumelu Foundation is doing. I have seen two pillars of their work – financing and the mentorship – just as I have seen with Silicon Valley, which helps to drive innovation and jobs creation. We are excited to begin partnership conversations.”

Muyiwa Akinyemi, Deputy GMD, United Bank for Africa, announced, “For us, UBA, we give market access into 20 geographies in Africa.  Everything that we do is around Africa, and that is why we have partnered with the Afrexim Bank to launch the $6billion fund for SMEs with a focus on import substitution, working in four key areas including climate emission reduction.”

Earlier in the day, Tony Elumelu joined Ajay Banga, President of World Bank Group; Brian Moynihan, Chair of the Board and CEO of Bank of America; Ms. Ruth Porat, President, Alphabet and Google; and Ms. Laurene Powell Jobs, Founder & President of Emerson Collective as a panelist in a session titled “Big, Audacious and Green: A Convergence of Visionaries”, moderated by Børge Brende, President of World Economic Forum. 

On Sunday December 3 Mr. Tony Elumelu, also participated in a fireside conversation with Ms. Teresa Ribera, Vice President of the Government of Spain and Minister for Ecological Transition and Demographic Change, moderated by Sec. Hillary Rodham Clinton, and with closing remarks from Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization.


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NoOnes Welcomes Ray Youssef as CEO, Pioneering Financial Empowerment in the Global South



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NoOnes, the financial communication super app connecting people of the Global South to the world’s financial systems, has announced its official launch. The launch follows the appointment of Ray Youssef as CEO to champion the startup’s audacious mission to achieve a billion daily active users of Bitcoin within the next seven years.

Founded in 2023, NoOnes was developed to empower the financial freedom of the Global South. The platform enables users to move money freely and faster, without the friction and bottlenecks associated with legacy banking and financial institutions. Its business ideology hinges on the belief that peer-to-peer is the world’s only true free market and that Bitcoin is the new global financial architecture poised to uplift the people of Africa, Latin America and South East Asia. NoOnes’ biggest markets to date are Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, India and Philippines, accruing over 400,000 users worldwide to date, and achieving profitability within just under 4 months of operations.

The NoOnes app, available on Google Store, comprises three main components:

  • ●  A marketplace where users from 190 countries can buy or sell Bitcoin and stable coins with over 400 payment methods available (including gift cards, mobile money, bank transfers and other crypto currencies.)
  • ●  A wallet which acts as a store of value
  • ●  A messenger where the majority of peer-to-peer trades take place

In addition to its wide spectrum of product features, which also includes an upcoming advanced wallet functionality that enables bill payment processing with top African vendors, NoOnes is also dedicated to optimising the user experience, particularly for customers of the Global South. This focus involves removing constraints and enhancing accessibility through a simplified and seamless KYC onboarding process and the provision of a safe trading environment with a fast and effective localised dispute process.

Ray Youssef’s addition to the organisation brings with it a wealth of experience and insights across areas such as strategic planning, product innovation, growth hacking and operations management. As a seasoned entrepreneur, he brings years of insights to the organisation, having navigated the challenges of the startup landscape. Prior to joining NoOnes, Youssef had served as the CEO of Paxful, USA, INC. a company he founded and led to unprecedented heights.

Youssef is also one of the brains behind Built with Bitcoin, a foundation that aims to build 100 communities across Africa, helping to improve the physical, mental, environmental and financial health of the underserved.


Speaking on his new role as CEO of Noones, Ray Youssef, stated, ‘It’s an honour to assume this position and get straight to work. For the past 8 years, I have fought for financial sovereignty for the Global South. Finally, I am glad to be able to fulfil the mission I began almost a decade ago. I’m confident that Bitcoin will play a crucial role in promoting the prosperity of our continent, and I’m thrilled and privileged to contribute to the company’s ambition and growth. Our first major goal will be to create an interoperable Pan-African clearing layer taking intra African trade from the single digits, to levels comparable to intra-European trade. Africa alone has the potential to make NoOnes a trillion dollar company but when you factor in the rest of the global south the sky’s the limit.”

As a co-author of the CivKit whitepaper – a decentralised open-source protocol for Civilization 2.0 – Youssef emphasises his commitment to financial inclusion. He envisions Bitcoin playing a pivotal role in eradicating poverty and giving the Global South a rightful seat in the global financial conversation, fostering more trades and more wealth. NoOnes will be the first company to build on CivKit sharing its liquidity and welcoming new competitors to build a global free market together.

