African News

Freetown’s New Mayor Brings New Vision to Sierra Leone »

by ELIZABETH ALLAN Sierra Leone conjures images of blood diamonds, child soldiers and Ebola. Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr wants us to remember a different time in her country’s history. “We were known as the ‘Athens of West…

May 18 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Africa Wants the Same Opportunity as the West Had to Develop »

The West used coal to power its industrial revolution and now many developing countries argue they should not be held back from using this abundant resource to do the same. Coal is abundant across…

May 18 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Winnie Madikizela- Mandela Dies at 81 »

South African anti-apartheid activist and former wife of the late President Nelson Mandela, has died at the age of 81. Hailed as mother of the ‘new’ South Africa, Madikizela-Mandela’s legacy…

Apr 26 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

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 »
Community News

Ras Baraka Relected Newark Mayor in a Landslide Victory »

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka won reelection in a landslide victory to lead New Jersey’s largest city over challenger Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins, securing his leadership…

May 18 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

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 »
Business

Industrialisation the Pathway to Prosperity for Africa »

by SIPHELELE DLUDLA Afreximbank, the prime Export-Import African bank, has said that the intra-Africa trade fair set to be held in Egypt later in December will be an opportunity for the continent to industrialise. Kanayo Awani, managing director of Intra-African trade initiative at Afreximbank, said that one of the aims of the trade…

Jun 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Ethiopian Airlines Revises its 15-Year Strategic Plan »

Ethiopian Airlines has announced plans to revise its ambitious 15-year strategic plan from 2010, which called for the airline to become the largest carrier in Africa by 2025. While the airline’s initial plan outlined a strategy to more than double its fleet to 120 aircraft within the review period, Ethiopian Airlines has…

May 18 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

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 »
Editorial

Africa Day – Whither To? »

The Organization of African Unity, a prelude to the African Union, was established on May 25, 1963, and with it was born Africa Day. Even though Africans across the…

Jun 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

The Case of Gayism in Ghana and Africa »

Ghanaian politicians, clergy, academicians, and other professionals are upset, actually angry and up in arms, about British Prime Minister Theresa May’s offer to help Ghana expunge laws against homosexuality that…

May 18 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

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 »
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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