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Books for Africa Children’s Book Walk is September 24 and David, the son of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, is the Grand Marshall

Books for Africa Children’s Book Walk is September 24 and David, the son of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, is the Grand Marshall

David Robinson, son of baseball legend Jackie Robinson will be the grand marshall at Books for Africa’s Children’s Book March taking place tomorrow (Saturday, September 24) starting at 10:30am. Robinson,…

Ethiopians sweep Boston Marathon

Ethiopians sweep Boston Marathon

Ethiopians swept the Boston Marathon today for the first time in the race’s history, toppling the Kenyans who have dominated the race for decades. It was a 1-2-3 sweep in…

A Day with the Champions: Kenyan winners of New York, London and Berlin Marathons to hold Clinic in Minnesota on November 7 and 8

A Day with the Champions: Kenyan winners of New York, London and Berlin Marathons to hold Clinic in Minnesota on November 7 and 8

For two mornings in November runners and aspiring world record holders will get a chance to train with Kenyan world champion runners, Wilson Kipsang and Abel Kirui. The event, billed…

Africans continue domination of Boston Marathon

Africans continue domination of Boston Marathon

Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the Boston marathon men’s race again with an unofficial time of 2:09:17 improving on his win in 2013 which was marred by the marathon…

Boston Marathon: Rita Jeptoo of Kenya sets women’s course record as an American wins men’s race after 31 year drought

Rita Jeptoo today sucesfully defended her title and in the process also set a new course record in the Boston Marathon’s women’s race with a time of 2:18:56. That was…

RIP Joginder Singh, The ‘Flying Sikh’ was an East African hero

RIP Joginder Singh, The ‘Flying Sikh’ was an East African hero

By Shamlal Puri, Standard Newspaper He is still a household name half a century after he carved himself a name by raising dust storms and churning mud on East Africa’s…

Reigning Boston Marathon champ elected to Kenya Parliament

Reigning Boston Marathon champ elected to Kenya Parliament

Wesley Korir, the Boston marathon champion, has been elected to the Kenya parliament, the polls’ overseeing body, IEBC confirmed. The 30-year-old Korir, who ran as an independent candidate, defeated the…

Via Roma repeats as Somali Basketball Champ

Via Roma repeats as Somali Basketball Champ

                                                                         Photo: Matt Erickson/Poet Nation Minnesota’s Via Roma beat Ohio 59-39 to retain the “Hoop 4 Hope” basketball championship for a second consecutive year. The “Hoop 4 Hope” is a…

Minnesota Cameroon community kicks off soccer tournament

Minnesota Cameroon community kicks off soccer tournament

The Minnesota Cameroon Community (MINCAM) last June 16, 2012 launched the MINCAM Mini Soccer Tournament. The launching ceremony took place at the Kohler Meadow Park, Vadnais Heights. The kick off…

Somali Basketball tournament to promote education, health and unity

Somali Basketball tournament to promote education, health and unity

Tournament begins Monday, June 25 Somali National Week in Minnesota will this year be marked with a competitive basketball tournament dubbed “Hoop 4 Hope” with a theme to promote education,…

Kenyans sweep men’s and women’s Boston marathon as over 4,000 decide not to run

With temperatures rising to 84 degrees Wesley Korir of Kenya won the men's race with an unofficial time of 2:12:40 besting fellow Kenyans Kenyans Levy Matebo (2:13:06) and Bernard Kipyego…

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