Barkhad Abdi Visit to Somalia January 2015
Oscar-nominated actor Barkhad Abdi – best known for his role opposite Tom Hanks in the movie Captain Phillips – was far from the glories of Hollywood when he recently returned to Puntland, Somalia for the first time since fleeing the country at the age of seven. Abdi’s visit as a Goodwill Ambassador for the charity Adeso was an opportunity for him to witness first-hand some of the emerging positive stories from Somalia, despite the major challenges still facing his birth country.
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