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Hussein Samatar, founder of the African Development Center, dies at 45

Hussein Samatar, founder of the African Development Center, dies at 45

Hussein Samatar, a Somali-American former banker turned entrepreneur and politician, died yesterday (Sunday, August 25, 2013) following complications from leukemia. He was 45. His death was relayed to the Mshale…

Hussein Samatar Appointed to Minneapolis Library Board

Hussein Samatar Appointed to Minneapolis Library Board

The same day Central Connecticut State University in New Britain released a study ranking Minneapolis as the second most literate city in the country, the newly reelected mayor of that…

Minneapolis dedicates Samatar Crossing

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. The pathway starts at the Cedar-Riverside…

Samatar Kicks Off Campaign for Minneapolis School Board

Samatar Kicks Off Campaign for Minneapolis School Board

Local businessman and community organizer Hussein Samatar announced his candidacy for the Minneapolis Public Schools Board – District 3, during his campaign kick-off Thursday at Mapps CafГ© in the heart…

African Development Center receives $1 million grant from Otto Bremer Trust

African Development Center receives $1 million grant from Otto Bremer Trust

The African Development Center received a million-dollar funding grant from the Otto Bremer Trust. The donation came after years long relationship with the organization that has spanned over a decade…

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 elected officials born in Africa,…

African Development Center names Nasibu Sareva as permanent Executive Director

African Development Center names Nasibu Sareva as permanent Executive Director

The Minneapolis based African Development Center this week confirmed Nasibu Sareva as its permanent executive director. The ADC board named him interim executive director last September following the August 25,…

Nasibu Sareva named Interim Executive Director at African Development Center

Nasibu Sareva named Interim Executive Director at African Development Center

Nasibu Sareva, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at the African Development Center (ADC) has been named Interim Executive Director by the center’s board following the August 25 death of Hussein…

Minnesota conference to discuss trade with Africa

Minnesota conference to discuss trade with Africa

Doing business in Africa and how education and workforce development intersect will be the subject of a high level conference on December 7 at the University of Minnesota's Carlson Global…

Somali community celebrates graduates

Somali community celebrates graduates

Friends, families and community leaders gathered at Augsburg College recently for Waxbaro Project’s second annual graduation ceremony to celebrate the achievements of the Somali youth graduates.The speakers and the panelists…

Access Denied: Somali Soccer Tournament Organizers Shut Out Mainstream Media

Access Denied: Somali Soccer Tournament Organizers Shut Out Mainstream Media

Organizers of this year’s Somali Independence Day soccer tournament barred a section of Twin Cities mainstream media from reporting on the scene accusing them of a continuous “negative publicity and…

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