The Share America Foundation Inc. recently announced another 2018 scholarship winner at Ringgold’s Patriot Hall. Musician/singer King Turyananuka, of Wake Forest, N.C., was selected as a Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship winner. He received a $1,000 scholarship. Turyananuka is originally from Uganda and is in the United States studying traditional worship music. This report from northwestgeorgianews.com gives more details
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”
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has selected two recipients for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, including Christian gynecologist Denis Mukwege, who has dedicated his life to caring for victims of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Mukwege, nicknamed “Dr. Miracle” for his specialized procedures, received the award alongside Nadia Murad, a young Yazidi activist who survived being kidnapped and raped by ISIS members in Iraq. This profile by The National gives insight into the the man. Continue reading “Who is Denis Mukwege, The Congolese Nobel Peace Prize Recipient”
Nigerian actress Genevieve Nnaji scored a major breakthrough for herself and the popular Nigerian firm industry called Nollywoood when Netflix, the American streaming giant announced that they had purchased the worldwide rights to Nnaji’s movie, Lionheart, during the Toronto film festival.
By MARK BYRON WITH ROBERT JOSEPH AHOLA
Multimillionaire Patrick Awuah is a new generation of African entrepreneurs who have reversed the “African diaspora” and returned back to their native land and, as such, has disproved author Thomas Wolfe’s adage that you can’t go home again. Awuah has, in fact, done so and has flourished in the process. So has the university he came back to fund, found and accredit in his native Ghana – Ashesi University in Accra.