A new Cabinet took office in November in the capital, Mogadishu, and it’s loaded with Somali-Americans. Some have given up quiet lives in the U.S. suburbs to try to turn around one of the world’s most dangerous countries.
“I told my wife and she thought I was nuts,” said Abdulkareem Jama. They talked it over and decided they should return and try to make a difference.
Jama used to work in IT management in Virginia but now is the Somali transitional federal government minister of information.
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