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Opposition PMDC Blames Sierra Leonean President for Violence

Opposition PMDC Blames Sierra Leonean President for Violence

Abubakarr Kamara | Sierra Leone FREETOWN – After what seems to be a warning shot to the November 17 elections this year, the Peoples Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) has blamed President Ernest Bai Koroma for the recent spate of violence in the country including the recent bye-election fracas in the Fourahbay Community that left […]

PROFILE: Joseph Kony – Uganda’s Most Wanted Elusive-Warlord

PROFILE: Joseph Kony – Uganda’s Most Wanted Elusive-Warlord

A former Catholic altar boy and a sociable student from northern Uganda, Kony waged war against his people in central Africa for almost three decades, killed thousands of children and eluded authorities. Brenda Banura | Uganda KAMPALA – The period was 1986 and beyond. With the stars twinkling bright up in the sky the villages […]

Senegal Waits for a New President

Senegal Waits for a New President

As Senegal prepares for a run-off election, our correspondent in the capital, Dakar, reports on President Abdoulaye Wade’s quest for a third team and his quarrel with his people. The AfricaPaper | Senegal DAKAR – As the sun beats down in Senegal, thousands march through the capital, Dakar, protesting against President Abdoulaye Wade who refuses […]

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New Libyan Leader Meets Obama and World Leaders in New York

New Libyan Leader Meets Obama and World Leaders in New York

  By The AfricaPaper New York—Interim Libyan leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil for the first time met with US President Barrack Obama since his rebel forces ended the 40 year rule of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi two months ago. The chairman of the National Transitional Council met with the US president this week on the sidelines of […]

Renovating America’s “Little Mogadishu”

Renovating America’s “Little Mogadishu”

Issa A. Mansaray | The AfricaPaper Near downtown Minneapolis, the Riverside Plaza rises above the intersection of highways 35W and I-94. With its faded, multicolor concrete panels, Riverside Plaza has become home to many East African immigrants, mostly from Somalia and Ethiopia, leading to its common nickname “Little Mogadishu.” A major renovation of the complex […]

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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