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Smart Year-End Tax Maneuvers


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

Epitome of Rural Politics


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 .


MYLA Awards Scholarships to Six Exceptional Students


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 .

From Bongoland to Tusamehe


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.

Abdul Kimbugwe is the new Ugandans in No. America


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

Bongo meltdown happens in Minneapolis

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.

2005 Genge US tour kicks off in Minneapolis

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.

Syna Winford is Miss Liberia Minnesota 2005

“It still seems so unreal”, said a well-poised Syna Winford three weeks after beating six other challengers to win her first beauty pageant. The 24-year old Monrovia native, who has lived in the United States with her family since she was two, heard about the Miss Liberia Minnesota Beauty Pageant from Pageant director Antoinette Wilson and friend Theo Morgan of T and J Marketing, the pageant organizers.

Presenting Africa in All its Facets

Say ABN to some of the targeted audience of this relatively new satellite network and you will draw a blank stare. That is about to change with the new marketing campaign and community outreach that the management has embarked on.

Top Kenyan DJ Makes Stop in the Twin Cities

One of Kenya’s premier DJs, DJ Adrian made the third stop of his six-week Capital FM Kenyan Connection Tour in Minneapolis. The Minneapolis leg...

Cameroon’s Judge Ntuba Calls for Change of Attitude

Outdoor temperatures soared to record-breaking levels Thursday, June 23rd. But the heat, held in check at the North Star Ballroom on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota, did not weaken the enthusiasm or energy of Minnesota African Women’s Association.