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Books For Africa prepares to ship 2.8 million books

Recognizes Top Donors in Washington, DC The world’s largest shipper of books to the African continent renewed their commitment to literacy with an event honoring...

Mshale exit polling and free rides to vote

Mshale has joined with 11 other organizations to capture the political power of African, Latino, Asian and Native American peoples of Minnesota (ALANA) via...

Minnesota ethnic media directors challenge political campaigns

Political campaigns should not ignore Minnesota's ethnic media America is steeped in yet another contentious election cycle and Minnesota is no exception. Our member media houses...

Mombasa businessman, benefactor Ishmael Gitaa dies

Ishmael Nyangau Gitaa, a Mombasa businessman and benefactor, died unexpectedly Tuesday, September 2. He was 68. He is survived by his wife Billiah, seven children...

East African Business Forum features Tanzanian Ambassador

Tanzania’s U.S. ambassador, Liberata Mulamula, was busy on her May 7 visit to Minnesota.  After speaking at the Books for Africa annual fundraiser in...

Registration for Rwanda and Tanzania Ambassadors’ visits to Minnesota now open

Registration for two key Africa focused events in May in the Twin Cities is now open. Ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana of Rwanda and Ambassador Liberata...

American media covers Kenya Diaspora response to Westgate Mall attack

Media in Minnesota, home to the largest Somali community in the United States has expanded its already intense focus on the Somali community to...

Books for Africa outperforming most charities, rating agency says

(Disclosure: Mshale founder and publisher, Tom Gitaa, is past president of the board at Books for Africa and still sits on the board as...

Mshale Publisher Named President-Elect of Books for Africa Board

Tom Gitaa, the founder and publisher of Mshale, was recently elected to head the board of directors of Books for Africa (BFA). Gitaa was named president-elect ,a two-year term position, following the board's December election in Minnesota.