Mobile money transfer and co-working spaces in Kenya

5 Feb

Learning from Kenya: Mobile money transfer and co-working spaces http://t.co/Ny9JpDGp by @francispisani on @tnwafrica

CarFree Maine (@CarFreeMaine) has shared a tweet with you

5 Feb

Identity, Refugees, Conflict and Open Technology http://t.co/GIsqGgPR via @globalvoices — dmlcentral (@dmlcentral)

Mohammed Dini @ Q&A The MIT Center for Civic Media Session “Representing Islam”

1 Nov

// On September 26th 2011 Mohammed Dini and Andrew Jawitz of the African Diaspora Institute attended a session on "Representing Islam" at the MIT Center for Civic Media.  Mohammed's question during the Q&A session can be heard at 1:30:00 on the timeline.
http://www.kaltura.com/index.php/kwidget/wid/_203822/uiconf_id/1898102/entry_id/1_sckkdi98/

Supper for Somalia Wednesday, November 2 · 6:00pm – 8:00pm Friends Meeting House 77 Belvedere Road Damariscotta, ME

1 Nov

Click HERE to RSVP

News of the tragic famine in Somalia is heartbreaking. Many seeing the images and hearing the news want to do something. Citizens Offering New Alternatives (CONA) and the Midcoast Friends Meeting are joining together to present a program, Supper for Somalia, on Wednesday, November 2 at 6 p.m.

Dinner of authentic Somali food will be followed by a talk by Mohammed Dini of the University of Southern Maine who will address the famine, its affects on the Somali community in Maine and what they are doing to support relief efforts. A suggested donation of $10 will go directly to famine relief.

Mohammed Dini was raised in Somalia and Kenya before moving to the United States in 1997. He has studied political science and international studies at the University of Southern Maine and is deeply involved in Maine activism and politics. In 2010, he became the first African immigrant to run for office in the state. He served as the President of the National Somali American Student Association, Executive Director of the African Immigrant Association in Maine, and recently founded the African Diaspora Institute. He is currently managing Hamza Haadoow’s mayoral campaign in Portland and is preparing for his next run for state office in 2012.

The Roots of Islamophobia

9 Oct

“The Islamophobia Network is a small group of pseudo-experts who have been trying to convince America that there is a dangerous Muslim presence in this country.”

Watch the video below for an overview and read the full report-

Fear, Inc.

The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America

Published by the Center for American Progress at- http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2011/08/islamophobia.html



The Untapped Power of the Somali Diaspora | U.S. Department of State Blog

9 Oct

The Untapped Power of the Somali Diaspora | U.S. Department of State Blog.

Famine Info Graphic via UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency)

1 Oct

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Famine in Somalia
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