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After United States Invasion of Iraq; is Nigeria Next?


Special for Mshale



A prominent and highly-influential Washington journal, The Atlantic Monthly, has laid out a scenario which suggests that the may attempt an Iraq-type invasion, or at least military intervention, in . The scenario pointing to US military intervention in is based on assumptions not unlike those that led to the invasion of .


New Naturalization Forms

 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a revised version of Form N400, Application for Naturalization. The revised form is dated December 16, 2005 and the revised instructions are dated February 2, 2006. Prior versions of the form, dated October 26, 2005, and July 23, 2002, are still acceptable.


Rain or Shine, Uhuru Launches 2006 Open Golf Tournament Season

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. March 25— It’s shortly after11 o ’clock on a sunny Saturday morning. The cold wind blows gently east from the nearby San Francisco Bay . It’s not the perfect California spring weather, but compared to the day before, it’s a beautiful day.

In the Kingdom of Men, a Woman Penetrates


Just seven months ago, Ikran Hagi Daud Warsame was a full-time housewife and a bread-winner for her 18-member household in Borame, a remote town in the mountainous border between and . Little did she know that her next move would take her all the way to the White House for a full-fledged dinner with President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush - something no Somali president has done in decades.




Barack Obama to Speak in Minneapolis


Illinois US Senator, Barack Obama will deliver the keynote address at the 29th Annual Hubert H. Humphrey Day Dinner that will be held at the Minneapolis Hilton on Saturday April 8 at 7PM. Tickets are $125. The dinner is organized by the Democratic Farmer Labor (DFL) party.




African Woman Extraordinaire

For Dr. Wangari Maathai, the 2004 Nobel Peace prize winner and the first woman from Africa to win it, a life of environmental curiosity and later activism began during the East Coast fever epidemic in . It is a fatal disease that afflicts cattle caused by ticks and characterized by intense fever, labored breathing, a generalized weakness and emaciation of the affected cattle.












Liberians Optimistic About Their Future

“Liberia WILL be better than it was before!” pledged young children in a skit where each child took on the role of a professional in . Statements by each child were met with cheers of encouragement from the audience. It was clear that pride, optimism and festivity ruled the night of the Inaugural Ball of the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota (OLM).