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African Development Center receives $1 million grant from Otto Bremer Trust

The African Development Center received a million-dollar funding grant from the Otto Bremer Trust. The donation came after years long relationship with the organization...

Minneapolis dedicates Samatar Crossing

Minneapolis welcomed a new connection between the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood and downtown Minneapolis, a pathway called Samatar Crossing, with a ribbon cutting celebration on site....

Nasibu Sareva named Interim Executive Director at African Development Center

Nasibu Sareva, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at the African Development Center (ADC) has been named Interim Executive Director by the center's board following...

Hussein Samatar, founder of the African Development Center, dies at 45

Hussein Samatar, a Somali-American former banker turned entrepreneur and politician, died yesterday (Sunday, August 25, 2013) following complications from leukemia. He was 45. His death...

Hussein Samatar Appointed to Minneapolis Library Board


The same day Central Connecticut State University in New Britain released a study ranking Minneapolis as the second most literate city in the country, the newly reelected mayor of that city, RT Rybak, appointed Hussein Samatar, a Somali businessman to the Minneapolis Library board on November 29.