Month: November 2018

Obama and the Legacy of Africa’s Renaissance Generation

There was a generation of Africans who went to the western world to get educated. That generation included the father of former President Barrack Obama and a lot of political leaders who led their countries into independence. This article by Aminatta Forna in the New York Review of Books talks about that Renaissance generation.

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Nigerian-born Chika Anyiam elected Judge in Dallas

After surviving a vicious smear campaign full of personal attacks and innuendos, Nigerian -born Chika Anyiam was elected overwhelmingly by the electorate in Dallas. Texas. She joins the growing list of African-born jurist in America. Continue reading “Nigerian-born Chika Anyiam elected Judge in Dallas”

How Nigerians painted New York green during independence celebrations

Ranking as the largest African immigrant community in America, Nigerians made their voices heard recently when they held a parade in Manhattan, New York to celebrate their country’s Independence day. As this report by Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye in Sun newspaper reveals. Continue reading “How Nigerians painted New York green during independence celebrations”

Kenya-Americans investment fuel real estate boom in Kissi

Investment from Kenya-Americans is fueling a real estate boom in Kisii, a city in south-western Kenya. Kisii is the main urban and commercial center in the Gusii Highlands and the South Nyanza region. This report by MAGATI OBEBO in Nation reveals this trend.
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Ghanaians in Chicago Donate to hospital to reduce maternal deaths

A group of Ghanaians residing in Chicago have donated materials and cash to The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, the second largest health facility in Ghana, as a contribution to the effort to reduce maternal deaths in the country. This report from ghanaweb.com gives more details.
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Ethiopian, Eritrean and Somali win in US Mid-term elections

History was made in the US mid-term election when Ilhan Omar, became the  first Somali-Muslim- American  to be elected to Congress. But there were two  other African-born American politicians who also won seats. One from Ethiopia and the other from Eritrea. All three are democrats. Continue reading “Ethiopian, Eritrean and Somali win in US Mid-term elections”

Here are the best African immigrant marketplaces in the US

As of 2015, there are 1.7 million sub-Sahara African immigrants living in the U.S.  The largest numbers of them reside in Texas, New York, California, Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Virginia. Each of these states has at least 100,000 African immigrants respectively. These states represents the best markets for African immigrants according to  TONY K ANSAH JR  who used census figures for this report in Face2FaceAfrica.com. Continue reading “Here are the best African immigrant marketplaces in the US”

Bakanal de Afrique brings African diaspora performance to Oakland and SF

Immerse yourself in the underground and emerging arts of the African diaspora via Bakanal de Afrique, a multi-genre festival taking place throughout November in Oakland and San Francisco presented by the Afro Urban Society and Dance Mission Theater. This according to DATEBOOK Continue reading “Bakanal de Afrique brings African diaspora performance to Oakland and SF”

Kenya markets new Nairobi-New York route at New York Marathon

Using the huge Kenya contingent of elite participants and the global platform of the annual New York Marathon, the Kenyan Tourism Board stepped upped efforts to market of the recently inaugurated Nairobi-New York route by Kenya Airways. Continue reading “Kenya markets new Nairobi-New York route at New York Marathon”

South African filmmakers are in Hollywood to boost an industry eclipsed by Nollywood

Hollywood deal-making will hit peak this week as the American Film Market opens in Santa Monica, California. Among the throng of film execs and ambitious producers at the world’s largest motion picture trade event is a group of South Africans who carry more than the hopes of their entertainment industry.

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Ghanaian immigrants recount early struggles in America

Every African immigrant to America has a tale of their struggles in the first few months and even years in the USA. In this report, two Ghanaian immigrants recount what they had to do the get by after arriving from Africa. Continue reading “Ghanaian immigrants recount early struggles in America”

Brad Wall apologizes after concerns raised over ‘Nigerian prince’ tweet

Former Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has apologized after comparing the federal government’s plan to impose a price on carbon to a “Nigerian prince” email scam on social media recently.

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Nigeria, Canada hold talks despite new measures against migrants

Nigeria and Canada recently resolved to deepen bilateral relation in the areas of Trade and Commerce, education, security as well as Science and space technology.

The Canadian Gov.-General, Julie Payette, disclosed this when she addressed newsmen after a closed door meeting with Nigerian  President Muhammadu Buhari, in  Abuja, Nigeria. But at the same time the Canadian government has adopted new immigration policy that spells trouble for Nigerian migrants. As reported by Samson Toromade in The Pulse. Continue reading “Nigeria, Canada hold talks despite new measures against migrants”