The Ghanaian American

Ghanaian news portal in North America


Cedi likely to experience further marginal depreciation this year – Economist

With exactly four months to the end of the year 2021, the Ghana Cedi is expected to experience some further marginal depreciation against the U.S Dollar, following a recent period of weakening an, economist with Databank, Courage Martey has predicted. “Looking at the amount of pressure on the currency already and looking at the size […]

Self-portraits captured in total darkness – in picturesAlice Fisher

Photographer Melanie Issaka made her series Locating the Personal in total darkness in her bedroom. Her self-portraits are photograms, a camera-less way of making images. She lay on sensitised photographic paper and struck poses, recording moments away from the world. Issaka, who was born in Ghana and lives in London, is fascinated by what it […]

British journalist killed by armed robbers in GhanaWeronika Strzyżyńska

Syed Taalay Ahmed, who worked for Muslim Television Ahmadiyaa International, was ambushed in Tamale Tributes have been paid to a British journalist who was killed in an armed robbery in Ghana. Syed Taalay Ahmed, 31, who grew up in Hartlepool, was working for Muslim Television Ahmadiyaa International (MTA) when he was killed, the station said. […]

Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah named WPI Distinguished Statesman in Residence

The former Ghana Ambassador to the United States, Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, has been named by Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) as the university’s inaugural Distinguished Statesman in Residence.   The new position, according to the Institute, was being launched under the auspices of several programmes within WPI that support the university’s global initiatives.  Currently working fulltime at […]

Blue Origin Launches Artwork, Moon-Landing Test Into SpaceCBS Dallas / Fort Worth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (CBSDFW/AP) – Blue Origin launched artwork painted on a capsule and a moon-landing navigation experiment into space Thursday, August 26, a month after sending founder Jeff Bezos on the company’s first passenger flight. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jeff Bezos (@jeffbezos) No one was aboard for Thursday’s 10-minute […]

VR health officials worried over COVID-19 spread in the region

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation in the Volta Region is now unacceptable, according to Dr Senanu Kwesi Djokoto, Deputy Director of Health (DDH) in-charge of public health in the region.   He said that there is the urgent need for an immediate and decisive action from all stakeholders to curb the trend with a change […]

‘No dual citizen has betrayed nation’

A Fellow in Public Law and Justice at the Centre for Democratic Development-Ghana (CDD-Ghana), Professor Kweku Asare, has observed that no dual citizen has ever betrayed the nation or been involved in overthrowing the Republic. “When issues are interrogated you find that they are entirely speculative and are not grounded in any empirical reality a dual citizen has either […]


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