Diaspora

Ghanaian Professor makes Ghana proud in USA

A Ghanaian Professor based in the USA, Professor Kwame Awuah-Offei has been appointed as part of a 38-member Advisory Board on Mineral and Energy Royalty Policy Committee by United States Secretary of Interior. Kwame is one of the alternates for the Academic and Public Interest Groups is the only African to have been appointed to the board. Kwame received his ...

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Create space for skilled Ghanaians abroad in nation’s governance – Kwame Mayor

The government has been urged to create space for skilled Ghanaians abroad to make more meaningful contribution to the socio-economic progress of the nation. Mr. Kwame Appiah Boateng, popularly known as “Kwame Mayor”, the leader of Ghanaians Abroad Coalition, said there were many professionals and other skilled people out there, whose expertise could be tapped to speed up the country’s ...

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We’ve been left to starve – Scholarship students in China

Ghanaians students on government scholarship in China are once again drawing attention to the apparent neglect from the government with respect to the payment of their stipends. A statement from the students, numbering about 25, laments that they have been left stranded “as the payment of our scholarship allowances continue to be a major problem.” These students were awarded scholarships ...

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Nana Addo pushes for lasting ties between Ghana and Liberia

President Nana Akufo-Addo wants Ghana and Liberia to continually search for ways to co-operate, stressing that it is important that the two countries forge a new, strong partnership for cooperation and mutual benefit. The President made this known on Friday, May 27, 2017, at a State Dinner held in his honour by President Johnson Sirleaf, at the commencement of his ...

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Government Offers Incentives To Attract Ghanaians Abroad

Government is set to offer incentives to attract Ghanaians abroad to return home to help in the country’s development as part of a new diaspora engagement policy. Foreign Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botwe announced this when she launched Ghana’s 60th independence anniversary in the UK. The policy will target “Ghanaians of international repute: architects, Ghanaians who have excelled in the area ...

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UN to honour two Ghanaian peacekeepers posthumously

Two fallen peacekeepers from Ghana will be honoured at the United Nations Headquarters on Wednesday, 24 May, to mark the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will lay a wreath to honour all fallen peacekeepers and will preside over a ceremony at which the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal will be awarded posthumously to 117 military, police and civilian ...

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More Ghanaian deportees from US expected in coming weeks

More charter planes will be arriving in Ghana in the next few weeks with Ghanaians deported from the United States of America, according to the US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson. The Trump administration has been embarking on massive deportation of other nationals illegally living in the US and some 7000 Ghanaians will be affected. One of President Donald Trump’s ...

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Northern Ghanaians celebrate Damba in Atlanta

The Association of Northern Ghanaians of Georgia (ANGG) celebrated an unprecedented Damba festival in Atlanta last Saturday May 6th, 2017 which brought all Ghanaians living in Georgia and other states together to observe this special occasion in a grand style. “Celebrating Northern Ghana for Peace and Development” was the theme for this year’s Damba festival. In attendance were Nananom, traditional ...

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Attack in Mali: No Ghanaian soldier hurt – GAF

The Ghana Armed Forces has denied reports that Ghanaian soldiers in peacekeeping operation in Mali have been attacked. The supposed bloody attack on the Ghanaian contingent has gone viral on social media platforms, especially on whatsApp. The bloody images circulating on social media has a soldier being treated of multiple injuries from the supposed attack. But Speaking to StarrFMonline.com Friday, ...

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Ghana-born medical student achieves milestone at top US university

A lot of Ghanaians are sharing on social media the news that Ghana-born medical student Nancy Abu-Bonsrah is to become the first black woman to be trained as a neurosurgeon at the prestigious Johns Hopkins medical school in the US. She was awarded the accolade at the end of last week when medical students found out in the matching process ...

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