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Nyɛ haa wɔ laa: Gadangme Festival of 9 lessons and carols

    Sunday 10th December 2017 was such a joyous occasion because we were blessed when we participated in a festival of nine lessons and carols.  I will not say that it has been many years in the planning.  A problem of choosing to worship on the fourth Sunday of every month is that our worship day is always too close to Christmas and sometimes occurs after Christmas to make it practical to organise a regular service let alone a carol service.  This year, however, we had to make special arrangements to bring our day of worship forward to the second Sunday of the month. [...]

By | 2017-12-26T03:13:53+00:00 December 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Random thoughts on Black History Month 2015 @Southwark

Cllr Evelyn Akoto moderating the panel at Southwark Black History Month Event on 17 October 2015 Karin Woodley, Dr.Kandie Ejiofor , Ade Sawyerr, Professor David Muir With so many issues within the black community it was always going to be difficult for me to prioritise on the topic to talk about.  I was therefore happy that the black councillors in Southwark who organised their annual Black History Month event provided the panel with a list of issues - attainment, pride in civic and political engagement, culture and identity and access to public services.   -On attainment African children in the [...]

By | 2017-02-11T20:42:47+00:00 November 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reaping benefits of the brain drain – Ade Sawyerr, Equinox Consulting

Reaping benefits of the brain drain – Ade Sawyerr, Equinox Consulting As the British government continues its tough talk on the need to control economic migration one wonders when governments of the country of origin of these migrants will start implementing policies and programmes that would attract these seasoned professionals and their children back home to help contribute to the prosperity of economies much in the same way they are doing in Britain. This diatribe against migrants flies in the face of continued schemes such as the work permit system and the Highly Skilled Migrant Visas that are meant to attract [...]

Ade Sawyerr: The power of movements

Home › News › Ade Sawyerr: The power of movements News A parallel must be drawn between the Barack Obama and Jeremy Corbyn's campaign for the leadership of the Labour Party. When Barack Obama set out to campaign for the Democratic Party nomination very few people gave him a chance, they all thought that it would fizzle out especially since Obama's brief foray into the national arena was his speech at the previous democratic convention. Obama went on to win the democratic nomination and against all odds become the first black president of America.In like fashion Jeremy Corbyn whose nomination [...]

By | 2017-02-11T20:42:47+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can we have an intelligent conversation on migration

  http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/can-we-have-intelligent-debate-migration Can We Have An Intelligent Debate On Migration? ‘Perhaps it time for the other side to speak,’ says Ade Sawyer Written by Ade Sawyerr 27/09/2015 02:01 PM   MOVED ALONG: African migrants from Sudan and Eritrea are forcibly removed by Italian police from their camp “We are here because you were there” is the apt response given to the xenophobic reaction to immigration in Britain. The truth is that most people migrating to Britain have an affinity with the Motherland that had presided over the ‘Empire on which the sun never sets’ spanning from the East to the [...]

By | 2017-02-11T20:42:47+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Supporting Black and Minority Ethnic Carers in Gloucestershire

Supporting Black and Minority Ethnic Carers in Gloucestershire Throughout this country there are a lot of people who care, unpaid, for a family member or friend who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support, and provides assistance to them in diverse ways. Conventional wisdom in this country suggests that most ethnic minority people will do so for their loved ones, children and relatives and indeed should see it not just as a labour of love but as an obligation or duty, but the fact of this unpaid duty can leave you [...]

Serving the needs of the African and Caribbean heritage community in Watford

There was a time when there were only a few primarily Caribbean people settled in Watford.  However, over the past 20 years the population of people of African heritage has greatly increased. 37 years ago in 1976, when the Watford African Caribbean Association (WACA) was formed, there were barely 500 African and Caribbean people in Watford and the outlying areas; then its concern was more about gathering people around and fostering particularly the Caribbean identity and projecting their culture.  Now the community has changed dramatically and with it also the opportunity to cater for the needs of all the enlarged [...]

By | 2017-02-11T20:42:48+00:00 December 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nigerian government prioritises health and education as it reaches out to Diaspora professionals in the UK

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is supporting the Federal Government of Nigeria’s efforts to engage with Nigerian Diaspora professionals in the UK.  The IOM has launched a national survey to identify Nigerian health and education professionals working in the UK and who might be willing to contribute to the development Nigeria’s health and education sectors. Clarissa Azkoul, Chief of Mission of IOM UK stated: ‘The Nigerian Government has recognised the importance and positive role that Nigerians professionals in the Diaspora can play in the socio-economic development of the country.  Health and education have been identified as the main priorities [...]

By | 2017-02-11T20:42:48+00:00 October 24th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments