NEW YORK, September 2 - Pension L. Olerum is not Ugandan but that did not stop him from attending this year’s Uganda North American Association convention in New York. The Greenville, S.C-based Nigerian businessman chose to attend the annual gathering of Ugandans because he heard good things about the country’s real estate industry, he said.
NEW YORK, September 1 - When Marvin Baba looked through the door into the makeshift gallery at the the Uganda North America Association convention in New York, he thought he recognized the art. He had bought a few similar pieces of art but because the paintings were mostly on greeting cards, it never occurred to him that the artist would be big enough to warrant a gallery at the convention.
Congratulations are in order for Abdi Aynte, the editor of the Somali website Hiiraan.com and contributing writer at Mshale for his new fellowship at The Center for Independent Media's New Journalist Program. As part of his beat, Abdi will be covering the African community, the Muslim community, race, immigration, local politics as it's related to Africans and Muslims and terrorism.