Month: February 2020

Top 10 influential migrant Africans in the United States

 In celebration of Black History Month, WorldRemit, a leading fintech company and provider of international money transfer services, has launched the inaugural Top Ten Most Influential Africans in the Diaspora list. WorldRemit launched this list to honor and recognize the contributions Africans have made in America.

By Claudine Moore

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Meet Felukah, the Harlemite Egyptian queen of hip-hop

BY CHOROUK AKIK 

Female hip hop artists are on the rise and a new Harlemite is too. Meet Felukah, the Harlem rapper repping Cairo via NYC. As an Arab woman in America and a westernized woman in Egypt, her purpose is to make her fans and those who come across her music find a place where cultural duality is the common ground.

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IHS Hires JPMorgan, Citi for Record African IPO in U.S.

By Dinesh Nair, Myriam Balezou and Loni Prinsloo Bloomberg

Wireless towers operator IHS Holding Ltd. has hired banks to oversee what may be the biggest initial public offering of an African company in the U.S., according to people with knowledge of the matter.

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Mandela Washington Fellowship returns to University of Georgia in summer 2020

The University of Georgia is proud to announce its selection as an Institute Partner for the 2020 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Beginning in mid-June, UGA will host 25 of Africa’s bright, emerging Civic Engagement leaders for a six-week Leadership Institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

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Clear Lake resident starts University of Houston-Clear Lake’s first African Student Association

A Clear Lake resident and current graduate student at University of Houston-Clear Lake is responsible for the creation of the college’s first African Student Association, according to a Feb. 24 media release from UHCL.

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Canada: New visa pilot aims to reduce processing time for Nigerian students

By ICEF Monitor

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), has announced a new pilot project – Nigeria Student Express (NSE) – that is geared at reducing study permit processing times for Nigerian students who have been accepted to degree programmes in Canada.

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Trump’s travel ban ignores the Nigerian success story

This article in the San Francisco Examiner argues that the Trump Administration ignored the achievements and contributions of the Nigerian community in the US before including citizens of the country in the travel ban.

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Sudanese gang prevention specialist works to inspire Omaha youths

Galat Toang was about to join the US military when he was recruited by the Omaha Police Department as a gang prevention specialist. His goal is to help Sudanese and other immigrant groups with struggles they may be facing.

By Alia Conley

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A look at the Ghanaian firm that saved a failing bank in the U.S. with $9 million

By MILDRED EUROPA TAYLOR 

Four years ago, a bank in the United States was on the verge of collapsing when a Ghanaian firm came to its rescue. The Ghanaian firm Groupe Nduom, an entrepreneurial and enterprise building firm then operating out of West Africa and the UK, donated as much as $9 million into the ISF Bank to revive its struggling operations.

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‘Taste of Africa’ slated for Rusk library

  • By Jo Anne Embleton

RUSK – Arts, crafts and delicious cuisines from the African and African-American culture are the focal point of “A Taste of Africa Arts and Culture” exhibit, slated from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Rusk Public Library, 207 E 6th St.

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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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