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US midterms filled with historic firsts

In this historic development in Minnesota's fifth congressional district, Omar takes over from Keith Ellison, who at the time of his appointment, was the first Muslim congressman.

Times Live , South Africa Nov 9, 2018

From Dadaab to the US Congress — VIDEO

Omar won a House seat in a strongly Democratic district in Minneapolis, Minnesota, succeeding Keith Ellison who was himself the first Muslim ever elected to Congress.

Business Daily Africa , Kenya Nov 8, 2018

Women candidates make history in US 2018 midterm elections

Omar will take the seat vacated by Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress.

The Standard , Kenya Nov 7, 2018

Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib make history as first Muslim women in Congress win

In Minnesota, Omar, about 36 and a naturalized American citizen and state representative, follows another trailblazer: She will succeed US Congressman Keith Ellison, who in 2006 became the first Muslim elected to Congress and is stepping down to run for state attorney general.

The Star , Kenya Nov 7, 2018

Minnesota, Michigan send first Muslim women to U.S. Congress

Congressman Keith Ellison, who in 2006 became the first Muslim elected to Congress and is stepping down to run for state attorney general.

The Standard , Kenya Nov 7, 2018

Former refugee in Kenya Ilhan Omar elected to US Congress

Congressman Keith Ellison, who in 2006 became the first Muslim elected to Congress and is stepping down to run for state attorney general.

The Standard , Kenya Nov 7, 2018

First two Muslim women elected to US Congress

The seat Omar won, Minnesota’s 5th district, was formerly held by Rep. Keith Ellison, who was the first Muslim to take a seat in Congress.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Nov 7, 2018

First two Muslim women elected to US Congress

Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee, won a House seat in a heavily-Democratic district in the Midwestern state of Minnesota, where she will succeed Keith Ellison, himself the first Muslim elected to Congress.

New Vision , Uganda Nov 7, 2018

Former Dadaab refugee elected to US Congress

Omar won a House seat in a strongly Democratic district in Minneapolis, Minnesota, succeeding Keith Ellison who was himself the first Muslim ever elected to Congress.

The East African , Kenya Nov 7, 2018

From Dadaab to the US Congress — VIDEO

Omar won a House seat in a strongly Democratic district in Minneapolis, Minnesota, succeeding Keith Ellison who was himself the first Muslim ever elected to Congress.

Daily Nation , Kenya Nov 7, 2018