Diaspora

Gambia: Yahya Jammeh’s wife Zineb hit with US sanctions

The U.S. Treasury on Tuesday announced that sanctions have been imposed on Zineb Jammeh, the wife of Gambia’s former president, Yahya Jammeh. In a statement the US government said Zineb is being hit with U.S. sanctions for her role in the collapse of the Gambian economy during the reign of her husband for over two decades. Jammeh in all white …

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Africa in the 21st Century and Role of Diaspora Nigerians in its Trajectory

Adetunji Omotola in file photo The millennium saw the emergence of Africans in the diaspora as a force to reckon with. Some served in the highest levels of government and many returned to Africa particularly in Kenya, Ghana, and Nigeria.  Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, and Minister Godfrey Onyeama are some Diasporans who have made it to cabinet level. …

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Second Digital Africa Diaspora Conference holds July 2020 amidst COVID-19

The Second African Diaspora Conference & Gala (ADC) intends to convene Africans from the Caribbean, South and Central America, and North America for discussions of the opportunities offered by the implementation of AfCFTA. This Conference is a follow up to the recommendations and Initiatives of the first ADC held in Dallas, Texas in November 2019 in the United States. Some …

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Ghana initiates Decade of African Renaissance 2020-2030

Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, on Thursday, announced in Accra that a 10-year programme, called the “Decade of African Renaissance 2020-2030” has been initiated to grow Ghana’s tourism industry. She said the programme would showcase the potential of Ghana’s tourism industry and consolidate its Diaspora engagement. The Minister made the announcement, while answering a question from Mr Samuel …

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Embassy of Ghana in US collaborates with Sonnie Badu for virtual concert

The Embassy of Ghana in the US has collaborated with UK-based Ghanaian Gospel singer, Sonnie Badu, to organize a virtual concert for Ghanaians. Sonnie Badu (PhD) in photo courtesy Rock Hill Church Sonnie will be joined by a host of other celebrated acts from the Ghana gospel circles like Joe Mettle at the concert dubbed “Ghana Unites Against Covid-19” which will be …

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Senghane Dominique Dieng and AfriScarves unifying Africa and the world

Senghane Dominique Dieng, AfriScarves CEO Sports, especially football is a game enjoyed all over Africa. The love for the game is not just with the play for the African but also the support and even the business that comes with it. Today, from the horse’s own mouth, an African sporting entrepreneur, Senghane Dominique Dieng shares with TheAfricanDream.net the inside story …

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Heroes of COVID-19: Peter Yeboah the Respiratory Therapist

On April 12 of 2020, I started the Heroes of COVID-19 publication in partnership with TheAfricanDream.net website. The first publication on that website by Oral Ofori featured Dr. Michael McCarthy of Sinel Specialist Hospital. This second publication will be on Peter Yeboah who is a respiratory therapist. As the world faces this dark period with the mysterious COVID-19 illness ravaging the …

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