Ex-Somali refugee defeats minister to become MP

Ex-Somali refugee defeats minister to become MP

A man born in a refugee camp in Kenya has defeated a top Somali official to become a member of parliament.
Abdullahi Sheikh Abas, 31, was picked by an electoral college to be a federal MP.
He was up for election against state Information Minister Mohammed Abdi Hassan.
Somalia has been holding indirect elections since October to renew its parliament as the country remains too dangerous for a national vote.
Much of the country is still under the control of Islamist militant group al-Shabab, which is affiliated to al-Qaeda.
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15 November 2016 in World News, Views: 40
Source: BBC

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