BY JAVIRA SSEBWAMI | PML DAILY STAFF WRITER
DALLAS — Ugandans living in the United States, particularly in Dallas, Texas, have come together and pooled resources to support the Ugandan team representing the country at the ongoing Vex World Robotics Championships in Dallas.
Mobilized by the President of UNAA – Dallas/Fort Worth chapter, Ms. Florence Bazanye, the Ugandans, numbering about 40, have pooled about $2,500 so far, groceries, and free guided tours around the city during their breaks from the competition.
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By Graphic Online
A total of 4,916 Ghanaian students studied in colleges and universities in the United States of America (USA) during the 2021-2022 academic year.
This represents a 16.2 per cent increase over the previous year.
According to the 2022 USA Open Doors Report, Ghana sent the second-highest number of students (second only to Nigeria) to the USA among the sub-Saharan African countries.
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By Rashaad Jorden | Skift
Studying abroad doesn’t have to be a pipe dream for young Hispanic and African Americans. Bola Ibidapo’s Too Fly Foundation is on a mission to help young people overcome the barriers they face in their communities that prevent them from traveling the globe.
When Bola Ibidapo learned her friend Brandon Miller was raising money to help young students obtain passports, she immediately told Miller she was eager to provide assistance.
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by M’NIYAH LYNN | Amsterdam News
Fanta Bah is an international student that currently attends Baruch College. While at LaGuardia Community College, she was among one the first students to participate in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Fellows program. It is her curiosity and ambition that allowed her to make the most out of her experience working with Ajoy Management Enterprise, a Harlem-based financial management firm. Bah used the fundamental skills she gained at the internship to become an asset to the firm and to wherever she wants to work in the future.
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By MIT News
MIT senior Adedolapo “Dolapo” Adedokun has been named one of 12 winners of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship’s Class of 2023. After completing his degree in electrical engineering and computer science next spring, he will travel to Ireland to undertake a MSc in intelligent systems at Trinity College Dublin as MIT’s fourth student to receive this award.
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By The Conclave
The prestigious Harvard Law Review has elected its first black woman president in its 130-year history. She Ime Umanah, 24, daughter of a Nigerian immigrant.
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By Oluwole Ige | Tribune
The United States Mission Country Consular Coordinator in Nigeria, Susan Tuller, recently disclosed that over 13,000 Nigerian students are currently studying in different universities and other higher institutions of learning in America. She added that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of Nigerian students, who applied for visa rose by 2.5 per cent in the 2019/2020 school calendar year.
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By JENNY ESE OBUKOHWO | The Street journal
The U.S. Mission has announced it will prioritize student visa applicants and ensure Nigerian students resuming this fall get visa interview appointments in advance of their program start date. Susan Tuller, the U.S. Mission country consular coordinator disclosed this on Friday, April 30.
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By Chloe Veltman | KQED
Abdoul Aziz Sandotin Coulibaly has seen plenty of riots and civil unrest in his native Ivory Coast. But the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol this week shocked and saddened the 23-year-old UC Berkeley graduate student.
“I am not really sure if there will be any real inclusion or acceptance of diversity or end to racism in this country,” he wrote in an email to KQED. “Despite the constant praise of the U.S. as being a country that upholds democracy, this is a clear statement that the U.S. today is like a developing country – susceptible to coups and such actions.”
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By Greer Jackson | Truth Be Told
Whether by design, coincidence or indifference, the Trump administration’s proposal to tighten restrictions on international students could extract greater tolls on those from Africa, whose numbers are among the least contributing to what the administration asserts is a national security threat, critics of the plan say.
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By Yvonne Kim | The Capital Times | madison.com
If you have been on Instagram or TikTok this year, you have likely heard some rendition of “Bored in the House,” the pandemic anthem for videos documenting people’s cabin fever or stuck-at-home activities. You also may have heard the musical mashup “Coronavirus” by DJ iMarkkeyz, inspired by rapper Cardi B freaking out over the virus in early March. But while there have been some songs here and there, Dipo Oyeleye, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said European and American music have largely been devoid of COVID-19 topics.
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By Ghana Business News
The number of Ghanaian students attending universities and colleges in the United States of America has increased by 15.3 per cent in 2019/2020 academic years. Ghana retained the number two spot in sub-Saharan Africa, with the number of Ghanaian students increasing from 3,661 to 4,221 for the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 academic years respectively.
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By University of Toronto News
The future of the University of Toronto’s Ethiopic program – the only one of its kind in North America and among a handful in the world – just got brighter. The endowment that makes the program possible has surpassed its goal of $500,000 thanks to another gift from Toronto native, Abel Tesfaye, the international, award-winning singer, songwriter and recording producer known as The Weeknd. This support enables U of T to offer at least one Ge’ez language course each year.
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By LEELIAN KONG | Study International
Canada is the first country, Daniel Ohaegbu, 24, has ever travelled to outside of his home country Nigeria. He calls it home today, but it wasn’t always a walk in the park for Ohaegbu from the moment he stepped off the plane. International students face contemporary racism here, says Ohaegbu. “It comes in the form of assumptions. Assuming you know about an individual’s intellectual capacity or ability to perform.
