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Illegal Mining in Ghana: Genocidal or Just Destructive?

by Kwabena Opong and Kofi Ayim Since the 15th century gold has been a major export from Ghana, a country that was aptly named the Gold Coast by the first Europeans who stepped on its shores. Indeed Edina in the Central Region of the country, the first port of call of the Portuguese in 1492 […]

USCIS Will Issue Redesigned Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services April 19, 2017 announced a redesign to the Permanent Resident Card (also known as a Green Card) and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) as part of the Next Generation Secure Identification Document Project. USCIS will begin issuing the new cards on May 1, 2017. These redesigns use en- hanced graphics […]

Displaced and neglected: Ethiopia’s desperate drought victims

by James Jeffrey Dead camels rot on the outskirts of informal settlements in Ethiopia’s rain-starved Somali region as their owners, once proudly self-sufficient pastoralists, turn to government aid to stay alive. Ethiopia is facing a drought so terrible that nomadic herders, the hardiest of survivors, have been pushed to the brink. The lucky ones receive […]

Maiden Ghana Football Business Exposition launched in Houston

The maiden Football Busi- ness Exposition has been launched in Houston, United States of America. The event was launched on Monday as part of the Ghana-Houston Chamber of Commerce’s 3rd Annual OTC Dinner Reception. In attendance was the Minister for Business Development, Ibrahim Mohammed Awal who duly launched the Expo which is slated to take […]

NBA opens Africa academy in push for international recruits

by Nellie Peyton The National Basketball Associ- ation opened its first training academy in Africa on Thursday in a push to expand its presence on the continent and prepare more African players to enter the league, its vice-president for Africa said. The academy is based in the seaside West African nation of Senegal, where a […]

DR Congo: UN seeks $64 million to tackle humanitarian crisis in Kasaï region

The United Nations has appealed for $64.5 million to respond to the urgent needs of 731,000 people over the next six months in the Kasaï region, the latest “humanitarian hotspot” in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). “The Kasaï crisis is an acute crisis of massive proportions in a country that is already going […]

US military ending role in hunt for elusive African warlord Joseph Kony

by Ryan Browne America’s role in the hunt for Lord Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony has officially begun to draw to a close, even though the notorious warlord is still on the loose. Kony is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and he and his militia have been accused of killing thousands […]

5 African nations selected for Human Science Lab’s Global Critical Thinking Project

5 African nations – South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco, and Tunisia has been identified as world’s potential ‘Critical Thinking Hub’ and will join the league of a global list of countries drawn from all continents for the ‘Global Critical Thinking Project.’ The Global Critical Thinking Project is a worldwide program launched by Human Science Lab, […]

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 in Ghana. In a keynote address, Mr. Ken Ofori Atta, […]

Ghanaians defy powerful China to end illegal mining

Ghana’s verdant forests and farming lands as well as river bodies that feed the West African nation in diverse ways have over the past decade or so been devastated by the scourge of mining for gold, mostly illegal and known in local parlance as galamsey a corrupt form for the English phrase “gather them and […]