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Patrick Awuah Jr, Founder of Ashesi University
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Ex-Microsoft program manager founds university in Ghana

Sometimes in life, we are called upon to something bigger and better, something selfless. Such was the case with one Ghanaian man who left his Microsoft job to return to his native country to start a university, building up tomorrow’s engineers and future leaders. “It is amazing to change somebody’s […]

Jasir Robert Ryan-Lee, a descendant of Venture Smith, looks out to the shore from the roof of the fort in Anomabo, Ghana, where his ancestor was held as a slave, then taken to a ship through its Door of No Return. Credit Jane Hahn for The New York Times
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On Slavery’s Doorstep in Ghana

Mandred Henry was a health care sales rep from Hartford whom people often stopped on the street, saying he was a dead ringer for Morgan Freeman. Throughout his life he identified strongly with his African-American background. He was president of the local N.A.A.C.P. chapter. He remembered his mother keeping her […]

Acheampong could be on his way to Anfield (Photo: Simon Hofmann)
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FRANKLY SPEAKING Liverpool transfer news: Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp chasing Anderlecht’s Frank Acheampong

The Ghana man has been in fine form for the Belgian club this season, and can operate as a winger or left-back FRANK ACHEAMPONG could be on his way to Liverpool. The Ghana winger has shone for his club Anderlecht this season. And Kop boss Jurgen Klopp has had him […]

President Mahama,  at 37 Military Hospital, visiting some of the victims of the gas explosion
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Ghana government to foot bills of Labadi gas explosion victims

The survivors of the Labadi gas explosion accident, currently receiving medical attention, will have all bills paid by the government. According to the Health Minister, Alex Segbefia who was at the 37 Hospital earlier today to visit some survivors, “the President has indicated that all the cost of treating the victims […]

Scores of anti-Kabila protesters have been shot dead, like those during election demonstrations in September in Kinshasa. Credit John Bompengo/Associated Press
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As President Joseph Kabila Digs In, Tensions Rise in Congo

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — In a mansion along the Congo River, with a collection of expensive watches, expensive motorcycles and a chimpanzee in a cage, Joseph Kabila, the president of this vast and troubled country, should be packing up. Instead, he is digging in. His second term is […]

The president of the NAACP paying tribute to Dr. George Cleland (arrowed) at the ceremony in Georgia
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Ghanaian doctor honoured in the US

Dr George Cleland, a US-trained Ghanaian medical practitioner, based in Athens, Georgia, has been presented with the Elbertonian Award by the National Association of Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP), Elbert County branch, a national umbrella association for African Americans in the USA. At a ceremony in Athens, Mr John Clark, […]

Nana Addai Balfour & Nana Abena Amponsah
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Asanteman Assoc. of Chicago Re-elects Leaders

The Asanteman Association of Chicago and Midwest has re-elected Nana Addai Baffour as Asantefourhene, Nana Abena Amponsah as Asantefourhemaa and Nana Yaw Sarfo as Sanaahene (treasurer). The only three elected leaders will serve another four year term as stipulated in the constitution of the association. All other positions will be […]

Mr. Victor Boafo (Right), Sec. of the Asanteman Assoc. of Chicago, presenting one of the multi-functioning obstetric beds
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Asanteman Association of Chicago adopts KATH Maternity Ward

The Asanteman Association of Chicago and Midwest in the USA, an association of people of Asante origin living in the USA, has adopted the A2 Ward of the Maternity Block of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi. The ward, which was constructed over 60 years ago and had […]

Paa Kwasi Sam is President-elect of Chicago’s GNC
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Paa Kwasi Sam is President-elect of Chicago’s GNC

 Mr. Emmanuel Paa Kwasi Sam , President of the Okuapeman Fekuw and current VP of the Ghana National Council of Metropolitan Chicago, GNC, has been elected to a three year term as president of the GNC. He beat the incumbent, President Ebenezer Antwi-Nsiah by 9 to 5 votes. The GNC […]

Deportation fear grips Ghanaians in USA
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Deportation fear grips Ghanaians in USA

Ghanaians, like many other immigrants in the United States of America (USA), especially those who have overstayed their visa as well as those with partial documents, are apprehensive of deportation. Some Ghanaians with partial documents and those who have overstayed their visas, who spoke to The Finder on condition of […]