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Celebrating Somaliland’s New Government

Celebrating Somaliland’s New Government

The AfricaPaper | Minnesota In late July last year, hundreds of Somalilanders in Minnesota gathered at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Minneapolis to celebrate elected President Ahmed Mohamed “Silanyo” Mohamoud’s victory in Somaliland. After President Silanyo, as he is commonly called, defeated incumbent Dahir Riyale Kahin in June elections, Somalilanders in Minnesota said it was […]

Minnesota chapter of Sierra Leone’s ruling party swears in first president

Minnesota chapter of Sierra Leone’s ruling party swears in first president

Stepping into Sierra Leone’s history, Alpha Sorie Kargbo grasped the gearshifts of power as first president of the All People’s Congress (APC) Chapter in the Twin Cities on Saturday, June 5. The APC, Sierra Leone’s ruling political party, is expanding its membership in North America. Members in Minnesota held an election and voted Kargbo as […]

Traditional Music Of Mali Gets Warm Reception In USA

Traditional Music Of Mali Gets Warm Reception In USA

Issa A. Mansaray | The AfricaPaper When Malian musician Bassekou Kouyate appeared on stage at the Cedar Cultural Center last summer, his music mesmerized his audience. He entertained them with tunes that some had never heard before and displayed the range of his tiny traditional instrument, the n’goni. Bassekou greeted his fans with a few […]

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