Tag: Kenyans in America

Steve Kibare | Budding Kenyan-American golfer targets big tours

By LARRY NGALA | Daily Nation

For many amateur golfers aspiring to join the professional ranks, competing in the biggest Tours and tournaments in the world is a long-held dream. American-born Kenyan Steve Kibare, who is due to join Dalton State University on a full golf scholarship this fall (this month), has what it takes to join the big tours in the world.

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Google honors Kenyan freedom fighter Mekatilili wa Menza

By Dinah Matengo | CGTN Africa

Google has published a special Doodle on its homepage to honor and celebrate Mekatilili wa Menza, one of Kenya’s first freedom fighters. She is known for inspiring the Giriama people to resist colonial rule in the early 20th century.

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Zambian Dambisa Moyo and Kenyan David Ndii make list of The 100 Most Influential Economists Online (2020)

By Ebimo Amungo

Two African economist have made the list of of The 100 Most Influential Economists Online (2020). Zambian-born Dambisa Moyo was recognised as a global thought leader while Kenyan economist David Ndii, a well known columnist for the Telegraph also made the list.

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Remittances from Kenyans in North America Reach All-Time High


By John Wanjohi | Mwakilishi.com

Kenyans living and working in North America defied the Covid-19 pandemic to send home a whopping $145.95 million (Sh15.7 billion) in May.

This is the highest ever amount of money received from the region that includes the US, Canada, and Mexico in a month, according to data by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK).

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Navigating the Self: African Student Experiences in U.S. Higher Education

By Wei-Ting Shih  | The Politic

E pluribus unum. Out of many, one. This motto is not only engraved in the Great Seal of the United States, but also in the spirit of the country. For decades, the U.S. has prided itself in being a land built by immigrants; in being a land where individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds have been able to unite and work together towards greatness. The nation’s status as a cultural melting pot has not only been praised as an asset, but has also been seen as a defining characteristic.

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Why Sub-Saharan African Immigrants to America Are the Most Educated

By Joshua Eferighe | OZY

Growing up, Thomas Adetomiwa wasn’t too keen on his dad’s origin story of how he got to the U.S. from Nigeria. He’d often tell Adetomiwa how his acceptance into the University of Houston meant that he’d be the first person in their family to come to America, and how he had to simultaneously work four jobs while sending money back home to his grandmother and brothers. 

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How George Floyd’s death united Africans and African-Americans

African immigrants have not always felt at home in African-American communities. Black Lives Matter protests may be changing that.

By Anthony Akaeze  | Christian Science Monitor

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Going far together: The East African diaspora steps up to address COVID-19 in their home region

by Azan Virji | Global Voices

As COVID-19 threatens the lives of millions around the world, the East African community has not been immune to this threat. The region has reported over 7,000 cases as of June 14. When COVID-19 cases began to rise in my home country of Tanzania, I became very concerned for my family members, all of whom have severe health issues that make them vulnerable to the virus.

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Zain Verjee: The Kenyan-born former CNN anchor who is passionate about changing the representation of Africa in the media.

By Ebimo Amungo

Zain Verjee is African, she wears her African identity with pride as she navigates the world as a journalist and media tycoon. And as she works to promote corporate brands and organizational reputations through her eponymous media group, one mission remains at the core of her essence, a determination to change how her beloved continent is represented by the global media.

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Kenyan economist, Waigwa Wachira, marries his American beau in private wedding

By Opera News

Dr David Wachira, an economist and public finance specialist at World Bank has officially exchanged wedding vows with the love of his life Cecilie Olaussen. The wedding ceremony went down on Saturday, June 13 in Dallas, Texas although the couple had earlier postponed it due to the COVID-19 situation.

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