Nigeria banks to start FX payout under new diaspora remittance rules | Nasdaq

By Felix Onuah  and Chijioke Ohuocha  | Nasdaq

ABUJA, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Nigerian banks will commence dollar payout for diaspora inflows and close naira remittance accounts after the regulator eased money transfer rules to try to boost forex liquidity in the country, the central bank said .

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Often, faith and work collide for African immigrants in the U.S.

By ANTHONY AKAEZE  | Baptist News Global

In November 2016, when he set out on a trip to the United States from his country of Nigeria, Ferdinand Okeke took with him a Bible. It represented more than an item for him; it was an article of faith. As a member of the Deeper Life Ministry, Alaba Market branch, in Lagos, Okeke was a devout church member who regularly attended church. The Bible was an indispensable part of his life in a country widely considered to be deeply religious, with Christianity and Islam as the dominant religions. His trip to America, he said, was ordained by God.

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Kwaku Atuahene-Gima | Ghanaian Professor among 2% of top global scientists in list created by Stanford University

By KOJO EMMANUEL | Pulse Ghana

Ghanaian Professor and President of the Nobel International Business School (NiBS), Professor Kwaku Atuahene-Gima has been listed among the top two percent scientists on the continent. The most coveted and prestigious list of World Ranking of top two percent scientists published on October 16, 2020, featured Professor Atuahene-Gima.

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New Jersey restaurants: Where to taste the foods of the African diaspora

When it comes to food, those who aren’t lucky enough to call New Jersey home think the Garden State is only good for a few things. Pizza, bagels, and that beloved salty breakfast meat are our calling cards (and we would add top-notch Italian and fresher-than-fresh seafood, too). But beyond the Parmigiana and pork roll is a world of cuisines some might not expect. Ethiopian, Ghanaian, Nigerian, Moroccan, Caribbean, Southern and soul food: These are the cuisines of the African diaspora.

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Grace Kinda | This Kenyan entrepreneur Brings African Beauty Knowledge to Colorado and the West

By ELIZABETH MEHERT-AB | 303magazine.com

Global beauty routines have changed the Western lexicon when it comes to hair and skin care. K-Beauty (products from South Korea), J-Beauty (from Japan) and other globally-inspired trends keep growing in popularity. On top of that, natural, organic and clean ingredients have become a priority for health-conscious beauty consumers pushing companies to think outside of the box.

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Diamond breaks Davido’s YouTube Africa record within 8 hours

By Mpoki Thomson | The Citizen

Tanzanian artiste Naseeb Abdul alias Diamond Platnumz has reached another milestone in his illustrious music career after his latest hit song ‘Waah’ featuring Congolese music maestro Koffi Olomide garnered over one million views within 8 hours of its release. With this rare feat, Diamond has broken the record set by Nigerian artiste Davido earlier this year when his song ‘Fem’ attracted one million views within 9 hours of release.

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Maaza Mengiste | Ethiopian-American author says ‘My 20-year-old self never realised you could become a writer’

by Hester Lacey | Financial Times

Maaza Mengiste, 49, was shortlisted for this year’s Booker Prize for her novel The Shadow King, which draws on women’s experiences of the 1930s war between Ethiopia and Italy. She was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from where her family fled during the 1974-91 civil war, and she has subsequently lived in Nigeria, Kenya and the US. A professor of creative writing and literary translation at Queens College, New York, she is also the author of Beneath the Lion’s Gaze.

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Larbi Mirikan | the Moroccan who crossed the Atlantic in a fishing boat to America

by Dahmani Youssef and Latifa Babas

Larbi Babmar, nicknamed «Larbi Mirikan», accompanied by his friend, had started an unprecedented adventure. In the 1980s, the two adventurers had decided to go to the United States, using a fishing boat.

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‘You can’t be president for life’ | Disputed Houston election splinters Nigerian women’s club

By Gabrielle Banks | HoustonChronicle.com

The clash between two factions of an elite women’s club happened weeks before the pandemic took hold, at a rice and greens restaurant on Gessner. Gracie Gboliwe Chukwu, who summoned police on the day everything went awry, says the dream of fulfilling her late mother’s legacy shattered when the Houston chapter of a group she established splintered after a disputed election.

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