Tag: African embassies in America

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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Ghana’s Embassy in the USA to resume consular services

By MyJoyOnline.com

The Embassy of Ghana in Washington, DC, United States, will resume Consular Services on Tuesday, September 8. A statement signed by Kofi Tonto, Head of Information and Public Services, Embassy of Ghana in Washington, said to enforce Covid-19 safety protocols, the Embassy would no longer offer in-person visa services.

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Nigerian embassy in Canada suspends activities amidst citizens’ demands for passport renewals

By Alfred Olufemi | Premium Times

Despite several passport renewal requests from Nigerians in the country, the Nigerian high commission in Canada announced an indefinite suspension of its activities.

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African Consuls General hold dialogue with Diaspora leaders, U.S. officials

By Vanguard

A dialogue between African Consuls General in the United States and diaspora leaders on issues of common interest was held alongside some elected public officers of the host country through Zoom. The engagement was first of its kind and it came four months after the formation of the African Consuls General (ACG) forum in February.

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Sudan appoints its first US ambassador in Over 20 Years

By Natalie Liu | Voice of America

The prospects for improved relations between the United States and Sudan took a major step forward with this week’s announcement that the transitional government in Khartoum has named veteran diplomat Noureldin Sati to serve as its ambassador in Washington. The appointment, which reportedly has been approved by the United States, ends more than 20 years of top-level diplomatic estrangement between the two countries.

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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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Morocco’s Ambassador to Canada: Moroccan Community’s Safety is Priority

By Safaa Kasraoui |Moroccan World News

Morocco’s ambassador to Canada, Souriya Otmani, issued a solidarity message to the country’s Moroccan community. In a video posted on the Moroccan Embassy in Canada’s official Facebook page, Otmani warned expatriates, also known as MREs, about the danger of the pandemic and its rapid proliferation across the world.

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Ambassador Adjei-Barwuah’s Message On Coronavirus To Ghanaians In US

By Kofi Tonto 

Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America, H.E. Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, has called on Ghanaians in the United States to follow precautionary measures and laid down guidelines by health experts and government officials.

The Ambassador made the call in a statement released by the Embassy on Thursday, March 12, 2019.

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Tema Choir USA Inc. thrills at independence anniversary celebration in Washington DC

By George Kwasi Bright

Ghana’s 63rd independence celebration at the Ghana Embassy in Washington DC had a different flare to it with the electrifying performance of the Tema Choir USA Inc.

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New York Consulate begs Nigerians to claim over 1,000 uncollected E-Passports

By Victoria Ojeme

The Consulate General of Nigeria in New York, has said that over 1,000 E-Passports produced within this period are under its possession, noting that the owners should come and claim them.

A statement by the Consul General, Benaoyagha Okoyen said backlogs of Passport and Visa applications are constantly being cleared in line with government operational guidelines.

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