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A former refugee who has taken over as Sheffield's Lord Mayor says he hopes to bring the role "into the 21st Century".
Magid Magid, is the city's first Somali mayor, first Green Party mayor, and, at 28, the youngest mayor.
He came to Sheffield aged five after six months in an Ethiopian refugee camp with his mother and five siblings who left Somalia "to find a better life".
"Just me being in the post brings an element of difference to the role," he said.
Born in Burao in war-torn northern Somalia, Mr Magid said he did not remember much of his childhood and had never returned to his country of birth. "I remember just being happy, playing around as you do as a kid, but in reality it was a completely different story," he said. His family set up home in Sheffield's Burngreave area. He said life was difficult when he and his family arrived, trying to learn the language and adapt to a new way of life. His mother worked as a cleaner to look after her children, with Magid and his siblings acting as translators.
Protests continue to grow over controversial PFI contract that has resulted in thousands of trees being cut down
originally posted by: toysforadults
I file this in the "white people are bad" category
Sorry but Britain doesnt have to let a bunch of Africans take over their country if they don't want to and no that's not racist