An interesting piece from Stewart Bell in today's National Post. Bell reports that Canada has a real presence in the new government of Somalia - 18 MPs. They left their homes in Ottawa and Toronto to return to their homeland and help it emerge from anarchy. One of them, Ahmed Afra, told Bell so many are in the Somalia Parliament because of their time in Canada:
"That's why you find so many Somali-Canadians in Parliament, because of the degrees and expertise, the knowledge they got in Canada."