African News

Africa Trade Meeting Has No Africans after U.S. Visa Denials »

By Michelle Quinn Los Angeles — Each year, the University of Southern California brings delegations from Africa to meet with business leaders, government officials and others in the U.S. But…

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New Gambia New Migration »

by Louie Hunt “I am very happy to be home,” said 18-year-old Mohammed Nyabally, sitting on the steps of his uncle’s house in Serekunda, a town near The Gambia’s coast.…

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African Refugees Look North to Canada as U.S. Deportations Rise »

Refugees including some from Africa have been trekking through subzero weather at the northern U.S. border with Canada in a bid to escape a new wave of deportations from the…

Mar 15 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Tanzania fights illicit drugs, but at what expense? »

by General Ulimwengu Tanzania continues to fight against illicit drugs. A recently-released list of “drug pushers,” including the names of politicians and artistes, has raised questions about the role of the…

Mar 15 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
Community News

Meet Ghanaian Nancy Abu-Bonsrah: First black female neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital »

By Socrates Mbamalu, March 20, 2017 We start this week with heart-warming news, Ghanaian Nancy Abu-Bonsrah becomes the first black…

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Know your body – Dr. Aluya »

Black people have been advised to know their bodies very well in order to quickly stem any significant changes. Dr. Nelson Aluya, Assistant Professor of Medicine…

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Maplewood Says Yes to Sanctuary Status, Orange Stalls »

The city of Maplewood is the first one to declare itself a sanctuary city in New Jersey this year, while…

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‘We Are Not Going to be Able to Protect Everybody’ – NY City Council Speaker »

by Edwin Martinez  Since Donald Trump took office as president of the United States and launched his immigration policies –…

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Brooklyn DA to hire immigration attorneys to protect borough’s immigrants »

Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez was at the recent Kings County Criminal Bar Association meeting on Thursday, where he an-…

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Business

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…

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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…

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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 »

Nigeria has hunted down ‘700,000 firms that have never paid tax’ »

Nigeria has hunted down 700,000 firms that have never paid taxes as the country seeks new revenue sources to offset low oil prices that have pushed Africa’s biggest economy into its first recession in more than 20 years, its tax chief said. Tunde Fowler, executive…

Oct 14 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Kenya’s PesaPal is moving into the physical world with its first point-of-sale system »

by Joshua Masinde PesaPal, a Nairobi-based aggregator for online and mobile payments, is set to launch its own point-ofsale system (POS) to rival similar products from PayPal, Shopify and Square. Expected to be in place in a month, the point-of-sale system will enable business owners…

Aug 16 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Ghana’s startup hub pioneer is going pan-African with a $50 million fund »

Yinka Adegoke Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has built one of Africa’s best known startup ecosystems in Accra, Ghana over the last eight years—and now it’s doubling down on a push to take its vision pan-African. As MEST has grown, it has opened up…

May 11 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Etisalat Sues MTN Over Deal for Nigeria Online Firm Visafone »

by Yinka Ibukun Loni Prinsloo Emirates Telecommunications Group Co is suing Nigeria competitor MTN Group Ltd. over plans by Africa’s biggest wireless company to buy local Internet provider Visafone Communications Ltd. The lawsuit centers on MTN’s potential use of Visafone’s 800 megahertz of spectrum, Abu…

Feb 14 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Ghana Starts Africa’s First High-tech Interactive Distance Learning »

There are no computers, TVs or smartphones in many schools in rural Ghana. In the classroom, teachers talk while students listen. There’s very little engagement and virtually no interaction, because many teachers themselves were not formally trained. The private, nonprofit Varkey Foundation — together with…

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AXA Buys 8% Stake In Africa Internet Group For €75m »

French insurance giant AXA announced today it is investing €75-million to take a 8% stake in Africa Internet Group (AIG), one of the continent’s largest e-commerce operations. Jumia is AIG’s main subsidiary and operates in 11 African markets. Transactions grew 265% during the first nine…

Feb 14 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
Editorial

End corruption at Ghana Mission »

In our March issue, we ran a front page article on malfeasance we discovered at the Ghana Mission/Consulate in New York City regarding the issue…

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Nana Addo says it as he sees it »

Opposition elements in Ghana are complaining that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo failed to accomplish the expectations of his compatriots in his State of…

Mar 15 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Ghanaians abroad want recognition from Akufo Addo government »

The new Akufo Addo administration has hit the ground running with the creation of 36 ministers that manifests the NPP’s campaign promise. By the time…

Mar 1 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
Artcultainment

Actress Mercy Johnson gets government appointment

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi in Nigeria has appointed Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson as his new Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on entertainment, arts and culture. Johnson’s appointment was announced with 62 others in a statement issued…

Apr 14 2017 / Read More »
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