Somali Election Chaos And The US Travel Ban
When Somalia held presidential elections this week, it was a small group of legislators that did the voting, rather than the general public.
The election had been postponed several times because of security concerns and the potential risk of a terror attack. In the end, a group of lawmakers voted in a heavily guarded air force base in Mogadishu. They selected a former prime minister who holds dual U.S.-Somali citizenship.
We talk about the recent election and the impact the travel ban has had on the Somali-American community with Ahmed Samatar, a professor of international studies and founding dean of the Institute for Global Citizenship at Macalester College.