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Western Union Marks Decade in Africa by Opening Its 10,000th Agent Location

Western Union Marks Decade in Africa by Opening Its 10,000th Agent Location

Money transfer behemoth, Western Union International, opened its 10,000th agent location in Africa at the Matori branch of Nigeria’s First City Monument Bank just as that country’s Central Bank disclosed…

Pan African Business Alliance Re-energized

Pan African Business Alliance Re-energized

The Pan African Business Alliance (PABA), Minnesota's pioneer African chamber of commerce, has a new slate of officers and a fresh strategic direction.

African Food Market Closes on $1.5 Million Deal

African Food Market Closes on $1.5 Million Deal

African Food Market’s owner, Kwaku Addy, has closed on a deal and bought a facility in the City of Crystal that he plans to move to by years end. After…

StraVision to Launch African Yellow Pages

StraVision to Launch African Yellow Pages

What does StraVision Marketing hope to offer to Africans in Minnesota? Imagine picking up a directory that has a listing of African businesses, such as restaurants, lawyers, hair salons, car…

MoneyGram Announces $75,000 House For Mom Sweepstakes Winner

MoneyGram announced in August that Sheryl Igarta, a MoneyGram customer in Streamwood, IL, is the 2006 grand prize winner of MoneyGram’s annual “Win $75,000 To Buy A House For Mom”…

Just Like Home: Tam Tam’s African Restaurant

Just Like Home:  Tam Tam’s African Restaurant

"She said, 'since I'm having boys, I'm not going to die cooking for you guys, you're going to learn how to cook!'" Steven Kaggwa tells me as we sit in…

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.…

South African Woman in Quest to Bring Taste of Cape Town to U.S.A

South African Woman in Quest to Bring Taste of Cape Town to U.S.A

Yumna McCann sat at home, missing her mother dearly. She wanted a taste of her mother’s cooking. She wanted something different than the American food she was trying to get…

Akwaaba Restaurant is Latest Venture for Togolese Entrepreneur

Akwaaba Restaurant is Latest Venture for Togolese Entrepreneur

After one small store of 500 square feet, Edoh Akakpo has quickly become a major player in the African grocery store business in the Twin Cities. The jovial Mr. Akakpo,…

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…

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. …