For Fulbright, Professor Ruotolo Explores Ghanaians’ Relationship to American Culture

By San Francisco State University

During Humanities Professor Cristina Ruotolo’s Fulbright scholarship at University of Ghana in 2018 – 19, she was invited to direct its string ensemble, which put her in contact with the city of Accra’s burgeoning classical music scene. As a result, the classically trained violinist expanded her Fulbright project, teaching and performing violin alongside her primary work of teaching courses on American literature and culture.

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N.S. nursing home goes to Kenyan refugee camp to solve staffing shortage

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A New Glasgow, N.S., nursing home believes part of the solution to a staff shortage is found at a Kenyan refugee camp.

Lisa M. Smith, the CEO of Glen Haven Manor, and several other representatives from Pictou County travelled to Kenya in November on the recruiting mission.

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US May Remove Sudan From List of State Sponsors of Terrorism, Official Says

The United States no longer has an adversarial relationship with the Sudanese government and is working with its counterparts on the possibility of removing it from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a senior State Department official have said.

But Tibor Nagy, assistant secretary for African affairs, cautioned that doing so was a process with conditions.

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Portsmouth High Schoolers make Tanzanian connection

By HADLEY BARNDOLLAR, PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Following an eye-opening summer experience grasping how girls live and learn on the other side of the world, a group of Portsmouth High School students have started a Tanzania Club. The group is intended to maintain their bonds with students at SEGA Girls’ School and pursue fundraising opportunities for education in the East African country. This July, for … Continue reading Portsmouth High Schoolers make Tanzanian connection

U.S. Consul General Hosts 56 Nigerian Mandela Washington Fellows

By Segun James

The United States Consul General, Claire Pierangelo, Thursday hosted young 56 Nigerians who participated in the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship to a reunion conference.

The 56 Nigerians were among the 700 young leaders from sub-Saharan Africa who recently completed a six-week intensive academic and leadership programme at some of the most prestigious US colleges and universities.

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Zambian President Lungu praises USA for assistance

President Edgar Lungu has praised the United States of America for providing over US$ 3 billion towards development assistance to Zambia since its Independence in 1964.

This came to light when President Lungu held a bilateral meeting with US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa under the State Department Matthew Harrington in New York last evening.

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