Category archives for: Community News

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 […]

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 […]