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Africans and the Mid-term elections

The 2006 midterm elections have come and gone and there was good news for those with more than just a passing interest in immigration and issues important to immigrants and minorities.

Department of Education Program Gives Minneapolis Parents School Choice


The Minnesota Department of Education through its program named “The Choice is Yours” has made it possible for parents to choose schools for their children where they feel they can perform better and achieve better grades. This program is intended to help low-income Minnesota families to attend suburban schools where they can improve their academic achievement and increase their interactions with diverse groups.


‘Magic’ in a Packet Brings Safe Drinking Water to Kenyans

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.

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.

Immigrant Health Professionals to be Registered

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.

Diaspora Kenyans Join Race for Parliament

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.

Minnesota Kenyans Welcome New Ambassador

The recently accredited Kenyan ambassador to the United States, Peter Nicholas Rateng’ Oginga Ogego, urged his nationals to register with the embassy to make the provision of consular services to them easier...

Financial Planning Tips for December 2006

Here are a few financial planning suggestions that can add to your peace of mind about financial matters and simplifying your life:

Seasoned Africanist Becomes First U.S. Envoy to African Union


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.

Free or Low-cost Wi-Fi Mobile Phone Calls

Not too long ago wireless devices such as laptops were used to take advantage of wireless access points but in the recent times cell phones have been added to this list of devices.

Immigrants: We need them as much as they need us

"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...
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