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Immigrant shop owners a soft target for criminals

GroundUpTuesday August 4, 2020By Tariro WashinyiraReporting crime to the police is “a waste of time” says Delft shop ownerAbdul Seheky, an asylum seeker from Tanzania, runs a barber shop on Delft Main Road. He was left traumatised when a person was sh…

Mosque refused planning permission amid complaints from church over the road

Tuesday August 4, 2020By Kate Lally
The church and its attendees had some concerns
Owners wanted 139-141a Granby Street to operate as a mosque.A community centre in Granby has been refused permission to operate as a mosque amid complaints from the chu…

‘The Biggest Monster’ Is Spreading. And It’s Not the Coronavirus.

By Apoorva MandavilliTuesday August 4, 2020
It begins with a mild fever and malaise, followed by a painful cough and shortness of breath. The infection prospers in crowds, spreading to people in close reach. Containing an outbreak requires contact tra…

‘We drink from the toilet’: migrants tell of hellish Saudi detention centres

Tuesday August 4, 2020By Katie McQueKingdom urged to rethink mass deportation policy as crowded and insanitary conditions spark Covid-19 fears Detainees at Jeddah Shumaisi Detention Centre. Photograph: Courtesy of Free Rohingya Coalition
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Why Somalia PM ouster raises the stakes in election ruled by clannism

Tuesday August 4, 2020By ABDULKADIR KHALIF
Former Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud (left) after Mohammed Abdullahi Farmaajo (centre) was elected new President of Somalia in Mogadishu, on February 8, 2017. PHOTO | ANADOLU AGENCYThe first univers…

KDF Harbin aircraft crash lands at Somalia airstrip

Tuesday August 4, 2020A Kenya Defence Forces aircraft crash landed at Dhobley Airstrip, Somalia, on Monday on take off to Nairobi.No casualty was reported.KDF in a statement on Tuesday said all 10 military personnel on board are at the Defence Forces…

1 of 3 Somalian troops to be trained by Turkey: Envoy

Tuesday August 4, 2020 With roughly one of three Somalian soldiers trained by the Turkish Armed Forces, military cooperation in this area between the two countries is of critical importance, Turkey’s ambassador to the East African nation said Tu…

Huge Beirut explosion shatters windows across Lebanese capital

Tuesday August 4, 2020 Beirut, Lebanon (CNN) A massive explosion ripped through the Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday, injuring many people and blowing out windows in buildings across the city.NEWSINSIDEThe source of the explosion was initially…

Turkish hospital in Somalia celebrates birth of quintuplets

Tuesday August 4, 2020 Somalia’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Hospital on Monday announced the healthy birth of quintuplets.Ads By Google “A mom gave birth to 5 little babies (quintuplets) in our hospital, one of the rarest births in the world,” the hos…

Kenyan soldiers injured in copter crash in Dhobley

Tuesday August 4, 2020NAIROBI (HOL) – Seven Kenyan soldiers were Monday night injured when their helicopter crashed in Dhobley, SomaliaSources in the area confirmed the crash noting there were no fatalities. Some of the soldiers were transferred to N…