15 African countries hit with Trump’s new immigration rule


15 African countries have been hit with latest travel restrictions imposed by outgoing president of the United States, Donald Trump. The new rule for foreign travellers means citizens of the 15 African countries will have to post bonds of up to $15,000 to visit the US. According to a new temporary travel rule which comes into effect on December 24 …

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Dimaensa named best indigenous caterer in Ghana

Accra based local food outlet Dimaensa Restaurant was adjudged the best indigenous caterer at the 2020 Ghana Arts & Culture Awards held at the Labadi Beach Hotel. The restaurant which mainly serves Ghanaian dishes in a unique way has been in existence since 2018 and managed to bag this huge award organized to encourage and motivate the EAT GHANA agenda …

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Grammy Nominations 2021: See the List

The 63rd annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast by CBS from Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 31 — but not much else is known about the ceremony, one of the many awards shows taking place as the coronavirus pandemic and its resulting restrictions continue. After 40 years, the show’s longtime producer, Ken Ehrlich, has retired from the awards, and Ben Winston (known for …

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South African woman shortlisted for global teacher prize

A South African woman has been shortlisted for this year’s world’s best teacher prize. Mokhudu Cynthia Machaba is among the ten shortlisted for the top prize. She teaches at a primary school in Limpopo in northern South Africa and told the BBC that she wants to raise aspirations among her pupils. “I introduced project-based teaching knowing that we still have resources …

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Ghana becomes first country in Africa to implement Universal QR CODE payment system

Ghana has become the first African country to implement a universal quick response code (QR Code) payment system. The innovative technology was outdoored in Accra on Thursday when Vice President Bawumia demonstrated its practical implementation at the popular Aunti Muni Waakye in Accra. The universal QR Code payment system allows a customer to make payment for goods and services to …

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Cynthia Lamptey appointed Ghana’s interim Special Prosecutor

Deputy Special Prosecutor Ms. Jane Cynthia Naa Torshie Lamptey, has been asked to act as Special Prosecutor until a substantive one is appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana following the resignation of Mr. Martin Amidu from the post. Ms. Lamptey is a lawyer of over 30 years standing at the Ghana Bar and former acting Director of Public Prosecutions. Commenting on …

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Heroes of COVID-19: Plus 109.4K Oklahomans push Kojo Asamoa-Caesar

Kojo Asamoa–Caesar became the first Ghanaian-American to receive a major political party nomination for federal office in the United States (US) when he was nominated to run for congress after winning the primaries in his district as a black man, a feat that hasn’t happened in over a century in that district. Mr. Asamoa-Caesar is Hero of COVID-19 for the month of …

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British Vogue Editor Edward Enninful of Ghana Picks North Carolina’s Kennedi Carter for Beyoncé shoot

Kennedi Carter has become the youngest photographer to ever shoot for British Vogue. She had the highest honor of shooting Beyoncé for three covers of the magazine.  She is currently a senior at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, majoring in African American studies. Carter was handpicked by British Vogue Editor,  Edward Enninful after Beyoncé specifically requested a woman of color to …

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Former Ghana President Jerry John Rawlings Dead at 73

Jerry Rawlings

Former President, Jerry John Rawlings of Ghana has passed on, he was 73. He died in the early hours of Thursday, November 12, 2020 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. This was confirmed to Citi News by sources close to the family of the former President. Jerry John Rawlings buried his mother Madam Victoria Agbotui in October 2020. Madam Agbotui died at …

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