Titilayo Ufomata has been named provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. The school enrolls about 1,600 students. African Americans make up 2 percent of the undergraduate student body. Dr. Ufomata will begin her new role on June 1, 2019.
South African beauty, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, the winner of the 2017 Miss Universe Crown, is set to marry Tim Tebow, the Heisman Trophy winner, national champion, first-round NFL draft pick, minor-league baseball player. Continue reading “South African Beauty Queen set to marry America football star”
Sometimes, the best recipient of a holiday spending splurge is yourself. Here, author Adrienne Jordan details how she spent $2,881 on an eight-day trip to Nigeria. It was Jordan’s first time away from her family over the holidays, but she says the experience was “more than worth it” as detailed in this report in Pulse
Last September, news of a young Nigerian robotics engineer, Silas Adekunle, who had just inked a deal with Apple hit the airwaves after he developed “MekaMon” the worlds first gaming robot. The deal reportedly made him one of the highest paid robotics engineers in the world. But even before he hit the limelight with that report, Forbes had noted his potential in the 30 under 30 list for European Technology. This report by Parmy Olson introduced the Nigerian prodigy to the world. Continue reading “Meet The Young Nigerian Robotics Entrepreneur Who Got A Dream Deal With Apple”
Okaidja Afrosa grew up in the small coastal fishing village of Kokrobite on the outskirts of the capital city of Ghana. A popular place for families and tourists alike to visit on the weekend to escape the madness of crowded Accra, this beach town has always had a lively, homegrown music scene despite gaining modern comforts more recently.
Nigeria’s Green Africa Airways is off to a flying start with the launch of its commercial operations, thanks to a commitment for the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer. Boeing and the Lagos-based airline inked an $11.7 billion deal for up to 100 737 MAX 8 aircraft, evenly split into 50 firm aircraft and 50 options, Boeing announced in a Dec. 21 press release. The agreement is the largest aircraft deal for the African continent to date.
Ghanaians hailing from the Pusiga District of the Upper East Region but living in the United States of America, have been called upon indigenes to join hands to uplift the welfare of the people of the district. This a call from the Association of Pusiga People in the USA (APPUSA), an association that was formed some few years ago by indigenes of Pusiga living in the US but has now been formally inaugurated recently. This a call from the Association of Pusiga People in the USA (APPUSA), an association that was formed some few years ago by indigenes of Pusiga living in the US which was formally inaugurated recently.
Kenyans living and working in the United States contributed the lion’s share of the total diaspora remittances in 2018. Latest data from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) shows that Kenyans in the US sent home $1.17 billion (Sh119.9 billion) in 10 months to October 2018 according to this report from mwakilishi.com Continue reading “Kenyans in the US Sent Home $1.17 billion in 10 Months to October 2018”
The Aburimma Association of Toronto, a group of Ghanaians based in Canada, has presented 20 computers, printers and other accessories worth $40,000 to the Aburi Presbyterian Cluster of Schools at Aburi in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship supports George Dor’s work with Nigerian university
Timothy Malcolm, writing in Houstonia magazine , shares his experience at a Nigerian restaurant in Houston where he had suya and jollof rice. The city hosts one of the largest African communities in the USA.
Continue reading “The Spiciest Dish in Houston Is at Aria Suya”
On Monday, November 26, 2018, InSight, a spacecraft belonging to America’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) landed the on Mars. Since the landing Africans in America, especially those with affiliations with Ghana, have also been celebrating. This is because at the heart of the historic landing on Mars is the remarkable work of Ghanaian-born engineer, Dr Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu, who is the team lead for InSight at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Dr. Trebi-Ollennu builds robotic components for planetary exploration, a dream that began as a young child in Ghana. He is in charge of the InSight mission’s robotic arm and hand.
By Dr. Tijan M. Sallah