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Wives of the Mau Mau Generals

Wives of the Mau Mau Generals

The Mau Mau Uprising was a revolt against British colonial rule in Kenya and lasted eight years(1952-1960). It accelerated Kenya’s path to independence . The impetus for the revolt revolved…

Free rides to the polls on election day

Free rides to the polls on election day

Leaders of the African community in the Northwest suburbs, working through the Minnesota African Task Force Against Ebola (MATFAE) and African Immigrant Services (AIS), agreed to increase the participation of…

Somali Diaspora stories of marriages gone wrong

Somali Diaspora stories of marriages gone wrong

I have lived and worked in the United States for a long time now, but just when I think I have seen enough of the life of the Somali in…

Eldoret City benchmarks Minneapolis

Eldoret City benchmarks Minneapolis

The bottom line is, you must be organized to achieve your goals, and resource development planning is what gets you organized. A total of eleven Kenyan professionals did just that…

Somalia to Minnesota: One immigrant’s perilous journey by land and sea

Somalia to Minnesota: One immigrant’s perilous journey by land and sea

Abdullahi Elmi recently sat quietly at a Minneapolis coffee shop with a bright smile on his face. His eyes ran over the chatty young Somalis around him. It was a…

More Somali-Americans return home for job opportunities and nation building

More Somali-Americans return home for job opportunities and nation building

When the civil war erupted in Somalia more than two decades ago, Abdi Daud left everything he had known and loved about the country for the unknown lifestyle and culture…

Amakolo program empowers African refugee girls

Amakolo program empowers African refugee girls

Marianne Neba is 18 years old, a native of Cameroon who immigrated to the United States a few years ago and recently graduated from Park Center High school Brooklyn Park,…

MAWA completes six colleges tour for African immigrant girls

MAWA completes six colleges tour for African immigrant girls

It is often said that “when you educate the man, you educate the family but when you educate the woman, you educate the community.” This adage epitomizes the importance of…

The 40 most powerful celebrities in Africa

The 40 most powerful celebrities in Africa

Who are the most influential icons in contemporary African pop culture?

In September, I put out a request for nominations for a list of the 40 most powerful…

Niger Delta conflict: “The epitome of poverty”

Niger Delta conflict: “The epitome of poverty”

Saro Nkesi still finds it difficult to talk about the years before he finally left Nigeria.

“During the period of 1993 to 1995, I was always staying in the bush and…

The woman who raised Barack Obama

The woman who raised Barack Obama

New America Media's Shirin Sadeghi interviews journalist Janny Scott about her new biography, A Singular Woman, the untold story of Stanley Ann Dunham, the mother of President Barack Obama.

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