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Georgia State University to Virtually Host 2021 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

By Ebimo Amungo

ATLANTA—The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYSPS) at Georgia State University (GSU) has announced that it has been selected as an Institute Partner for the 2021 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

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Charges dropped against Congolese Canadian doctor accused of starting COVID outbreak

Family physician Jean-Robert Ngola faced harassment and death threats after being falsely accused of spreading the coronavirus.

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Toronto-based Mastercard Foundation to spend $1.3B to vaccinate Africans for COVID

By GERALD IMRAY and HALELUYA HADERO | The Associated Press

One of the world’s largest foundations will spend $1.3 billion over the next three years to acquire and deliver COVID-19 vaccines for more than 50 million people in Africa. It’s a first-of-its-kind effort for a Western nonprofit to bolster Africa’s lagging vaccination campaign amid widespread fears of a third wave of infections on the continent.

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Air Senegal to Fly Direct Flights to Washington DC via New York

By Victor Shalton | airlinegeeks

Air Senegal has announced it will begin U.S. services connecting Washington, D.C.’s Dulles International Airport with a stopover at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and will be operated twice weekly as of Sept. 22. The airline applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for exemption authority and a foreign air carrier permit so it can begin scheduled flights.

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US announces priority appointments for Nigerians applying for student visa

By JENNY ESE OBUKOHWO | The Street journal

The U.S. Mission has announced it will prioritize student visa applicants and ensure Nigerian students resuming this fall get visa interview appointments in advance of their program start date. Susan Tuller, the U.S. Mission country consular coordinator disclosed this on Friday, April 30.

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Nigerian Beer Brand Star Lager Announces US Expansion

Los Angeles, CA — Star Lager Beer, established in Nigeria in 1949 announces the brand’s expansion into the U.S. market. The beer has been a staple brew in Africa for over 70 years and has rooted itself as a beer of Kings. Today, the company marks a big and long-awaited milestone by extending its distribution across the United States. Star Beer USA has begun operations to distribute and market the company’s premium cold-filtered lager. The US-based Star Lager Beer USA will remain being bottled at the company’s long-time brewery in Nigeria, Nigerian Breweries.

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Foluke Oyedeji-Laosebikan | Nigerian lawyer elevated to Queen’s Counsel rank in Canada

By Oghenekevwe Uchechukwu | ICIR

NIGERIAN-BORN Canadian lawyer Foluke Oyedeji-Laosebikan has received her Queen’s Counsel appointment in Saskatchewan, Canada. 

In a statement, Minister of Justice and Attorney- General for Saskatchewan, Gordon Wyant said: “I am pleased to recognise Dr. Laosebikan for her commitment to the legal community, and her dedication as the President of the Law Society of Saskatchewan. She is well-deserving of the Queen’s Counsel designation.”

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Brooklyn Borough honours 10 Ghanaians in New York

BY: News Desk Report | Graphic Online

The President of the Brooklyn Borough, Eric L. Adams, has highlighted Ghana’s progress as a nation and underscored the need for its citizens to be celebrated for their contribution to the country’s growth.

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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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Lama Mugabo | Community builder aims to avert famines while reshaping perceptions about Rwanda

The cofounder of Building Bridges with Rwanda hopes to leave a lasting mark on the East African country

by Charlie Smith  | Staight

Vancouver community development worker Lama Mugabo likes to say that hunger feeds his desire to find a cure for malnutrition.

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