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Somali leaders offer condolences to Beirut after explosion

Wednesday August 5, 2020

Mogadishu (HOL) – Somalia leaders have expressed their condolences to the people of Lebanon after an explosion at Beirut’s port ripped through the city, killing at least 70 people and maiming thousands.
Ambassador Mahad Awad,…

Governor Tim Walz visits Somali mall in Minneapolis and declares commitment to help businesses. Some ask if commitment is enough.

By JOEY PETERS Wednesday August 5, 2020“It is important for the governor to show they’re not forgetting us”: East African business owners call for help amid an economic crisis.Bashir Garad, who owns Safari Travel and Accounting Services, guides G…

Toll expected to rise in blast that shook Beirut, killing 78 and injuring thousands

Wednesday August 5, 2020A view shows the aftermath at the site of Tuesday’s blast in Beirut’s port area, Lebanon August 5, 2020. REUTERS/Issam AbdallahBEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese rescue workers dug through the rubble looking for survivors of a powerf…

Somalia sets up disaster warning centre to battle floods and locusts

Wednesday August 5, 2020At a government building in a former United Nations compound in Mogadishu, Khadar Sheikh Mohamed stares at a bank of giant screens displaying weather conditions across the country.At a government building in a former United Na…

Tanzania’s President Says Country Is Virus Free. Others Warn of Disaster

By Abdi Latif Dahir Wednesday August 5, 2020Tanzania hasn’t reported a single coronavirus case in three months, even as the African continent is expected this week to cross the threshold of one million reported cases. President John Magufuli…


Tuesday 4 August, 2020
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Beirut blast: Dozens dead and thousands injured, health minister says

Tuesday August 4, 2020
People gather by damaged buildings after a pair of explosions in Beirut on Aug. 4, 2020. (Hasan Shaaban/Bloomberg News)

BEIRUT — At least two massive explosions shook Beirut on Tuesday, injuring and killing hundreds of people…

Ahmed Aden sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing 15-year-old Somali outside KC mosque

Tuesday August 4, 2020By Maggie Holmes
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – A Jackson County judge Tuesday sentenced 40-year-old Ahmed Aden to 40 years in prison for killing a 15-year-old Somali boy outside a Kansas City mosque in December 2014.
In December 2019,…

Reclaiming Ritchie: Photo project aims to change the reputation of Black men in west-end neighbourhood

Tuesday August 4, 2020

A pandemic, George Floyd’s murder, and an eye-opening family discussion led a brother and sister in Ottawa’s west end to launch an Instagram photo project that aims to change perceptions about their neighbourhood.
The series is…

Public outrage deters Al-Shabaab more than counter-terror efforts. Here’s why

Tuesday August 4, 2020
Hundreds gather for prayer at the scene of a massive truck bomb attack in Mogadishu in October 2017, the deadliest to hit conflict-torn Somalia.
In September 2014, a US drone strike killed Al-Shabaab’s most influential leader, A…

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