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The party in the park which took place this past Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 was not only fantastic but phenomenal. The free event which was hosted by Oforione.com of deadline entertainment took place at the Beim Pachthof park. It was well attended. There was music, games, food, and fun at the event.

The kids had a play house set up for them to jump around. Adults had fun games, drinks and most importantly music for them to dance. Dj Bleed, Spark and Richman were spinning the ones and twos.
The stage featured the best Azonto dancers by young adults and kids. The food was delicious and tantalizing. There was never a dull moment for the crowd. The weather was just perfect.

If you missed this year’s party in the park you missed a lot, but don’t miss next year’s edition. With Oforione it is always fun fun fun.

Topafric

 

The Face of Africa Germany is currently searching for contestants from all over Germany. Only single Women between the ages of 18 – 26 who have never been married or have no kids are encouraged to apply. You must be of African origin or descent to apply(eigther both parents or one parent must be of African origin) and you must be living or residing in Germany. Contestants must be enrolled in school, be a graduate or currently pursuing a career.


The pageant show, which will be held in Berlin, is all about celebrating the beauty of the Modern African Woman. It will be set to promote African Culture, Tourism, Beauty and Lifestyle in Germany. The pageant show will be the first of its kind . It will attract big fashion companies, personalities, and big media houses.


Aim of the pageant is to find an amazing Queen who can represent Africa in the international Modeling & Fashion World. She will also serve as an Ambassador for the Afro-Germans so as to empower and encourage the youths to educate themselves.


Topafric independently counted 78 contestants from 21 countries who have applied. More are encouraged to apply as there will be an audition to select girls that will represent individual countries. There are 61 countries in Africa. These number includes the surronding islands. And the organizers are looking for girls from all 61 countries. Below is the list of contestants currently enrolled. We shall continue to update you on all new applications. Simply check this article periodically for more updates.


Visit FOA facebook site and get instructions on how to enroll (Click here)and (Click here to like our Page)

Below is a list of girls who have applied and have been accepted by the organizers. These girls will be attending the audition which will be in Berlin (Date will be annouced by the organizers)  !!!You too can be on this list by simply applying (Click here) and dont forget to like our Facebook page(Click here) for more updates

Ana Bela ( Angola)
Clarisse (Congo)
Edith (Kenya)
Eunice (Kenya)
Grace (Namibia)
Jacqueline (Cape Verde)
Joyce (Kenya)
Klasik (Ghana)
Lilian (Kenya)
Madina (Cote d`Iviore)
Meryem (Morocco)

Mushiya (Congo)
Ndey (Guinea Conakry)
Neneh (Gambia)
Ruta (Eritrea)
Sukaina-Cecilia (Gambia)
Teresia (Kenya)
Wairimu(Kenya)
Abigail (Ghana)
Adiam (Eritrea)
Alexis (Ghana)

Amanda (Rwanda)
Änni (Ghana)
Annick (Benin)
Bijou (Guinea Conakry)
Bonzenga(Congo)
Brawra (Kenya)
Brenda (Kenya)
Brenda (Kenya)
Caroline (Zambia)
Catherine(Kenya)


Christelle (Congo)
Cindy (Gambia)
Claudia(Ghana)
Cynthia (Nigeria)
Donna (Ghana)
Esther (Ghana)
Esther (Ghana)
Fatouma(Cote d´ivore)
Francheska (Congo)
Grace (Angola)


Harriet (Cameroun)
Harriet (Ghana)
Hawa(Sierra Leone)
Helena (Angola)
Isabel (Angola)
Jennifer (Ghana)
Jocelyne (Ivory Coast)
Julie(Egypt)
Kadija (Guinea Conakry )
Killy (Ghana)


Leo (Togo)
Leslyn (Ghana)
Linda (Angola)
Lori(Ghana)
Marta(Eritrea)
Mary (Congo)
Maureen (Kenya)
Mavis (Ghana)
Mercy(Kenya)
Mical (Eritrea)

Leo (Togo)
Leslyn (Ghana)
Linda (Angola)
Lori(Ghana)
Marta(Eritrea)
Mary (Congo)
Maureen (Kenya)
Mavis (Ghana)
Mercy(Kenya)
Mical (Eritrea

Salima-Sarah (Congo)
Sara(Angola)
Sonia (Congo)
Stella (Kenya)
Sylvie (Congo Brazzaville)


Tracy (Ghana)
Vanessa (Ghana)
Vanessa (Congo)
Vivian(Kenya)
Vivianne(Kenya)
Vivien(Kenya)

Some know her as Divaaliishh Maame Ajoa Owusu, while others may know her as Miss Nancy Chantal. No matter what you call her, she is always the life of the party. She was a contestant in the 2011 Face of Africa Germany Beauty Pageant Show. Although she didn’t win the crown, she most definitely won the show. She walked the stage with her head held up high and won the hearts of the crowd that attended the show. She was also on the popular German T.V show called "The Big Looser". 

