BORN IN THE USA BUT CHOOSING GHANA

BORN IN THE USA BUT CHOOSING GHANA

Generations ago their ancestors were sold into slavery, now some Americans of African descent are choosing to return to the lands of their forefathers. Nancy Kacungira has been finding out why. The Akoma Academy in Cape Coast, Ghana, is unapologetically African. From the brightly coloured African-print uniforms sported by the students to the posters of […]

Ugandan journalist wins BBC World News Komla Dumor Award

Ugandan journalist wins BBC World News Komla Dumor Award

A Ugandan journalist with a background as an entrepreneur, radio and TV reporter and presenter has won the first BBC World News Komla Dumor Award. Nancy Kacungira, a television anchor for Kenya’s KTN television channel, was selected from nearly 200 applicants. She will spend three months at the BBC in London and also report from […]

Adansihene Meets Adansi citizens in the United States

Adansihene Meets Adansi citizens in the United States

Adansi citizens in the East Coast of North America hosted the Adansihene Opagyakotwere Bonsra Afriyie II at two separate town hall meetings to enable the Overload update the community on traditional and developmental issues in the Adansi. Addressing the Adansi’s onSaturday March 18, in Maryland, Nana Bonsra Afriyie II expressed his hope in the future […]

United Kingdom – Zimbabwean social worker in the UK found guilty of possessing extreme animal porn videos

United Kingdom – Zimbabwean social worker in the UK found guilty of possessing extreme animal porn videos

Pornographic videos portraying animals including eels, a horse and a large fish involved in sex acts were discovered on the phone of a social worker from Slough, a court has heard. Clayton Chigoya originally from Zimbabwe was found guilty of five counts of possessing extreme pornographic images showing acts of intercourse with animals and two […]

Ghana: Why a 15-Year-Old Decided to Build Bikes From Bamboo in Ghana

Ghana: Why a 15-Year-Old Decided to Build Bikes From Bamboo in Ghana

Anzisha Prize (Johannesburg) At an African Leadership Academy event in Johannesburg last year, I asked a young Ghanaian entrepreneur, Winifred Selby, what motivated her to co-start Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative when she was just 15. The award winning company makes bicycles out of bamboo and has caught the attention of global organisations. “I always say Africans are […]

Canada: Mansa Agbaku, Saint John teen, lands Currie Scholarship

Canada: Mansa Agbaku, Saint John teen, lands Currie Scholarship

By Rachel Cave, CBC News – A high school student in Saint John has been awarded one of the most generous undergraduate scholarships available in Canada. 17-year-old Mansa Agbaku says the $65,000 Currie Scholarship will cover four years of tuition, room and board at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). “It means everything to me,” said the St. Malachy’s High School student. “It’s motivation for sure. It also means that […]

Grieving Husband Gets Revenge Against Crocodile That Ate Pregnant Wife

Grieving Husband Gets Revenge Against Crocodile That Ate Pregnant Wife

After losing his pregnant wife, Demeteriya Nabire, to a crocodile four months ago, husband Mubarak Batambuze was able to get revenge, when he and his community took down the crocodile in Uganda’s Lake Kyoga, according to the BBC. SEE ALSO: Kenyan Schools Attempt To Break Book Reading World Record When wife Nabire was fetching water […]

New U.S. Ambassador to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau Sworn In

New U.S. Ambassador to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau Sworn In

State Department Photo Washington, DC January 13, 2015 On Friday, January 9, 2015, James Peter Zumwalt was sworn-in as U.S. Ambassador to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau. Acting Deputy Secretary Sherman officiated the swearing-in ceremony. Prior to this appointment, James Peter Zumwalt, a career member of the Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, served as Deputy Assistant Secretary […]

Sec. Kerry Swears-In New U.S. Ambassador To Cote d’Ivoire Terry McCulley

Sec. Kerry Swears-In New U.S. Ambassador To Cote d’Ivoire Terry McCulley

On Friday, October 18, 2013, Secretary Kerry hosted a swearing-in ceremony for the new U.S. Ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire, Terry McCulley. About Terry McCulley Terence McCulley is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, with the rank of Minister-Counselor. Prior to this appointment, he was the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria from 2010-2013. He was […]