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Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce honors Ghana-born Godson Sowah as Young Professional of the Year

Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce honors Ghana-born Godson Sowah as Young Professional of the Year

Godson Sowah, who serves as chair for Mshale’s African Awards Judges Panel, was recently awarded the Young Professional of the Year Award. The award, given by the St. Paul Area…

Why do many highly educated immigrants face underemployment?

Why do many highly educated immigrants face underemployment?

Earlier this month, Zewdu Negash sat in the lobby of a Minneapolis homeless shelter with a pile of credentials detailing a two-decade experience as a legal professional in Ethiopia. The…

African organizations under pressure to sharpen skills retention and employee engagement

African organizations under pressure to sharpen skills retention and employee engagement

Businesses across major African economies such as Kenya and Nigeria are coming under increasing pressure to align their strategies for retaining talent, compensating employees and engaging with their workforces with…

Uganda’s Ambassador to United States to address Minnesota Business forum

Uganda’s Ambassador to United States to address Minnesota Business forum

Uganda’s Ambassador to the United States, Oliver Wonekha and the United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs at a Minnesota Trade Office organized Africa Forum titled Business…

A stylish way to make a difference: Dandies Project 2015 Book Launch

A stylish way to make a difference: Dandies Project 2015 Book Launch

“(dan.dy) a dandy is a gentleman who places particular importance upon physical aesthetics, refined in language and enjoys leisured hobbies. His life is pursued with the importance of individuality while…

African Paradise Restaurant Opens in South Minneapolis

African Paradise Restaurant Opens in South Minneapolis

All week long, tantalizing aromas have been wafting from the doors of African Paradise Restaurant as they’ve rehearsed for their grand opening, Friday, March 20. The freshly painted walls and…

Money transfers cut off to Somalia

Money transfers cut off to Somalia

Pressured by the U.S. government’s anti-terrorism crackdown, a small Southern California bank is cutting off a crucial source of aid to families in war-ravaged Somalia — money wired from Somali…

IRS launches directory of federal tax return preparers

IRS launches directory of federal tax return preparers

The Internal Revenue Service has launched a new online directory of tax return preparers just as the tax filing season has kicked into gear. The searchable directory allows users to find tax…

From Minnesota Chamber of Commerce’s Bill Blazar: African immigrant entrepreneurs key to state’s future

From Minnesota Chamber of Commerce’s Bill Blazar: African immigrant entrepreneurs key to state’s future

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Somali Chamber of Commerce held its first annual celebration dinner Saturday at the Safari Restaurant in Minneapolis. Bill Blazar, interim president of the Minnesota Chamber of…

Low American gas prices means pain in Africa

Low American gas prices means pain in Africa

Falling oil prices are happy news for American car owners but disastrous news for Africa which was recently celebrating an “oil boom” around the continent. Some energy consultants see falling…

East African Business Forum features Tanzanian Ambassador

East African Business Forum features Tanzanian Ambassador

Tanzania’s U.S. ambassador, Liberata Mulamula, was busy on her May 7 visit to Minnesota.  After speaking at the Books for Africa annual fundraiser in St. Paul, she appeared at the…