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.

University of Bristol appoints history of slavery professor to interrogate its past
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Politics and Society University of Bristol appoints history of slavery professor to interrogate its past

The United Kingdom’s first black female history professor, Olivette Otele, is set to take on the role of interrogating the University of Bristol’s part in the transatlantic slave trade. She will help the university better understand its past as it struggles to keep up with its counterparts.