SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS ADDS CAPACITY ON VICTORIA FALLS ROUTE WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF WIDE-BODY AIRCRAFT

SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS ADDS CAPACITY ON VICTORIA FALLS  ROUTE WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF WIDE-BODY AIRCRAFT

The Airbus A330-200 offers 60% more daily capacity to support increased tourism to Zimbabwe   Fort Lauderdale, FL (Mar. 23, 2017) – With the expansion of the Victoria Falls International Airport in Zimbabwe, South African Airways has increased capacity between Johannesburg and the popular leisure destination of Victoria Falls.  The recent introduction of Airbus A330-200 […]

Science-loving teens from Ghana and D.C. geek out together

Science-loving teens from Ghana and D.C. geek out together

It was a meeting of nerds and sharks. The self-described “biotech nerds” and “robotic nerds” were seven high school students from Washington, D.C. The eight teens who call themselves “sharks” and flew in from Ghana. “The shark is a big fish so it means you’re big. Knowledgeable,” explains Stephanie Obbo of Ghana, an aspiring medical […]

A Coming Together of Budding Ghanaian Entrepreneurs Living Abroad

A Coming Together of Budding Ghanaian Entrepreneurs Living Abroad

In 1969 when Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon he proclaimed those two footprints to be “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”  On March 18, 2017 fifteen budding Ghanaian business and social entrepreneurs living abroad (largely in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey) gathered on the 9th Floor of the […]

Susanna Wesley Mission Auxiliary (SUWMA) Donates To Bridgepoint Hospital

Susanna Wesley Mission Auxiliary (SUWMA) Donates To Bridgepoint Hospital

The Susanna Wesley Mission Auxiliary (SUWMA), a ladies association of the Ghana United Wesley Methodist church in Woodbridge, Virginia, has donated assorted items to the Bridgepoint hospital on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. BridgePoint Hospital is a facility which provides care for patients requiring longer hospitalizations in post-acute care settings. As part of their social responsibility […]

David Adjaye Receives knighthood in New Year’s Honors 2017

David Adjaye Receives knighthood in New Year’s Honors 2017

British architect David Adjaye is to become Sir David Adjaye after receiving a knighthood for services to architecture in the New Year’s Honours 2017. Adjaye, 50, will receive the Knight Bachelor award as part of the Queen’s biannual honours programme, which recognises the “achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom”. The Central Chancery of the Orders […]

Algeria Out of Nations Cup

Algeria Out of Nations Cup

Algeria crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations at the group stage after failing to win a single game in Gabon. They were held to a 2-2 draw by Group B winners Senegal in a match they had to win to have any chance of avoiding an embarrassing early exit. Islam Slimani scored both […]

Zambian police banned from marrying foreigners

Zambian police banned from marrying foreigners

Police in Zambia have been banned from marrying foreigners, according to a memo by police inspector general Kakoma Kanganja circulating on social media. The memo, dated 11 January, said those who were already married to foreigners should declare this within a week. It said failure to do so would “attract disciplinary action”. Police spokeswoman Esther […]

Babies used in suicide bombings, officials warn

Babies used in suicide bombings, officials warn

Female suicide bombers in Nigeria are now carrying babies to avoid detection in their attacks, authorities warn. An attack in the town of Madagali on 13 January saw two women detonate their devices, killing themselves, two babies, and four others. They had passed a vigilante checkpoint, mistaken for civilians because they were carrying infants. Female […]

Nigerian Mogul Dangote Sets Up Truck Assembly Plant in Lagos

Nigerian Mogul Dangote Sets Up Truck Assembly Plant in Lagos

Determined the tap into the opportunity provided by the scarcity of forex in the country to create jobs, foremost entrepreneur, Aliko Dangote has embarked on the establishment of multi-million dollar vehicle assembly plant project in Lagos Specifically, the plant will be churning out heavy duty trucks on which his conglomerate, the Dangote Group spends huge […]

Gambia President-Elect Adama Barrow’s Son Dies After Dog Bite

Gambia President-Elect Adama Barrow’s Son Dies After Dog Bite

By Aminu Adamu A son of Gambia’s President-elect, Adama Barrow, has died after being bitten by a dog, the BBC has reported. Eight-year-old Habibou Barrow was reported to have died on the way to the hospital on Sunday in Manjai near the Gambian capital Banjul. Mr. Barrow missed his son’s funeral as he was advised […]