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Canada PM, Trudeau, seeks Nigerian journalist’s help for reelection

As Canadians prepare for the House of Commons election, incumbent Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has solicited the help of a Nigerian journalist, Chief Olufemi Shodunke, to return to office for another four years.

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Guinean President Visits US, Faces Term Limit Questions

By Salem Solomon, Abdourahmane Dia, James Butty

As Guinea’s president visits the U.S. preaching economic development, a debate rages back home about term limits.

President Alpha Condé spent the week visiting U.S. diplomats, granting interviews and meeting with business leaders. He said his goal is to attract investment and transform his country’s economy, which historically has been heavily dependent on mineral extraction.

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Kenyan who is World’s best teacher meets US President Donald Trump in White House

Peter Tabichi from Kenya, who was named World’s Best Teacher earlier this year, has met US President Donald Trump at the White House ahead of a speech he is giving at the UN General Assembly.

Brother Tabichi, a member of the Franciscan religious order, won the 2019 Global Teacher Prize in March.

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California invites Ethiopian regional governments to join in sister state relationships

By Khubaka Michael Harris

Following the request of the The Ethiopian Embassy to the United States in Washington D.C. and the Ethiopian Consulate General in Los Angeles, the senate of the state of California has passed a resolution extending an invitation to the people of the regional states of Amhara, Oromia, Somali, the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region, and Tigray in Ethiopia to join with California in sister state relationships.

The sister state relationship is intended to promote and assure mutually beneficial educational, economic, environmental, scientific, and cultural exchanges that will lead to a closer relationship between Californians and the citizens of these five key Ethiopian regional states.

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Prince Georges County Executive Fulfills Promise, Sets Up African Diaspora Advisory Board

In keeping with a promise made to the African diaspora in Prince Georges County, Maryland, the County Executive, Angela Alsobrooks, has inaugurated an eight person African Diaspora Advisory Board

Prince George County is one of the richest black counties in the United States of America with an annual budget close to $5 billion and a population close to a million people and median household income of $110,133.

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Ghanaian monarch, Asantehene, in US to address UN General Assembly forum

The Asantehene, the absolute monarch of the Kingdom of Ashanti in Ghana, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has arrived America for an official visit.

The monarch is in the country for several high-profile engagements, and is expected to deliver a speech on the Culture of Peace at the United Nations General Assembly’s High-Level Forum on September 13.

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Ethiopia launches online power of attorney service for diaspora community

Power of attorney service can now be obtained online – for those Ethiopians who are in the United States of America. Gov’t says it intends to expand service to other countries as well.

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Tallahassee IRC launches Refugee Literacy Program for Congolese refugee youth

Their parents are from the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country marred by years of war, and are some of about 300 refugees from DR Congo and war-torn Syria to have resettled in the capital city since 2016.

Recently launched by the local International Rescue Committee chapter, the program’s aim is to help middle- and high-school refugee students, like 16-year-old Ruthie and Joyce, 14, learn English through homework help, socializing and community integration.

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Officials from Uganda coming to Aurora

By STEVE LORD

Aurora’s welcome mat will be out this week for high-ranking officials from the African nation of Uganda.

The officials, who will be in Chicago for the 31st annual Uganda North American Association Trade Expo, will visit Endiro Coffee, 29 W. New York St., a Uganda-based business. It is the first and only Ugandan-based restaurant brand in America.

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Directory for Businesses of African Diaspora to be Launched

A directory for businesses and non-profit organisations (NGOs) has been developed for the African diaspora to promote economic and social relations for shared benefits.

Dubbed, International Black Book (IBB) and scheduled to be launched in 2020, it aims to converge with Africa’s efforts to meet the economic and cultural needs of the continent by connecting businesses, agencies and people throughout the African diaspora.

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Separate festivals honor African, African American heritage, culture

Separate festivals honor African, African American heritage, culture

By Eric Lagatta



Columbus has long been home to African Americans who have contributed to the city’s rich tapestry. For decades, the neighborhood now known as the King-Lincoln District has buzzed with African American business owners, musicians and artists. And throughout the city, African immigrants are bringing their own cultures to Ohio’s capital.

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U.S. International Development Finance Corporation will support American Investment in Africa

The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation is a new, modernised agency that will support investments in developing countries to drive economic growth, support stability, and improve livelihoods. In this briefing to launch the programme, Overseas Private Investment Corporation Acting President and Chief Executive Officer David Bohigian give insight into the initiative. Excerpts:

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Photo of Egyptologist Zahi Hawass to decorate NYC’s Times Square to promote tourism to Egypt

The photo will appear every two minutes in Times Square with a message underneath from Hawass inviting Americans to come to Egypt and enjoy its unique heritage and culture

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‘Long overdue’ trip to Barbados for Kenyatta

By Christina Smith

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has described as “long overdue” his three-day state visit to Barbados, as he joined local dignitaries at a welcome reception in his honour, hosted by Governor General Dame Sandra Mason at Government House last night.

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Ghana’s Amb. To US Signs $10m STEM Agreement With Missouri Uni.  

The Republic of Ghana and Missouri University of Science and Technology signed a Memorandum of Understanding that grants access to over $10 million worth of scholarships, to Ghanaian students and professionals.

The agreement was signed during an official visit by Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America, H.E. Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, to the university located in Rolla, Missouri.

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