Well, Miss Nancy Chantal is turning twenty one on the 14th of September, 2013. Once again she will be entertaining friends, family and fans to her elegant birthday party. It promises to be off da hook. It will no doubt fall in the "Party of the Year" category.

It will be held at the Farmsen Volkshochschule located @ Berner Heerweg 183, in Hamburg, Germany. Everybody is encouraged to dress elegantly.
Three hearty cheers to Miss Nancy from Topafric radio. We wish you many more.

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats on Sunday elected Andrea Nahles, a combative and outspoken former labour minister, as the first woman leader of the 155-year-old party.
Known for her lectern-thumping speeches and occasional outbursts of child-like humour, the 47-year-old single mother joins Chancellor Angela Merkel at the top of German politics -- and as the woman who may one day seek her job.
"We're breaking through the glass ceiling in the SPD," said Nahles at the delegates' meeting in the city of Wiesbaden. "And the ceiling will stay open."
Well-connected within her party, Nahles, a former leader of its Jusos youth wing, won 66 percent of the vote, beating Simone Lange, 41, an ex-policewoman and mayor of the city of Flensburg.
The less than stellar result against an outsider reflected lingering resentment within the party against the decision, strongly promoted by Nahles, to once more govern as junior partners to Merkel's conservatives.
Electing a female leader is "a sign of progress that was long overdue," said the SPD's outgoing interim leader, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, who called it "a historic moment". In the lead-up to the vote, well-wishers had ironically expressed hope that Nahles would do worse than her predecessor Martin Schulz.
A repeat of his 100-percent party backing last year amid a euphoric "Schulz hype" would be seen as a bad omen given that in the end, he scored just 20.5 percent in the September 2017 general election, the party's worst post-war result.

While Schulz's roller-coaster ride in German politics has shuddered to a halt, the task of revitalising the dispirited SPD now falls to Nahles.
A survey last week by Infratest dimap found that 47 percent of respondents doubted that the party veteran is the right person to lead a "renewal", while just one third expressed confidence.
The challenge for her labour party now will be to at once govern responsibly with Merkel, and convince its dwindling band of working-class voters that it is still their champion.
Nahles vowed that the SPD will fight for social justice and welfare, declaring that "solidarity is what is most lacking in the globalised, neoliberal, turbo-digitalised world".
She pledged a fight for decent wages as technology destroys traditional jobs, and a pro-EU foreign policy that also emphasises pacifism and international cooperation.
Nahles, from the party's left wing, scored some landmark successes under the previous Merkel coalition government, notably in introducing a minimum wage.
When voters declined to reward the SPD for such gains, the party initially vowed a muscular fight from the opposition benches.
Nahles at the time summed up the SPD's combative spirit against the Merkel government with a street brawler's phrase, telling journalists that "from tomorrow we'll smack 'em in the face".
When it turned out the SPD would likely rejoin Merkel after all, but drive a tough bargain in the process, she used a kindergarten taunt that loosely translates as "na-na na-na boo-boo".
It was not out of style for Nahles, who once mocked Merkel's party in the Bundestag with a slightly off-key rendition of the reality-denying theme song of Swedish children's book hero Pippi Longstocking.
While some find such performances grating, few underestimate Nahles, who, like Merkel, is considered a sharp strategist, hard worker and bareknuckle political operator.
When she invigorated her party with a passionate speech in January, the tabloid-style Bild daily paid her the questionable compliment of being "the only real guy" in the SPD.
Nahles, the daughter of a bricklayer, hails from a small village in the rural Eifel region where she still lives in her great-grandparents' farmhouse with her young daughter.
A church-going Roman Catholic, she has described herself as a conservative at heart, albeit one who fights for working-class people.
Nahles wrote in her high school yearbook that one day she wanted to be "either a housewife or chancellor".
She founded her party's first chapter in her home village and, while studying German language and literature, joined the SPD youth wing, which she headed from age 25.
In her career since, she has been a key figure in several crucial power plays and fought former chancellor Gerhard Schröder's Agenda 2010 welfare cuts, telling him she had no time for "political machos".
Most recently she sidelined the two men who had dominated the SPD, Schulz and former foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel. Both are now watching German politics from the parliamentary backbenches.

The Local.de

Russia will expel four German diplomats in a tit-for-tat response to Berlin ordering four Russian agents to leave Germany over the poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain, the German foreign minister said on Friday
"This decision by Moscow is not a surprise," said German foreign minister Heiko Maas in a statement. Germany joined the US and other EU nations in expelling Russian envoys to show support for Britain which has blamed Russia for the nerve agent attack on its soil.
The Russian foreign ministry on Friday afternoon summoned the heads of missions from 23 countries -- almost all of them European Union member states -- to tell them that some of their diplomats had to leave.
   
