Toyin Kolawole | Iya Foods founder leverages her Nigerian roots to tap into a new market

After CEO Toyin Kolawole noticed there wasn’t adequate representation for African-inspired flavors on U.S. grocery shelves, she began pitching her products at trade shows and to buyers.

By Lillianna Byington’s | FoodDive

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Dr. Abraham Teklu: Meet the chairman of Richmond Ethiopian Community Services

By Richmond Free Press

As his native Ethiopia faces both the pandemic and a civil war with the ruling faction in the northern region of Tigray that has spawned a refugee crisis, Dr. Teklu is leading RECS in doing what it can to aid and enhance the lives of Ethiopians on two separate continents. Founded in October 2019, the goal of RECS is to create an integrated and sustainable Ethiopian community in Richmond that will positively contribute.

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Ambassador Rama Yade named director of Atlantic Council’s Africa Center

Press Release | Atlantic Council

The Atlantic Council announced today that Ambassador Rama Yade has been named director of the Africa Center. Ambassador Yade has served as a senior fellow with the center since 2019 and was previously France’s deputy minister for foreign affairs and human rights—an appointment at the age of 30 that made her the first woman of African descent to become a member of the French cabinet.

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Black immigration’s success story

By George Fishman | Newsday

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott’s inspiring rebuttal to President Biden’s address to Congress last month was controversial because as an African American he proclaimed that “America is not a racist country,” but “the greatest country on Earth.” Yet, despite widespread reporting of our racial strife, Black immigrants continue to come to America in ever-increasing numbers. Once here, their belief in American greatness remains intact.

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Africa is America’s greatest geopolitical opportunity. Does the US know it?

By Rama Yade | Atlantic Council

As the world celebrates Africa Day, which commemorates the founding of the Organization of African Unity on May 25, 1963. On that day, as two-thirds of the continent obtained independence, thirty-two African nations met in Addis Ababa, hosted by Haile Selassie, in order to establish the institution.

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Dr. Chile Eboe-Osuji to share knowledge of international systems following his appointment as Distinguished International Jurist at Ryerson Law School

By Ebimo Amungo

The Nigerian-born Dr. Eboe-Osuji who recently completed his term as President of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has said he will share his extensive knowledge on the workings of international systems including institutions such as the UN and its agencies, as well as the ICC with future lawyers who will pass through Ryerson Law, was appointed as Distinguished International Jurist.

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Bronx Ethiopian Marathoner

By TexasNewsToday

Still, P1 visas may be restrictive, but without them, they simply provide undocumented migrant athletes with at least a little security. For most of these runners, a P1 visa is not a dream come true enough to avoid a nightmare. As a longtime member of WSX named Girma Segni says, “just go to America and you’ll be rewarded.”

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Ato Quayson | The Ghanaian professor appointed to head Stanford University’s Department of English

By Albert Hyde | Ghbase

A Ghanaian author cum professor has been appointed the head of the Department of English at Stanford University. Ato Quayson is currently the Jean G. and Morris M. Doyle Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor of English at the University.

He is set to assume his new role in September 2021.

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Air Senegal to Fly Direct Flights to Washington DC via New York

By Victor Shalton | airlinegeeks

Air Senegal has announced it will begin U.S. services connecting Washington, D.C.’s Dulles International Airport with a stopover at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and will be operated twice weekly as of Sept. 22. The airline applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for exemption authority and a foreign air carrier permit so it can begin scheduled flights.

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Dr. Chile Eboe-Osuji | Former International Criminal Court president joins Ryerson Law

By Bernise Carolino | Canadian Lawyer MAgazine

Ryerson University’s law school has announced the appointments of new faculty and staff members, beginning this July: Dr. Chile Eboe-Osuji, Graham Hudson, Uchechukwu Ngwaba, Jennifer Orange, Joshua Sealy-Harrington, Luke Taylor and Frankie Young.

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