Stories of Welcome: Congolese refugees are embraced by their new community in Boise, Idaho

By International Rescue Committee

Jacqueline Uwumeremyi fled from the Democratic Republic of Congo to South Africa because of violence. After facing constant xenophobia because of her refugee status, she and her five children were finally resettled in Boise, Idaho, in 2018.

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Saf Yeboah-Amankwah | Intel Appoints Ghanaian as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

By Ebimo Amungo | With INTEL NEWS RELEASE

Intel Corporation has announced the appointment of Ghanaian Safroadu (Saf) Yeboah-Amankwah as senior vice president and chief strategy officer, effective Nov. 1. Yeboah-Amankwah will be the second African to hold the same position of senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Intel Senegalese-born Aichatou Sar Evans who only left Intel in February, 2019.

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Ilhan Omar Demands ICE Halt Deportations of Somalis Over COVID Concerns.

By Emily Zanotti |  DailyWire.com

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) penned a letter to the Department of Homeland Security last week demanding that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement halt plans to deport 39 Somali nationals over concerns that they could contribute to the “spread of COVID.”

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Africa needs market-creating innovation

By Carl Manlan and Efosa Ojomo | The Korea Times

Eradicating poverty and boosting prosperity in Africa starts in the boardroom. And it requires African business leaders to use their positions to foster more inclusive economic growth that benefits all stakeholders ― customers, employees, suppliers, and communities ― rather than focusing on short-term profits that fail to lift up vulnerable communities.

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Louis Oosthuizen | SA golf celebrates epic weekend

By SuperSport

In America, Louis Oosthuizen finished third in the US Open at Winged Foot Golf Club and eight shots behind winner Bryson DeChambeau. The US Open is now the one Major where Oosthuizen has had the most top-10 finishes of four.

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Richard Joseph | A “Nigerian” scholarly luminary from the diaspora

By Biodun Jeyifo | The Nation

This week, Richard Joseph, the John Evans Professor Emeritus at Northwestern University, turned 75. The greetings, salutations and tributes from all over Africa and the world but especially from Nigerian scholars, have been as plentiful as they have been very moving.

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Beyond the Year of Return – Africa and the Diaspora Must Forge Closer Ties


By Benjamin Tetteh | Africa Renewal

In 2019, Ghana successfully hosted The Year of Return, Ghana 2019, a year-long programme of activities to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first recorded enslaved Africans in the State of Virginia in the United States. A second edition called Beyond the Return was planned for 2020.

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Immigrants Don’t Just Change Voting Patterns

By Peter Beinart | The Atlantic

Of the many questions at stake in this fall’s election, one of the less obvious is this: Will the United States remain a country where someone like Barack Obama or Kamala Harris—a person of color with immigrant parents—is likely to be born? The answer depends, in part, on whether America’s universities retain their global appeal. If Donald Trump wins reelection, they may not.

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New York Biltong Is a New South African Shop in NYC

By Kayla Stewart | GrubStreet

When Brittney Brothers first tried the South African staple known as biltong, she was surprised by the way it didn’t taste. It looks salty, tough, and chewy, like jerky and other cured meats. But biltong was more delicate. “The seasonings compliment the natural flavor of the beef,” she says. “And it was very tender, unlike anything I’ve tasted before.” For her, it became a point of fascination. And now, it’s a career.

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Nigerian family finds local area welcoming as they seek new opportunities in Canada

by Jamie Morris | Lindsay Advocate

From Lagos to Lindsay. From a city in Nigeria five times the size of Toronto to a town of some 21,000 souls. Quite a leap to jump an ocean and a continent, but Tobi and Francis Ogunnowo did so — and found welcoming arms.

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