Day: July 4, 2019

Ugandans in the diaspora told to unite

By Henry Sekanjako

Ugandans living in the diaspora have been implored to avoid divisions and work together for a better Uganda.

“We cannot liberate Uganda with a divided and disorganized diaspora. We are all for a better Uganda.

A United and organized diaspora community will have so much to offer for the motherland,” Eng. John Julius Muwulya, the Vice President of the Uganda North America Association (UNAA) said.

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Egyptian American, Rami Malek Reveals He Will Never Play The Role of an Arab Terrorist

The Mr Robot star, who received an Oscar earlier this year for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, admitted that he had to think twice before agreeing to take on his next role.

The actor, 38, who is of Egyptian ancestry, said that he needed a guarantee from the American film director Cary Fukunaga that his character would not be an Arabic-speaking terrorist. 

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Samini To Thrill Fans at GhanaFest in Chicago

By Daily Guide

Samini has been invited to perform at this year’s edition of the Ghana Festival of Arts & Culture (GhanaFest), which is slated for July 27 & 28 at the Park 5600 Russel DR, Chicago IL in the United States of America (USA).

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Ghanaians with dual citizenship will soon be able to hold public office

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo yesterday opened the Ghana Diaspora Celebration and Third Homecoming Summit, with an assurance that the government would soon place before Parliament a bill that would allow Ghanaians with dual citizenship to hold public office.

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Lazy people don’t immigrate; hopeful hard workers do


By Amgad Naguib

Earlier this year I was at my local gas station at 6 a.m. stocking up on caffeine for the daily commute. I joked with the young Ethiopian attendant about how haggard he looked and how happy he must be to get some rest after a graveyard shift.

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Egyptian exports to US up by 25.7 percent in 2018, CAPMAS

Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said on Wednesday that Egyptian exports to the United States during 2018 witnessed a 25.7 percent increase.

According to CAPMAS’ monthly bulletin, Egyptian exports to the United States during 2018 amounted to US$1.716 billion, compared to US$1.366 billion during 2017. The report noted that Egyptian exports to the US during the past year represent 5.9 percent of the country’s exports to the whole world.

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How one former Minnesotan is modernizing government — in the Somali state of Puntland

By Ibrahim Hirsi

For the better part of the 2000s, Yasin Jama spent most of his free time with friends at Starbucks coffee shops in Minneapolis, contemplating what he could do for Somalia, especially the semi-autonomous northeastern state of Puntland from which he hails. At the time, Jama served as a medical laboratory technician for various hospitals — including HealthPartners, Park Nicollet Clinic and Fairview Hospital — in the Twin Cities metro area.

But what kept him up at night in those years wasn’t necessarily testing and recording blood samples. It was the urge to improve Puntland, which was founded in 1998 and has since enjoyed relative peace and tranquility, while also seeing dramatic economic growth, political development and waves of returnees from North America, Europe and Australia.

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Somali and American: Portrait of a Minnesota Community

By Aida Alami

Refugees often say that war feels like a wave of violence washing over them, leaving behind death and destruction. The feeling was no different for Katra Ali Hethar, who fled war-torn Somalia in 1991 with her nine small children.

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America’s Asylum System Is Profoundly Broken

Until the United States establishes and articulates clear rules, the crisis at the border will continue.

By David Frum


A 25-year-old man from El Salvador tried to swim with his daughter across the Rio Grande to Brownsville, Texas. Father and daughter were caught in the current, and drowned. Their bodies washed ashore on the Mexican side of the river, in an image that has seized the attention of the world.

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