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Obama nominates first U.S. Ambassador to Somalia in 24 years

President Barack Obama has nominated the first U.S. ambassador to Somalia in 24 years. She is Katherine Simonds Dhanani, a Foreign Service veteran who...

Councilman Warsame to launch exclusive column in Mshale

The first Somali-American to win a municipal election in the United States, Councilman Abdi Warsame of Minneapolis, will debut a new column called “Councilman's...

From Minnesota Chamber of Commerce’s Bill Blazar: African immigrant entrepreneurs key...

MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Somali Chamber of Commerce held its first annual celebration dinner Saturday at the Safari Restaurant in Minneapolis. Bill Blazar, interim president...

Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud visit met with protests in Minnesota

It was completely dark by the time Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud arrived at Northrop Auditorium on the University of Minnesota campus on Aug....

Somalis in Minnesota condemn Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi


More Somali-Americans return home for job opportunities and nation building

When the civil war erupted in Somalia more than two decades ago, Abdi Daud left everything he had known and loved about the country...

Minnesota Somalis celebrate new president

Thousands of Somalis congregated at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday to celebrate the newly elected president for Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. Despite similar...

Local Muslims Poised to Abandon Dual Loyalty


In America the followers of Islam, a faith under fire, abandoning the prevailing dual loyalty to native lands and America is the only path to repair their religion’s terrorism-entangled image.

At the center of an inner-struggle among Muslims is who deserves the first loyalty of the faithful: the native land, Islam or America?

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.