Youssef concluded, “The internet, mobile phones, and a wave of disruptive startups failed to truly disrupt money. At NoOnes, we believe that finishing Bitcoin is the way. New financial tools are creating unprecedented, borderless opportunities and these tools empower and will continue to empower the people in ways never seen before.”

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Ghana Diaspora All-Star Game -Tema City Edition 2023



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Pro Basketball Academy in partnership with Tema Street Department presents the Ghana Diaspora All-Star Game -City Edition 2023. This event will be held at the Chinese Basketball Court -Tema (Community 4) on Tuesday, 26th December, 2023. (more…)

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4th Ghana Giving Summit set to unite philanthropic organizations for collective impact



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In a celebration of generosity and a call to action, the 4th Ghana Giving Summit is poised to take center stage on Tuesday, December 5th, at the British Council. This annual national conference on philanthropy promises to be a transformative gathering, set to ignite change and co-create solutions for sustainable philanthropy in Ghana. (more…)

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Devtraco Plus presents ‘The Address’: The pinnacle of modern living at Roman Ridge



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 Devtraco Plus, a subsidiary of the Devtraco Group, and Ghana’s leading multiple award-winning luxury real estate developer, is thrilled to announce the launch of its latest development, “The Address.” Located in the prestigious Roman Ridge area. this project is poised to redefine modern living in Accra, offering a trio of towers that feature vacation, residential, and hotel apartments, each designed to elevate the standard of luxury living.

“The Address” stands as the epitome of Devtraco Plus’ mastery in crafting unparalleled real estate experiences. Drawing from the success of iconic projects like The Edge at Labone, Henrietta’s Residences at Cantonments, The Niiyo at Dzorwulu, Nova at Roman Ridge, The Pelican Hotel at Cantonments, and more. This new development sets a new benchmark for urban living, catering to those who are accustomed to excellence.

The development encompasses three distinct towers, each tailored to cater to the varying needs of residents. A 13-floor tower presents studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom vacation apartments, offering a retreat for those in search of relaxation and rejuvenation. Families seeking luxurious living spaces can choose from the 17-floor residential tower featuring studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom, and penthouse apartments. The third tower is an 18-floor hotel apartments to cater to both business and leisure travellers.

“The Address” aims to eliminate life’s inconveniences, providing an environment that enables residents to pursue their dreams amidst the tranquillity of one of Accra’s most cherished locations. Beyond being a development, it represents a lifestyle where residents wake up to breathtaking city views, enjoy rooftop fitness centres, access world-class amenities, benefit from top notch security services and entertain friends by the swimming pool.

Life at “The Address” is a seamless blend of convenience and luxury, offering in-house retail marts, a kids’ play area, a multipurpose sports complex, a private cinema, and a concierge service to handle daily errands. Strategically located within 15 minutes of the airport, top-notch schools, healthcare facilities, restaurants, shopping malls, and police stations, “The Address” promises to be the zenith of premium luxury living.


Units of the Vacation, Residential, and Hotel Apartments at “The Address” are currently available with a $5,000.00 reservation fee and a flexible payment plan. Seize this rare opportunity to become a resident of the most anticipated luxury development in the country. Secure a unit at “The Address,” and allow trusted property management companies to reward you with rental income.

The Address will be launched officially at the plush new office of the Devtraco Group on Thursday 14th December, 2023. For more information, visit 

or call +233 (0) 270 000 004.

Devtraco Plus is a proud member of The Devtraco Group, a leading real estate developer that has shaped Ghana’s property development industry for three decades. Other companies in the Devtraco Group include Fabrico Builders, Talis Property Services, Landmark Restaurants, and The Devtraco Foundation.

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10 Days in Ghana and more experiences to enjoy in Africa with Gold Coast XP’s Tours and Activities



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Do you dream of exploring the wonders of Africa? Do you want to experience the rich culture, nature, and adventure that this continent has to offer? Do you wish to find a reliable and convenient way to book your travel experiences online? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are in luck. Gold Coast XP is here to make your dreams come true.

Gold Coast XP is an all-encompassing online platform that brings together the best of Africa’s travel experiences. From safaris to cultural tours, from kayaking to speed boating, from hot stone massage to meet and greet events, you can experience Africa like never before.

In this blog post, I will showcase some of the tours and activities that Gold Coast XP offers, as well as highlight the benefits of using Gold Coast XP to book a tour or an activity. I will also invite you to try and book any tour, activity, stay, or event on Gold Coast XP’s website for yourself and discover the amazing opportunities that await you in Africa.

