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Mother of Kenyan MP Dies in Minnesota


Brooklyn Park, Mn–The elderly mother of a Kenyan member of parliament, Walter Nyambati, has died.

Somali Youth Decry Police Profiling, Harassment

Of all immigrant African youth living in Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs, Somalis are more likely to end up in jail.

‘Iron Ladies of Liberia’ Receives Praise

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – A pre-screening and panel discussion of the public television film  Iron Ladies of Liberia  left many in the audience of about 125 people, some with ties to the country which the film portrayed, inspired, motivated and hopeful for the future of a nation that has experienced tremendous strife in recent years.

Muslim Cabbies Suit Similar to Amish Case

What do Muslim airport cab drivers and the Amish have in common? In filing a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Airports Commission, a lawyer for the cabbies has cited a 1990 Minnesota Supreme Court ruling that granted Amish plaintiffs their desire to avoid using the state's safety symbols on their buggies.

African Immigrants a Successful Bunch, But Not Overall

African immigrants in the United States are generally more educated and earn larger salaries compared to people from other continents, but their success depends on what country they come from, according to a new report.

East Africa Federation Faces Challenge of Globalization, Says International Scholar

A deliberate attempt to ensure that under developed regions of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania are a priority in allocating scarce resources is critical to the success of the envisioned East Africa political federation, a leading international scholar, Dr. Ahmed Samatar has said. Dr. Samatar, the Dean of International Studies and Programming at Macalester College in Saint Paul was speaking during a listening session to gather views from the three countries’ nationals living in Minnesota.

African Food Shelf Launched

The Center for Victims of Torture in collaboration with other institutions and non-profits that provide for food shelves in Minnesota launched the first African Food Shelf in Minnesota at the Center for Families in North Minneapolis on Friday, April 20.

African Vote Makes a Difference in Election 2006

The African community in Minnesota continues to grow. With this comes the responsibility of voting. According to the Bureau of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, there are about 15,000 African immigrants in Minnesota that are US citizens.

Health Experts To Combat HIV/AIDS Among African-born Immigrants

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.

African Food Market Closes on $1.5 Million Deal

African Food Market’s owner, Kwaku Addy, has closed on a deal and bought a facility in the City of Crystal that he plans to move to by years end. After plans to build a brand new facility in Brooklyn Park fell through, Mr. looked for alternatives within that city and adjoining cities before settling on Crystal.

Body of Missing Somali Woman Found in the River

The body of a missing Somali woman surfaced in the Mississippi River on Monday (5/29), authorities said.
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