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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…

Flamingo Restaurant: “We feel like we’re home”

Flamingo Restaurant: “We feel like we’re home”

In July 2010, six months after fulfilling their dream and opening Flamingo Restaurant (located at the intersection of Syndicate Street and University Avenue in St. Paul), Shegitu Kebede and Frewoini…

Registration for Rwanda and Tanzania Ambassadors’ visits to Minnesota now open

Registration for Rwanda and Tanzania Ambassadors’ visits to Minnesota now open

Registration for two key Africa focused events in May in the Twin Cities is now open. Ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana of Rwanda and Ambassador Liberata Mulamula of Tanzania will headline two…