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Little Africa lifts off

Little Africa lifts off

Only two weeks ago Abdi Warsame was elected to the Minneapolis City Council, becoming the highest-ranked elected official of Somali decent in the country. The overwhelming support he received reflects…

5 African countries included in T-Mobile’s “Free International Roaming”

5 African countries included in T-Mobile’s “Free International Roaming”

Starting Oct. 31, T-Mobile customers with its Simple Choice plans will be able to send text messages and access data for free in about 100 countries. They can also make…

Somali-Americans send estimated annual $215 million in remittances

Somali-Americans send estimated annual $215 million in remittances

Since the civil war erupted in Somalia more than two decades ago, thousands of families have flocked to the United States and left some of their loved ones in the…

Kenya County governments show strong presence at U.S.-Africa Business Summit

Kenya County governments show strong presence at U.S.-Africa Business Summit

Moiro Omari had never been to the United States before but that did not stop him from taking the invitation to attend the U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Chicago seriously. Omari…

U.S.-Africa Business Summit: ‘Book Knowledge’ alone not enough to overcome leadership gap in Africa

U.S.-Africa Business Summit: ‘Book Knowledge’ alone not enough to overcome leadership gap in Africa

CHICAGO – African countries have made strides in producing educated people with the ability to run businesses and organizations but more needs to be done to equip them with the…

China a hot topic at the U.S.-Africa Business Summit

China a hot topic at the U.S.-Africa Business Summit

CHICAGO – An undercurrent of China’s influence in Africa has become a topic of intense conversation at the 9th biennial US-Africa business summit which kicked off formally this morning. The…

Aliko Dangote to build $400 million cement factory in Kenya

Aliko Dangote to build $400 million cement factory in Kenya

Nigerian businessman and Africa’s richest man, Mr Aliko Dangote, Thursday announced plans to put up a Sh35 billion ($400 million) cement factory in Kenya as the two countries pursue stronger…

Nasibu Sareva named Interim Executive Director at African Development Center

Nasibu Sareva named Interim Executive Director at African Development Center

Nasibu Sareva, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at the African Development Center (ADC) has been named Interim Executive Director by the center’s board following the August 25 death of Hussein…

Hussein Samatar, founder of the African Development Center, dies at 45

Hussein Samatar, founder of the African Development Center, dies at 45

Hussein Samatar, a Somali-American former banker turned entrepreneur and politician, died yesterday (Sunday, August 25, 2013) following complications from leukemia. He was 45. His death was relayed to the Mshale…

Nollywood goes global as filmmakers scramble for cash

Nollywood goes global as filmmakers scramble for cash

Obi Emelonye had to battle Lagos airport bureaucrats, indifferent banks and skeptical peers to release his plane-crash thriller, a movie production on a scale rarely seen in Nigeria’s film industry.…

Mo Abudu, Africa’s answer to Oprah

Mo Abudu, Africa’s answer to Oprah

In 2006, Mo Abudu experienced what Oprah Winfrey would call an “aha moment”, ditching a 20-year career in human resources to try her hand at television. Seven years later, Abudu’s…