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African women engage in U.S. local politics

As African immigrants are becoming a growing part of the American population, they are also participating in the political process, as voters as well as running for elected offices. Winnie Obike, a University of Maryland Ph.D. candidate and Nigerian native, and Sia Finoh, a local activist and native from Sierra Leone, are both running for local office in the State of Maryland, with elections in June 2018. They join Linord Moudou on Africa 54 discuss their experiences as African women immigrants running for office, looking at challenges and opportunities.

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