Monthly Archives: January 2006
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Beatrice Getugi – An African Woman On A Mission
Women On Upward Mobility
Ms Patrose Beatrice Mbithe Getugi is a middle-aged woman residing in Minnesota . She is not an ordinary lady, she is both flamboyant and a natural leader.
Multipartyism Making A Difference in East Africa
An Interview With Michael Okema
Kikwete Wins Presidency in Tanzania
’s ruling party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), recorded a series of landslide victories in the united republic’s third multiparty elections December 14. CCM’s Jakaya Kikwete won the presidency with over 9.1 million votes, more than 80% of the total vote.
Zambia’s First Lady Urges African Self-Help, Investment
The first lady of Zambia told an audience in Oakland, California that her nation's economic and political development will ultimately depend on investment by Zambians themselves, including those living and working in the U.S. and other foreign countries, far more than multinational corporations or western nations.
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 on Thursday December 8, in front of Village Market – a Somali mall located in south
. The victim died four days later of injuries sustained from the accident.
Society in Transition
East African Traveler
By the time I arrived at ringside, the electricity had been cut, the boxers stood baffled in their corners, and a thousand restless fans waited in darkness for the fight to begin again.
Kwanzaa Celebration Encourages Black Unity
On December 23rd, patrons at Dashen Ethiopian restaurant enjoyed an energetic show of fashion, dance and poetry. It was a breath of fresh air to see various aspects of black culture portrayed all in the same event.
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 managed to get 19% of the votes cast. Naftali Makora trailed with a paltry 2%.
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
on December 8, 2005. She and two other women are the first to receive the recently established award.