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Cedar Rapids man due home Tuesday from Sudan
Apr. 30, 2023 4:05 pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids man who became stranded in Sudan during a coup attempt is scheduled to arrive home Tuesday evening.
Mohamed Ahmed, 38, will be flying from Amman, Jordan, to Chicago, and then from Chicago to Cedar Rapids on American Airlines Flight 3808, scheduled to arrive at The Eastern Iowa Airport at 8:26 p.m.
“Everyone is welcome” to greet him upon his arrival, his wife, Jacy Bunnell Ahmed said Sunday.
Her husband had been scheduled to fly home April 19, but fighting had damaged and closed the Khartoum airport. Ahmed’s family lives across the River Nile from Khartoum, where they could hear and see the military clashes.
Ahmed immigrated to the United States 13 years ago to attend Kirkwood Community College, and he became a U.S. citizen in 2016. He and his wife, a former teacher in the Cedar Rapids school district, operate a commercial cleaning business in Cedar Rapids.