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United Nations urges Kenyan leaders to act responsibly, avoid further violence

United Nations urges Kenyan leaders to act responsibly, avoid further violence

Calling on the Kenyan authorities to avoid violence, the United Nations human rights chief today urged the Government to make an immediate announcement that it will cooperate and ensure accountability…

The Mandela Washington Fellowship observes Mandela Day at Books for Africa

The Mandela Washington Fellowship observes Mandela Day at Books for Africa

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Mshale) – Today, July 18, would have been the late Nelson Mandela’s 99th birthday. The late Mandela fought for equality and democracy and spent 27 years in…

Deputy UN chief highlights stronger AU-UN partnership to benefit Africa’s youth

Deputy UN chief highlights stronger AU-UN partnership to benefit Africa’s youth

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Monday called for strengthening the relationship between the African Union (AU) and the United Nations to deliver on promised development for Africa’s youth. Addressing her…

Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield receives Hubert H. Humphrey Public Leadership Award

Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield receives Hubert H. Humphrey Public Leadership Award

MINNEAPOLIS – The annual Hubert H. Humphrey Public Leadership Awards honored former Obama administration’s Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Wednesday night for her more than…

Trump budget calls for mandatory E-Verify use by employers

Trump budget calls for mandatory E-Verify use by employers

In his administration’s budget that it has sent to the White House, the Trump administration’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget calls for mandating nationwide usage of the E-Verify system to reduce…

Obama Foundation names Louise Bernard as its Presidential Center Museum Director

Obama Foundation names Louise Bernard as its Presidential Center Museum Director

Dr. Louise Bernard, who worked on the design team that developed the National Museum of African American History and Culture, has been named the Director of the Museum of the…

World mourns passing of Babatunde Osotimehin, ‘a champion of health for all’

World mourns passing of Babatunde Osotimehin, ‘a champion of health for all’

Secretary-General António Guterres and other senior United Nations officials have paid tribute to Babatunde Osotimehin, the Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), who passed away suddenly this morning…

Minneapolis Mayor delivers State of the City address at a mosque, pledges to keep it a sanctuary city

Minneapolis Mayor delivers State of the City address at a mosque, pledges to keep it a sanctuary city

Mayor Betsy Hodges of Minneapolis held her State of the City address at the Masjid An-Nur in Minneapolis, the first time the address has been delivered at a mosque according…

Sharon Sayles Belton bronze bust unveiled at Minneapolis City Hall

Sharon Sayles Belton bronze bust unveiled at Minneapolis City Hall

About 300 people squeezed into the third floor balcony of Minneapolis City Hall on Monday to witness the unveiling of a bronze bust honoring Sharon Sayles Belton, the first woman…

New York Times East Africa Bureau Chief to speak in Minneapolis

New York Times East Africa Bureau Chief to speak in Minneapolis

The New York Times East Africa bureau chief and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2012 for international reporting, Jeffrey Gettleman, will speak at the Minneapolis Central Library on…

Executive Chef Jamal Hashi is back in Minneapolis as Jambo Kitchen opens

Executive Chef Jamal Hashi is back in Minneapolis as Jambo Kitchen opens

I am a writer by discipline, although discipline lately hasn’t been my companion nearly often enough. It’s much too easy to fritter away time surfing and clicking. But I think…

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