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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…

Culture and tradition abound in Brooklyn Park for IgboFest 2018

Culture and tradition abound in Brooklyn Park for IgboFest 2018

Afrobeat and Afropop music blared from speakers on a decorated stage, aromatic scents of plantain and spices, clothing vendors and community nonprofits, Igbo women in long patterned dresses and head…

Thousands welcome Prime Minister Abiy of Ethiopia to Minnesota

Thousands welcome Prime Minister Abiy of Ethiopia to Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — Over 10,000 members of the Ethiopian diaspora from around the US, including Canada, packed Target Center on Monday to hear from Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister, Dr. Abiy Ahmed,…

Obama finally attempts to bring change to Kenya

Obama finally attempts to bring change to Kenya

When Barack Obama became the first African American to be elected President of the United States, Kenya, and Africa as a whole, had a lot of expectations. Our continent, many…

Homeland Security extends Temporary Protected Status for Somalis

Homeland Security extends Temporary Protected Status for Somalis

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirsten Nielsen announced Thursday that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 500 Somali nationals will be extended for another 18 months through March 17, 2020 when…

Black psychologists urged to do their own research

Black psychologists urged to do their own research

Black psychologists have been urged to do their own research to address the dearth of research on the mental health needs of people of color. That was the thrust of…

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…

Minneapolis festival celebrates Somali Independence Day

Minneapolis festival celebrates Somali Independence Day

MINNEAPOLIS – Hundreds of people gathered on Saturday between Blaisdell and Stevens Avenue block of West Lake Street to commence Somalia’s 58th Independence Day. Every year, communities across the world…

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…

UN official, Roselyn Akombe, urges Kenyan diaspora to keep on excelling

UN official, Roselyn Akombe, urges Kenyan diaspora to keep on excelling

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minnesota – Dr. Roselyn Akombe, chief of policy, guidance and learning at the department of political affairs, United Nations New York, was the featured keynote speakers at the…