Ghanaian cohort of 32 Mandela Washington Fellows will join other 700 fellows from Africa to participate in a six-week academic and leadership-training programme in various Universities in the United States of America. Read more
Tag Archives: Americans in Africa
By Eniola Akinkuotu, ’Femi Asu and Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi
The United States Embassy in Nigeria has announced new measures for visa renewal for Nigerians.
The embassy said in a statement that henceforth, all applicants including frequent travelers, who used to use the drop box method to renew their visa, would now have to appear for interviews each time they apply. Read more
By AvatarJael Keya
Over decades Kenyans have dominated the tracks in most Olympic championships with most medals being brought back home.
World-over, Kenyans have been known as track kings and queens with the recent win being made by a Eliud Kipchoge who scooped the London Marathon win, two weeks ago, for a forth time as Britain’s Mo Farah finished fifth. Read more
By Jennifer Bain
What happens when a do-it-yourselfer lets go and outsources travel plans? When my oldest daughter wanted to visit Morocco and I was too busy to properly plan a first trip to Africa, I cautiously turned to G Adventures for help.
The adventure travel pioneer has a Canadian founder — Bruce Poon Tip — and promises an “intimate, authentic and sustainable” approach to small-group travel. Here’s why we let them guide us on a fast-paced trip from Casablanca to Marrakech. Read more
American couple demands answers after claiming Kenyan authorities took 3-year-old boy away without explanation
By Robyn Kriel, CNN, and Meredith Digital Staff
An American couple living in Nairobi, Kenya, is demanding answers after a 3-year-old boy in their custody, they say, was taken away by authorities last month without explanation. Read more
NY Air National Guard fire fighters meet South African counterparts in State Partnership Program exchange
Four senior New York Air National Guard firefighters spent April 29 to May 5 in Cape Town to learn from, and share their experiences with, firefighters in South Africa’s Western Cape Province.
The four members of the 106th Rescue Wing– Master Sgt. Brian Cavanagh, Master Sgt. Fredric Pravato, Staff Sgt. Robert Despres Jr., and Staff Sgt. Joshua Lebenns—are based at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base at Westhampton Beach on Long Island. Read more
Microsoft Corp will invest US$100 million to open an Africa technology development centre with sites in Kenya and Nigeria over the next five years, the company said.
Global tech giants, including Alphabet Inc and Facebook, have been increasing investment on the continent in recent years to take advantage of growing economies with rising access rates to the internet by a youthful population. Read more