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Hamse Warfa appointed assistant commissioner at Minnesota DEED

Hamse Warfa appointed assistant commissioner at Minnesota DEED

Somali-American entrepreneur, Hamse Warfa, was named the Department of Employment and Economic Development’s (DEED) Assistant Commissioner for Economic Opportunity on March 22nd. The appointment makes him the highest ranking African…

Trump extends DED for Liberians another year

Trump extends DED for Liberians another year

President Trump on Thursday reversed himself on the issue of termination of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberians and said “it is in the foreign policy interest of the United…

Target executive to Africa diaspora: You are obligated to help Africa

Target executive to Africa diaspora: You are obligated to help Africa

NEW YORK – The audience at the 10th anniversary FACE Africa WASH gala included Bozoma Saint John (formerly Uber’s chief brand officer), Nomzamo Mbatha and Didier Drogba (via video), but…

Student faces deportation to Liberia, where she has never lived

Student faces deportation to Liberia, where she has never lived

Yatta Kiazolu moved to Los Angeles from Delaware to pursue her dream of obtaining a Ph.D. in history at UCLA. But as she approaches her final year of the program,…

If in America: How to help Cyclone Idai victims in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe

If in America: How to help Cyclone Idai victims in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe

Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi said on Monday the death toll from Cyclone Idai could surpass 1,000 in his country alone. 90 percent of Beira, which is the fourth largest city…

Hundreds gather to bid farewell to Erastus Onchwari in Minnesota memorial

Hundreds gather to bid farewell to Erastus Onchwari in Minnesota memorial

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. – A late Kenyan-American Minnesota businessman who died in his sleep was remembered as a “visionary” by family and friends during an open-casket public memorial service on…

African Union ambassador brings Wakanda vision to Minnesota

African Union ambassador brings Wakanda vision to Minnesota

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. – Less than 24 hours after the movie Black Panther took home some Oscars, the African Union ambassador to the United States, Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, was in…

Erastus Onchwari, longtime Minnesota Kenyan-American businessman, dies at 58

Erastus Onchwari, longtime Minnesota Kenyan-American businessman, dies at 58

Erastus Ondieki Onchwari, who died February 25 at the age of 58, is being remembered as an entrepreneur, community activist, dreamer and a leader by his many friends and family…

Trump moves closer to banning H-4 visa holders from working

Trump moves closer to banning H-4 visa holders from working

The Trump administration is moving ahead with a move to eliminate work authorization for those on H-4 visas. The H-4 visa is for spouses with a H-1B visa holders. H-1B…

Liberians in Minnesota to hold immigration rally in Saint Paul

Liberians in Minnesota to hold immigration rally in Saint Paul

Liberians in Minnesota will hold a rally Friday (February 22) on the steps of Minnesota State Capitol to call for a two-year extension of Temporary Protected Status and a pathway…

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…