My wife and I, both American citizens, decided to work with a fertility clinic in Ghana in an attempt to have a child. Our reasons are a little complicated but not particularly relevant to what I have to say. We worked with an excellent clinic called Medifem in Accra, where we traveled in February.
Early this week, Nafula Wafula, a Kenyan activist, got a call from an American friend living in Nairobi. They talked about the recent killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“When she called me, at the same time I was thinking about the police brutality that is happening here in Kenya,” said Wafula, who is the vice-chairperson of policy at the Commonwealth Youth Council. She also has a brother who lives in the United States.
As Minneapolis burns over the police killing of George Floyd and shock and disappointment in Africa grow, some U.S. embassies on the continent have taken the unusual step of issuing critical statements, saying no one is above the law.
Universal Music Group (UMG) has announced the launch of Def Jam Africa, a new label division within the continent dedicated to representing the best hip-hop, Afrobeats and trap talent in Africa. Def Jam Africa will follow the blueprint of the iconic Def Jam Recordings label, which has led and influenced the cutting-edge in hip-hop and urban culture for more than 35 years.
Rashad McCrorey, a US-based Entrepreneur and Journalist has revealed plans to build a media relationship between Africa and Diasporan Africans in America with the establishment of a Public Relations (PR). He is currently on self-quarantine in Ghana being caught up by the lockdowns as well the travel ban being imposed in the West African and the United States respectively.
DAVE BROWN is the founder of the ‘INDIE NIGHT FILM FESTIVAL’. A drive that aims to elevate the craft of artists while giving them an avenue where they can be recognized on a bigger platform, network, and exchange information with new and established Hollywood creatives. He is an entrepreneur, an actor, and also a radio show host.
Dave Brown recently visited Ghana for The Year of Return festivities and he talks about his experience.
As some parts of the world gradually reopens, and countries attempt to transitions back to normalcy, the momentum of travel to Africa (which slowed due to COVID-19), may still take some time to recover. However, one travel influencer and entrepreneur has been able to rise through the chaos and ascend in becoming a focal leader in the back to Africa travel movement.
Stranded in Nigeria for months, a Colorado couple had a rare chance to catch an evacuation flight to the U.S. recently during the coronavirus outbreak. But they refused because they would have had to leave behind their adopted daughter, who has yet to get a U.S. visa.