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Ghana Medical Relief Goes to Anomab

by KOFI AYIM A non-profit medical organization, Ghana Medical Relief, completed yet another successful mission to Ghana from July 22 to 25 of this year. The four-day free medical project carried out at Anomabo, an ancient town in the Central Region of Ghana, covered areas in pediatric urology, medical, dental, gynecology/obstetrics, and basic health education […]

Nigerian Immigrant Becomes the First Elected Muslim in Tennessee

by KAYLIN JORGE It’s official. Zulfat Suara has become the first Muslim elected to the Metro Nashville Council. Back in August, Suara won a run-off amid a crowded field for an at-large seat on the city government. With just five vacant at-large seats, there were 15 candidates. Incumbent Bob Mendes won one of the seats […]

Asante King Otumfuo Osei Tutu II in Washington D.C.

by SADICK ABUBAKAR The 16th King of the Asante people in Ghana, His Royal Highness Nana Otumfuo Osei Tutu II delivered a keynote address at the U.N. High Level Forum on Culture of Peace at the United Nations General Assembly on September 13, 2019. Prior to the U.N. keynote, he addressed a gathering of leaders […]

South Africa’s Scandalous Shame

by M.O. Ene A steady influx of millions of immigrants, both legal and illegal, has undoubtely formented resentment in South Africa, where the current unemployment rate hovers at 29%. According to a 2018 Pew Research poll, about 62% of South Africans believe that immigrants, with the majority of them hailing from other African nations, are […]

Famed Ivorian Musician DJ Arafat Dies in Road Crash

Ivorian musician DJ Arafat has died of injuries he sustained in a motor bike accident, according to his management The 33-year-old, whose real name is Ange Didier Houon, died on Monday in a hospital in Abidjan. He had been undergoing treatment after the accident on Sunday, his spokesman Yves Roland stated. “He was involved in […]

‘Big Bang Theory’ Producer Makes New Comedy, With Nigerian Immigrant Character Lead

by ANTHONY D’ALESSANDRO At a time when President Donald Trump is pushing a fierce policy on U.S. immigration, TV creator Chuck Lorre is out to remind the nation’s TV viewers how great immigrants are again with his new CBS series Bob Hearts Abishola. The Big Bang Theory co-creator showed up at TCA wearing a yellow […]

Police in South Africa Arrest 560 ‘Undocumented’ Foreigners in Raid

by BUKOLA ADEBAYO Nearly 600 foreigners were arrested in a police raid on a business district in Johannesburg, South Africa, police and government officials said Thursday. The operation involving immigration officials and customs in the commercial hub on Wednesday was to rid the area of counterfeit businesses and crime, South African Police Service said. “Over […]

Botswana Rolling Out Red Carpet for Investors

by POLOKO TAU Botswana has promised to roll out the red carpet for investors, urging them not to be discouraged by its small population from doing business in the country because decent returns are part of the package. Speaking at the official opening of the 14th Global Expo Botswana in the capital city Gaborone this […]

Senegal is Choking on Plastic Waste

by ANNA PUJOL-MAZZANI Senegal is struggling with a massive plastic waste issue, with tens of thousands of tons of it ending up in the ocean every year. A problem that is not only threatening the coastal population but also the economy. Environmentalists have long urged a change of policy regarding the use of plastics and […]

To Cry and be Paid for it

There are hired attorneys, hired financial experts, hired drivers and other hired professional services. In Ghana, there are funeral contractors who engage the services of professional criers for grieving families at funeral events. Predominant among the Akan people, this phenomenon is unsurprising for its historical longevity among ancient people. The criers execute the job with […]