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Ramla Bile is based in Minneapolis and is a general assignment reporter. She graduated from the University of Minnesota and is a former editorial board member of the Minnesota Daily and a producer for the KFAI collaborative project, Muslims in Minnesota.

Ellison revisits Africa, delivers books and promotes democracy

Ellison revisits Africa, delivers books and promotes democracy

Representative Keith Ellison travelled across Africa to support the development of democratic governments through the House Democracy Partnership (HDP), a program that includes some 20 members of the House of…

Liberian Peace Activist: “……the price for not getting involved, threatening”

Liberian Peace Activist: “……the price for not getting involved, threatening”

In Minneapolis for Women’s Day Celebration, Leymah Gbowee Urges African Diaspora to Find Firm Footing in U.S.

Leymah Gbowee was in Minneapolis on Saturday, March 6th at the Coffman…

Planting the Seeds of Global Advocacy

Planting the Seeds of Global Advocacy

Editor's note: The following is is a reflection of experiences and observations by Mshale Staff Writer, Ramla Bile, who recently spent time in Nairobi, Kenya as an Upper Midwest Human…

Count us Out

Count us Out

Why Some Are Afraid to Participate in the Census

Despite the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court has time and again upheld the spirit and confidentiality of census information,…

Women of Zimbabwe Honored for Human Rights Work

Women of Zimbabwe Honored for Human Rights Work

Women of Zimbabwe (WOZA), a grassroots movement working to empower women from all walks of life to mobilize and take non-violent action against injustice has mobilized hundreds of demonstrations of…

Abubakar Islamic Center Receives Record Support at Convention despite Controversy

Abubakar Islamic Center Receives Record Support at Convention despite Controversy

Despite fears of distractions from  the missing Somali youth saga that has engulfed the Somali community in Minnesota, the Abubakar As-Saddique Islamic Center held its 9th Annual Convention at…

Minneapolis Looks Within, Celebrates its Diversity

Minneapolis Looks Within, Celebrates its Diversity

The Minneapolis MOSAIC is launching its seventh annual celebration of the city’s diversity this weekend in downtown Minneapolis. The Twin Cities is…

Deciding the Future of the Somali Community

Deciding the Future of the Somali Community

Minnesota is home to the largest settlement of Somalis in the United States. And young Somalis here are beginning to find their voices in their new home. They will speak…

Book Review: Photographer Captures the Journey of the Somali Diaspora

Book Review: Photographer Captures the Journey of the Somali Diaspora

In black and white photographs, award-winning documentary photographer Abdi Roble chronicles the lives of Somalis from the refugee camps in Kenya, to their new homes in different parts of the…