Category: Communities

Council of Ewe Associations of North America holds virtual annual Convention

By GhanaWeb

The Council of Ewe Associations of North America (CEANA) held its 27th Annual Convention from September 4th to September 6th, 2020, virtually for the first time under the theme: “Resolve to Continue the Socio-economic Development of Eweland”. The event was watched by over 45,000 people on YouTube and Facebook around the world.

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East Orange holds ceremony for Nigerian flag raising

EmilyAnn Jackman | Essex News Daily

 EAST ORANGE, NJ — Honoring a rich culture, the Nigerian community was celebrated in East Orange recently. Recognized by East Orange Mayor Ted Green, the City Council, and the Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs, along with the National Association of Nigerian Nurses in North America, East Orange held a Nigerian flag–raising ceremony on Friday, Oct. 2, to celebrate 60 years of Nigerian independence.

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Amhara Association of America Supports Bipartisan House Resolution that Condemns Targeted Ethnic and Religious Killings in Ethiopia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Amhara Association of America (AAA) commends a resolution introduced  today in the U.S. House of Representatives that deplores the “targeted violence and destruction of  property directed against ethnic and religious minorities” in Ethiopia.  

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Music City Nashville’s ‘Friends of South Africa’ Take on the #JerusalemaDanceChallenge

By Sine Thieme | SAPeople

Almost exactly eight years ago, I found myself stalled on the steep slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro for our group’s final ascent to the highest point on the African continent, writes Sine Thieme. It was the darkest of nights, my hands and feet were frozen solid, and I could hardly breathe. I was sure I couldn’t possibly take one more step, but then something amazing happened: our guides started singing.

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Ghanaian Women’s Association of Georgia to give two scholarships to female ‘Cultural Ambassadors’ 

The Ghanaian Women’s Association of Georgia for the third year will award scholarships aimed at positioning young women as “cultural ambassadors” for the West African nation.

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Kenyan Family Desperately Looking for Son Who Moved to the US

A Kenyan family is looking for their son, Allan Gathungu Kangethe, who lives in the United States of America. According to the family, the man had not contacted them for over a long period and neither could they reach him.

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Three in Masks Sought in Denver House Fire That Killed Senegalese family

Detectives hope that a chilling picture of people in dark hoods and white masks leads them to those who set fire to a house this month, killing five members of a Senegalese family.

By Michael Levenson | The New York Times

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Senegalese Community Mourns Denver Fire Victims in Suspected Arson Case

By Voice of America

Senegal’s president sent condolences after five members of a Senegalese family living in the U.S. died earlier this week when a fire swept through their home in Denver, Colorado.

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Meet the Queer Somalis in America

by Holly Peterson | | Lavender Magazine

Nasir Abdi-Omar, a queer Somali-American who lives in Minneapolis, has experienced this catch-22 first-hand. “I’ve had to deal with ignorance on both sides,” he explains, “Being a queer Somali person in the Twin Cities sometimes can be alienating…I’m too western for Somalis and too eastern for white, gay America.”

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Controversy Surrounds Govt Grant to Uganda North America Association

By The Independent

Controversy is surrounding the government’s grant to the Uganda North America Association (UNAA). UNAA is an umbrella of Ugandans living and working in the United States of America. The government gives UNAA USD100, 000 (368m shillings) every year with half of this money meant to organize the annual UNAA convention.

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