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Ghanaian who lost fingers to frostbite in trek to Canada gets refugee status

Source: Myjoyonline.com More than five months after he almost froze to death walking across the Canada-United States border, eventually losing his fingers to frostbite, Razak Iyal was granted refugee status Tuesday. “If I go back to Ghana, I might lose all my life. But here I am, I just lost my fingers, but I’m still part of the society,” Iyal, ...

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80 Ghanaian deportees arrive in Accra from US in handcuffs

Source: classfmonline.com 80 illegal Ghanaian immigrants in the United States of America have been deported. They arrived at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Accra on Wednesday, 14 June in handcuffs. The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) and the Ghana Police Service screened the deportees upon arrival. The deportees, most of whom had no records ...

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Support PANAFEST to promote cultural heritage – Oguaamanhene

The Omanhene of Oguaa Traditional Area, Osabarima Kwasi Atta II, has called for the support of Ghanaians, particularly the media, to promote the ideals of the Pan-African Historical Theatre Festival (PANAFEST) and “Emancipation Day”. This, he said, is essential to preserve the nation’s cultural heritage and project Africa’s unique cultural values and norms to attract the desired investment to stimulate ...

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Australia agrees to pay $53 million Compensation to detainees

The Australian government and its contractors have offered compensation totaling A$70m (£41m; $53m) to refugees detained in Papua New Guinea. The more than one thousand claimants alleged they suffered harm while being held on Papua New Guinea Manus Island between 2012 and 2016. Government has strongly denied the allegations, but said it will settle the refugees. Australia turns away any ...

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GaDangme Community Organization of Chicago Elects New Manye!

June 11 2017 Chicago IL: The Chicago Ghanaian community is known for imitating the culture and traditional setup of the various traditional areas in Ghana. Immigrants from the various traditional Regions in Ghana residing in the Chicago metropolis organize themselves in associations or organizations which are led by chiefs, queens,elders and President and his or her executives. One of such ...

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Around Town June 11 2017

The lenses of sankofaonline were at the Tayui residence in Flossmoor Illinois where a grand party was organized to mark William and Clarice Tayui’s graduation.

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James Comey, Trump and Russia: what you need to know

Former FBI chief James Comey today gave much-anticipated testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee over his sacking by Donald Trump and alleged Russian interference in the US presidential election last year. What you need to know Comey claimed: • Trump was “trying to get something” in exchange for letting him stay in his job. • Trump repeatedly praised Comey’s work ...

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Venezuela needs helping hand, not a hammer blow

BY JESSE JACKSON If you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail. The United States has a big hammer: the military, plus the intelligence community’s covert intervention forces. So we are dropping bombs from drones in seven countries. Donald Trump goes to Saudi Arabia peddling arms and urging military cooperation. When North Korea acts up, he dispatches an aircraft ...

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