Ghanaian New Yorkers celebrate 66 years of independence with flag-raising ceremony at Bowling Green

Photos credit: Bill Moore On March 6, 2023, Ghana’s Independence Day, the country’s flag was flying high at Bowling Green in lower Manhattan after a flag-raising ceremony. City officials, including Mayor Eric Adams, joined Ambassador Harold Agyeman, Ghana’s Permanent Representative … Read More

Third Annual African Diaspora Caucus Network honors education advocate Queen Makkada

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell  Albany City Council member Owusu Anane held the third Annual African Diaspora Caucus Network on April 9, 2022, at Albany City Hall. The event, which always coincides with the annual New York State Association of … Read More

Turkish Consulate General in New York seals new partnership with Ghana and Nigeria

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The Turkish Consulate General in New York hosted a reception on February 26, 2022, in Manhattan to celebrate its new partnership with Ghana and Nigeria. The very well-attended event included Ghanaian and Nigerian food and … Read More

Ghanaian delegation promotes Ghana as top tourism and investment destination in Africa

Photos Credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture, Ghana Tourism Authority, (GTA), Beyond the Return Project in partnership with Destination Ghana Management hosted a meet and greet on November 4, 2021, at the Weeksville Heritage Center … Read More

Ghana will Build A World-Class Museum Complex to honor the legacy of black intellectual W.E.B. Du Bois

Photos credit: Monica Schipper H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, attended on September 21, 2021, the signing in New York of an agreement, between W.E.B. Du Bois Museum Foundation and the Government of Ghana, to construct a … Read More

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams honors Ghanaian-American leaders on Independence Day

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams honored several Ghanaian-American leaders during a celebration held on Ghana’s Independence Day on March 6, 2020 at Brooklyn Borough Hall. This year’s honorees are: Dr. Osei Tutu Owusu Anane Nana Boakye … Read More

Ghanaian community says final goodbye to Emmanuel Owusu Mensah

Photos : Isseu Diouf Campbell On February 17, 2018, members of the Ghanaian community held a Memorial Service for Emmanuel Owusu Mensah, an American soldier of Ghanain descent who died on December 28, 2017 rescuing neighbors from a fire. Emmanuel Owusu … Read More

Ghana: Former gov’t breached constitution in accepting 2 Gitmo detainees – Supreme Court

Ghana’s Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the acceptance by the previous government of President John Dramani Mahama of two ex-Guantanamo Bay prisoners in January 2016 was unconstitutional. By a 6-1 majority decision the court ordered the new government to, … Read More

Sophia Akuffo becomes second female Chief Justice of Ghana

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Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo named on Friday Supreme Court justice Sophia Akuffo as the new Chief Justice. Justice Akuffo, who has been a judge of the Supreme Court for more than 20 years, takes over from Mrs. Georgina … Read More

Photos: Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson celebrates Ghana’s 60th year of independence at City Hall | La conseillère municipale Vanessa L. Gibson célèbre les 60 ans d’indépendance du Ghana à l’Hôtel de ville

By Isseu Diouf Campbell [column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] The office of New York City Council Member, Vanessa L. Gibson, celebrated Ghana’s 60th year of independence on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at City Hall Chambers in Manhattan. Were honored for their contributions … Read More

Ghana’s new president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo takes office

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Ghana’s new president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Saturday took office with a pledge to do all in his power to justify the expectation of his countrymen and accomplish his mandate. “I am deeply humbled by the exceptional mandate and … Read More

Ghana elects Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as new president

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Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who will become Ghana’s fifth president of the Fourth Republic when he is sworn in on 7 January 2017, is a lawyer, politician and human rights activist. He was born in Accra on 29 March, 1944. … Read More

Ghana’s second largest oil and gas project begins production

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  Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday commissioned the country’s second largest commercial oil and gas project, the Tweneboah Enyenra Ntomme (TEN) field offshore the Western Region when he switched on the valve on Floating Production, Storage and Offloading … Read More

Ghana: Designer of Ghana flag Theodosia Salome Okoh dies

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Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The designer of Ghana’s national flag, Theodosia Salome Okoh, is dead, according to family sources. She died on Sunday in Tema, about 25km east of Accra, the Ghanaian capital, aged 92. Okoh was honoured for designing … Read More

2015 AFCON: Ghana’s Christian Atsu wins “Man-of-the-tournament” award

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Bata, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) – Ghanaian player Christian Atsu was adjudged the Man of the Competition, the prize for the best player of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea. Cote d’Ivoire won the cup after beating … Read More

2015 AFCON: Cote d’Ivoire wins African Cup of Nations

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Bata, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) – Cote d’Ivoire beat on Sunday Ghana 9-8 on penalties, after both teams played goalless at full and extra time, to win the 30th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations. Goalkeeper Barry Kopa was the … Read More

Ghana: ECOWAS Chair Mahama to visit main Ebola-hit countries

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Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama, was billed to visit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three countries in the sub-region that have been badly affected … Read More

2014 FIFA WC: Ghana coach Appiah blames ‘loss of concentration’ for US loss

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Natal, Brazil (PANA) – The coach of Ghana’s senior national football team, Kwesi Appiah, said loss of concentration was partly to blame for Ghana’s 2-1 opening 2014 FIFA World Cup Group G loss to the United States on Monday and concedes … Read More

“The Next Phase of Africa’s Transformation” by President John Dramani Mahama

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Accra, Ghana (PANA) – It has been over a half-century since the African continent began freeing itself from the scourge of colonialism. Ghana, my country, led the movement toward liberation by becoming the first sub-Saharan nation to gain its independence. … Read More

Ghana: Mahama leads Ghana to say farewell for broadcaster Komla Dumor

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Accra, Ghana (PANA) –Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama led the country to say farewell to broadcaster, Komla Afeke Dumor, who died in his London home on January 18, 2014. Hundreds of mourners including politicians, top public and civil servants, traditional … Read More

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