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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.

Don’t Give Up, Michelle Obama Tells Voters

Don’t Give Up, Michelle Obama Tells Voters

MINNEAPOLIS – The wife of Democratic presidential aspirant Barack Obama urged a group of community organizers in Minneapolis Wednesday to step up their campaign to educate people on the importance…

Lucky Dube Shot Dead!

Lucky Dube Shot Dead!

Media reports from South Africa indicate that reggae icon, Lucky Dube, who less than two months ago performed at Afrifest in Minneapolis, was gunned down in a carjacking in Johannesburg.…

Pan-African Summit: Gov. Pawlenty Urges Upgrade of America’s Perception of Africa

Pan-African Summit: Gov. Pawlenty Urges Upgrade of America’s Perception of Africa

MINNEAPOLIS – Gov. Tim Pawlenty said earlier today that time was ripe for the upgrading of the image Americans have of Africa, a step he said would enhance investment and…

Igbanugo Joins Hands with Former ‘Foe,’ Cangemi

Igbanugo Joins Hands with Former ‘Foe,’ Cangemi

Mark A. Cangemi and Herbert A. Igbanugo have a relationship that spans years. They were both involved in the justice system and occasionally shared a roof and sometimes had lunch…

African Immigrant Conventions Need Policing

African countries are increasingly realizing that they can not alienate their citizens abroad if they are to succeed in revitalizing their economies.

The Africa-America Institute Honors Tanzania

The Africa-America Institute Honors Tanzania

At its 23rd annual awards gala in New York last week, The Africa-America Institute recognized Tanzania for what the organization said was the country’s significant progress in education, environmental conservation,…

Wynfred Russell’s Eye on OLM Presidency

Wynfred Russell’s Eye on OLM Presidency

Scholar says he is in the race and promises a new direction for the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota.

Wynfred "Billy Dee" Russell, a Liberian-born educator and longtime resident…

President Bush Gives Liberians a Reason to Smile

President Bush Gives Liberians a Reason to Smile

President George W. Bush extended the stay of Liberians who are on Temporary Protected Status yesterday, ending the anxiety that has been looming over citizens of that country, as the…

Obama Urges More U.S. Involvement in Africa

Obama Urges More U.S. Involvement in Africa

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, told a convention of black journalists in Las Vegas that the genocide in Darfur has continued for the worse because the United States has…

Wanted: Intercultural Competence, Advocacy

Africans love Minnesota! Many of them make the state their home willingly; others resettle here because trouble in their home countries has forced them to flee.

Sudanese Ambassador Blames Darfur People for Their Plight

Sudanese Ambassador Blames Darfur People for Their Plight

Sudan’s ambassador to the United States, Gen. John Ukec Leuth Ukec, blamed the people of Darfur for killing each other and said that there was little the government in Khartoum…