Diaspora meeting at Harvard Medical School with A.U. ambassador to U.S., Honorable Arikana Chihombori-Quao

Honorable Arikana Chihombori-Quao, A.U. ambassador to the U.S. and Voury Ignegongba, AiB President

Boston, Massachusetts – Thursday April 27th 2017

The A.U. ambassador to the U.S. Honorable Arikana Chihombori-Quao met with members of the African Diaspora at Harvard Medical School today for a round table discussion to address issues facing Africans in the Diaspora. Some participants were local ( from Boston), others were from out of state ( Texas, Washington, DC) and others were from overseas ( U.K., Cape Verde). A great number of them were physicians. The discussions revolved around engaging the Diaspora here in the US to facilitate development of communities in the United States and in Africa.

Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao stated that the AU is committed to working with Diaspora organizations such as Africans in Boston and UPAC and putting together a database. The A.U. is also working on implementing a radio-station that would give an opportunity to African ambassadors to present and highlight their respective countries. Finally, the A.U. is also very committed to ensuring that Diaspora members get considered first when opportunities arise on the Continent. Dr. Arikana believes that the next BIG CHANGE in Africa will take place with the Diaspora as the key player.

Africans in Boston is very encouraged by the visit of Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao and is looking forward to exploring avenues to work with the AU.

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