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The President of ADDI pens an Open Letter to the President of the Republic of China about treatment of Africans in China

For centuries, Africa has warmly and wholeheartedly welcomed Chinese nationals onto her shores, allowing them to settle, marry and prosper without a hint of racial discrimination, bigotry, harassment or intimidation. The former Chairperson of the African Union (between 2008 – 2012) Mr. Jean Ping was the child of a Chinese diaspora from Wenzhou, Zhejiang who […]

Fight Over Public Charge Rule Change Isn’t Over Advocates seek to calm fears

Mark Hedin The fight over the Trump administration’s effort to change the “public charge” rule continues, advocates gathered on a teleconference call for ethnic media on Jan. 31 agreed, despite a Supreme Court ruling earlier in the week that lifted an injunction blocking its implementation. The changes instruct the Department of Homeland Security to begin applying […]

Airbus confesses paying bribes to Ghana during Mills-Mahama administrations

Airbus, Europe’s largest aerospace multinational, has admitted paying huge bribes in order to secure contracts in Ghana, under the erstwhile Mills-Mahama administration. Airbus was found guilty by a High Court in London and is to pay a fine of 3 billion pounds (£3bn) as penalties. Anti-corruption investigators, according to The Guardian Report, have described the […]

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 […]

DYCD EXTENDS APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR NEW YORK CITY’S SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (SYEP)

City residents ages 14-24 have until Friday, April 29 to apply for lottery   NEW YORK – New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Commissioner Bill Chong today announced that DYCD extended the application deadline for the 2016 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) to Friday, April 29, 2016. SYEP, the nation’s largest […]

NDC retains Amenfi West Seat

The National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) candidate, Eric Afful has retained the Amenfi West seat for the ruling party after polling 15,809 of the 30,030 total votes cast in Tuesday’s by-election. His closest contender, Mr. Paul Derkyi of the New Patriotic Party polled 13,076 of the lot to place second. The two other candidates, Messrs Abraham […]

NPP: Council of Elders wants Afoko out

The council of elders of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Ghana’s largest opposition party has recommended that the party’s national chairman, Paul Afoko be suspended until 2016 after the general elections. This is after the council has met to consider complaints and events that have unfolded after the election of new executives of the party […]

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo nominated as NPP flag bearer

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo was nominated by a conference of delegates of the New Patriotic Party on Saturday October 18 as the party’s presidential candidate for the 2016 general elections. Nana Addo polled 117, 413 votes representing 94.35 per cent as against 5,908 representing 4.75 per cent by Alan Kyerematen in the party’s leadership […]

Osei Ameyaw Pulls Out of October 18 Race

Mr. Kofi Osei Ameyaw, Member of Parliament for Asuogyaman has decided to pull out of the October 18 caucus to elect a flag bearer from the remaining four remaining NPP aspirants and throw his weight behind the leading candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo. Mr. Osei Ameyaw was among the five selected out of the […]

BBC World TV’s Komla Dumor dies

BBC TV presenter Komla Dumor has died suddenly at his home in London at the age of 41, it has been announced. Ghana-born Dumor was a presenter for BBC World News and its Focus on Africa programme. One of Ghana’s best-known journalists, he joined the BBC as a radio broadcaster in 2007 after a decade […]

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