Diaspora

US State Department: Young African Leaders Initiative

Washington, DC (STL.News) — The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is the U.S. Government’s signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders.  Since 2010, YALI has graduated more than 24,000 alumni from the Mandela Washington Fellowship exchange program and its four Regional Leadership Centers (RLCs) located across the continent, while membership in the online YALI Network community numbers …

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24-year-old ex-Nigerian beauty queen shot dead in U.S

A former Nigerian beauty queen, studying for her doctorate degree in the United States, Najeebat Sule has been shot dead. Police say Sule was shot multiple times by an unknown gunman in Philadelphia, United States. The unknown assailant shot the 24-year-old model on March 12 while sitting in her car in the city’s Holmesburg neighborhood, Fox29 Philadelphia reported. She was …

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Minneapolis to pay murdered George Floyd family $27m

The city of Minneapolis has reached a $27m (£19m) settlement with the family of George Floyd, the unarmed US black man whose death last May sparked protests worldwide. Mr Floyd’s death after being trapped under the knee of police officer Derek Chauvin was captured on camera. Lawyers for the family said the footage created an “undeniable demand for justice and …

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Abofrem Area Foundation launches African Most Beautiful USA pageant

Abofrem Area Foundation has announced the initial launching of the maiden African Most Beautiful USA Pageant which happens on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at the Trump National Golf Club located at Philadelphia 500 West Branch Avenue Pine Hill, in New Jersey 08021. This is another life-changing project and a milestone for Abofrem Area Foundation (AAF), Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization …

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UK to return $5.8m to Nigeria from politician’s stolen assets

The United Kingdom and Nigeria have signed a deal to return to the latter 4.2 million pounds ($5.84m) recovered from a former state governor who was jailed in London for money laundering. James Ibori, who was the governor of southern Nigeria’s oil-producing Delta state from 1999 to 2007, pleaded guilty at London’s Southwark Crown Court in 2012 to 10 counts …

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Faithful Servants Awards led by Bishop Adonteng Boateng honors Northern Virginia first responders

Faithful Servants Awards led by Bishop Adonteng Boateng and Fairfax County Communities of Trust Committee (COTC) on Friday, March 5, 2021, honored the Northern Virginia First Responder Agencies in a simple but beautiful and well organized event at their global headquarters in the United States. The event, dubbed Faithful Servants Awards, honors men and women working in the field of …

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Embassy of Ghana USA partner Ghanaian orgs to celebrate March 6, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the Embassy of Ghana, USA, has partnered with various Ghanaian organizations to host virtual celebrations to commemorate Ghana’s 64th independence day.  While it is a common practice for the Embassy to hold a reception and join hands with Ghanaians in Washington D.C., as well as travel to different parts of the United States to celebrate independence …

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US authorities arrest 6 Ghanaians in $50m cyber fraud

US investigators say they have busted a “Ghana-based criminal enterprise”, with the arrest of six of its “ringleaders” in the US on charges of laundering more than $50m (£36m). “The scams we allege in this investigation include romance scams targeting the elderly, business e-mail compromise scams, and even fraudulent Covid-19 relief loans,” the FBI’s William F. Sweeney said in a …

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State of the African Diaspora outdoors Ambassador-at-Large members

The Foreign Ministry is pleased to announce that as part of its “Ambassador at Large” program it wishes to inform the global family of its latest appointees to this most integral program of the State of the African Diaspora (SOAD). These appointees follow on the heels of the program’s first appointee out of South Africa the “Prophet Don Dada“. Our …

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The birth of The Lumi – an introduction

The beautiful island nation of Xaymaca – present-day Jamaica – is famous for producing pioneering and notable world figures who have initiated and contributed immensely to many fields of human endeavor. We can easily recall the iconic pan-Africanist leader, Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey; the legendary Queen Nanny of the Maroons; the celebrated reggae singers Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, as …

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