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Meet two young Somali-American women who won city council seats in Maine and Minnesota
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Africans rising Meet two young Somali-American women who won city council seats in Maine and Minnesota

Despite ugly smear campaigns to discredit them, violent threats and racist comments 23-year-olds Safiya Khalid and Nadia Mohamed who are both former refugees still managed to secure historic victories by becoming the first Somali-Americans elected to the city council of Lewiston, Maine and St Louis Park, Minnesota respectively.

Senegalese Major Seynabou Diouf awarded 2019 UN Female Police Officer of the Year
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Africans rising Senegalese Major Seynabou Diouf awarded 2019 UN Female Police Officer of the Year

Major Seynabou Diouf, has been commended for her “exemplary service, which has a direct and positive impact on the community and the Congolese national police.” The Major currently leads a task force that helps to prevent and end sexual exploitation and abuse with the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC.

Nigerian neurosurgeon Dr. Olawale Sulaiman is performing free surgeries at personal expense
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Africans rising Nigerian neurosurgeon Dr. Olawale Sulaiman is performing free surgeries at personal expense

Nigerian professor of neurosurgery and spinal surgery, Dr. Olawale Sulaiman divides his time between the US and Nigeria to provide affordable and often free healthcare in his home country. The surgeon even negotiated a 25% pay cut with his employer in exchange for longer holidays to Nigeria to facilitate his philanthropy.