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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…

Professor Joseph Mbele is First in ‘Meet The Author’ Series

Professor Joseph Mbele is First in ‘Meet The Author’ Series

Joseph Mbele, professor of English at St. Olaf College in Northfield featured in the first event of “Meet the Author” series organized by Mshale on Sunday, November 13 at…

Somali Contributions in the Workplace

Somali Contributions in the Workplace

The Itasca Project, a group of about 40 Twin Cities business leaders, academics and public officials in late October released a report called, "Mind the Gap," that it had…

Minnesota Muslims Hold Eid-El-Fitr Celebrations

Minnesota Muslims Hold Eid-El-Fitr Celebrations

Minnesota Muslims on Thursday November 3 joined an estimated 1.2 billion Muslims across the globe in celebrations to mark the end of the month-long fast of Ramadhan. Muslim men and…

Former President Clinton uses Ghana experience to make case for alternate US foreign policy

Former President Clinton uses Ghana experience to make case for alternate US foreign policy

Former President Bill Clinton told of an experience he had in to illustrate the strategies the can take to combat terrorism. He talked of a Ghanaian woman…

Martha Sinoe is the new OLM President

Martha Sinoe is the new OLM President

Twin Cities entrepreneur and community advocate, Martha Sinoe, staved off a stiff challenge from her former campaign manager, Henry Fahnbulleh, to emerge victorious as the new president of the Organization…