africa / Economy / Refugees

African Development Center moves to bigger home in Minneapolis

Ten years ago, just a handful of African immigrants tricklied into the Twin Cities. In 2009, conservative estimates put the number of African immigrants at about 100,000. On the West Bank and in suburbs like Brooklyn Park, they are becoming part of the fabric of their communities. Sixteen years ago, Hussein Samatar, a refugee from … Continue reading

news / Refugees / Uncategorized

18 days to Liberian DED Expiration! Join LiWIM this Sunday in appealing to President Obama.

By Yeamah (yeamyah) What began 20 years ago is due to end once and for all on March 31st, 2009. Liberian refugees who came to the United States with the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) were supposed to be deported 18 months ago. President Bush “gracefully” approved of the Deferred Enforced Departure 18 months ago, which … Continue reading

books / Refugees / Society

Rwanda Genocide Survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza to speak here tomorrow

from the St. Thomas Bulletin   Immaculée Ilibagiza, a Rwandan woman who survived the 1994 genocide in her country by hiding in a pastor’s cramped bathroom for three months, will speak on “Faith, Hope and Forgiveness” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the auditorium of O’Shaughnessy Educational Center on the St. Paul campus of … Continue reading