The diplomats from France, Canada, Germany, Australia and other countries were earlier seen arriving at the Russian foreign ministry in flagged official cars.
   
France, Germany and Poland each said that Russia was expelling four of their diplomats. Among the other countries that had similarly been told to pull their envoys were the Netherlands, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Finland, Lithuania and Norway.
Thirteen Ukrainian diplomats should also leave Russia.
   
The moves came in retaliation for the coordinated expulsion of Russian diplomats by Britain and its allies over a nerve agent attack against former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury on March 4.
   
"This is certainly not a surprise," Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok said through a spokeswoman, referring to Moscow's expulsion of two of the country's diplomats.
   
Blok called upon Russia to cooperate with the ongoing investigation into the attack by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
   
The Russian foreign ministry also gave Britain a month to cut the number of diplomatic staff in Russia to the same number Russia has in Britain.
   
In Britain, the government called the latest developments "regrettable" but remained adamant that Russia was in the wrong.
   
"This doesn't change the facts of the matter: the attempted assassination of two people on British soil, for which there is no alternative conclusion other than that the Russian State was culpable," a spokeswoman for Britain's Foreign Office said.
Russia also said it reserved the right to respond to the recent expulsion of Russian diplomats by Belgium, Hungary, Georgia and Montenegro.
   
In the Kremlin, President Vladimir Putin presided over a meeting of the country's Security Council which discussed the most recent retaliatory steps against Britain and its allies.
   
The Kremlin insisted it was not Russia that had started the diplomatic war with the West.
   
"Russia did not unleash any diplomatic war," Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "Russia never initiated any exchange of sanctions."
   
On Thursday, Moscow had announced that it would expel 60 US diplomats and close the US consulate in Saint Petersburg after the expulsion of its own diplomats and the closure of one of its US consulates.
   
In all, more than 150 Russian diplomats have been ordered out of the US, EU members, NATO countries and other nations which are accusing Russia of being involved in the Skripal poisoning.
   
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said Moscow would respond with "tit-for-tat" measures, but they might "not only" be symmetrical.
'Get out of here'
On the streets in Saint Petersburg, passersby said they welcomed the decision to shut down the US consulate general in the city.
   
"This is great news," said Viktor Glushko, 60. "It is about time. Relations will not get worse because they were never good and we will get by without them."
   
Another man shouted: "Get out of here!" as he passed by the US consulate where staff were seen loading plastic sacks into vehicles Friday.
   
In Washington, the State Department said Thursday there was no justification for the Russian move and that the United States "reserves the right to respond".
   
"It's clear from the list provided to us that the Russian Federation is not interested in a dialogue on issues that matter to our two countries," spokeswoman Heather Nauert said of the expelled diplomats.
   
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Russia's expulsion of US diplomats marked a "further deterioration" in relations.
Yulia 'improving rapidly'
The hospital where Skripal and his daughter are being treated said Thursday that Yulia, 33, was "improving rapidly and is no longer in a critical condition", while 66-year-old Sergei remained in a critical but stable condition.
   
Britain has said it is "highly likely" that Russia was responsible for the attack using the Novichok nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union, but Russia has angrily denied any involvement.
   
Russia said 58 diplomats from the US embassy in Moscow and two from the consulate in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg have to leave Russia by next Thursday.
The US consulate general in Saint Petersburg will have to be vacated by Saturday.
   
Moscow warned that it could take further measures in response if Washington "continued hostile actions" against the Russian embassy and consulates.
   
After the poisoning, Britain reacted by announcing it would expel 23 Russian diplomats, suspend high-level diplomatic contact with Moscow and not send any members of the royal family to the 2018 football World Cup hosted by Russia.
   
Russia then responded by closing a British consulate in Saint Petersburg and the British Council educational and cultural organisation.
Source: Thelocal.com

He is only eight but this trendy kid is already a step ahead of most of us in the style stakes – with a £20,000 designer wardrobe. Little Zak is covered from head to toe in top brands, including D&G, Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Gucci and Prada.

The only child owns more than 200 pairs of shoes and even his swimming trunks are Armani. Yesterday his mum Vicky Antonia, 31, said: “I know it must sound like I am spoiling him, but I just want him to look his best. "What is wrong with making your son look good?.”

Glamour model Vicky, who is separated from Zak’s businessman dad, has so far spent £5,000 on her son’s shoes, £10,000 on clothes and another £5,000 on accessories.

Most parents spend around £11,000 on children’s clothing up to the age of 21, a recent LV poll found, but by the time Zak is an adult, Vicky will have spent more than £50,000 on him.

Her family have begged her to cut down on her spending, but Vicky, of Epping, Essex, believes it all stems from almost losing Zak when he was a baby. He was born at 27 weeks and spent two months in intensive care with bacterial meningitis. She said: “He is my wonder child and I don’t think it is a bad thing to want to treat your son.”

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