HE BECOMES FIRST SOMALI TO LEAD GOVERNMENT AGENCY.
By MUKHTAR M. IBRAHIM
Abdi Warsame made history in 2013 when he became the first Somali in Minnesota elected to the Minneapolis City Council.
Soon, he will step into another big role. On Wednesday, the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority’s board unanimously voted to appoint him as the new CEO and executive director of the city’s sprawling public housing system, making him the first Somali to lead a government agency in Minnesota.
Continue reading “ABDI WARSAME APPOINTED CEO OF MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.”
By Lyndon Finney
Let’s begin with geography. Today’s lesson is Somalia, a country in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Guardafui Channel and Somali Sea to the east and Kenya to the southwest.
It is located 9,376 miles from San Francisco and 8,572 miles from Little Rock, Arkansas, where The Trucker met Fahin Ahmed on a crisp mid-winter afternoon in early January. Ahmed is an immigrant success story in the making.
Continue reading “Somali immigrant driver shares story of happiness and success in trucking”