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Ridwan was born in Jigjiga, Ethiopia to Somali parents. In 2014, Ridwan and his family were relocated to Lewiston, Maine, where he completed his high school education. Currently a student at University of Maine Augusta, Ridwan joins the team as our US-based Somali-language news reporter. When he’s not looking for community news, he loves playing soccer with his friends, providing accessible information for community members, and hanging out with his younger siblings.

Pronouns: He/him/his

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