Mukhtar Ibrahim

Contributing reporter
Minnesota Public Radio


Mukhtar Ibrahim Feature Archive

Fomba Konjan
The Ebola epidemic sweeping across West Africa has hit hard in Minnesota, which has one of the nation's largest West African populations. Some aim to send medical supplies to Liberia. (09/07/2014)
Al-Shabab fighters in Somalia
Many in the Somali community see Ahmed Abdi Godane Godane's killing as a step in the right direction. But they say the war against al-Shabab is not over yet. (09/05/2014)
A 17-yeard-old Faribault girl who had been missing since Aug. 25 was found in Michigan Wednesday morning, Faribault police said. (09/03/2014)
Faribault police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing teenager who was last seen on Aug. 25. (09/02/2014)
Mayor Chris Coleman said he plans to meet with the NAACP, the African-American Leadership Council, the Saint Paul Black Ministerial Alliance and police officials to discuss the incident. (08/29/2014)
Officers Joseph Sandquist, who shot and killed the man, and Mark Grundhauser both have been with the department for nearly two years. (08/29/2014)
More Minnesotans are on the way to Syria, the FBI says. Two are now feared to have died fighting with militants. (08/29/2014)
The 33-year-old man was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official says. (08/27/2014)
In a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gov. Mark Dayton said agency should not allow the project to proceed until Minnesota can complete an environmental impact statement. (08/26/2014)
Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud urged Somali-Americans gathered Saturday night in Minneapolis not to raise money for al-Shabaab, and he called on parents to prevent their children from being brainwashed by the militant group. (08/10/2014)
Mohamud's visit is more than a Minnesota courtesy call. The state is home to the nation's largest Somali-American population, an influential group that helps sustain Somalia's economy through investment and money transfers. (08/09/2014)
Over the past few months, as many as 15 young Somali-American men from the Twin Cities have traveled to Syria to join radical groups trying to overthrow President Bashar Assad's regime, according to the FBI. (06/12/2014)
When Idil Mohamed walks down the street with her husband, they often attract stares, and sometimes rude comments, because she is Somali and he is white. Somalis who marry non-Somalis are breaking the social norms of marriage and cultural traditions in their community. (07/31/2011)
A Minneapolis nonprofit aims to provide affordable housing to low-income and homeless people, and those it has helped will tell you the program is working. (03/02/2011)
More than 50 people gathered in front of Coffman Memorial Union at the University of Minnesota Friday to show support and solidarity with the Egyptian people who are protesting against their government. (01/28/2011)