Opinions & Features June 20, 2019 at 05:30 pm

Defying the odds, the success story of African refugees who became global icons

Novieku Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

Novieku Babatunde Adeola June 20, 2019 at 05:30 pm

June 20, 2019 at 05:30 pm | Opinions & Features

IIhan Omar: Photo credit — Getty-images

IIhan Omar – Politician

After diligently running a campaign for the Minnesota Congressional seat, Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American lawmaker has won the Democratic primary in her home state.

She will be filling the seat previously occupied by Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., in Minnesota’s fifth congressional district

The 36-year-old former refugee took the seat by more than twenty thousand votes, out of 135,318 votes cast leading her on track to be one of two Muslim women in Congress.

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