Diaspora

H.E. Hajia Alima Mahama is first female Ambassador of Ghana to the United States

Her Excellency Hajia Alima Mahama has reaffirmed the Government of Ghana’s determination to continue strong bilateral relations with the Government of the United States of America. She also confirmed Ghana’s commitment to partner with the United States Government in various areas of development. The Ambassador made this note on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, after President Joseph R. Biden accepted her …

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Ghanaian called to the Bar of England and Wales at 24

Deladem Dzotsi is a Ghanaian who has been called to the bar of England and Wales at age 24. She began her LLB at the  Nottingham Trent University at Nottingham Law School and the University of Law in Guildford, Surrey for her BPTC. Deladem co-founded The New Black Society alongside  Akil Hunte, she was part of the Parliamentors programme and they won the award for Best New …

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British-born Ghanaian Lorraine Wright to receive MBE from Queen Elizabeth

British-born Ghanaian Lorraine Wright (@Lorrainehwright), has been recognised alongside other Brits by Her Majesty The Queen and is expected to receive the honour of MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE), is a prestigious award in recognition of the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom. Wright …

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Culturally Lit Africa syndicates show for Ghana TV starting June 9

The Culturally Lit Africa Radio Show is launching its syndicated TV program nationwide in Ghana June 9, available on two television stations, A TV and Ocean One TV, and two radio stations, Eezy FM 107.5 and Ahomka FM 99.5. The show’s host, Aleida Castillo, says she originally launched Culturally Lit Africa to tell the story of the continent as it is, …

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Jamaican Father-Daughter-Duo Yasus Afari and Mik ready for June 4 single

In the face of the rapid erosion of the family structure in Jamaica and its attached attack against women and children, which strikes at the core of the social fabric, it is a breath of fresh air to witness the very special father-daughter collaboration and combination evident in the synergy between Yasus Afari and his 9-year-old daughter Mikaya, affectionately called …

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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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