Here are some of Gold Coast XP’s Tours:

December in Ghana 10 Days Experience

If you are looking for a way to celebrate the end of the year in style, you should consider joining the December in Ghana. This tour is exclusive by Gold Coast XP and it will be an unforgettable adventure.

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You will get to explore the bustling markets of Accra and the tranquil shores of Cape Coast. You’ll also get to immerse yourself in the local culture and learn about the history and significance of Ghana.

Some highlights include:

  • A profound journey to Cape Coast Castle & Kakum National Park to explore the history of the transatlantic slave trade and Ghana’s outstanding natural beauty.
  • Discover bustling local markets and dance the night away in Accra’s vibrant music scene.
  • Relax on the pristine shores of Ada and encounter a unique collection of African artifacts.
  • With stays at 4-star hotels and expert local guides, this is the quintessential Ghanaian adventure.
  • Bookings start from $2,800

You will be amazed by the diversity and richness of Ghana, and feel welcomed by its warm and hospitable people. I highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to experience Ghana in a comprehensive and immersive way.

Zanzibar Escape: A Tropical Experience

Are you ready for a tropical paradise? If yes, pick up your calendar, mark a date, and set a reminder as you book the Zanzibar Escape tour. This tour would be a blissful retreat and you’ll get to indulge yourself in the ultimate tropical escape with pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, and lush greenery.

Zanziber attraction

You also get to explore the vibrant local markets, where you can find spices, fruits, fabrics, and handicrafts. Book this tour now and experience the unique blend of African, Arabic, and European cultures that Zanzibar offers.

Some highlights include:

  • Visit Prison Island and Nakupenda Island.
  • Visit Spice Farm and Mabaraka Aquarium
  • Enjoy the Safari Blue Sunset Experience.
  • Stone Town Activities
  • Bookings start from $1,000

You will be enchanted by the beauty and charm of Zanzibar, you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated by its atmosphere. I highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to experience Zanzibar in a relaxing and enjoyable way.

The Bone Shaker Experience- Ghana’s Mummy Truck

If you are looking for a unique and fun way to experience the history and culture of Accra, Ghana, you should try The Bone Shaker Experience. This tour is a unique and fun way to experience the history and culture of Accra, Ghana.

bumpy boneshaker car

You get to ride in a traditional bone shaker truck, a type of vehicle that was popular in the late 50’s and early 80’s. The trucks are named for their bumpy ride, which would give you a taste of what life was like for early Ghanaian travelers.

Some highlights include:

  • Riding a traditional bone shaker truck through the streets of Accra:
  • Visit six key historical locations in Accra
  • Jamestown National Museum, the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, Independence square, Chorkor, Oxford street and Adabraka
  • Learning about the history of transport in Ghana
  • Having a lot of fun and laughter with music and entertainment
  • Bookings start from $40

You will be entertained and educated by The Bone Shaker Experience, this ride creates a connection with the people and the place. You will also love the party mood as well as the lively atmosphere that this experience will create for you, it will make you feel part of the community.

I highly recommend this activity for anyone who wants to experience Accra in a unique and fun way.

Untamed Empire Tour

Are you an art enthusiast? if you are and you’re ready for an incredibly good art tour, go to Gold Coast XPand book the Untamed Empire Tour. This tour is a captivating way to explore the creative arts of African Contemporary art. You’ll get to visit the Untamed Empire Art Gallery, where you’ll see the work of established and emerging artists from Ghana and all over the world.

women sitting in an art gallery

There’s so much to learn about this rich and diverse artistic tradition from knowledgeable guides. In addition to the permanent collection, you will get to tour other art galleries that feature Afrocentric art.

Highlight of this activity includes:

  • Visit several contemporal art galleries
  • Interact with artists to get more insight.
  • See a variety of Afrocentric art from different artists and periods.
  • Learn about the history and significance of African Contemporary art from a knowledgeable guide.
  • Visit other art galleries that feature Afrocentric art.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of African Art Culture.
  • Bookings Start from $30

We were impressed by the beauty and power of Afrocentric art and we felt inspired by its message and expression. We also enjoyed the educational and transformational aspect of this tour, as it helped us appreciate and understand African Contemporary art better.

We highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to explore the creative arts of African Contemporary art.

Nzulenzu Tour: Explore The Unseen Parts

Get the fun in the family running and book the Nzulenzu Tour, This tour is an extraordinary adventure that will take you to a remarkable community situated on stilts above Lake Amansuri in the Western Region of Ghana.

