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Faiza Abbas Mahamud is Associate Editor at Mshale having started as a Staff Reporter. She has a BA in Journalism and Women's Studies from Augsburg College. She is author of the documentary "Somali Women’s Education”. She is based in Minneapolis.

African Awards Gala venue announced and Leon Rodrigues joins Judges panel

African Awards Gala venue announced and Leon Rodrigues joins Judges panel

Mshale, organizer of the African Awards announced today that they have reached agreement with  the Minneapolis Convention Center to hold this year’s Awards gala at the venerated space on Saturday,…

Councilman Warsame to launch exclusive column in Mshale

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 Corner” in Mshale. The councilman’s column…

From Minnesota Chamber of Commerce’s Bill Blazar: African immigrant entrepreneurs key to state’s future

From Minnesota Chamber of Commerce’s Bill Blazar: African immigrant entrepreneurs key to state’s future

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Somali Chamber of Commerce held its first annual celebration dinner Saturday at the Safari Restaurant in Minneapolis. Bill Blazar, interim president of the Minnesota Chamber of…

African film series starts in Minneapolis this week

African film series starts in Minneapolis this week

The Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul has unveiled its lineup for Images of Africa, a series of films highlighting the cinema of Africa. Part of the Film Society’s Diaspora Project,…

Somali youth plan peace rally for November 9 in Minneapolis

Somali youth plan peace rally for November 9 in Minneapolis

In an effort to rally the community against violence and remember family members and friends lost to violence, a peace march organized by Minnesota’s Somali youth will be held at…

Ambassador Odembo to chair Books for Africa’s Summit Society

Ambassador Odembo to chair Books for Africa’s Summit Society

The Board of Directors for Books for Africa on the recommendation of its executive board unanimously confirmed Kenya’s ambassador to the United States as its 2013 chair of the Summit…

Diaspora help needed, new Somali president says in Minneapolis

Diaspora help needed, new Somali president says in Minneapolis

A day after meeting with President Obama and receiving recognition for his government, the new Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was greeted by a sea of waving flags in the…

Northern Kenya Education Trust caught in legal wrangle in U.S. court

Northern Kenya Education Trust caught in legal wrangle in U.S. court

UPDATE: The Minnesota court system website now shows the lawsuit has been settled since our story below was published. Thus there will be no hearing on July 20, 2012 as…

Illiteracy not an option, declares NoKET during U.S. launch

Illiteracy not an option, declares NoKET during U.S. launch

BLOOMINGTON, Minn – Northern Kenya Education Trust (NoKET) kicked off its United States launch in Minneapolis on May 11th in its quest to promote the quality of education for girls…

Brooklyn Park Council race attracts another African immigrant

Brooklyn Park Council race attracts another African immigrant

When voters go to the polls in next Tuesday's primary races in Minnesota, the slate of candidates to choose from will have expanded from the last elections to include the…

You have to claim the American dream, says Project Runway finalist Korto Momolu

You have to claim the American dream, says Project Runway finalist Korto Momolu

Despite getting eliminated and feeling irked about losing season five of Bravo TV’s hit show “Project Runway,” Korto Momolu still pushes her fashion creativity to inspire people across the world.

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