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2017 Remittances: Nigeria tops in Africa at US$22 billion

2017 Remittances: Nigeria tops in Africa at US$22 billion

Remittances to low- and middle-income countries rebounded to a record level in 2017 after two consecutive years of decline, says the World Bank’s latest Migration and Development Brief. The Bank…

Expedited H-1B visa processing suspended

Expedited H-1B visa processing suspended

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Tuesday that it will temporarily suspend fast processing for H-1B visa applications from for-profit companies until Sept. 10. This means the agency…

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…

Ethiopian Airlines to start non-stop service between Chicago and Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Airlines to start non-stop service between Chicago and Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Airlines is set to become the first Africa-based airline to have a direct flight from Africa to Chicago starting in June, the airline announced in a news statement to…

2017 Twin Cities Youth of the Year, Anaa Jibicho, heading to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis

2017 Twin Cities Youth of the Year, Anaa Jibicho, heading to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis

Comcast last week awarded Anaa Jibicho, a 17-year-old junior at Washington Technology Magnet School in St. Paul and a Boys & Girls Club member for 8 years, two tickets to…

Warner Music in deal to stream catalog in East Africa

Warner Music in deal to stream catalog in East Africa

By Everlyne Mosongo of Music in Africa Warner Music Group has signed a licensing deal with Mdundo, one of Africa’s leading music service apps, to stream its catalog in Kenya,…

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…

Ethiopian Airlines is ‘Africa Airline of the Year’

Ethiopian Airlines has once again been named African Airline of the Year by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA). The announcement was made during the association’s 49th Annual General Assembly in…

Business Spotlight: Abdirahman Kahin of Afro Deli

Business Spotlight: Abdirahman Kahin of Afro Deli

In our latest Business Spotlight,  Bethel Gessesse sat down with Abdirahman Kahin, the owner of the thriving Afro Deli to discuss the state of his widely celebrated eateries and future…

Trump budget calls for mandatory E-Verify use by employers

Trump budget calls for mandatory E-Verify use by employers

In his administration’s budget that it has sent to the White House, the Trump administration’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget calls for mandating nationwide usage of the E-Verify system to reduce…

Executive Chef Jamal Hashi is back in Minneapolis as Jambo Kitchen opens

Executive Chef Jamal Hashi is back in Minneapolis as Jambo Kitchen opens

I am a writer by discipline, although discipline lately hasn’t been my companion nearly often enough. It’s much too easy to fritter away time surfing and clicking. But I think…

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