Bowser Administration Extends Immigrant Justice Legal Services Grants to Ten Organizations

Bowser Administration Extends Immigrant Justice Legal Services Grants to Ten Organizations

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Today, in participating in the US Conference of Mayors’ Cities Day of Immigration Action, Mayor Bowser announced that her Administration will extend Immigrant Justice Legal Services (IJLS) grant funding to ten organizations in Washington, DC. In January, Mayor Bowser announced that the DC Government would provide up to $500,000 to community-based […]

Exchange Program Builds Ties Between US, Africa

Exchange Program Builds Ties Between US, Africa

The United States is working with a non-profit group to send 26 Americans to Africa to teach and connect with people there. The U.S. State Department’s Reciprocal Exchange program is part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. It was started in 2014 by then President Barack Obama as part of his Young […]

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 […]

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 […]