LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Democratic candidate is poised to become the first Somali American to serve in the Maine Legislature after her challenger dropped out of the race.
Republican Fred Sanborn-Silvers’ withdrawal last month cleared the path for Democrat Mana Abdi in her bid for Maine House District 95. Another Somali American, South Portland Mayor Deqa Dhalac, is also running for a different House seat.
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As of 2015, there are 1.7 million sub-Sahara African immigrants living in the U.S. The largest numbers of them reside in Texas, New York, California, Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Virginia. Each of these states has at least 100,000 African immigrants respectively. These states represents the best markets for African immigrants according to TONY K ANSAH JR who used census figures for this report in Face2FaceAfrica.com. Continue reading “Here are the best African immigrant marketplaces in the US”
Anger with policies of US President Donald Trump has fired up Somali-Americans in Minnesota to vote in droves in the mid-term elections.
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Rising political star, Ilhan Omar has become the first Somali to win a primary election victory to represent Minnesota’s 5th District in the U.S. Congress in Minneapolis. This report by K. Farabaugh of Voice of America gives more details. Continue reading “Somali Refugee Wins Primary Election for US Congress”