I'm always glad to see a bureaucrat get ahead in the world, as described in this Politico piece on Somalia elections.
Factoids: "this year, of Somalia’s 24 presidential candidates, nine held American passports"
" among the seven countries included in Trump’s attempted ban, most
boast influential officials who spent time in the United States,
usually to attend school. Former prime ministers in Yemen and Libya
attended American universities. One of them, Shukri Ghanem, was a
reformer who worked, with some success, to push Muammar Qadhafi toward
reconciliation with the west. Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister
who oversaw negotiations on the Iran nuclear deal, went to a private
high school in San Francisco and received a B.A. and M.A. from San
Francisco State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Denver. An
influential rebel leader from Sudan who was a key player in the
country’s 2005 peace agreement, John Garang, attended Grinnell College
in an Iowa town of 9,000 surrounded by cornfields."