Category: Embassies & High Commissions

Sierra Leone’s Mission in Washington D.C. Host U.S. Congressman Gregory Meeks, Chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee

Washington D.C. (TN Tribune)–The Embassy of Sierra Leone in Washington D.C. this week hosted U.S Congressman Gregory Meeks, a Democratic Member of the House of Representatives from Queens, New York, who recently became Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee. The invitation for the evening was made by Ambassador Sidique Abou- Bakarr Wai of Sierra Leone the host.

Also invited were Ambassador Seydou Kabore of Burkina Faso, Ambassador Kerfalla Yansene of Guinea, Ambassador Frederic Eden Hegbe of Togo, Ambassador Barfour Adjei Barwuah of Ghana, Ambassador George Patten of Liberia, Ambassador Mahmadou Nimaga of Mali and Ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana of Rwanda. Former NYC Commissioner Patricia Gatling, Rev. Dr. Abdul K. Sesay, Dr. Fouad Sheriff, Rakie Macarthy, Head of Chancery of the Embassy of Sierra Leone were among the other dignitaries present.

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Zambian President Lungu committed to diaspora – Lombe

By Masuzyo Chakwe  | The Mast Online

The permanent secretary of the Zambian MINISTRY of Foreign Affairs, Chalwe Lombe says President Edgar Lungu’s commitment to the Zambian diaspora is noticeable through some unprecedented milestones that include the enactment and operationalisation of the Diaspora Policy. He said this during a Town-hall meeting of Zambians living in the United States of America and other parts of the Americas

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Ghana commissions new Consulate General building in Ontario, Canada

By GhanaWeb

The Foreign Affairs Ministry on November 26, 2020, commissioned a new building for the Ghana Consulate-General in Toronto, the capital city of the Canadian province of Ontario.

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Adjei-Barwuah | Ghana’s Ambassador to U.S. speaks on the African Diaspora

By Kristi Pelzel Ghana Web

Voice of America’s web series, Straight Talk Africa, featured Dr Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States, in a 2019 episode. His interview reminded viewers that the Year of Return was a way to bridge the distance between Ghanaian’s all over the world and their original or inherited home country, Ghana. Folding them back into the resurgence of efforts to keep Ghana economically advancing both supported the connectedness of Ghanaians living as part of the African Diaspora and the “Ghana Beyond Aid” strategy.

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Ghana’s Embassy in the USA to resume consular services

By MyJoyOnline.com

The Embassy of Ghana in Washington, DC, United States, will resume Consular Services on Tuesday, September 8. A statement signed by Kofi Tonto, Head of Information and Public Services, Embassy of Ghana in Washington, said to enforce Covid-19 safety protocols, the Embassy would no longer offer in-person visa services.

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Nigerian embassy in Canada suspends activities amidst citizens’ demands for passport renewals

By Alfred Olufemi | Premium Times

Despite several passport renewal requests from Nigerians in the country, the Nigerian high commission in Canada announced an indefinite suspension of its activities.

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African Consuls General hold dialogue with Diaspora leaders, U.S. officials

By Vanguard

A dialogue between African Consuls General in the United States and diaspora leaders on issues of common interest was held alongside some elected public officers of the host country through Zoom. The engagement was first of its kind and it came four months after the formation of the African Consuls General (ACG) forum in February.

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Morocco’s Ambassador to Canada: Moroccan Community’s Safety is Priority

By Safaa Kasraoui |Moroccan World News

Morocco’s ambassador to Canada, Souriya Otmani, issued a solidarity message to the country’s Moroccan community. In a video posted on the Moroccan Embassy in Canada’s official Facebook page, Otmani warned expatriates, also known as MREs, about the danger of the pandemic and its rapid proliferation across the world.

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Ambassador Adjei-Barwuah’s Message On Coronavirus To Ghanaians In US

By Kofi Tonto 

Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America, H.E. Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, has called on Ghanaians in the United States to follow precautionary measures and laid down guidelines by health experts and government officials.

The Ambassador made the call in a statement released by the Embassy on Thursday, March 12, 2019.

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Nigerian Missions pledge to protect Nigerians in U.S.

The Nigerian Missions in the U.S. say promoting and protecting Nigerians’ legitimate interests and that of Nigeria remains the missions’ priority.

The missions gave the assurance in New York during a collaborative meeting between the Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha and the new Nigerian Consul-General in Atlanta, Mrs Aishatu Musa.

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