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Liberian voters have become the first Africans to elect a female head of state. Liberians on November 8 elected Harvard-educated economist and former World Bank official, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to be president of that country.

Some financial maneuvering before year-end can save you considerable money. Here are a few year-end tax avoidance tactics:

East African Traveler

 

 

It’s near midnight, and the calabash of honey beer keeps being filled up and passed around the circle of elders in a grass hall, illuminated by firelight, somewhere out in the Great Rift Valley of central .

 

With the advent of MTV Africa the spotlight is now on African music. 27 year-old Kenyan director and producer Michael Wanguhu’s critically acclaimed documentary Hip Hop Colony is at the helm of a revolution that is moving African hip-hop towards the center stage.

Scholarships provide $15,000 to support college education

Six college students are the recipients of scholarships totaling $15,000 from the Muslim youth Leadership Awards (MYLA) for the 2005-2006 academic year. All winners this academic year are from the University of Minnesota .

Movie Review

 

 

You would never have imagined that there are talented Tanzanian actors and actresses in Minnesota who can advance the production of Swahili movies until Josiah Kibira burst into the scene with Bongoland. If you liked his first movie, you will be mesmerized by his second motion picture Tusamehe, literally meaning Forgive Us - as he raises the bar of Swahili movies to a new level – the digital age.

Minneapolis, Minnesota - Abdul K. Kimbugwe of Boston, Massachusetts is the new president of the Ugandan North American Association (UNAA).

Bongo Flava Meltdown, a mix of music genres from East Africa, featuring genge and bongo flava, took place at the Crystal Ballroom and Event Center in Crystal, Minnesota this past month.
The Pan African Business Alliance (PABA), Minnesota’s pioneer African chamber of commerce, is scheduled to host its annual Business Fair in Minneapolis next month. According to the PABA President, Henry K. Ongeri.

On Saturday September 10th, fans streamed into Blue Nile in Minneapolis to get a live taste of ‘genge’ music, from one of its pioneers, Nonini in his first ever US tour.

The Igbo community in Minnesota with their invited friends celebrated their 12th annual Igbofest on the open grounds of the University of St. Thomas at St. Paul on Saturday, August 13.
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