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Somali Woman Killed in a Carjacking Accident; Suspect in Police Custody

Somali Woman Killed in a Carjacking Accident; Suspect in Police Custody

Lul Ibrahim, a 34 year old mother of two was severely wounded in the head while trying to prevent a thief from stealing her sister’s car. The incident occurred…

Mwanyagetinge Holds Elections

Mwanyagetinge Holds Elections

The Mwanyagetinge Association of Kenyans in Minnesota held its elections on November 26. Paul Morande was reelected chairman after garnering 78% of the vote. He beat Henry Kerongo who…

Nyango Nambangi Honored by Century College

Nyango Nambangi Honored by Century College

Nyango Melissa Nambangi, founder of the Minnesota African Women’s Association (MAWA) received the Women’s of Distinction award from Century College on December 8, 2005. She and two other women are the first…

Youth Take Center Stage on Africa World Aids Day

Youth Take Center Stage on Africa World Aids Day

Young and energetic Nangah Tabah  (Miss ) as the link was center stage at the second annual commemorative event of Africa World’s Day that was celebrated with music vibrations…

Former Somalia Prime Minister Accusses Neighbors Of Derailing Peace Efforts

Former Somalia Prime Minister Accusses Neighbors Of  Derailing Peace Efforts

Former Prime Minister of Somalia , Dr Ali Khalif Galaydh has pointed an accusing finger to the neighboring states of Ethiopia and Kenya as the stumbling blocks to…

Okong’o Joins Mshale as West Coast Correspondent; Aynte is new Contributing Writer

Okong’o Joins Mshale as West Coast Correspondent; Aynte is new Contributing Writer

There are two new key additions to the Mshale team, according to Mshale Editor & Publisher, Tom Gitaa. Edwin Okong’o becomes Mshale’s West Coast correspondent. Mr. Okong’o is the former…

Ethiopian Jews in Historic Minnesota Visit

Ethiopian Jews in Historic Minnesota Visit

Four Ethiopian Jews from Hadera accompanied by two officials were in Minnesota during Thanksgiving Holidays to show gratitude to their partners – The Minneapolis Jewish Federation - for…

Hussein Samatar Appointed to Minneapolis Library Board

Hussein Samatar Appointed to Minneapolis Library Board

The same day Central Connecticut State University in New Britain released a study ranking Minneapolis as the second most literate city in the country, the newly reelected mayor of that…

Minnesota to observe African World AIDS Day

Minnesota to observe African World AIDS Day

Monica Pitta is the chairperson of the Minnesota 2005 African World’s AIDS Day (AWAD). This year’s event will take place at the Sabathani Community Center in Minneapolis on 10 December (See calendar on…

National Geographic Society Honors Kenyan Marine Conservationist

National Geographic Society Honors Kenyan Marine Conservationist

Kenyan conservationist, Dr. Nyawira Muthiga, has been awarded the prestigious 2005 National Geographic Society/Buffett Award for Leadership in Conservation. Dr. Muthiga, who is the coordinator of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s…

Somali Educator receives Virginia McKnight Binger Award

Somali Educator receives Virginia McKnight Binger Award

Said Salah Ahmed of Minneapolis was among eleven Minnesotans awarded the 2005 Virginia McKnight Binger Awards in Human Service. The McKnight Foundation presented the awards on Friday, November 18,  at…