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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 in Lokoja on Tuesday by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr Folashade Ayoade. The appointments take effect […]

Africa Trade Meeting Has No Africans after U.S. Visa Denials

By Michelle Quinn Los Angeles — Each year, the University of Southern California brings delegations from Africa to meet with business leaders, government officials and others in the U.S. But this year, the African summit has no Africans. All were denied visas. Visa issues are not uncommon for people traveling from African nations. During her […]

New Gambia New Migration

by Louie Hunt “I am very happy to be home,” said 18-year-old Mohammed Nyabally, sitting on the steps of his uncle’s house in Serekunda, a town near The Gambia’s coast. Just two weeks earlier, he was languishing in a prison near Tripoli; his third spell in detention during the nine months he spent in Libya […]

Visa delays impede investments in Ghana – US Ambassador

The US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson, has cited the high cost of air travel and the undue delays in visa acquisition as two major challenges for foreign businessmen who wish to invest in Ghana. According to him, the development has compelled most investors to divert attention to other countries within the sub-region as businesses […]

NDC than NPP in opposition – Yaw Boateng Gyan

Former President John Dramani Mahama is being blamed for NDC’s defeat in the general election. The simmering tension and anger in the opposition NDC after its defeat last year does not appear to have been tamed by the formation of a committee to probe the humiliating loss. Even before the committee comes out with its […]

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 female Neurosurgeon at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Abu-Bonsrah left Ghana at the age of 15, and has been in the U.S. for nearly 11 years. The first physician in her family, including the extended family, […]

Nkrumah stemmed inter religious conflicts

by Kofi Ayim Ghana’s first President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah creatively used religion as a tool to weave a tapestry of political culture. In so doing he laid a foundation that basically spared inter-religious conflicts in Ghana that has been experience elsewhere in Africa and beyond. These observations were made March 26, 2017 by Dr. E. […]

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 at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School offered this counsel at a community forum organized by the University Hospital and Islamic Community Health Collaborative at the Kings Family Restaurant Newark, NJ March 19, 2017. He said any […]

Maplewood Says Yes to Sanctuary Status, Orange Stalls

The city of Maplewood is the first one to declare itself a sanctuary city in New Jersey this year, while neighboring Orange appears undecided. Both townships are located in Essex County. On Jan. 17, Maplewood chose to become a sanctuary city, and its mayor immediately stood behind the measure. “Maplewood is – and will continue […]

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 of visas to Ghana. We sent a note to the Mission for its response and reaction to the allegation, but we never heard anything, and we went to press with […]