Man swimming in a lake

This UNESCO World Heritage Site offered a unique and unforgettable experience for travelers seeking to explore an off-the-beaten-path destination. You will get to immerse yourself in the local culture and discover the daily lives of the people.

You’ll also get to learn about the history and significance of Nzulezu from knowledgeable locals who are proud and willing to share their heritage with you.

Highlight of this activity includes:

  • Canoe trip experience
  • Cultural performances
  • Local cuisine
  • Arts and crafts
  • Nature walks, and Stilt houses
  • Bookings Start from $420

You will be awed by the diversity and resilience of Ghana’s cultural heritage and feel a glimpse into a way of life that is truly unique. You’ll surely appreciate the cultural exploration and natural beauty that this tour has to offer, as it combines both aspects in a harmonious way.

I highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to experience an extraordinary adventure that will leave them with lasting memories.

Here are some of Gold Coast XP’s Activities:

Hot Stones Massage By Maysing Massage

Pick up your phone, get on your laptop or desktop, go to our website, and book the Hot Stones Massage. This activity is a soothing and relaxing experience. You’ll get to enjoy a hot stones massage, which involves placing heated, smooth stones on various parts of your body while a massage therapist works on your muscles.

Woman taking a massage

The heat from the stones helps to relax your muscles and improve your circulation. This type of massage provides relief from muscle tension, pain, and stress.

Highlight of this activity includes:

  • Service is rendered in the comfort of your home or any chosen location.
  • Aromatherapy candles and soothing music
  • Bookings Start from $100 

You will be impressed by the professionalism and skill of the massage therapist that will make you feel a difference in your body and mind. You’ll also enjoy the ambiance and comfort of the massage room, which has aromatherapy candles and soothing music.

I highly recommend this activity for anyone who wants to experience a hot stone massage in a comfortable and convenient way.

Meet and Greet at the E4, JT Boutique

Hurry up!, It is time to make new friends, Book the Meet and Greet at the E4 today and feel the vibes in one of the oldest districts of Accra. This activity is a fun and social way to meet new people and learn more about Ghanaian culture.

JT meet and greet

You’ll get to meet at Jamestown Boutique, where you will be greeted by friendly staff and tour guides. You’ll also get to enjoy modern-day festival fever, as you walk through the Jamestown communities and see the ancient port city.

Highlight of this activity includes:

  • Meet new people and learn about their experiences in Jamestown.
  • Share your own experiences and connect with others
  • Get to know the local community and make new friends
  • Bookings Start from $15

You will be delighted by the Meet and Greet at the E4, and feel a sense of belonging with the people and the place. You’ll have a lot of fun and laughter with your fellow travelers, as you share your stories and experiences.

I highly recommend this activity for anyone who wants to meet new people and learn more about Ghanaian culture in a fun and social way.


Invite your friend and enjoy the stunning views of the lake with our Kayaking activity, book now on our website, (Gold Coast XP). This activity is a cheering experience that will offer you an opportunity to explore the scenic beauty of Lake Volta.

Two men on a boat

The club offered a wide range of kayaking activities that catered to both beginners and experienced kayakers. These activities included guided tours, racing, and leisurely paddling.

The club also provided top-of-the-line kayaking equipment and safety gear to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all members. You will be thrilled by Kayaking at Lake Club and feel a sense of adventure and freedom.

Bookings Start from $15

Island Go

Experience the excitement of speed boating at the Lake Club Ghana. It’s an adventure you’ll never forget. Book your Island Go activity now. This is a great activity for those who crave adventure and want to enjoy speed boating.

Tourist enjoying speed boating

You’ll have the opportunity to zip across the scenic lake waters and feel the wind in your hair as the adrenaline rushes through your body while you speed along the lake. Whether you’re a seasoned boater or a beginner, the experienced staff will be available to guide you through the process and ensure your safety.

You’ll be impressed by Island Go and feel a sense of thrill and joy. I highly recommend this activity to anyone who loves speed boating or wants to try something new and exciting.

Bookings Start from $45

I hope you enjoyed reading about some of the tours and activities that Gold Coast XP offers. If you are interested in booking any of these tours or activities or finding out more about what Gold Coast XP has to offer, please visit our website Gold Coast XP. You can also follow us on social media to get updates on our latest tours, activities, stays, and events.

Ready to embark on your African adventure with Gold Coast XP? Don’t miss out on the incredible tours and activities waiting for you. Visit our website today to book your next unforgettable experience. Join us in exploring the wonders of Africa and making memories that will last a lifetime! See you soon at Gold Coast XP!

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