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Tom is the President and Publisher of Mshale. As the founder, he did a lot of the reporting during the humble beginnings of the newspaper. While he still does the occasional reporting, he now concentrates on the publishing side of the news operation.Tom was also the original host of Talking Drum, the signature current affairs show on the African Broadcasting Network (ABN-America), which was available nationwide in the United States via the Dishnetwork satellite service. On the show, he interviewed Nobel laureates such as 2004 Nobel Peace prize winner, Professor Wangari Maathai, the first woman from Africa to win the peace prize and heads of states such as the president of  The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh at State House, Banjul. Tom has previously served in the board of directors of the Minnesota International Center (MIC), the sixth largest World Affairs Council in the United States. He has also previously served as President of the Board of Directors of Books for Africa, the largest shipper of donated books to Africa. He sits on the board of the United Nations Association.

Somali Contributions in the Workplace

Somali Contributions in the Workplace

The Itasca Project, a group of about 40 Twin Cities business leaders, academics and public officials in late October released a report called, "Mind the Gap," that it had…

Former President Clinton uses Ghana experience to make case for alternate US foreign policy

Former President Clinton uses Ghana experience to make case for alternate US foreign policy

Former President Bill Clinton told of an experience he had in to illustrate the strategies the can take to combat terrorism. He talked of a Ghanaian woman…

Martha Sinoe is the new OLM President

Martha Sinoe is the new OLM President

Twin Cities entrepreneur and community advocate, Martha Sinoe, staved off a stiff challenge from her former campaign manager, Henry Fahnbulleh, to emerge victorious as the new president of the Organization…

MYLA Awards Scholarships to Six Exceptional Students

MYLA Awards Scholarships to Six Exceptional Students

Scholarships provide $15,000 to support college education

Six college students are the recipients of scholarships totaling $15,000 from the Muslim youth Leadership Awards (MYLA) for the 2005-2006 academic year.…

PABA to Host African Business Fair

The Pan African Business Alliance (PABA), Minnesota’s pioneer African chamber of commerce, is scheduled to host its annual Business Fair in Minneapolis next month. According to the PABA President, Henry…

Presenting Africa in All its Facets

Presenting Africa in All its Facets

Say ABN to some of the targeted audience of this relatively new satellite network and you will draw a blank stare. That is about to change with the new marketing…

Tanzania’s Bongo Flava Star, Ray C, Brings Act to the Twin Cities

Tanzania’s Bongo Flava Star, Ray C, Brings Act to the Twin Cities

Tanzania’s Taarab and Bongo Flava star, Ray C, was in the Twin Cities on Thanksgiving Day eve and her sex appeal overpowered the men in the room.…