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International Women’s Day: A Playlist

International Women’s Day: A Playlist

On this International Women’s Day, we honor the immense contributions women from Africa and the diaspora have made toward the music we love. With an extensive but by no means…

African music expert shifts gears after retiring from long-running VOA show

African music expert shifts gears after retiring from long-running VOA show

Leo Sarkisian was going to be an artist. Then his life took a major turn when he headed overseas, to remote corners of the world, to record previously unknown tribal…

South African film looks to expand global presence

South African film looks to expand global presence

“The biggest goal is entrenching South African content locally,” says Zama Mkosi, the new CEO of South Africa’s National Film and Video Foundation. She spoke to The Hollywood Reporter at…

Top-Level Security Council Meeting Backs Enhanced UN Ties With African Union

Top-Level Security Council Meeting Backs Enhanced UN Ties With African Union

UNITED NATIONS - Mr. Ban, like many participants at today's meeting, stressed the importance of bringing a sustainable peace to the war-ravaged Darfur region of Sudan, where the Council has…

Islam is growing fast among African Americans

Islam is growing fast among African Americans

Islam is growing fast among African Americans, who are undeterred by increased scrutiny of Muslims in the United States since the September 11 attacks, according to imams and experts.

Marketing Internship at Western Union

Marketing Internship at Western Union

The African Marketing department at Western Union last month announced its fall internship program. The internship gives the internship recipient an opportunity to spend four months working in the African…

North American Airlines to Fly to West Africa

North American Airlines to Fly to West Africa

The lieutenant Governor of the State of Maryland, Honorable Michael S. Steele in April launched the first ever flight operation into West Africa by a United States carrier, namely North American Airlines.…

U.S. Bank Receives Appreciation Award from Lake Street Council

U.S. Bank Receives Appreciation Award from Lake Street Council

U.S. Bank received an appreciation award from the Lake Street Council in Minneapolis recently. The award was given to U.S. Bank during the council’s annual meeting at the Lyndale…

2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dr. Wangari Maathai, in Minneapolis March 13 for Peace Festival

2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dr. Wangari Maathai, in Minneapolis March 13 for Peace Festival

The 11th annual Nobel Peace Prize Festival will be held at Augsburg College in Minneapolis on Monday, March 13 from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and will honor 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai. …

Center for West African Families Grand Opens

Center for West African Families Grand Opens

Minneapolis - On a cold February afternoon, more than 650 visitors paraded through the hallways and offices of the new Center for Families to check out the newest innovation in…

Minnesota Companies Cite Growing Need for International Business Skills

Minnesota Companies Cite Growing Need for International Business Skills

As Minnesota companies become increasingly involved in the global economy, demand is growing for employees trained in areas of international business. …

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