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Swallehe Msuya was a senior staff writer at Mshale with extensive media experience in his native Tanzania. He was a general assignments writer. Investigative stories that Mshale undertook were normally his responsibility. Swallehe passed away in Sept. 2009 at the age of 61. Mshale will forever miss his tenacity and wisdom.

Tanzanians celebrate 45th independence anniversary

Tanzanians celebrate 45th independence anniversary

On December 9th, 2006 Tanzanians celebrated their 45th anniversary of independence from colonial rule by the British.

Free HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C testing for African Immigrants

Free HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C testing for African Immigrants

African-born immigrants from Togo, Congo, Liberia and Cameroon who live in Minnesota brought their families to the ZYOMBI International Project (ZIP) for Christmas gifts a week from Christmas.

Bill of Rights for Wellness declared on Africa World AIDS Day

Bill of Rights for Wellness declared on Africa World AIDS Day

The third Africa World Aids Day (AWAD) turned thunderous as attendees stood up to join key note speaker Dr Bra Vada Garrett Akinsanya in calling for a Bill of Rights…

Fadhili Nkurlu – A Music Legend in the Making

Fadhili Nkurlu – A Music Legend in the Making

In the East African music circles Fadhili Williams - composer of the world famous song Malaika- is a household name. Now, a new Fadhili Nkurlu, a Tanzanian born…

Department of Education Program Gives Minneapolis Parents School Choice

Department of Education Program Gives Minneapolis Parents School Choice

The Minnesota Department of Education through its program named “The Choice is Yours” has made it possible for parents to choose schools for their children where they feel…

Health Experts To Combat HIV/AIDS Among African-born Immigrants

Health Experts To Combat HIV/AIDS Among African-born Immigrants

Medical experts and healthcare providers in Minnesota who hail from Africa have teamed up under an umbrella organization named Pan-African Community Organization (PACO) to declare…

Immigrant Health Professionals to be Registered

Immigrant Health Professionals to be Registered

The days when qualified medical professionals immigrating to Minnesota had to settle for menial work due to registration hurdles are almost over. Now there are clear procedures, guidelines and…

Zyombi Opens Doors to Serve African Immigrants With HIV/AIDS

Zyombi Opens Doors to Serve African Immigrants With HIV/AIDS

A grand opening ceremony to launch ZYOMBI International Project, Inc (ZIP) took place on Sunday afternoon September 24 at their colorful offices on Franklin Avenue/ 1931 1st Avenue in Minneapolis.…

War Trauma Survivors Shy Away from Doctors

War Trauma Survivors Shy Away from Doctors

A survey conducted in early 2006 with refugee populations in Northwest Hennepin County shows that there is a disconnect between the physical and mental health needs of survivors of torture…

President Kikwete Says Country Is Ideal Investment Destination

President Kikwete Says Country Is Ideal Investment Destination

Tanzania’s President,  (now Dr.) Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, yesterday assured an audience assembled at the atrium of the University of St. Thomas’ Minneapolis campus that Tanzania is the ideal destination for…

2006 IgboFest Spotlights Education

2006 IgboFest Spotlights Education

The open grounds on the campus of the University of St. Thomas along Summit Avenue in St. Paul were transformed into a scene of cultural extravaganza on Saturday August…