A Student of History

June 30, 2007

Hail to the Chief

Filed under: Ireland,The world today — John Maass @ 10:59 pm

BBC report:

A Nigerian man who arrived in Ireland as an asylum seeker seven years ago has become the country’s first black mayor. Rotimi Adebari has been elected as first citizen of Portlaoise in County Laois.

The 43-year-old fled from Nigeria in 2000 because of religious persecution. After a few weeks, he and his family settled in the County Laois town.

Rotimi Adebari

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