Category archives for: Community News

Ghana Medical Relief Goes to Anomab

by KOFI AYIM A non-profit medical organization, Ghana Medical Relief, completed yet another successful mission to Ghana from July 22 to 25 of this year. The four-day free medical project carried out at Anomabo, an ancient town in the Central Region of Ghana, covered areas in pediatric urology, medical, dental, gynecology/obstetrics, and basic health education […]

Nigerian Immigrant Becomes the First Elected Muslim in Tennessee

by KAYLIN JORGE It’s official. Zulfat Suara has become the first Muslim elected to the Metro Nashville Council. Back in August, Suara won a run-off amid a crowded field for an at-large seat on the city government. With just five vacant at-large seats, there were 15 candidates. Incumbent Bob Mendes won one of the seats […]

U.S. border town seeks African dialect speakers as hundreds of Africans cross from Mexico

The Texas city of San Antonio is bracing itself as hundreds of African migrants crossing from Mexico are set to be released into the city following their arrest near the border crossing in Del Rio. The city officials have announced the search for speakers of the widely spoken Central African language Lingala, French and Portuguese […]

A Community Leader’s Son, Maj. Kwame Boateng Promoted to Lt. Colonel

On July 6, 2019, the President of the United States of America promoted Major Kwame Owusu Boateng to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army at a colorful ceremony at Fort Belvoir, in Virginia, USA. Lt. Col. Boateng currently serves as Deputy Army Engineer Branch Chief at Fort Knox, KY. In 2003, […]

Asanteman Association of New Jersey Showcases its Culture at Inauguration

by AKOSUA OFORIWAA-AYIM Asante culture was at its best on May 25, 2019, when the Asanteman Association of New Jersey celebrated the enstoolment and swearing-in ceremony of its leaders. The elaborate cultural extravaganza that took place at Christ the King’s Church, Hillside, NJ, was well attended by guests from around the country and beyond. The […]

US Border Patrol Arrests 153 Africans at Texas Border

U.S. Border Patrol agents have apprehended more than 150 African immigrants attempting unauthorized crossings into Texas at the U.S. southern border within the past week, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). On Saturday, agents arrested a group of 37 undocumented immigrants from Central Africa who had crossed the winding Rio Grande onto U.S. […]

“Look Homeward!” Ambassador Akyaa Pobee Tells Ghanaian Diaspora

by E. OBIRI ADDO Ghana’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations has challenged the Ghanaian diaspora to remain true to their roots during their sojourn overseas, and more importantly, to look back to help develop Ghana. Her Excellency Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee made these remarks in a keynote address at a colorful inaugural […]

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 […]