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Ilhan Omar in push to end hijab ban in US Congress

Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee who was one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress earlier this month, has joined Democratic leaders in drafting an update to a 181-year-old rule to allow for religious exemptions for headwear like the Muslim hijab, Jewish yarmulkes or Sikh turban.

Daily Nation , Kenya Nov 19, 2018

SCOPHINE: How Alexandria Ocasio's US poll win exposes Kenyan women mediocrity in politics

And while Kenyans were mesmerized by former Dadaab refugee Ilhan Omar win in Minnesota and rightfully so, one woman’s victory caught my attention.

The Star , Kenya Nov 13, 2018

WARIGI: US Democrats win the House of Reps, give notice to Mr

They counted African-Americans, Asian-Americans, even a couple of Muslim Americans who included a young Somali-American, Ilhan Omar.

Daily Nation , Kenya Nov 10, 2018

CHEGE: To all girls who put in honest work, success is coming,

Imagine my joy this week when I read about Ms Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American elected to US Congress.

Daily Nation , Kenya Nov 9, 2018

WATCH: Trump, US midterm elections - here are the top World news stories today

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib become first two Muslim American women elected to US congress Here's what you need to know about the first two Muslim women elected to the US Congress, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.

News 24 , South Africa Nov 8, 2018

From Dadaab to the US Congress — VIDEO

World Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib become first Muslim women in US Congress chicago, A onetime Somali refugee and the daughter of Palestinian immigrants shared the historic distinction Tuesday of becoming the first two Muslim women elected to the US Congress.

Business Daily Africa , Kenya Nov 8, 2018

Trump hails Senate wins despite losses in the House

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are the first Muslim women and Sharice Davids and Debra Haaland the first native American women to be elected to Congress.

Punch , Nigeria Nov 7, 2018

[OPINION] Trumping the midterms in the age of Donald

Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar won their races in Detroit and Minneapolis to become the first Muslim-American women in the House of Representatives.

EWN , South Africa Nov 7, 2018

America's pink wave: Women win Congress record

The class of 2019 includes the youngest congressional women in history, 29-year-olds Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York and Abby Finkenauer from Iowa, as well as the first two Native American women, and the first two Muslim women, Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib and Somali-American Ilhan Omar.

News 24 , South Africa Nov 7, 2018

Ex-Dadaab refugee breaks record in Congress elections

Ilhan Omar, who has spoken openly about her time as a refugee in Kenya, was elected as the first Muslim woman to represent the State of Minnesota in Congress in Tuesday’s election.

Daily Nation , Kenya Nov 7, 2018