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U.S. Asks Investigators to Probe Whereabouts of Millions in Liberian Cash

by JAMES GIAHYUE Former President Olusegun The U.S. Embassy in Liberia said on Wednesday it had asked forensic investigators to carry out a preliminary probe into the possible disappearance of $100 million in newly printed notes in the impoverished West African nation. The currency scandal has sparked outrage and confusion in Liberia, where the central […]

Nigeria Needs President Who Understands the Economy – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said yesterday Nigeria needed a President who understands the economy. Obasanjo, who stated this at the Foursquare Gospel Church’s annual public lecture in Lagos, quoted the words of his friend, Helmut Schmidt, a former chancellor of Germany, who said if the people in Africa have to make it, all their political […]

Bring ‘Em to New York City – Mayor Bill De Blasio

by KOFI AYIM New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has reiterated his stand of the city he superintends as all-inclusive. He decried as sad the politically fashionable view of blaming the ills of the U.S. on immigrants. De Blasio made this comment at the first African Heritage reception at Gracie Mansion September 26, 2018, […]

Ghana is at Peace – President Nana Addo

by KOFI AYIM The President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says Ghana is very much at peace. The President made this observation to a cross section of the Ghanaian community at a dinner in Rochelle, New York, on September 23. He conceded that Ghana is currently experiencing economic challenges but “is […]

Remittance Income Boosts Growth

by EMMA OKONJI Despite experiencing an overall market slowdown, countries across the continent are reported to have a positive economic outlook. Countries in the East African region are projected to grow by 6.3% due to inflows, with remittances serving as a key economic driver for most countries across all regions. The third quarter 2018 report […]

Think Twice About Hair Care Products

by NEDRA RHONE Next time you reach for your go-to product to fix your hair issues, turn the bottle over and start listing the ingredients. From endocrine disruptors, prohibited chemicals, to other dangerous additives, black women in particular are exposed to potentially dozens of dangerous chemicals on a regular basis through widely used hair care products. […]

Zimbabwe Facing Worst Economic Crisis in Decade

by FARAI MUTSAKA Lines for petrol snake for hours, prices increase daily on food, medicines, and even rations on beer. The government has deemed the situation as temporary problems and necessary pain towards rebuilding the nation’s economy. But with empty shelves, rationed essentials and increasing costs for vital medicines, memories of the 2008 economic crisis are […]

Sierra Leone to China: Thanks, But No Thanks

Less than a month after returning from the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing, Sierra President Julius Maada Bio has opted to pull the plug on a controversial $400M international airport project at Mamamah, with Chinese financing. As one of the poorest nations in Africa, Sierra Leone has gone against the tide of governments across […]

Concluding our serialization of the book JACK CUDJO

You can buy Jack Cudjoe: Newark’s Revolutionary Soldier and First Black Businessman on Amazon Cudjo versus Cudjo During the Revolutionary War, John Murray, Earl of Dunmore and governor of Virginia established the Ethiopian Regiment for the loyalists. While General George Washington was being pressured by his commanders to recruit slaves for the war, Lord Dunmore, […]

REFLECTIONS ON MARCUS GARVEY’S POEM: THE BLACK WOMAN

by Prof. Kofi Asare Opoku At this critical time in our history, and after centuries of unrelenting denigration of Africans because of their skin colour and other external bodily features by others who have even sought to ground their attitude on the Bible, it is grievously disheartening to observe that some Africans continue to give […]

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