Tag: African embassies in America

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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Only 79 Nigerians have enrolled for National Identity Number in the US

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) of Nigeria says only 79 Nigerians had been enrolled for the National Identity Number (NIN) in the United States.

The update came through the Deputy General Manager of NIMC, Ms Uche Chigbo, almost three months after the exercise was launched in the U.S. in late May.

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Nigerians Prefer New York for their Passports issues says Consul General

The Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, says the consulate is operating above capacity especially in passport service delivery.

Okoyen said that although the situation was an indication of growing public confidence in the office, it had been a major challenge.

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Amb. Patten Calls for Diaspora Liberians’ Support

By David A. Yates

George S.W. Patten Sr., Liberia’s Ambassador accredited to the United States of America, described diaspora Liberians’ role in the country’s development programs as “critical”, a release from Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) has said.

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2019 Miss Liberia USA Scholarship Pageant Contestants Call on Ambassador Kemayah: Encourage Young Liberians to Follow Their Dreams

By tlcafrica.com

(New York, August 13, 2019) Contestants of the just ended 2019 ‘Miss Liberia United States of America (USA) Scholarship Pageant’, are encouraging young Liberians to follow their dreams, exhibiting self-discipline and respect throughout their journey.

The contestants, representing the States of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Indianapolis, and Georgia; also stressed the importance of hard work and passion as drivers of success in the quest to achieve goals and dreams.

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Liberia Pays Homage to ‘Its Own’ With Independence Day Honor for VOA’s James Butty

By Rodney Sieh

The Liberian Embassy in Washington, DC has paid homage to Mr. James Butty, the host and managing editor of the Voice of America’s breakfast show, Daybreak Africa, for his “invaluable and dedicated services to humanity and the people of Liberia.

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Ghana’s Ambassador To The US Visits Speaker Pelosi Ahead Of Historical Trip

Ahead of the historical trip to Ghana, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, met with Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, at her office in Washington, D.C.

The speaker extended an invitation to Ghana’s Ambassador to review key matters regarding the up-coming trip.

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Inside the Embassy of Ghana with FOX 5

By fox5dc.com staff

The Embassy of the Republic of Ghana is located in the Cleveland Park area of Northwest D.C. After one step into the courtyard visitors are greeted with the country’s coat of arms which bears the national motto: “Freedom and Justice.”

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Ethiopian Ambassador, Fitsum Arega visits L.A. to invite investors and tourists to the historic nation

By Cora Jackson-Fossett

The government of Ethiopia is rolling out the welcome mat to African Americans to explore the business opportunities and tourist destinations throughout the historic nation.

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8 year old Nicholas Buamah is a bestselling author on Amazon and he was Ghana’s Ambassador to USA for a day

By Nathaniel Crabbe

Eight year old Ghanaian, Nicholas Buamah, author of the book ”Kayla & Kyle The Walking Dictionaries: Election Day”, paid a courtesy visit to Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency (H.E) Dr. Barfour Adjei Barwuah, which saw the budding author become an ambassador for a few minutes.

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Kenyan Ambassador to US, Robinson Githae, Urges Kenyan Diaspora to join Saccos

By John Wanjohi

Outgoing Kenyan Ambassador to the United States Robinson Githae has urged Kenyans in the diaspora to join Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies (Saccos).

Speaking during the 6th Annual General Meeting of the Kenya and USA Diaspora Sacco members in Boston, Githae said Kenyans living and working abroad can contribute more to the country’s economy by joining societies.

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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”

How Delta Could Help Kenya Airways Launch an Atlanta-Nairobi Flight

By Trevor Williams

Atlanta is in the flight plan for Kenya Airways, a SkyTeam partner of Delta Air Lines Inc. which could eventually fulfill the latter’s decade-old effort to link its hometown and Nairobi, Kenya’s capital.

Kenyan Ambassador to the U.S. Robinson Njeru Githae told Global Atlanta that his country’s the flag carrier is eyeing links with Washington, then Atlanta, following the opening of a nonstop route to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport last October.

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Kenya’s Ambassador Challenges U.S. to Match Chinese Investment and Promote People-to-People Exchanges

China president Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative, which has spread throughout the world including the African continent challenging the U.S.’s economic dominance, is proof enough of China’s ambitions.

But last week even in Atlanta there were intimations that a more dynamic role for the U.S. would be welcome in Africa if it upped its commitment.

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Nigerian Missions pledge to protect Nigerians in U.S.

The Nigerian Missions in the U.S. say promoting and protecting Nigerians’ legitimate interests and that of Nigeria remains the missions’ priority.

The missions gave the assurance in New York during a collaborative meeting between the Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha and the new Nigerian Consul-General in Atlanta, Mrs Aishatu Musa.

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