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Ghanaian deportees from the US
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Ghanaian deportees arrive in Accra from US in handcuffs

Some illegal Ghanaian immigrants in the United States of America have been deported. They arrived at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Accra on Wednesday, 14 June in handcuffs. The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) and the Ghana Police Service screened the deportees upon arrival. […]

GNC CELEBRATES 29th ANNUAL GHANAFEST IN CHICAGO
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GNC CELEBRATES 29th ANNUAL GHANAFEST IN CHICAGO

The Ghana National Council of Metropolitan Chicago (GNC) and its Affiliates proudly present the 29th Annual Ghanafest in Chicago, IL. Ghanafest is a one day festival every last Saturday of July that displays Ghanaian culture, food, fashion, and music. Members of the Ghanaian, African, African-American, and every community near and […]

Ghanaian stabbed by a woman he met online
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Ghanaian stabbed on a horror date in Australia

A young man is in hospital after being viciously stabbed in an ambush by a woman he met online. The attacker and two of her friends attacked the man inside his car, leaving him bleeding heavily and begging for help. Following the brutal attack the man was left for dead […]

Wall Street financier busted for $800K fake loan scheme
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Wall Street financier busted for $800K fake loan scheme

Anthony NyameA Wall Street financier hatched an elaborate scheme to steal $800,000 from three clients, including a church, officials said. Anthony Nyame, CEO of General Capital Corporation, was arrested Wednesday for falsely telling his marks that he could arrange millions of dollars in loans for them if they fronted thousands […]

Samuel Kwarteng
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A 20 year old Ghanaian shot and killed in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. — A 20-year-old Virginia Commonwealth University student was killed overnight in the Carver neighborhood, adjacent to the university. Samuel Kwarteng, from Alexandria, Va., was shot and killed during an altercation off campus in the 1200 block of W. Moore Street, VCU President Michael Rao announced. Kwarteng resided in […]

Ghana “chief” jailed in the US
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Ghana “chief” jailed in the US

When Joseph Darkoh skipped town to escape federal heroin distribution charges 20 years ago, Brooklyn federal prosecutors said he went on the lam with distinction. Darkoh fled to Ghana, apparently serving as a village chief, they said. But the 68-year-old chief will only be in charge of a prison cell […]

Nancy Abu Bonsrah
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Ghanaian Adventist becomes first black female neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital

In a medical rite in the U.S. known as Match Day, where graduating fourth year medical students are given envelopes and find out where they have been matched to continue their medical training in a three to seven year residency program, Ghanaian Nancy Abu-Bonsrah was matched with Johns Hopkins Hospital […]

Ghanaians in Worcester
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Ghanaians in Worcester to Celebrate Ghana @ 60

  Ghanaians in Worcester, Massachusetts, have planned an elaborate program to celebrate Ghana’s 60th Independence anniversary. On March 6, 2017, there will be a flag raising ceremony at the forecourt of Worcester City Hall at 4:00pm. On March 11, 2017, there will be a showcase of Ghanaian culture including singing […]

Ibrahim Mahama in front of an installation made from the wooden boxes used by shoe repairmen in Ghana to hold their tools. The work is now on view at White Cube
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Ibrahim Mahama presents a portrait of Ghana told through its objects

Ghanaian artist’s first exhibition at White Cube in London opens tonight The Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama, 29, has joined White Cube in London. He is the first artist born and based in Africa signed by the gallery. His arrival follows the departure of the British duo Jake and Dinos Chapman, […]

After 130 Years, Harvard Law Review Elects a Black Woman President
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After 130 Years, Harvard Law Review Elects a Black Woman President

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — It has been 27 years since the first black man, an older student by the name of Barack Obama, was elected president of the prestigious Harvard Law Review. It has been even longer — 41 years — since the first woman, Susan Estrich, was elected to the […]