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New Alternative Loan Program for Immigrant Enterpreneurs

New Alternative Loan Program for Immigrant Enterpreneurs

The City of Minneapolis and the African Development Center (ADC) have partnered to offer a new alternative financing program targeted at small businesses in the city. The program  addresses  Islam's…

New Money Transfer Service for Kenyans Abroad as PostaPay Launches in US

New Money Transfer Service for Kenyans Abroad as PostaPay Launches in US

BALTIMORE, Maryland – The Postal Corporation of Kenya yesterday officially launched PostaPay, its money transfer service, for Kenyans overseas at a ceremony officiated by the Kenyan…

Liberians leave U.S. to build businesses back home

Liberians leave U.S. to build businesses back home

Ciata Victor gave up a high-paying tech job, a spacious condo and a first-world life in Maryland to return home to an African capital that barely has electricity or running…

African Business Fair

As the African community in Minnesota grows, so does the business community. To address this need, Pan African Business Alliance (PABA) will host its second annual business fair in April.…

Western Union Marks Decade in Africa by Opening Its 10,000th Agent Location

Western Union Marks Decade in Africa by Opening Its 10,000th Agent Location

Money transfer behemoth, Western Union International, opened its 10,000th agent location in Africa at the Matori branch of Nigeria’s First City Monument Bank just as that country’s Central Bank disclosed…

Pan African Business Alliance Re-energized

Pan African Business Alliance Re-energized

The Pan African Business Alliance (PABA), Minnesota's pioneer African chamber of commerce, has a new slate of officers and a fresh strategic direction.

African Food Market Closes on $1.5 Million Deal

African Food Market Closes on $1.5 Million Deal

African Food Market’s owner, Kwaku Addy, has closed on a deal and bought a facility in the City of Crystal that he plans to move to by years end. After…

StraVision to Launch African Yellow Pages

StraVision to Launch African Yellow Pages

What does StraVision Marketing hope to offer to Africans in Minnesota? Imagine picking up a directory that has a listing of African businesses, such as restaurants, lawyers, hair salons, car…

MoneyGram Announces $75,000 House For Mom Sweepstakes Winner

MoneyGram announced in August that Sheryl Igarta, a MoneyGram customer in Streamwood, IL, is the 2006 grand prize winner of MoneyGram’s annual “Win $75,000 To Buy A House For Mom”…

Just Like Home: Tam Tam’s African Restaurant

Just Like Home:  Tam Tam’s African Restaurant

"She said, 'since I'm having boys, I'm not going to die cooking for you guys, you're going to learn how to cook!'" Steven Kaggwa tells me as we sit in…

North American Airlines to Fly to West Africa

North American Airlines to Fly to West Africa

The lieutenant Governor of the State of Maryland, Honorable Michael S. Steele in April launched the first ever flight operation into West Africa by a United States carrier, namely North American Airlines.…