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NYC Yellow Cab Drivers’ Earnings Have Fallen 44 Percent Since 2013

by RUSCHELL BOONE Yellow cab drivers in New York City say they don’t need a study to tell them what they already know: the drop in fares over the last six years has been devastating. “You can see it every day. You can feel it, what going on,” one driver said. The New York City […]

Asanteman Association of New Jersey Showcases its Culture at Inauguration

by AKOSUA OFORIWAA-AYIM Asante culture was at its best on May 25, 2019, when the Asanteman Association of New Jersey celebrated the enstoolment and swearing-in ceremony of its leaders. The elaborate cultural extravaganza that took place at Christ the King’s Church, Hillside, NJ, was well attended by guests from around the country and beyond. The […]

Choosing Between Land Ownership Reform and Food Security

by SELLA ONEKO Farfell Coffee Estate is known in countries such as Sweden, France and the US for its products The farm employs 600 workers, exports macadamia nuts and sends 1,300 tons of avocados to France each season Its coffee is in demand in more than 50 countries around the world. For estate owner Richard […]

Surge in Violence Results in African Union Membership Suspended

by CATHERINE BYARUHANGA The African Union has suspended Sudan’s membership “with immediate effect”, amid an upsurge of violence in the capital that has seen dozens killed. The pan-African body has warned of further action if power is not transferred to a civilian authority – a key demand of pro-democracy protesters. Opposition activists say a para-military […]

Rwanda Receives Global Recognition For Strengthening Youth Involvement In Agriculture

The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) was awarded this year’s Edouard Saouma Award, a global prize instituted by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), for outstanding efforts in involving youth in Rwanda’s agriculture transformation. MINAGRI has been selected as joint winner, with the Ministry of National Food Security and Research in Pakistan for […]

Mass Detention of Opposition Members in Cameroon

by ILARIA ALLEGROZZI At least 350 members and supporters of Cameroon’s main opposition party, including its vice president, were arrested across the country this weekend after they tried to hold demonstrations. The arrests, targeting the Cameroon Renaissance Movement (MRC) party, appear to mark yet another step in the government’s attempt to limit political dissent. Cameroon […]

China to Construct Two Major Water Dams in Sierra Leone

by ABDUL RASHID THOMAS Sierra Leone’s minister of water resources – Dr Jonathan Bonopha Tengbe, has confirmed to the Sierra Leone Telegraph that he has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Chinese engineering firm – China Gezhouba Group Company Limited (CGGC) to carry out the Orugu and Congo Dams and Water Treatment Plants […]

Medgar Evers College Jazzy Jazz Festival Honors Eddy Grant This Summer

Trail-blazing musician, Eddy Grant will headline the 23rd Jazzy Jazz Music Festival sponsored by the Department of Mass Communications, Creative and Performing Arts and Speech, Medgar Evers College, The City University of New York scheduled July 5th through Labor Day weekend. A number of featured musicians and performers will bring to the yearly Jazzy Jazz […]

US Border Patrol Arrests 153 Africans at Texas Border

U.S. Border Patrol agents have apprehended more than 150 African immigrants attempting unauthorized crossings into Texas at the U.S. southern border within the past week, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). On Saturday, agents arrested a group of 37 undocumented immigrants from Central Africa who had crossed the winding Rio Grande onto U.S. […]

“Look Homeward!” Ambassador Akyaa Pobee Tells Ghanaian Diaspora

by E. OBIRI ADDO Ghana’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations has challenged the Ghanaian diaspora to remain true to their roots during their sojourn overseas, and more importantly, to look back to help develop Ghana. Her Excellency Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee made these remarks in a keynote address at a colorful inaugural […]