African News

$750 Million in Mining Revenues Fails to Reach Treasury in DRC »

A toxic combination of corruption and mismanagement in Democratic Republic of Congo’s revenues agencies and state mining companies is leaching a fifth of all mining revenues away from the state…

Aug 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Deepening food crisis pushes Nigeria’s northeast closer to famine: aid agency »

Famine could soon strike tens of thousands of people in northeast Nigeria as food stocks run low, prices soar and aid supplies dwindle due to the Boko Haram insurgency, a…

Aug 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Development of African Railroads Is for Enhancement of Pan-African Trade, Writes China’s »

China’s investments in the African railroads are designed to enhance the weak pan-African trade, says Global Times. “According to the African Export Import Bank, intra-African trade was only about 19%…

Jul 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Chagos legal status sent to international court by UN »

A dispute between the UK and Mauritius over disputed island territory in the Indian Ocean is to be referred to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The UN General Assembly…

Jul 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
Community News

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 »

Brooklyn DA Will Protect Immigrants from Deportation for Minor Offenses »

by Camille Padilla-Dalmau On Monday April 24, only days after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent letters to eight “sanctuary…

May 11 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

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…

Apr 14 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
Business

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 »

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 »
Editorial

The man called Peter John Amewu »

Ghana’s Minister for Lands and Natural Resources Peter John Amewu was not so named for nothing (we don’t know the meaning of his other two…

Jun 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

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…

Apr 14 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

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 »
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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