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CBP officers seized $143,968 from three Ghanaians
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U.S. Customs seizes $143,000 unreported currency from three Ghanaians

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, seized $143,968 in unreported currency from two men who departed for Ghana, and one who arrived from Ghana in three separate incidents during the weekend at Washington Dulles International Airport. CBP is not releasing the travelers’ names because none was criminally charged. During outbound […]

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British Airways to Ghana grounded due to a bedbug infestation

British Airways had to ground a jet after the cabin crew refused to fly on it due to a bedbug infestation. They walked out minutes before take-off and were beyond their working hours when a replacement plane was found. The flight to Ghana eventually left Heathrow four hours late. It […]

Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education
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Gov’t abandons medical students in Cuba

The government of Ghana has abandoned about 264 medical students in Cuba on government scholarships. In an interview with Osei Agyena on Ako radio, Nyarko Quansah, president of the students union expressed deep concern over government’s refusal to pay heed to their plight. Nawwaf Abass Lamin who is the organizing […]

Sam Gyimah, Universities and Science Minister in England
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Ghanaian appointed Minister in England

Sam Gyimah has been made Universities and Science Minister for England in Theresa May’s government reshuffle. Mr Gyimah’s role straddles the Department for Education and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He replaces Jo Johnson, who has been made Transport Minister. Mr Gyimah, 41, will work alongside the […]

Albert Adu Aboagye
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Ghanaian shot dead in Chicago on Christmas Day

A Ghanaian was shot dead in the Chatham neighborhood on south side of Chicago on Christmas Day, Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office have confirmed. Albert Adu Aboagye was shot seven times in the chest and head in front of his house around 12:20am when he was […]

$150,000 seized from a Ghanaian
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US Customs seizes $150k undisclosed currency from a Ghanaian

STERLING, Va. — While conducting an outbound enforcement operation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized more than $150,000 in unreported currency from a Ghanaian man at Washington Dulles International Airport. CBP Dulles currency seizure 092317The man, who CBP has not named because he was not criminally charged at […]

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Ghanaian woman in supreme court for late husband’s DNA to prove kid’s paternity

A Ghanaian woman in Bronx  wants to harvest DNA from her husband’s corpse so she can prove her daughter’s paternity. The baby girl was born a week after Daniel Osei was killed in a July water skiing accident on Long Island, and mother Edith Oteng claims in court papers the […]

Anthony Nyame
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Wall Street fraudster pleads guilty to scheming Ghanaian SDA Church in New York

A Wall Street fraudster pleaded guilty to stealing over $3.5 million from a Bronx church and Villanova University in separate schemes, the state Attorney General’s office​ has  announced. Anthony Nyame, of The Bronx, had convinced members of the First Ghana Seventh Day Adventist Church to fork over investment cash by […]

Nana Owusu Akyaw Mensah Aborampa
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New Asantefuohene outdoored in Australia

A new Asantefuohene of Australia and five divisional chiefs have been installed at a colourful ceremony in Sydney. Nana Owusu Akyaw Mensah Aborampah was sworn in on Saturday 21 October 2017 by Nana Oppong Agyare Kyekyeku of Krofrom Adumasa, who represented Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. Hundreds of Ghanaians, Africans […]

Abe Ankumah, Nyansa co-founder, is photographed at his headquarters in Palo Alto, California, on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Nyansa is a network analytics software company. (Gary Reyes/ Bay Area News Group)
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From Ghana to Silicon Valley: One entrepreneur’s journey

Nyansa co-founder talks about success, fundraising and being an immigrant entrepreneur As he was growing up in Ghana without access to a computer — much less other high-tech gadgets — it wasn’t obvious that Abe Ankumah would go on to found a fast-growing Silicon Valley tech company. But  fast forward a few […]