Video Highlights: Safaricom CEO, Michael Joseph, Keynotes the 2nd Kenya Diaspora International Conference and Investment Forum in Atlanta

Sunday, August 23, 2009
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ATLANTA – The CEO of Safaricom, East and Central Africa’s largest mobile phone
service provider, was the keynote speaker at the 2nd Kenya Diaspora
International Conference and Investment Forum in Atlanta.

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The forum, organized by the Association of Kenya Professionals in Atlanta (AKPA) brings together Diaspora Kenyans consisting of enterpreneurs, academicians and the business community interested in investment opportunities in Kenya. Officials representing the Kenya government included Ms. Esther Koimett, Investment Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Dr. Bitange Ndemo, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information.

Mshale News, as the conference’s official media sponsor added a multimedia team to its usual coverage.

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Tom is the President and Publisher of Mshale and chair of the Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium (MMMC). As Mshale founder, he did a lot of the reporting during the humble beginnings of the newspaper. While he still does the occasional reporting, he now concentrates on the publishing side of the news operation.Tom was also the original host of Talking Drum, the signature current affairs show on the African Broadcasting Network (ABN-America), which was available nationwide in the United States via the DishNetwork satellite service. On the show, he interviewed Nobel laureates such as 2004 Nobel Peace prize winner, Professor Wangari Maathai, the first woman from Africa to win the peace prize and heads of states such as the president ofВ  The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh at State House, Banjul. Tom has previously served in the board of directors of Global Minnesota, the sixth largest World Affairs Council in the United States. He has also previously served as President of the Board of Directors of Books for Africa, the largest shipper of donated books to Africa and. He sits on the board of the United Nations Association.

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