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Edwin Okong'o is the former Mshale News editor-in-chief now Associate editor at New America Media. Stories on Mshale.com without his middle initial indicate writings done while at Mshale.

Banking on Diversity: An African Woman Redefines Finance

Banking on Diversity: An African Woman Redefines Finance

When M&I Bank needed a strong manager to lead a new branch in a multiethnic neighborhood, Felicia Ravelomanantsoa stepped up to the challenge.

MINNEAPOLIS – As a little girl…

Movie of Somali Mother’s Struggle Comes to Minneapolis

Movie of Somali Mother’s Struggle Comes to Minneapolis

Sam Sam Ahmed, aka Nargis and her teenage daughter – all first-time actresses – tell the story of an African immigrant mother’s fight to keep her family together.

A…

African Businessman Learns that Diversity Pays

African Businessman Learns that Diversity Pays

As small businesses struggle with tough economic times, Graham Kigo’s fortunes have taken a 180-degree turn and he is ‘finally making money’ because he has reached out to his neighbors.  

South Africa, Kenya Continue USA Sevens Tradition

South Africa, Kenya Continue USA Sevens Tradition

Like they do every February, South Africa and Kenya will head down to southern California for the annual USA Sevens rugby tournament.  

Ghanaian Presidential Hopeful Nduom on U.S. Tour

Ghanaian Presidential Hopeful Nduom on U.S. Tour

Conventional People’s Party candidate’s calendar will include a visit to Minnesota, where his U.S education began. 
                 

Paa Kwesi Nduom, who was…

Change or Perish, Anti-AIDS Activist Tells Africans

Change or Perish, Anti-AIDS Activist Tells Africans

HIV-positive Zambian mother says all the money in the world won’t end epidemic without behavioral change.

Gitaa Joins Books for Africa’s Governing Board

In an apparent effort to reach out to the African community in the Twin Cities, Books For Africa, the St. Paul-based non-profit organization that sends donated books to Africa, appointed…

Africa’s Fate Rests in the Hands of her Men

The single greatest threat to Africa’s economic success in this century is not going to be the West’s repressive trade policies, or China’s undying quest to tag it’s name to…

Diaspora Conference to Focus on Kenyan Education Reforms

Professionals, educators and government officials will convene in Dallas on Dec. 14 to discus how best to change the system from “know what” to “know how.”

If you went…

The Liberians in Minnesota Have Spoken: Kerper Dwanyen is OLM President

The Liberians in Minnesota Have Spoken: Kerper Dwanyen is OLM President

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. – Kerper A. Dwanyen’s rivals in the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota’s presidential elections must have know very early that he was the man to beat. Perhaps…

U of M Taps Ethnic Media to Boost Minority Enrolment, Hiring

U of M Taps Ethnic Media to Boost Minority Enrolment, Hiring

MINNEAPOLIS – A top University of Minnesota official in charge of reaching out to underrepresented communities said today that the institution was far from achieving its goal of a diverse…