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US-based West Africa Ballet Dance Troupe Comes to Twin Cities

US-based West Africa Ballet Dance Troupe Comes to Twin Cities

By James Kokulo Fasuekoi | The Africa Paper Brooklyn Park, Minn – Minnesotans will host this year’s annual Liberian National Cultural Ambassadors’ cultural festival for the first time. The festival, named, ECHOES OF LIBERIAN CULTURE is now in its third year and was first launched in Boston, MA in 2013. Rhode Island hosted it in […]

Pierre Collins: “I am guilty because I killed my son.”

Pierre Collins: “I am guilty because I killed my son.”

By Issa Mansaray & James Fasuekoi | The AfricaPaper Minneapolis, Minn – Pierre Collins was sentenced yesterday to 40-years in prison after admitting to  killing his 10-year-old son. For months Collins has denied any role in the killing of Barway Edwin Collins. But in a public plea held at the Hennepin County Courthouse, Collins left […]

Pierre Collins’ Plea Deal in Court

Pierre Collins’ Plea Deal in Court

By Issa A. Mansaray | The AfricaPaper Minneapolis, Minn – Pierre Collins, the Crystal man accused of killing his 10-year-old son is expected to accept a guilty plea deal at a court hearing today according to reliable sources. Collins is still held on a $2 million bail bond at the Hennepin County jail. Disappeared On […]

Cameroonian Attorney Named Secretary General of Junior Chamber International

Cameroonian Attorney Named Secretary General of Junior Chamber International

By Alie Badara Sheriff | The AfricaPaper St. Louis, MO – Arrey Obenson had a vision to have a positive impact on the world, but had no idea how he was going to accomplish this task. That all changed when he attended his first Junior Chamber International (JCI) event in his native Cameroon. He became […]

Pierre Collins’ Trial Date Set for January 2016

Pierre Collins’ Trial Date Set for January 2016

By Issa A. Mansaray | The AfricaPaper Minneapolis, Minn – A Crystal City man, Pierre Barlee Collins accused of killing his 10-year-old son  will stand trial beginning Jan. 4, 2016. Judge Tanya Bransford set the trial date at yesterday’s hearing. The trial is expected to last about three weeks. Courtroom   Yesterday’s hearing lasted about […]

Black Churches Are Burning Again in America

Black Churches Are Burning Again in America

By Emma Green | The AfricaPaper This week, there were fires in at least six predominantly African American churches. Arson at religious institutions has decreased significantly over the past two decades, but the symbolism remains haunting. “What’s the church doing on fire?” Jeanette Dudley, the associate pastor of God’s Power Church of Christ in Macon, […]

Racism is Not a Mental Illness

Racism is Not a Mental Illness

By Jeremy Adam Smith | The AfricaPaper Many people argue that the white man who killed nine black people in Charleston must be mentally ill. What does the science suggest? On Wednesday, a young white man named Dylann Roof killed nine black people at prayer in South Carolina. Some have called it racism. Others say […]

Kenyan-US Ambassador Meets with Minnesota Business Community

Kenyan-US Ambassador Meets with Minnesota Business Community

By Issa Mansaray | The AfricaPaper St. Paul, Minn – “Kenya is ready to takeoff,” said Kenyan Ambassador Robinson Njeru Githae. Speaking at the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce on Monday, June 8. Ambassador Githae called on business leaders to focus on the East African nation and invest in a country that is a major business […]

ICTJ: South Africa Allows Bashir to Depart, Dealing Grave Blow to Victims’ Rights and International Justice

ICTJ: South Africa Allows Bashir to Depart, Dealing Grave Blow to Victims’ Rights and International Justice

By Meredith Barges | The AfricaPaper NEW YORK, USA – In defiance of a court order, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has departed from South Africa. The South African government allowed his departure, in blatant breach of its obligations under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). There is now no immediate possibility of […]

YES Introduces Students to Career Professionals

YES Introduces Students to Career Professionals

By James Kokulo Fasuekoi | The AfricaPaper Brooklyn Park, Minn – Minnesota based youth group, Youth Engaging Success, YES, in short, hosted an informal meeting in the city of Champlain where its students had the opportunity to interact with career professionals living in the state of Minnesota such as politicians, city officials, business people, writers […]

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