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Tom is the President and Publisher of Mshale. As the founder, he did a lot of the reporting during the humble beginnings of the newspaper. While he still does the occasional reporting, he now concentrates on the publishing side of the news operation.Tom was also the original host of Talking Drum, the signature current affairs show on the African Broadcasting Network (ABN-America), which was available nationwide in the United States via the Dishnetwork satellite service. On the show, he interviewed Nobel laureates such as 2004 Nobel Peace prize winner, Professor Wangari Maathai, the first woman from Africa to win the peace prize and heads of states such as the president ofВ  The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh at State House, Banjul. Tom has previously served in the board of directors of the Minnesota International Center (MIC), the sixth largest World Affairs Council in the United States. He has also previously served as President of the Board of Directors of Books for Africa, the largest shipper of donated books to Africa. He sits on the board of the United Nations Association.

Kenya Airways cleared for takeoff to New York

Kenya Airways cleared for takeoff to New York

The much-anticipated debut of Kenya Airways’ direct flights from Nairobi to New York on October 28 got a step closer to reality when the airline received the Last Point of…

Minneapolis dedicates Samatar Crossing

Minneapolis dedicates Samatar Crossing

Minneapolis welcomed a new connection between the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood and downtown Minneapolis, a pathway called Samatar Crossing, with a ribbon cutting celebration on site. The pathway starts at the Cedar-Riverside…

Ilhan Omar wins Democratic primary for US Congress

Ilhan Omar wins Democratic primary for US Congress

“We are going to Washington,” State Rep. Ilhan Omar shouted at Safari Restaurant as she joined supporters to celebrate her victory in the Democratic primary on Tuesday making her a…

No magic at Yemi Alade concert in Minneapolis

No magic at Yemi Alade concert in Minneapolis

The much-anticipated concert by Nigerian pop sensation, Yemi Alade, left a bitter taste in the mouths of her fans in Minnesota, including many who had traveled hours from surrounding states…

Kenya Airways CEO meets with US media to discuss upcoming direct flights and diaspora special offer

Kenya Airways CEO meets with US media to discuss upcoming direct flights and diaspora special offer

NEW YORK – Kenya Airways CEO Sebastian Mikosz and the airline’s chairman Michael Joseph met with members of the media to discuss their Nairobi to New York non-stop flight that…

US Military discharging immigrant recruits it had promised citizenship

US Military discharging immigrant recruits it had promised citizenship

US Immigrants who were promised citizenship by the US military are being discharged without explanation, according to an AP report. Those being discharged enrolled as part of the Military Accessions…

Kenya Airways courts the diaspora in advance of direct flights to US

Kenya Airways courts the diaspora in advance of direct flights to US

Kenya Airways’ senior sales manager for key markets, Jennifer Njuguna, has urged Kenyans in the US to show their patriotism by flying the airline once it debuts its Nairobi to…

Early voting begins in Minnesota on Friday June 29

Early voting begins in Minnesota on Friday June 29

Minnesota’s primary election is August 14, a time when many families are still away for summer vacation. Just as the American highways are busy with summer travel, the summer months…

Governor Dayton appoints Oluwagbenga Ogungbe to Board of the Minnesota State Academies

Governor Dayton appoints Oluwagbenga Ogungbe to Board of the Minnesota State Academies

Minnesota governor Mark Dayton has appointed Oluwagbenga Ogungbe to the Board of the Minnesota State Academies. The Minnesota State Academies exist to provide an accessible, standards-based education for students who…

Charles Goah, pastor and author, dies at 55

Charles Goah, pastor and author, dies at 55

Charles Garjay Goah, a beloved Liberian-American pastor who delivered the gospel to many as the longtime pastor of United Christian Fellowship Church in Minneapolis’ North Side, died on May 10.…

Kenya government announces student loan reprieve and tells diaspora to pay up

Kenya government announces student loan reprieve and tells diaspora to pay up

Did you attend a Kenyan university and still owe the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) money on your student loan? if you do, then you are among the 78,000 Kenyans,…

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