Month: February 2020

Power Africa summit to welcome 370 investors and stakeholders in Miami

The 6th Powering Africa: Summit at the JW Marriott Hotel in Miami will host over 300 investors and public and private stakeholders across Africa’s energy sector.

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Stanton Shares Somali Refugee’s Story In Supporting ‘No Ban Act’

Arbitrarily keeping families separated “does not make our country safer,” says U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton of Arizona.

By Laura Gómez Arizona Mirror

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Meet Clement Kigugu, the Rwandan who is helping refugees settle in Concord, New Hampshire.

His organization, Overcomers Refugee Services, is meeting the needs of refugees in a unique Way.

By Jessica Livingston, Patch Mayor
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ROY BOATENG: Meet Ghana’s Hidden Jewel Being Tracked By The United States

By kickghana.com

Roy Boateng was born in Berekum, Ghana but had to migrate to the USA with his father at age 8 to seek greener pastures.

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The diary of an African immigrant

By Kiki Aderoju

Plenty of African immigrant children or first-generation Americans know the internal struggle that comes with finding a comfortable middle ground of where they fit in. These are usually children who didn’t fit in with the white kids but would find themselves not fitting in with the black kids either. They felt like Africans in America more so than they felt like African Americans. Many times, their culture, their traditions manifested in completely different ways than for African Americans.

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Trump’s xenophobic travel ban punishes Americans above all

The president’s recent anti-immigration move is breaking up American families.

By The Editorial Board |BOSTON GLOBE

A rational president, making decisions untainted by racial bias, would know that Nigerians are among the most successful and highly educated immigrant groups in America: 61 percent hold at least a bachelor’s degree. More than 1 in 3 Nigerian immigrants work in the US health care industry; compared to the general population, they’re also more likely to work in science, technology, and engineering fields.

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Geography Professor Donates Books In Home Country Of Ghana

By Cassie Conklin 

Dr. James Saku, a professor in the Department of Geography at the Frostburg State Universtity, recently traveled to his home country of Ghana, West Africa where he donated books to the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS). The donated books included copies of The Professional Geographer, a quarterly journal published by the American Association of Geographers, and textbooks on climatology, biogeography, geology, and economic geography, among other topics. 

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Buffalo Museum of Science exhibits ancient Egyptian artifacts

By: Mustafa Marie 

The Buffalo Museum of Science in America dedicated a dimmed room to display ancient Egyptian mummies alongside their unique coffins and gold-plated bandages.

The curators at the museum said that the mummies date back to the Greco-Roman era. They further stated that the Egyptian artifacts displayed at the museum span back to the year 332 BC.

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A Nigerian football player’s journey to U.S. citizenship

By DESTINI AMBUS

Prince Michael Sammons finds strength through God and comfort in family. Sammons, an offensive lineman for the Auburn Tigers and native of Nigeria, received his American citizenship earlier this semester. It was a long process for Sammons to get to America, but it was even longer for him to gain his citizenship.

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Ghana Music Awards USA Opens Ticket Sales From February 14

By Mustapha Attractive

Organisers of the maiden edition of Ghana Music Awards USA have officially opened ticket sales ahead of the awards ceremony in Springfield, Virginia, on 3 July.

The reason for the early ticket sales according to the organisers is to help make proper arrangements for patrons.

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Nigerian Immigrant Eloquently Explains Why He’s the ‘Real American’ After Breaking MAGA UFC Fighter’s Jaw

Could this fight and subsequent interview have been the moment Donald Trump took a deep dislike of Nigerian immigrants?

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Life in New York and the year ahead: 10 questions with Zozibini Tunzi, South African Miss Universe

In December 2019, Zozibini Tunzi’s life changed when she became the third South African to win the Miss Universe title. She now spends most of her time in New York.

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Donald Trump US visa travel ban repeal bill advances

By: Daniel Waldron and Sanwar Ali Edited by: Sanwar Ali

The US House Judiciary Committee voted on Wednesday to proceed with a bill that would if enacted repeal Donald Trump’s travel ban on several Muslim majority countries.  It would also prevent future bans based on religion.

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Kenyan-born actor, Raymond Watanga, makes moves in Hollywood

By ELVIS ONDIEKI

A young Kenyan-American is trying hard to make an impression on the American movie industry. Raymond Watanga, 26, left Kenya in 2006 at the age of 12 with his mother and elder brother.

This was after his mother won the Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery (Green Card) to live and work in the United States.

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Basketball Africa League reveals teams; Hennessy activates NBA partnership

By Jabari Young

The Basketball Africa League is set after the 12 teams that will participate in the inaugural season next month were announced during the National Basketball Association’s 2020 All-Star Weekend in Chicago.

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