Diaspora

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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Pope Francis expects to remain pontiff until his death in Rome

Pope Francis expects to die in Rome, still the Catholic pontiff, without returning to spend his final days in his native Argentina, according to a new book titled The Health of Popes. In an interview granted to Argentinian journalist and physician Nelson Castro at the Vatican in February 2019, the pope said he thinks about death, but does not fear …

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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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Ghanaian-born surgeon ‘to help Gorilla Glue woman’

Dr Michael Obeng, a top Ghanaian-American plastic surgeon, has offered to help a woman whose story of a hair mishap has captured the attention and sympathy of many online, a CBSN Los Angeles TV station has reported. Tessica Brown shared a video on TikTok last week saying she had used Gorilla Glue instead of hairspray to hold her hair in place. The …

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Group calls on Europe to — “Return all colonial treasures to Africa”

An international organisation has called on European governments and private collectors to return African artefacts taken from Africa during the colonial period to their rightful owners. “In recent months demands for the repatriation of the remains and the definitive restitution of the treasures have continued, as well as the attempts by some former colonizers to hinder this inevitable step of …

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Meet Emmanuel Neba-Fuh and his PAN-African Memorial (PAM) Project

Project overview — PAN-African Memorial, also known as the Black Memorial, is an international memorial dedicated to the legacy of enslaved Africans, African-Americans and people of African origin around the world, terrorized and humiliated by colonialism and white supremacy. Background Work on the memorial began on January 11, 2018 after President Donald Trump unleashed a vile word in reference to …

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Heroes of COVID-19: Cameroonian-American Emmanuel Kulu Jnr on Kemet

The mission of TheAfricanDream.net to tell the stories of Africa and Africans from an African perspective led to the initiation of the ‘Heroes of COVID-19’ writing series in April 2020. The series celebrates individuals and organizations in defiance of the Coronavirus Pandemic carrying out their functions to fight the deadly virus, like Mr. Emmanuel Kulu Jnr. who is our January …

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Pastor Elvis Iruh Authors Book On Successful Marriage In The Diaspora

A new book with invaluable tips on how to have a successful marriage was launched on Christmas day in the Dutch city of Almeres. Written by Pastor Elvis Iruh, an ordained minister of the Victory Outreach International, Getting to know you highlights simple principles that are often taken for granted in a marital relationship. “Whether you’re preparing for marriage or want to enjoy a …

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