African News

More African countries opened up to African travelers in 2017 »

by YOMI KAZEEM The difficulties of traveling across Africa as an African has been well-told. Getting a visa to visit another African country has typically meant being buried in a mountain of paperwork and also…

Jan 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Court clears Ghanaians abroad to vote in 2020 »

The Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court has ordered the Electoral Commission (EC ) to implement the Representation of the People Amendment Act (ROPAA)2006 (Act699), which gives Ghanaians in the diaspora the right to…

Jan 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Coup Capital: The country where revolts happen more than anywhere else in Africa »

by Megan Palin It’s the country that is only 43 years old. But in that time there has been 10 bloody coups, with plenty of other attempts foiled. It’s the…

Dec 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Ghana: Parliament probes visa applicants maltreatment »

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof Mike Oquaye has charged the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament to thoroughly investigate reports of inhumane treatment meted out to Ghanaians who go to the…

Nov 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
Community News

Book Launch Animates Ghanaians to Revisit Roots »

About a hundred people gathered on Saturday afternoon, February 3rd, at The Priory in Newark for the launch of local author Kofi…

Feb 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

NYC Lawmaker Pushes to Honor Ghanaian Hero »

New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres says he will propose legislation to name the corner of 187 th Street and Prospect Avenue in honor…

Feb 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Ellen Edwards: Civil Court Judge Candidate That Is Here For the People »

If you’ve been in the justice system in Brooklyn at any point then you’ve ran into Ellen Edwards. The veteran…

Aug 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Maragos announces his pick to replace him as comptroller »

Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos, who is running for county executive as a Democrat, introduced Ama Yawson, of Freeport, as…

Jun 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Kirkus Media reviews “The Akan of Ghana” by Kofi Ayim »

“A thorough and illuminating cultural primer” –  Kirkus Reviews Ayim (Jack Cudjo, 2011) explores the history and culture of the…

Jun 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Get involved in children’s education – Dr. Yamba advises parents »

by Kofi Ayim There are lots of colleges and universities for the average student, but parental involvement in their childrens’…

May 11 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
Business

Ghanaian entrepreneur poised to make waves in cosmetics products »

by KOFI AYIM Isaac Kusi has known the benefits of shea butter for a very long time in his native Ghana. He also knew that the thick paste of shea butter commonly found in northern Ghana would assume international status within a matter of years. In 1988 he started to import…

Jan 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

In East Africa, Uber and its rivals are fighting over drivers rather than passengers »

by Abdi Latif Dahir Last month, the Estonian ridesharing platform Taxify, revealed it was launching in the Ugandan capital city, Kampala. What’s interesting about the company’s launch there is that it’s equally focused on marketing the promise of lower prices for riders as it is…

Nov 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Ghana ranks high in investor confidence – US Chamber of Commerce report »

The US-Africa Business Centre has released its maiden In- vestor Confidence Indicator for Africa (ICIFA) in Washington, ranking Ghana among the best countries in Africa in terms of convenience of doing business. Ghana’s overall score was 59.4 per cent which placed it in the first…

Jul 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

China pledges US$15B to Ghana’s development agenda »

China has pledged some $15 billion dollars to fund Ghana’s government’s massive economic transformation agenda, with the likelihood that a further four billion dol- lars would be committed for various development projects across the country. The commitment by the Chinese is based on a financing…

Jul 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Africa’s rise in digital revolution »

By Eleni Mourdoukoutas When the world was changing from mechanical and analogue technology to digital electronics four decades ago, Africa was nowhere on the scene. Fast-forward to the present, and Africa has largely been able to catch up with other regions in mobile phone use…

Jun 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Dream Big – Ken Ofori Atta »

by Kofi Ayim Ghanaian and non-Ghanaian prospective investors defied a rainy and inclement day and thronged the Ghana Mission/Consulate in New York City on the evening of Tuesday, April 25 to meet with a high powered Ghana government delegation to explore and exploit business opportunities…

May 15 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

New US-Based Company Plans to Invest in Eastern Africa Region »

A newly established US-based Company has trained it’s focus on the Eastern Africa Region as its prime investment destination with long term plans to expand to the rest of Africa. East Africa Assistance Corporation (EAFAC) is working on several investment programs to link Africa with…

Mar 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Income inequality soars in South Africa and worldwide »

Jan. 16, 2017 (GIN) – Global inequality has grown to unacceptable proportions, a new study has found, as just eight men now own the same wealth as half of the world. According to the international advocacy group Oxfam, 62 billionaires own the same wealth as…

Mar 2 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Zimbabweans are sleeping overnight outside banks again to get their cash »

by Lynsey Chutel & Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi It’s a terrible moment of déjà vu for Zimbabweans as another currency looms. For the last few days, in the capital Harare, Zimbabweans have begun lining up outside of banks to get hold of what little cash is in…

Dec 15 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
Editorial

Ghana’s Queenly First Lady……And “Kingly” Presidents »

Throughout Africa, among the duties of a queen mother is to take care of vulnerable mothers and their children. Ghana’s current First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, set up her Rebecca…

Feb 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

The legacy of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe »

There was once a great empire called Monomotapa, a vast stretch of land that encompassed present day Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and parts of what we…

Dec 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Indiscipline, the bane of a nation’s development »

ON Saturday, October 7, 2017, a gas explosion hit a part of Accra and claimed seven lives. Three died immediately while four died on admission…

Nov 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
Artcultainment

The Temptations and The Four Tops At NJPAC Friday, October 6, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with The Temptations and the Four Tops. If you love Motown, then you can’t afford to miss this electrifying evening of elegant harmonies and smooth-stepping moves with…

Sep 14 2017 / Read More »
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