Diaspora

All you need to know about Adewale Adeyemo, the Nigerian-American expected to be Joe Biden’s deputy Treasury secretary

Adeyemo US President-Elect, Joe Biden, is set to announce a Nigerian-born attorney, Adewale ‘Wally’ Adeyemo, as deputy Treasury secretary, US-based media Politico reported on Sunday. Adeyemo, who is a former senior international economic adviser during the Obama administration, will serve under former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who Biden plans to appoint to lead the US Treasury Department. Adeyemo’s appointment …

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Ghana’s Ambassador to U.S. Dr. Barfour Adjei-Barwuah on African Diaspora

Voice of America’s web series, Straight Talk Africa, featured His Excellency (HE) Dr Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States (US), in a 2019 episode. His interview reminded viewers that the Year of Return was a way to bridge the distance between Ghanaians all over the world and their original or inherited home country, Ghana. Folding them back into …

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Leverage Social Media Strategies to Grow Biz & Secure Brand Partnerships

Dine Diaspora is excitedly preparing for their upcoming workshops this month and this week, Eden Hagos will join them for an informative workshop about her media platform, BLACK FOODIE. Eden Hagos is a celebrated Ethiopian-Canadian host, food writer, and founder of BLACK FOODIE, Eden Hagos, shares winning digital technology strategies she used to grow her 100k+ community of food enthusiasts and develop a global Black diaspora …

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Their Matchmaker Was Right

When they were asked to summarize their relationship in one word, Mavis Baah and Jay Jones, who are both 32 and working in Norfolk, Va., blurted out the same word at the exact same time: “partnership.” Ms. Baah, a public relations manager for the PRA Group, a financial services company, and Mr. Jones, a lawyer for Bischoff Martingayle, met in …

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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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