Tag: Africans in Diaspora

Efe Obada: The Nigerian NFL star abandoned on London’s streets at age of 10

By Tom Reynolds BBC Sport

“Apparently if you want to book it you have to say: ‘The Efe Obada room please.’ That’s really cool.

“If someone’s in there, I’ll just kick them out…”

Efe Obada is joking about the meeting room we are about to enter at the NFL’s UK headquarters in central London.

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South African Beauty Queen set to marry America football star

South African beauty, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, the winner of the 2017 Miss Universe Crown, is set to marry Tim Tebow, the  Heisman Trophy winner, national champion, first-round NFL draft pick, minor-league baseball player. Continue reading “South African Beauty Queen set to marry America football star”

Kenyans in the US Sent Home $1.17 billion in 10 Months to October 2018

Kenyans living and working in the United States contributed the lion’s share of the total diaspora remittances in 2018. Latest data from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) shows that Kenyans in the US sent home $1.17 billion (Sh119.9 billion) in 10 months to October 2018 according to this report from mwakilishi.com Continue reading “Kenyans in the US Sent Home $1.17 billion in 10 Months to October 2018”

Ghanaians in Toronto Donate computers to Aburi Presby Cluster of Schools

The Aburimma Association of Toronto, a group of Ghanaians based in Canada, has presented 20 computers, printers and other accessories worth $40,000 to the Aburi Presbyterian Cluster of Schools at Aburi in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

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From Ghana to Canada, goalkeeper Kayza Massey looks to make a difference

Canada coach Rhian Wilkinson is proud of the diversity and accomplishments of her Canadian team at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay. The team includes 17-year-old Ghana-born goalkeeper Kayza Massey, adopted as a baby by Ottawa nurse Karen Massey. Kayza, who played for Ghana as a 15-year-old at the 2016 U-17 World Cup, switched international allegiance this year and is now wearing the Maple Leaf.
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Muslim immigrants from Africa keep proving the American dream is still here for all

The streets of Little Senegal in Harlem, New York and the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood in Minneapolis share a common trait: they are both home to thriving African immigrant communities from west and east Africa, many of whom practice Islam. From halal meat stores to restaurants, fabric stores and shops selling religious articles, these buzzing enclaves offer a telling portrait of Islam in America. This review  by  Abdi Latif Dahir of Lekan Oguntoyinbo’s book in QUARTZ AFRICA tells more of the accomplishments of this community in America.
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Data show Nigerians the most educated in the U.S.

BACHELOR’S AND BEYOND
In America, Nigerians’ education pursuit is above rest Whether driven by immigration or family, data show more earn degrees. This report in the Houston Chronicle using census data sheds more light on the accomplishment of Nigerians in the US.

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Obama and the Legacy of Africa’s Renaissance Generation

There was a generation of Africans who went to the western world to get educated. That generation included the father of former President Barrack Obama and a lot of political leaders who led their countries into independence. This article by Aminatta Forna in the New York Review of Books talks about that Renaissance generation.

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Ghanaian-Born John Akomfrah Deftly Weaves Tales of the African Diaspora in New York

Ghanaian-born   British artist, writer, film directorscreenwriter, theorist and curator holds a video installation in New York’s New Museum. The videos explore postcolonial history, nature and migration and takes up the entire second floor of the museum in Manhattan. This report by Martha Schwendener in New York times gives more perspective on the installation.

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