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Tundu Lissu of Tanzania speaks at Georgetown University

Tundu Lissu of Tanzania speaks at Georgetown University

Tanzanian opposition leader and chief whip Tundu Lissu appeared at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs to talk about the deteriorating political situation in his country. President John…

Nelima Sitati and Abdirahman Muse are finalists for Metropolitan Council appointments

Nelima Sitati and Abdirahman Muse are finalists for Metropolitan Council appointments

A Kenyan-American and Somali-American are among the 79 finalists selected to serve in the powerful Metropolitan Council, the regional policy-making body, planning agency, and provider of essential services for the…

US immigration set up fake university in Detroit to entrap immigrants

US immigration set up fake university in Detroit to entrap immigrants

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement set up a fake university in the Detroit area to nab suspects alleged to have recruited undocumented immigrants who wanted to use student visas as…

Saint Paul now has an Africa-born councilman

Saint Paul now has an Africa-born councilman

Minnesota’s capital city of Saint Paul now has an African-born person on its city council. That city’s council and mayor appointed Somali-American Kassim Busuri last week to take up a…

Pelosi appoints Omar to House Foreign Affairs Committee

Pelosi appoints Omar to House Foreign Affairs Committee

Speaker Nancy Pelosi in announcing committee assignments for the 116th Congress has appointed Representative Ilhan Omar to the powerful foreign affairs committee which oversees all foreign assistance, national security affecting…

Wynfred Russell takes oath of office as Brooklyn Park’s first black council member

Wynfred Russell takes oath of office as Brooklyn Park’s first black council member

Dozens of Brooklyn Park residents last evening crammed into city council chambers to witness history being made in Minnesota’s sixth largest city, the swearing in of the city’s first black…

Ilhan Omar’s powerful speech after being sworn in as US Congresswoman

Ilhan Omar’s powerful speech after being sworn in as US Congresswoman

Ilhan Omar who won Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District in the November midterms was sworn in yesterday to become the first black person born in the African continent to serve in…

Speaker-designate Hortman taps Hodan Hassan and Mohamud Noor for committee assignments

Speaker-designate Hortman taps Hodan Hassan and Mohamud Noor for committee assignments

Minnesota legislators are getting ready for the 2019 legislative session referred to as the 2019-20 biennium. In the Minnesota House, the Democrats took control while the Senate, which was not…

Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar picks leadership team

Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar picks leadership team

Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar on Thursday announced her five-person leadership team for her Washington office and Minnesota District office. Last month’s midterms saw Omar become the first black person born in…

Trump unveils ‘New Africa Strategy’

Trump unveils ‘New Africa Strategy’

Donald Trump’s administration has unveiled its policy towards Africa, which it says will counter the growing influence of its geopolitical rivals, China and Russia, on the continent. John Bolton, Trump’s…

Abdisalam Adam joins Fridley Public Schools Board

Abdisalam Adam joins Fridley Public Schools Board

Abdisalam Adam, an assistant principal at Highland Park High School in the St. Paul Public Schools and a Doctor of Education candidate at Bethel University was on Wednesday unanimously voted…

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