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Three Nigerians die of coronavirus in US

By News Agency of Nigeria

The Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, has confirmed the death of three Nigerians from the coronavirus disease in the United States. Okoyen made the announcement in a statement in New York on Saturday evening.

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Kenya Airways Pilot Dies Of Coronavirus one week After Repatriating Kenyans From New York

By TED PERTON

A senior Kenya Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner captain has tragically passed away, a week after commanding a repatriation flight to New York City, USA. Captain Daudi Kimuyu Kibati, became ill on March 29th, he died on April 1st, a week after performing his last international assignment for Kenya Airways.

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After my mother died, I reconnected with her Nigerian heritage through food at Rio Carnival

By Rosie Bell

AS PART OF MY voyage of the heart to heal from the sudden loss of my mother, Grace, I headed far afield to Brazil, a country she loved wholeheartedly yet never visited. During my mission to forget her passing, I encountered many a reminder of her aliveness, the dishes she cooked, and the tales she told of the place she was born: Nigeria.

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Davido Is Bridging The Gap Between Africans And Black Americans With ‘A Good Time’

By CHERISE JOHNSON

As this generation’s Afrobeats leader, Nigerian superstar Davido reigns supreme. Fresh out of an electrifying soundcheck for his sold-out Los Angeles show at The Wiltern, the cultural icon touted as the “King Of Afrobeats,” was gleefully surrounded by family, friends and his French Bulldog pup 30, backstage ahead of his performance.

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Moroccan Expatriates in Canada to Contribute to Moroccan Economy

Morocco seeks to benefit from the expertise of Moroccan expatriates in Canada.


By Taha Mebtoul 

Morocco’s delegate minister in charge of Moroccan expatriates, Nezha El Ouafi, and Quebec’s Minister of Immigration, Simon Jolin Barette, held a meeting in Montreal on February 28 to discuss the prospect of bringing the expertise of Moroccans in Canada to Moroccan organizations.

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Trump’s travel ban ignores the Nigerian success story

This article in the San Francisco Examiner argues that the Trump Administration ignored the achievements and contributions of the Nigerian community in the US before including citizens of the country in the travel ban.

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Akon teases new African city will look like Black Panther’s Wakanda with ‘futuristic technology’

Senegalese-American Akon will be unveiling the first look inside Akon City in the coming months

By Alicia Adejobi

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Harvard names Okonjo-Iweala Global Public Leaders Fellow

By Godsgift Onyedinefu

The John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University has named former Nigerian Finance Minister and World Bank Managing Director the next Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow.

Okonjo-Iweala becomes the fifth fellows since the program’s inception in 2011.

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Nigerian-American Derrick Nnadi pays adoption fees for every single dog from a Kansas City shelter after winning the Super Bowl

By Scottie Andrew and Francisco Guzman. CNN

Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle, Nigerian-born Derrick Nnadi vowed to pay the adoption fees for more than 100 dogs if his team won the Super Bowl. The Chiefs won. And Nnadi made good on his promise.
Now, thanks to his generosity, every kennel at one of KC Pet Project’s animal shelters is empty.

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Trump, Kenyan leader Uhuru talk positive about US-Kenya trade deal

By Darlene Superville, Tom Odula and Cara Anna | Washington Post

President Donald Trump and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta sounded positive notes Thursday about a future trade deal between their countries. Trump said the first such agreement between the U.S. and a nation in sub-Saharan Africa “probably” would happen.

Kenyatta arrived at the White House on a rainy afternoon for his second meeting with Trump. Trump stepped out beneath an awning to greet Kenyatta and escort him to the Oval Office, where they were to discuss trade and other issues.

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Nigeria ‘Blindsided’ by Trump Travel Ban, Its Top Diplomat Says

By Lara Jakes

WASHINGTON — Nigeria’s top diplomat said on Tuesday that he was “somewhat blindsided” by the Trump administration’s ban on Nigerian immigrants but that he had been assured by American officials that visa restrictions could soon be lifted.

Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigeria’s foreign minister, said that his government was already working to address security concerns that Trump administration officials said had prompted the decision, announced last week, to reject visas for Nigerians seeking to immigrate to the United States.

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Victory for US-born Kenyan ambassadorial nominee Mwende Mwinzi in citizenship battle

By SAM KIPLAGAT

A High Court ruled on Thursday that Mwende Mwinzi, the ambassadorial nominee to Seoul, South Korea, cannot be forced to renounce her US citizenship as it was acquired by birth.

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Peter Nyong’o Father of Academy Award Winner Lupita Nyong’o visits Memphis and combines Movie Harriet & Kennedy, King & Obama

History happened in Memphis, Tennessee when a group of African dignitaries landed in Memphis, Tennessee headed by Professor Peter Nyong’o father Lupita Nyong’o.

Unknown to most Americans and Kenyans if it was not for a 26 year old African by the name of Tom Mboya who came from then “British East Africa” coming to America on August 15, 1956 there might not have been a Kenya, President Kennedy, President Obama and a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as we know him. Dr. King mention Nairobi, Kenya in his last speech in Memphis.

At Home with Oprah with Lupita Nyong’o Star of the Black Panther and Cynthia Erivo Star of the Harriet Tubman movie “Harriet.”
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U.S. Treasury Calls Ethiopia, Egypt and World Bank to Nile Talks

By Nizar Manek

The U.S. Treasury invited Ethiopia and Egypt for talks, part of growing international efforts to quell a dispute over a giant dam that’s being built on the Nile River.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is convening the meeting in Washington, which the World Bank’s president will attend if the two African countries and mutual neighbor Sudan also participate, a spokesperson for the lender said Thursday. Ethiopia and Egypt’s foreign ministries have both said they’d accepted U.S. invitations for Nov. 6 talks.

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Calgary’s Nigerian community in shock over slaying of social worker

By ALANNA SMITH

Members of Calgary’s Nigerian community are in shock after a woman dedicated to helping the less fortunate was killed at a local care facility.

Deborah Onwu, a Nigerian immigrant who was a youth social worker employed by Wood’s Homes, was fatally stabbed Friday, allegedly at the hands of an 18-year-old she was caring for at an assisted living facility in the city’s southwest.

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