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CEO Of Social Ghana Takes Home Award At The 40 Under 40 Awards Night

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CEO Of Social Ghana Takes Home Award At The 40 Under 40 Awards Night

 

The Chief Executive Officer of Social Ghana, Yanfo Hackman has been recognized at the Forty Under 40 Awards for his creative and strategic digital experience leadership qualities.

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The 40 under 40 Awards, endorsed by the Ministry of Business Development and the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP), aims to identify, honour and celebrate a cross-section of the nation’s most influential and accomplished young business leaders under the age of 40.

43 awards were handed out to 40 nominees who have risen up in their respective companies or industries as a result of their commitment to business growth, professional excellence and community service in this year’s edition.

Present at the ceremony was the keynote speaker, Minister of Business Development Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal. He noted that the youth are key to accelerating socio-economic development in Ghana, especially in light of COVID-19 where innovation and entrepreneurship are paramount to rebuilding.

Under Mr. Hackman’s leadership, Social Ghana has grown in prominence in the last year, following successful management of the social media platforms of FanMilk brands in Ghana and Nigeria, including FanYogo, SuperYogo, FanChoco and FanIce.

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In recent months his company has added more brands to their rich portfolio. The brands include Gino Max, Hollard Insurance, Joyce Ababio College of Creative Design, Sankofa Foods, and The United Nations, providing unequivocal results by managing all digital channels.

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Speaking after the event, Mr. Hackman expressed his delight at the award but stressed that it was very much of a team effort.

“I would not have been recognized without my amazing creative team. They are the engine of everything we do as an agency, and the work they have done in the last few years speaks for itself. I’m proud of my team and even more proud that the hard work has been acknowledged.”

He also noted the responsibility of the creative industry in general in boosting economic development of the country.

“Our generation of creatives is the most important in our history, and we’re setting the pace with some amazing world-class work that any market would be proud of. We’re inspired by the classic ads we saw growing up, and we’ve raised the standard. Being recognized for work in this space is encouraging, and we can only aim higher. We’re a nation of incredibly talented creative thinkers and I hope many more like me will be acknowledged in years to come.”

Yanfo Hackman founded Social Ghana in 2013, and this represents their second achievement in the space of 12 months after they were awarded Digital Agency of the Year at the 2019 Africa Digital Awards.

Social Ghana have worked with a range of prestigious clients including Melcom, Royal Senchi, Latex Foam, Jaguar Land Rover, FanMilk, Ghana Home Loans and Goldkey. Last year, he was invited to speak at Facebook’s annual Africa conference held in Nairobi, Kenya.

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BREAKING: Sudan Prime Minister ‘Kidnapped’ – Government Ministry

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BREAKING: Sudan Prime Minister ‘Kidnapped’ – Government Ministry

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok has been “kidnapped” in his Khartoum home alongside his wife in the early hours of Monday morning, according to a statement on the Ministry of Culture and Information’s Facebook page.

It says what happened represents a huge infringement of the constitution and a “complete coup”.

The statement called on Sudanese people to take to the streets in peaceful protest to do all they can to “protect their revolution”.

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Ethiopian Parliament Confirms Abiy Ahmed As Prime minister

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Ethiopian Parliament Confirms Abiy Ahmed As Prime minister

Ethiopia’s parliament confirmed incumbent Abiy Ahmed as prime minister for a five-year term on Monday, cementing his power domestically amid mounting international concern about his government’s handling of the conflict in northern Ethiopia.

Abiy’s party won a landslide victory in June’s election. He was sworn in on Monday, and a ceremony was being held later in the capital Addis Ababa attended by several African heads of state.

President Sahle-Work Zewde told parliament on Monday that government priorities included easing inflation – which has hovered around 20% this year – and the cost of living, as well as reducing unemployment.

The United Nations has warned that hundreds of thousands of people are experiencing famine in Ethiopia’s war-ravaged northern region of Tigray.

Conflict broke out there 11 months ago between federal troops and forces loyal to the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the political party that controls Tigray.

Thousands have died and more than 2 million people have been forced to flee their homes.

On Thursday, Ethiopia announced it was expelling seven senior United Nations officials and gave them 72 hours to leave, a move the U.N. rejected.

Ethiopia accused the U.N. officials of diverting aid and communication equipment to the TPLF, failing to demand the return of aid trucks deployed to Tigray, violating security arrangements and spreading misinformation.

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The United States also condemned the expulsions and warned that it would not hesitate to use unilateral sanctions against those who obstructed humanitarian efforts.

Abiy Ahmed was appointed prime minister by the then-governing coalition in 2018 and promised political and economic reforms.

Within months of taking office, he lifted a ban on opposition parties, released tens of thousands of political prisoners and took steps to open up one of Africa’s last untapped markets.

His government now faces accusations from rights groups that it is rolling back some new freedoms, which it denies.

In June’s vote, Abiy’s Prosperity Party won 410 of the 436 parliamentary seats that were contested, out of a total 547 seats. Security and logistical problems delayed voting in the other 111 seats.

The opposition parties Ezema and the National Movement of Amhara (NAMA) each won fewer than 10 seats in the June vote.

On Sept. 30, an additional 47 constituencies voted. Results from those regions have yet to be announced, but will not affect the overall result.

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Guinea’s Coup Leader, Mamady Doumbouya Sworn In As Interim President

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Guinea’s Coup Leader, Mamady Doumbouya Sworn In As Interim President

Guinea’s Coup Leader, Col Mamady Doumbouya has been sworn is as Guinea’s interim president after leading a coup that saw the overthrow of Alpha Condé.

After Mali’s Assimi Gota, 38, who similarly launched a military revolution, the former French legionnaire, 41, becomes Africa’s second-youngest leader.

Under proposals to restore civilian government revealed this week, Col Doumbouya will be forbidden from running in future elections.

The coup which was initiated on September 5th was widely denounced.

Guinea has been suspended by both Ecowas and the African Union.

Ecowas also imposed penalties on the coup leaders and sought a six-month period of constitutional order.

According to the AFP news agency, the new President, Col Mamady Doumbouya while speaking at the Mohammed V palace in Conakry said that said his purpose was to refound the state by establishing a new constitution, combating corruption, altering the electoral system, and holding free, genuine, and transparent elections.

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He also stated that he will honor all of the country’s national and international commitments.

Guinea’s military regime has not stated how long elections will take to conduct.

Nevertheless, it states that anyone who contributes to the interim administration, which will have a civilian prime minister, will be ineligible to run for office.

Col Doumbouya is barred from contesting future elections under plans to restore civilian rule announced this week.

Meanwhile, the former president, Alpha Conde’s whereabouts remain unclear after he was detained by Col Mamady Doumbouya and his military team.

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