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Ordinary families, Extraordinary Children: The Journeys of Two Ghanaian-American Students to Harvard and Yale

Fall College Series By: F.  Kojo Kyeremeh The Ghanaian American Journal (GAJ) sat down with two Ghanaian-American youngsters; Kevin Adusei from Worcester, Massachusetts who was admitted to Harvard University this Fall; and Kofi Adofo Ansong from Manchester, Connecticut who also enrolled to Yale University. As part of GAJ’s Fall College ...

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New Britain, Connecticut, October 16, 2017—The New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) is excited to present Ghana Paints Hollywood on November 9, 2017, a vibrant exhibition featuring over 50 hand-painted movie posters created by Ghanaian artists in the mid-1980s to the early 1990s—a period referred to at the “Golden ...

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Nigerian party people keep the champagne flowing through recession

  (CNN)“Nigeria is a party nation,” says Lanre Akinlagun. “Any wedding, funeral, or graduation is an opportunity to party here.” Parties are Akinlagun’s business, and business is good. The British-educated entrepreneur is the director of Nigeria’s largest online alcohol retailer Drinks.ng, which has not merely survived but thrived during a ...

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Keeping Technology Affordable – Kwasi Twum-Ampofo leads the way

Mr Twum-Ampofo is the Founder and CEO of KTA Mobile His major dream was to become a proficient pharmacist while in college. However, that dream was thwarted when he was persistently denied access to the computer room at his university in New York. This undoubtedly did not sit well with ...

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Saudi Arabia to let women drive at last

Washington (CNN) Saudi Arabia is easing restrictions on women driving, finally allowing almost half its population to get behind the wheel. A royal decree has been issued that will allow women in the country to drive, the Saudi Foreign ministry said Tuesday on its official Twitter account. A committee has ...

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ITLOS judgement; what it means for Ghana

A lecture to educate the Ghanaian public and the media on what the implications of Saturday’s judgement by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) is for Ghana’s economy and the country as a whole has been held by media group, TV3. Saturday’s sitting at the ITLOS ...

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Trump praises health care of Nambia, a nonexistent African country

By: Faith Karimi President Donald Trump lavished praise on the health care system of Nambia during a speech at the United Nations. But there’s one little problem — there’s no such country. “In Guinea and Nigeria, you fought a horrifying Ebola outbreak,” Trump told African leaders gathered Wednesday. “Nambia’s health ...

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Free SHS saved 90,000 ‘dropouts’ – Akufo-Addo

Enrolment into senior high schools in Ghana increased by 90,000 this year as a result of the implementation of the Free SHS programme, President Nana Akufo-Addo has told the international community when he made his maiden speech at the UN General Assembly in New York on Thursday, 21 September. “We’ve ...

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Ghana ranked among countries with most ‘bounced’ US visa applications

Ghana continues to rank among the countries with the highest United States Visa application denial rates, according to the U.S. State Department. When it comes to B Visas, which deal with tourism or business, Ghana ranked 7th with 65.7% of such visa applications denied in the 2016 fiscal year, according ...

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Chicago makes $20m deposit in Nduom’s ISF Bank

  The City of Chicago, Illinois, USA, has deposited $20 million into the operations of Illinois Federal Service Bank (ISF Bank), which has the Nduoms, led by Dr.& Mrs. Papa Kwesi Nduom as majority shareholders. Chicago City Treasurer, Kurt Summers announced the deposit at a press conference on September 18, ...

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