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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 […]

Frederick Ofosu
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Ghanaian migrant commits suicide in Malta

A Ghanaian migrant who was facing deportation from Malta took his own life on Saturday after he was forced to “feel like a criminal” by a new immigration policy in that country. The Times of Malta reports that, Frederick Ofosu, 33, was found strangled with an electric cable in a […]

Nana Adomako
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Police Kill Ghanaian in California: Family demands justice

The brother of a man Fremont Police shot and killed last week is talking with ABC7 News about what happened. Employees at a Verizon Wireless on Argonaut Way called 911 last Sunday according to the Fremont Police Department to report Nana Adomako, who police say grabbed a phone from an […]

Meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office on Thursday, Mr. Trump said he looked forward “to dealing with the president in the future, including counsel.” Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times
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Obama, in a rare move for an ex-president, breaks silence to criticize Trump on immigration

Criticism of President Trump’s immigration orders continued on Jan. 30, as former president Barack Obama issued a statement urging demonstrations to continue and Democrats rallied in protest. Trump hit back by firing the acting attorney general Sally Yates, who instructed Justice Department lawyers not to defend the order. (Video: Reuters […]

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
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We Can Do It … Akufo-Addo Assures, Invites Ghanaians Abroad Home

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appealed to Ghanaians living in and outside the country to rally behind his administration, as he seeks to return the country onto the path of progress and prosperity. Addressing a gathering of Ghanaians resident in Bamako, Mali, on Friday, January 13, 2017 after his […]

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CCB sleuths of the Mangaluru City Police on Monday arrested a Ghana citizen and seized cocaine worth Rs 5.5 lakh, which he was attempting to sell in the city. The CCB police on reliable information that a citizen from Ghana had come to Mangaluru via Goa in search of customers, […]

Seidu Mohammad, seen here with Maggie Yeboah, volunteer coordinator of the African Communities of Manitoba, says he fled from Ghana in 2015 because of his sexual orientation, and believes he will be harmed if he’s returned.   (MAGGIE YEBOAH)
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Refugee from Ghana survives extreme cold to reach Canada

Seidu Mohammad is recovering in hospital after trying to reach the border crossing at Emerson on Christmas Eve when the temperature was -20 C. WINNIPEG, CANADA—A man from Ghana expects to lose most of his fingers after nearly freezing to death last month while trudging from North Dakota to Manitoba […]