News Edwin Okong'o - Mshale Contributing Editor - 0
Clean drinking water can save lives, and Greg Allgood can testify. Allgood is the director of the Children’s Safe Drinking Water, a Proctor & Gamble program dedicated to providing sanitary water in several developing countries, including Kenya.
Medical experts and healthcare providers in Minnesota who hail from Africa have teamed up under an umbrella organization named Pan-African Community Organization (PACO) to declare war on the spread of HIV/AIDS among African-born immigrants.
The days when qualified medical professionals immigrating to Minnesota had to settle for menial work due to registration hurdles are almost over. Now there are clear procedures, guidelines and financial assistance to help trained professionals acquire licensure and accreditation to practice in Minnesota.
Against a colonial background, and a couple of decades of finding its political journey, Kenya continues to seek effective political leadership. Like most African countries, there has been a flight to the Diaspora by thousands of Kenya in search of greener pastures. While the Diaspora hosts some political refugees, most Kenyans leave home for education and economic gain. Minnesota is home to over 5,000 Kenyans. With a stable political environment, many Kenyans in the Diaspora feel a need to go back home and participate in the development and change of the country.
A former Roman Catholic archbishop from Africa, excommunicated for installing four married clergy as bishops, has said he will ordain more married clerics in his crusade against the Vatican's celibacy policy for priests.
Ambassador Cindy Courville is capping more than 20 years of involvement with African issues with a challenging assignment as the first U.S. envoy to the African Union (AU), headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...