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By Shawna De La Rosa | Education Dive
Educators also hope including the African diaspora in curriculum will attract more diversity to AP classes, which are taken by mostly white students. Curriculum developers worked with researchers at the African diaspora Consortium to create the content in line with the learning objectives of the AP Capstone Program.
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By Judd Devermont and Aubrey Hruby | Bloomberg
Against a backdrop of rising tensions with the Soviets in 1959, President John F. Kennedy delivered a speech in New York that presented a new strategic approach toward African nations and U.S. global leadership in a world defined by great-power competition.
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By LINDSAY SCHNELL | USA TODAY
Leon Lewis-Nicol can still hear the gunshots. If he closes his eyes, he can picture the burning buildings. As a child in Freetown, Sierra Leone, a nation in West Africa devastated by civil war, Lewis-Nicol often imagined a better, safer life. His family fled the fighting, then returned to Sierra Leone, before ultimately moving to Ghana, some 900 miles away, when he was 15. But friends who traveled around the world used to speak of an even safer place, with clean streets and unlimited opportunities: the United States.
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By BBC News
Proposed new US immigration measures could leave many African students in the country having to reapply for visas in the middle of their degree courses. A plan issued by the Department for Homeland Security (DHS), that is now up for discussion, outlines changes to student visas that have previously been issued for the duration of a course.
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By Elaisa Acosta Meneses | The City College Times
The first time she walked the streets of New York City, she asked someone for directions and he said, without even slowing down his pace, “New Yorkers are fast. If you collide with them, you’ll pass out,” Unathi Zibi said, describing her first encounter with American culture at her arrival in the U.S. in 2015.
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By Henry Oduah | QED
Arguably the most popular doctor at the moment, Dr Stella Immanuel is receiving a lot of attention following a viral video of her advocating the use of hydroxychloroquine as a cure for coronavirus.
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By: ThoroldNews Staff
Brock University students will have the opportunity to pursue a Minor in Africana Studies in addition to their degrees starting this September. The university says the program will bring a new and broad perspective in understanding the challenges faced by people of African descent.
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By Cedric Kekeli | GhanaWeb
Every year, in the month of March, American colleges release their much-anticipated admission decisions to millions of eager college-bound students from all over the world. This year 49 Ghanaians were admitted into elite universities in the USA on scholarships. Some of these schools include Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Caltech, Cornell, Williams, Dartmouth, and others.
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By Hilary Kimuyu | NAIROBI NEWS
A Kenyan-American teenager has been accepted into 11 prestigious universities in the US after she completed high school. Sharon Njeri Wambu, whose parents immigrated to the US from Kenya, received acceptance to 11 top universities including Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Cal Poly Pomona, and Vanderbilt.
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The Questroom School of Business at the prestigious Boston University, USA, has announced the winners of its Master of Business Administration (MBA) scholarship application for 2020-2021 academic year. The 100% tuition scholarship opportunity which is sponsored by Boston University was open to all Ghanaian and Nigerian citizens. Two outstanding applicants were awarded; Miss Helena Jennifer Afordoanyi from Ghana and Mr Olusegun Awobajo from Nigeria.
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by: Emma Fleming
Evodie Tshipamba is a recipient of Parkland’s Outstanding Black Student Award. Tshipamba, an electrical engineering major, was recognized by faculty and staff as an outstanding black student for her academic excellence and involvement in the community. She is one of seven students selected for this award. Tshipamba hails from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa, where she says sense of community is a bit different than it is in the U.S.
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By Mikaela Cohen
To embrace African heritage and ignite a mental health discussion, the University of Georgia’s African Student Union showcased a series of traditional African dances weaved through a story of a modern African family facing mental health issues during the “African Night”
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Zubeda Chaffe, 18, is a typical high school senior in many ways. She played soccer, basketball and ran track, participates in City Wide Student Council and works at the Hennepin County Library with the Teen Tech Squad. But those examples belie the extraordinary effort required of Chaffe to get to this point. At 7, she and her Oromo family fled Ethiopia fearing for their lives. She started school knowing only her name in English. On March 19, Chaffe will be one of five honorees at the 28th Children’s Defense Fund-MN Beat the Odds celebration. A full-time PSEO student at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, she shares childhood memories, her take on American kids and her goals after college.
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A Clear Lake resident and current graduate student at University of Houston-Clear Lake is responsible for the creation of the college’s first African Student Association, according to a Feb. 24 media release from UHCL.
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Vital information about admissions, funding and visa applications to study at a university in the United StatesSeptember 4 2018
As an international student, there are so many different processes you’ll need to understand and navigate when applying to universities in the United States. Here’s a breakdown of the three most important aspects: admissions, funding and visas.
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Dewé lives a double life with his interests of music and engineering
by Greg Livadas
Adesola Adedewe may be thousands of miles from his native Nigeria while attending Rochester Institute of Technology, but that doesn’t stop him from being recognized by other international students who watched him as a contestant on The Voice: Nigeria, which aired throughout the African continent in 2016.
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