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“I Have Told God, I Will Never Serve Him”

“I Have Told God, I Will Never Serve Him”

Slain Liberian teen’s mother tells audience at memorial By James Kokulo Fasuekoi | The AfricaPaper Brooklyn Center, Minn – Louise Karluah, the mother of slain Liberian teen Barway Collins has spoken openly for the first time since the tragedy about her unending pains, frustrations, and how she has reacted. Barway’s father, Pierre Collins confessed to […]

LOCAL NEWS: Health, Transit, and Land Use Intersect

LOCAL NEWS: Health, Transit, and Land Use Intersect

How do health, transit, and land use intersect? This is the question posed by the Bottineau Health Impact Assessment (HIA). HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENT Hennepin County received funding to conduct a health impact assessment along the 13 mile Bottineau Transitway, the proposed route of the Metro Blue Line extension.  The proposed light rail project will extend from […]

APC North America Chairman Visits Minnesota

APC North America Chairman Visits Minnesota

The AfricaPaper | Minnesota Brooklyn Park – After his new appointment as Special Policy Analyst on Security Matters in Sierra Leone, Al-Aziz Turay, Chairman of the All Peoples Congress (APC) in North America made a brief visit to Minnesota late Saturday evening, June 22.  Turay was received by members of the APC Chapter in the […]

LANDSLIDE KILLED TWO BOYS

LANDSLIDE KILLED TWO BOYS

  TRAGEDY IN LILYDALE REGIONAL PARK The AfricaPaper | USA Minnesota – As officials search for answers and investigation into the landslide that killed two fourth-grade boys in Lilydale Regional Park, St. Paul,  the African community in Minnesota  mourns the death  of Zack Mohamed Fofana, 10, and his classmate Haysem Sani, 9.  The AfricaPaper was […]

Sierra Leonean Organization Honors Community Leaders

Sierra Leonean Organization Honors Community Leaders

By Issa A. Mansaray | The AfricaPaper Minneapolis, Minn- Members of Sierrasota, the Minnesota-based Sierra Leonean organization held their first Awards Night at the East Side Neighborhood Services Center to honor 19 community leaders and three organizations on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. “It shows that people do care. That people recognize your contribution in the […]

Obama Wins Second Term

Obama Wins Second Term

  The  AfricaPaper | USA By George E. Curry WASHINGTON  – After riding to victory in Ohio on the strength of his successful auto bailout plan and a come-from-behind victory in Virginia and possibly Florida, President Barack Obama was re-elected on Tuesday to a second term. Electoral College Obama was ahead of Republican challenger Mitt […]

Americans Vote in a Cliffhanger Election

Americans Vote in a Cliffhanger Election

  The AfricaPaper | USA Minnesota – Polling stations opened as earlier as 7:00 a.m. in Minnesota. As time approaches midday, voters streamed into different precincts to vote for their candidates. For some, it is the first time voting in a US presidential election that hangs on a knife edge between the Democrats and the […]

End of Vice President Sam Sumana’s Power

End of Vice President Sam Sumana’s Power

In this first series, Mark O. Heiligman talks with The AfricaPaper at Parkdale Plaza where Vice President Sam Sumana first met him. He explains what went wrong, and stresses that he can’t rest his case till the VP pays all monies due to their former financier, David N. Kloeber. The embarrassment is spinning political heads […]

Gambians Demonstrate as Jammeh Plans to Execute More Prisoners

By Issa A. Mansaray |The AfricaPaper No Justice No Peace St. Paul, MN – Gambians and Senegalese nationals took to the State Capitol in downtown St. Paul, MN on Monday to protest against President Yahya Jammeh’s mass execution in the Gambia. They shout “No justice, No peace” and “Jammeh is a criminal”. Placard slogans read: […]

Gambians and Senegalese Prepare for Mass Demonstration

Gambians and Senegalese Prepare for Mass Demonstration

The AfricaPaper | Minnesota     Brooklyn Center – Gambians, Senegalese and friends of  The Gambia are preparing for a mass demonstration in St. Paul, MN on Monday Sept. 3 from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. CST. This follows few days after President Yahya Jammeh executed nine of the 47 death-row inmates by firing squad […]

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