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Abdi Warsame Addresing MPHA Board

Abdi Warsame becomes first Somali to lead a government agency in Minnesota

Minneapolis City Council Member Abdi Warsame was on Wednesday unanimously voted in by the board of the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority to be the...

Abdi Warsame becomes first African-born Minneapolis City Council member

Abdi Warsame today (Nov. 5) became the first person born in Africa to become a Minneapolis City Council member. He beat incumbent Robert Lilligren...

Council Member Warsame’s former aide, Abdi Salah, takes new position in Mayor Jacob Frey’s...

New Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey was sworn in last week and his office has announced the appointment of Abdi Salah as his Senior Policy...

Ilhan Omar can learn lessons from missteps of Minneapolis Council Member Warsame

Back in 2014, I wrote about how Minnesota's House 60B is different from Minneapolis City Council Ward 6. The objective of the essay was to...

Councilman Warsame to launch exclusive column in Mshale

The first Somali-American to win a municipal election in the United States, Councilman Abdi Warsame of Minneapolis, will debut a new column called “Councilman's...

Somali professionals propel Warsame to top tier of money getters in race for Minneapolis...

Cab drivers, IT workers and a host of the self-employed have catapulted Minneapolis City Council candidate Abdi Warsame to the top tier of candidates...

How a Somali rapper became the ‘Face of Africa’

Most people with any interest in soccer know that the FIFA World Cup was held for the first time in Africa in 2010 in South Africa. While Mother Africa was disappointed that one of her teams did not win the cup, it was nonetheless not a total loss for Africa. The event did popularize two things African: The loud vuvuzelas and a little-known Somali rapper named Keinan Abdi Warsame.
Puntland Education Minister in Minnesota

North Central and Maakhir become sister universities

North Central University in Minneapolis and Maakhir University located in the semi-autonomous federal state of Puntland in Somalia have entered into a “sister university"...

African Union ambassador brings Wakanda vision to Minnesota

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. - Less than 24 hours after the movie Black Panther took home some Oscars, the African Union ambassador to the United...

Mshale Editorial: The growing influence of Africa-born politicians in Minnesota politics

Editor's note: This editorial first appeared in the February print edition of Mshale. Last month after the swearing-in into office of a historic number of...

Minneapolis dedicates Samatar Crossing

Minneapolis welcomed a new connection between the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood and downtown Minneapolis, a pathway called Samatar Crossing, with a ribbon cutting celebration on site....