Somalia’s new prime minister, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, taught leadership skills and conflict resolution at Erie Community College in Buffalo, reports the New York Times.
He’ll need leadership and conflict resolution skills.
(Mohamed) will take over the Western-backed transitional government, which controls just a few blocks of the capital and is struggling for survival amid a sea of Islamist insurgents.
A financial analyst in the Somali Embassy in Washington, Mohamed sought asylum in the U.S. in 1988. He earned a master’s degree in political science from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and became a community college instructor. Now a U.S. citizen, Mohamed returned to Somalia only last month.