How I almost got denied a US Green Card after admitting polygamy

Growing up in a Polygamy Household  Growing up in West Africa, my dad has two wives whom I both love and cherish equally. Our family is big and I have 13 siblings, we all love each other as brothers and sisters.  Like many other families in my country, we would all eat together as a […]

The Gambia’s $588 million diaspora remittances offset tourism revenue losses

Since the outbreak of Covid-19 last year, and restriction of movements all over the world, states across the Continent have had to devise new economic strategies to sustain their essential economic sectors. The spread of Covid-19 and ‘stay at home’ measures in response to it have dramatically reshaped global activities and economies, especially the tourist […]

Meet young Ghanaian innovator who builds paddle cars to boost tourism

This young Ghanaian draftsman cum engineer, Mr. Joseph Korley Tetteh, has been building innovative cars, bicycles, etc for years now. The young man who only holds a Junior High School certificate is currently, the chief executive officer of “seek Ye Bikes;” a company under which he produces these items.  He disclosed that his actual work […]

Nigerian Government outlines steps to be taken to trade with AfCFTA countries

Nigerian government has started preparing businesses in the country to start trading with other African countries following the successful launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) by the African Union on Friday, January 1st, 2021. A statement signed by Victor Liman, acting Director-General of the Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN), revealed steps […]

UN General Assembly: Nine African countries lose voting rights over arrears

In a letter addressed to the General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir, the United Nations (UN) Chief, Antonio Guterres has revealed a list which includes nine African countries that faces sanctions for violation of provisions in the Assembly’s charter. According to the chief, these countries, including Iran are in breach of Article 19 of the Charter […]

Ghana: How state Military protects Chinese illegal miners to deplete forest reserves

A documentary produced by JoyNews, a credible Ghanaian media outlet revealed a damning report of how state military officers are protecting Chinese illegal miners whilst restricting the locals from engaging in same activity. The current government of Ghana has since 2017 taken strong measures to put an end to illegal mining which is termed “Galamsey” […]

French tycoon dragged before court over $160M corruption deal in Guinea

A French-Israeli businessman, Beny Steinmetz has been dragged before court in Switzerland to respond to charges regarding his alleged corrupt dealings in Guinea-Conakry some years ago. According to the Swiss Prosecutors, the billionaire diamond magnate paid bribe of about $10m through Swiss banks purposely to compromise Guinean public officials and secure rich mining concessions at […]

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Bio Grants Citizenship to 22 African Americans

President of West African country, Sierra Leone, Dr Julius Maada Bio has followed the footsteps of his counterparts by granting citizenship to 22 African Americans on the 5th of January, 2021. The set of 22, whom were warmly welcomed into the country took earlier steps to conduct DNA tests which successfully traced their origin to […]

Pan-African Tourism: The Gambia tourism industry to target Nigerian Holidaymakers

The Gambia targets Nigeria as it braces up for domestic and regional tourism The Gambia is a very popular travel destination for many European visitors due its unique tourist attractions. However, the pandemic has decimated the tourism industry and The Gambia’s heavy reliance on international visitors aggravates the situation. But that’s about to change as […]