By Jake Bright | Techcrunch
African cross-border fintech startup Chipper Cash has raised a $30 million Series B funding round led by Ribbit Capital with participation of Bezos Expeditions — the personal VC fund of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Chipper Cash was founded in San Francisco in 2018 by Ugandan Ham Serunjogi and Ghanaian Maijid Moujaled.
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By Bo Machayo | Q City Metro
My family’s story, like those of so many other American families, begins with immigration. My mother fled Uganda as a refugee in 1984. She was drawn to America because she saw a nation where she could expand her potential – and as a single mother to my three younger siblings and me, she taught all of us that here we, too, could grow, develop and succeed.
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by DAVID ISABIRYE | kawowo Sports
The US-based Ugandan Powerlifter Roy Mubiru has smiled to the podium with a gold medal during the 2020 World Powerlifting Association (WPA) World championship held at Steel Beach Gym, Oakville Connecticut in the United States of America (USA).
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By Umberto Gonzalez | The Wrap
Netflix has landed the rights to Togo-born British-Nigerian, Femi Fadugba’s debut sci-fi novel “The Upper World” to adapt into a feature film with Academy Award Nominee Daniel Kaluuya attached to star, the company has announced.
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By IFEANYI NSOFOR and ESTHER NGUMBI | NPR
There are two kinds of reactions to Beyoncé’s new Black Is King video: lavish praise – and deep criticism. The praise comes from her many fans and from many reviewers. The criticism often comes from Africans.
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Writer/director Shaka King doesn’t anticipate criticisms like those of Kaluuya in “Get Out,” Cynthia Erivo in “Harriet,” or David Oyelowo in “Selma.”
By Ryan Lattanzio | | IndieWire
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By The Independent
Controversy is surrounding the government’s grant to the Uganda North America Association (UNAA). UNAA is an umbrella of Ugandans living and working in the United States of America. The government gives UNAA USD100, 000 (368m shillings) every year with half of this money meant to organize the annual UNAA convention.
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By Daily Monitor
In September 2019, Ms Henrietta Nairuba Wamala beat the competition stiff from three other contestants to emerge President of the Ugandans in North America Association (UNAA), the oldest and largest Ugandan diaspora group and arguably most prominent.
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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.
Continue reading “Navigating the Self: African Student Experiences in U.S. Higher Education”
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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