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Namibia tribes appeal US court ruling in genocide suit

Lawyers for the Herero and Nama tribes on Tuesday appealed a New York court ruling dismissing their compensation claim against Germany for the genocide of their ancestors in present-day Namibia.

In a filing before New York’s federal appeals court, lawyers for the two ethnicities claim a lower court erred in its March 6 decision, which said Germany was protected from their suit by the principle of sovereign immunity of a state. Continue reading “Namibia tribes appeal US court ruling in genocide suit”

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AU Ambassador Praises the African Union’s 2018 Accomplishments During Atlanta Visit

By Phil Bolton

When pressed to explain the discord among the African Union’s 55 member countries, Arikana Chihombori-Quao, its ambassador to the United States, likes to refer to her five children.

“We are a family, but when I look at each child, I see how each is different,” she told Global Atlanta during a visit to the city where she held meetings with officials at the state capital and with entrepreneurs of the local “diaspora.”
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Fresh Kid nominated in America’s Music Video Awards

Uganda’s youngest rapper Patrick Ssenyonjo alias Fresh Kid has been nominated in International Award in the Carolina Music Video Awards 2019.

The fast-rising rapper gained a nomination in the category of the best video for the month of April. Continue reading “Fresh Kid nominated in America’s Music Video Awards”

Over 7000 guests visit the Embassy of Ghana in US for cultural tourism day

The sound of live music performance and the aroma of authentic Ghanaian cuisine welcomed the over 7000 guests who visited the Ghana Embassy, USA, on Saturday, May 4, 2019 to experience Ghana’s rich heritage and culture.

“Passport DC” was organized as part of the Cultural Tourism DC events that encourages embassies to open its doors to the residents of the Washington DC Metro area to enable them to explore the many cultures represented by the Diplomatic community in the district. Continue reading “Over 7000 guests visit the Embassy of Ghana in US for cultural tourism day”

Mayor of Newark commends Nigerians on contributions to city’s development

Mayor of the US city of Newark, Ras Baraka, has praised the can-do spirit and contributions of members of the Nigerian community to the city’s development.
Baraka gave the commendation when the Nigerian Consul General in New York, Benayaogha Okoyen, paid him a courtesy visit.

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Trump’s crackdown on visa overstays targets mostly African, Asian nations

By Alan Gomez

President Donald Trump’s order to crack down on visa overstays will target mostly African and Asian nations.

And the effort will deal with only about 12% of foreigners who legally enter the U.S. on short-term visas but remain in the country after that visa has expired.

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Kenyan exports to the USA increased by 25% in 2018

Kenyan exports to the USA under the framework of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) rose by 25.8% in 2018, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) announced in a recent report.

In the report, the KNBS indicates that these exports, mainly made of textile products, grew from Ksh33.1 billion ($327.5 Million) in 2017 to
Ksh41.6 billion ($411.6 Million) in 2018.

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Despite Canadian citizenship, Kenyan immigrant can’t get travel visas for family

By Ahmar Khan

Sila Kisoso has called Canada home for 18 years, but in that time, the Kenyan-born Canadian’s immediate family has never been approved for a travel visa.

Since 2011, Kisoso has applied six times for her sisters, Naisola and Peresian, to visit Canada. Their applications were rejected, with a different response each time. 

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Immigrant-owned firms create more jobs than those with Canadian-born owners: StatCan

By Cillian O’Brien

Immigrant-owned firms create more net jobs and have higher growth than businesses with owners born in Canada, according to newly-released research.

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‘Year of return’: Hundreds of African-Americans resettle in Ghana

Ghana was one of the main West African departure points for the transatlantic slave trade.The government has launched a campaign to reach out to the descendants of those Africans who were forcibly removed from their homelands.

It has dubbed 2019 the “Year of Return”.

Several hundred people have already put down roots in Ghana, many of them African-Americans. 

The programme is prepared by Patrick Lovett and James Vasina.


Nigeria’s Sahara Group signs deal with United Nations Development Programme in New York

The Sahara Group, an international energy and infrastructure conglomerate and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are joining forces to promote reliable access to affordable and sustainable energy, and to mainstream the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the private sector with a specific focus on SDG 7 (affordable energy).

The partnership was formalized with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday 15 April in New York.

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Ivanka Trump Announces $2 Million for Women in Ivory Coast Cocoa Industry

ADZOPE, IVORY COAST —U.S. President Donald’s Trump’s daughter and senior White House advisor, Ivanka Trump, has announced a $2 million commitment to help women in Ivory Coast’s cocoa industry.

Speaking at Cayat, a cocoa cooperative in the town of Adzopé, Trump said Wednesday the $2 million, promised by USAID and private chocolate companies, would go toward savings associations, which are a popular way for businesswomen to gain capital in the West African country.

White House Advisor Ivanka Trump talks to women entrepreneurs, at the demonstration cocoa farm in Adzope, Ivory Coast April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

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American church is raising funds for children’s school in Kenya

By Paul Sullivan

A Cam Newton jersey, weekend at a beach condo, and Nativity sets made in Africa are some of the items that will be auctioned on May 4 at a fundraiser for a children’s school in Kenya.

The dinner and auction will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Frazer Church.

About $40,000 was raised at a similar gathering in 2018, said Charlotte Robertson, president of Mescal’s Children’s Center of Hope (MCCH), Inc., which runs the school in Luanda, Kenya. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at https://help-build-hope-frazer-memorial-united-methodist-church.pushpayevents.com/booking/attendees/new.

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Egyptian AP journalists Maggie Michael and Nariman El-Mofty win Pulitzer for Yemen coverage

Egyptian investigative journalist Maggie Michael, Egyptian photojournalist Nariman El-Mofty, and Yemeni video journalist Maad Al-Zikry, all of whom work for the Associated Press (AP), have won a Pulitzer in international reporting for their coverage of abuses in Yemen’s civil war.

According to AP, Michael, El-Mofty and Al-Zikry spent a year uncovering atrocities and suffering in Yemen, shining a light on “a conflict largely ignored by the American public.”

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Kenya Airways inks deal with Delta Air Lines to expand operations in U.S.

Kenya’s flag carrier airline Kenya Airways said Friday it has reached an agreement with American airline Delta Air Lines to activate its codeshare with Delta in the United States and Canada.

Kenya Airways chief executive officer Sebastian Mikosz said the partnership will enable both the business and leisure travelers to enjoy greater connectivity and efficiency in 11 U.S. cities and four Canadian cities.

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