African News

Kenya Inaugurates Flagship Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway »

Reporting on the inauguration of the 472.3-km Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), {International Railway Journal} said Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta had flagged off the first freight and passenger train on…

Jun 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

UN urges Libyan government to shut ‘inhumane’ refugee centres »

by  Patrick Wintour, Diplomatic editor The UN refugee agency has called on the Libyan government in Tripoli to close its refugee detention centres, describing conditions as inhumane and shocking.The call…

Jun 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Ethiopia’s Tedros wins WHO race, first African to get top job »

By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won the race to be the next head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday, becoming the first African…

Jun 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Nigerian tutoring app Tuteria wins UK engineering award »

A tutoring app developed by a 27-year-old Nigerian has won an engineering award given by the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering. Godwin Benson designed Tuteria, a platform that links qualified…

Jun 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
Community News

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 »

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…

Apr 14 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
Business

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 »

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 »
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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