Category archives for: Community News

Sky is the Limit for Ethiopian Airlines

by Kofi Ayim Ethiopian Airlines, one of the fastest-growing airlines in the world, continues to expand in leaps and bounds. As part of its expansion, it has announced a thrice-weekly service from New-York (JFK) to Addis Ababa (ADD) via Abidjan (ABJ). The maiden service on this route begins on June 17, 2019. The new route […]

Port Rates in Ghana to Go Down – President Akufo Addo

by Kofi Ayim Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has promised Ghanaians that the exorbitant custom and excise taxes at Ghana’s ports will soon be a thing of the past. “I am not talking about next year, or in six months’ time, I am talking very, very soon,” he emphasized to a thunderous applause. The […]

The Once Homeless Young Nigerian Chess Champion in NY is Homeless No More

by Nicholas Krisof Tanitoluwa Adewumi, age 8, skidded around the empty apartment, laughing excitedly, then leapt onto his dad’s back. “I have a home!” he said in wonderment. “I have a home!” A week ago, the boy was homeless, studying chess moves while lying on the floor of a shelter in Manhattan. Now Tani, as […]

Trump Extends Deportation Protections for Liberians

by Richard Gonzales Faced with the possibility of deportation, over 4,000 Liberians who were impacted and their political advocates praised President Donald Trump’s decision but called for comprehensive immigration reform and said they would immediately renew work on a legislative remedy that would offer those with DED status a pathway to citizenship. President Trump is […]

President Julius Bio of Sierra Leone Receives Big Welcome in Massachusetts

by Rashid Thomas President Julius Maada Bio was welcomed in Boston by the State Representative – Shawn C Dooley of the House of Representatives of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where he was praised for his impressive leadership in transforming Sierra Leone. The State Representative congratulated president Bio for fostering a great friendship between Sierra Leone […]

“Ghanaians must Unite” – Ghana’s Consul General

by Kofi Ayim Ghana’s Consul General in New York, Professor Samuel Amoako, has reiterated the need for Ghanaian unity both in Ghana and elsewhere. Speaking under the theme Celebrating Peace and Unity at a flag-raising ceremony at City Hall, Newark, New Jersey, to commemorate Ghana’s 62nd independence anniversary, the ever-conspicuous Consul General pointed out that […]

GAMA Does it Again

by KOFI AYIM A 20-person delegation of health professionals under the auspices of the Ghana Association for Medical Aid (GAMA) embarked on a one-week goodwill mission to Ghana from January 19 to January 26, 2019. Led by Dr. Andrew Baddoo, a New Jersey–based nephrologist, the non-profit organization screened and treated about 260 orphans at the […]

“Let’s Make a Difference!” – Dr. Genevieve Kumapley

by E. Obiri Addo Members of the medical profession have been reminded that their mandate in society is to make a difference in people’s lives rather than to amass wealth. This reminder came from Dr. Genevieve Kumapley in a keynote address at the second Annual Gala of the Ghana Association for Medical Aid held at […]

New York City Launches $100M Universal Health Insurance Program

by Gina Cherelus  New York City has launched a $100 million health insurance program to cover 600,000 uninsured residents, including those unable to afford coverage and those living in the United States illegally, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday. De Blasio, now in his second term as mayor of the country’s most populous city, […]

Street Signs to Mark Where Ethiopian Immigrant Mulugeta Seraw Was Murdered in Portland in 1988

Thirty years after Mulugeta Seraw, an Ethiopian immigrant, was beaten to death by three white su- premacists, the city has added sign caps on street signs in the Southeast Portland neighborhood where he was murdered. Family, members of the city’s Ethiopian community, neighbors and students from nearby a school gathered on Wednesday morning for the […]