Day: August 15, 2019

Maine finds homes for several hundred African asylum seekers

By David Sharp

Most African asylum-seekers who made the perilous journey through Central America to the southern US border and flooded shelters in Maine’s largest city have new homes.

Thursday marked the closing of an emergency shelter set up in a basketball arena in Portland after several hundred African immigrants arrived from Texas. All told, the city has found homes for more than 200 people since the first families arrived in June.

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This is Where African Immigrants live in New York

By John Campbell

The New York Times estimates that those born in Africa are about 4 percent of New York City’s immigrant population.

Africans, like any other group, live all over the city. However, Andy Kiersz has published two fascinating maps on Business Insider that shows where in New York people speak specific foreign (not English) languages at home. Not surprisingly, Spanish is dominant in most neighborhoods in all five boroughs.

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2019 Miss Liberia USA Scholarship Pageant Contestants Call on Ambassador Kemayah: Encourage Young Liberians to Follow Their Dreams

By tlcafrica.com

(New York, August 13, 2019) Contestants of the just ended 2019 ‘Miss Liberia United States of America (USA) Scholarship Pageant’, are encouraging young Liberians to follow their dreams, exhibiting self-discipline and respect throughout their journey.

The contestants, representing the States of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Indianapolis, and Georgia; also stressed the importance of hard work and passion as drivers of success in the quest to achieve goals and dreams.

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Minneapolis’ Somali-American Community Can Soon Bypass the Bank to Buy Homes

by  EMILY NONKO    

Said Sheik-Abdi describes himself as “one of the Somali-Americans residing in Minneapolis, Minnesota.” The state has 52,333 people who report Somali ancestry — the largest concentration of Somalis in America — and many live in the Twin Cities. But since his arrival to Minneapolis 20 years ago, Sheik-Abdi has distinguished himself as a community activist skilled in mobilizing fellow community members.

Almost a decade ago, he began collaborating with the American Refugee Committee on ways Minnesota’s Somali-American residents could support their home country. The result was the Neighbors for Nations initiative, which engaged the community in fundraisers including a sambusa cook-off, charity walks and a “1,000 giving $1,000” campaign to raise $1 million.

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Uganda’s Winnie Byanyima to lead UNAids

The Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has announced the appointment of Ugandan Winnie Byanyima, as the next executive director of UNAids. Her appointment followed “an open and wide-ranging search”, UN chief Antonio Guterres said. Winnie Byanyima heads UK charity Oxfam.

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Tamar Braxton’s boyfriend David Adefeso thanks her on their trip to Nigeria For His Mother’s Birthday Party

By Ron Collins
As you already know, Tamar Braxton was in Nigeria with her man, David Adefeso and her son. More family members were there as well, and a few days ago, David decided to speak about this trip they had together as a family.

‘When I asked my @tamarbraxton to come with me to my mom’s birthday party in Nigeria I had no idea what to expect. I grew up in Lagos so I was excited to take her back home, but this was not one of our nice chill vacations under the warm Cancun resort sun  No! This was a trip to Lagos, a tough, hot city where the “hustle” never ends. Not having lived there for almost 30 years I’d heard stories of how dangerous Lagos had become,’ David began his post.

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Trevor Noah Hosts Burna Boy On Daily Show

Nigerian superstar, Burna Boy had an interesting chat on Tuesday, 13th of August, with South African TV host, Trevor Noah on one of the most popular TV shows in both America and the world, The Daily Show.

The appearance was part of Burna Boys promotional tour for his new album, African Giant  and the interview created a feast of laughter .

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Ethiopian neighborhood in Las Vegas could get official designation

By Abby Theodros

A community informally known as Little Ethiopia could get that official designation, if a Nevada assemblyman has his way. Assemblyman Alexander Assefa, who is the first Ethiopian-American elected in to public office in the state, made the proposal this week before the Clark County Commission.

“The vast majority of the [Ethiopian] population and the businesses are located along Decatur,” said Assefa.

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Winning the East and West African Markets In the United States and Abroad

Bringing Africa Into the Fold

We talk about the United Kingdom. We talk about Canada. We talk about Singapore, Sweden, Australia, and Germany. In fact, when it comes to international expansion, there’s a buzz in just about every corner of the globe, but we rarely discuss the exciting progress taking place in several countries that make up the African continent. 

Even within the United States, companies looking to expand their target audience don’t often consider the growing African immigrant population right here at home. Traditionally, the entire African continent and the African diaspora have been largely left out of these conversations, but that’s all about to change. It’s high time we bring the youngest (and the oldest) continent, along with its people, into the fold. 

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