Resident’s of the Somali capital Mogadishu have celebrated the historic win of Ihlan Omar to the US Congress. The former Somali refugee became the first Muslim woman elected to Congress on Tuesday. She says she draws her inspiration from her journey as a refugee in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp in the 90s.
In Kenya, her victory sparked heated debate on social media, with some criticising Kenya’s treatment of Somali refugees.
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