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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.

President Trump, citing American foreign policy interests, gives Liberians a 12-month breather in “wind-down” of DED

President Trump, citing American foreign policy interests, gives Liberians a 12-month breather in “wind-down” of DED

President Trump today gave Liberians under the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) some breathing room through March 31, 2019. Their DED status that president Obama extended for 18 months as he…

Miguna Miguna to Raila Odinga: You are a prisoner of yourself

Miguna Miguna to Raila Odinga: You are a prisoner of yourself

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. – A Miguna Miguna diaspora forum in Minnesota veered into unexpected territory last weekend for those unfamiliar with his non-public persona: conciliatory remarks. Or what would pass…

Kenyan opposition firebrand Miguna Miguna to address Kenyans in Minnesota

Kenyan opposition firebrand Miguna Miguna to address Kenyans in Minnesota

Miguna Miguna, a Kenyan opposition figure is scheduled to give an address to Kenyans in Minnesota on Saturday, March 17 at the City of Brooklyn Park Community Center. The event…

With Ahrvo app, investors are in control

With Ahrvo app, investors are in control

While in college at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Appo Agbamu was the student director of Bulldog Fund LLC, a student-run $1.2 million hedge fund. Becoming a director at the hedge…

Landmark LGBT rights case in Kenya High Court

Landmark LGBT rights case in Kenya High Court

Kenya’s High Court will hear a case on Thursday seeking to strike down sections of the country’s laws that criminalize same sex relations, the Kenyan National Gay and Lesbian Rights…

Minnesota House candidates make their case at District 62A Democratic Party forum

Minnesota House candidates make their case at District 62A Democratic Party forum

Six Democrats who have announced in Minnesota House District 62A met for their first candidate forum in Minneapolis Tuesday night ahead of next week’s February 6 caucuses. The six included…

Senator Tina Smith condemns Trump’s “shithole countries” comment and calls him racist

Senator Tina Smith condemns Trump’s “shithole countries” comment and calls him racist

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota’s newly minted US Senator, Tina Smith, has strongly rebuked president Donald Trump’s reported calling of immigrants from Africa and Haiti coming to the US as hailing from…

Council Member Warsame’s former aide, Abdi Salah, takes new position in Mayor Jacob Frey’s office

Council Member Warsame’s former aide, Abdi Salah, takes new position in Mayor Jacob Frey’s office

New Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey was sworn in last week and his office has announced the appointment of Abdi Salah as his Senior Policy Aide. A rising star at Minneapolis…

‘Selma’ actor, David Oyelowo, coming to Minneapolis to keynote Annual MLK Breakfast

‘Selma’ actor, David Oyelowo, coming to Minneapolis to keynote Annual MLK Breakfast

David Oyelowo, who played Martin Luther King Jr. in the acclaimed ‘Selma’ movie, will be in Minneapolis on Monday to deliver the keynote address at the 28th Annual MLK Holiday…

Feds to African immigrants: Western Union might owe you money

Feds to African immigrants: Western Union might owe you money

Western Union customers who might have been victims of scams are now eligible to file claims through February 12, 2018 following a $586 million settlement in January between Western Union…

Israel wants to join the African Union

Israel wants to join the African Union

Israeli prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed his country’s desire to join the African Union. The premier made the remarks on Tuesday at State House, Nairobi during a luncheon to…

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