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‘Ghetto presidents’: musicians risk all to take on authoritarian rule in Africa

Tuesday August 4, 2020By Jason Burke in Johannesburg and Samuel Okiror in Kampala
Artists taking on political roles from Algeria to Zambia have been beaten, detained and killed
The Ugandan reggae star Bobi Wine hopes to unseat his country’s ruler of 3…

‘Ghetto presidents’: musicians risk all to take on authoritarian rule in Africa

By Jason Burke in Johannesburg and Samuel Okiror in Kampala Tuesday August 4, 2020Artists taking on political roles from Algeria to Zambia have been beaten, detained and killedThe Ugandan reggae star Bobi Wine hopes to unseat his countr…

AU vows to intensify fight against al-Shabab

Tuesday August 4, 2020
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The African Union Mission in Somalia said troops will continue to intensify fight against al-Shabab despite reducing troop numbers early this year and the disruptions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Richard Otto, continge…

‘Somalis are the Irish of Africa’: Irish man helps rebuild Somalia’s rule of law

Tuesday August 4, 2020By Conor Gallagher
Corruption and terror are key obstacles to progress in the country for Irish Coast Guard chief
Irish Coast Guard director and head of mission for EUCap in Somalia Chris Reynolds (right) speaking with officials …

Minister Islow: “No extension is acceptable.”

Tuesday August 4, 2020

Mogadishu (HOL) – Acting Somali security minister Mohamed Abukar Islow Duale who attended a consultative meeting for the Mudullod clan in Mogadishu today spoke about the political crisis in Somalia.
Minister Islow called on the…

Racism Is Everywhere in Israel, Even at anti-Netanyahu Protests, Ethiopian Israeli Activist Says

Tuesday August 4, 2020
Identifying with George Floyd is easy, says Shula Mola, a founder of the Association of Ethiopian Jews. White Israelis should confront the institutionalized racism at home, even at the anti-Netanyahu protests
Protest over the s…

FAA outlines design changes needed for Boeing 747 Max to fly again

Tuesday August 4, 2020Regulators call for safety improvements following 18-month reviewAn aerial photo shows grounded Boeing 737 Max aircraft at Boeing facilities in Moses Lake, Wash., in 2019. REUTERSFederal regulators on Monday outlined a list of d…

Ottawa Somali community mourns the death of beloved communnity leader and mentor

Monday August 3, 2020Ahmed Hassan (Far left, white t-shirt) with the Surad soccer club, a youth club the coached and mentored. SUPPLIED
Ottawa (ON) – Ahmed Hassan (Kayse), a soccer coach and one of the principal founders of the Surad Youth Soccer Club…

Solar streetlights boost business in Somali coastal town of Hobyo

Monday August 3, 2020

(ERGO) – Yasin Mohamed Elmi, a father of seven, has seen his income rise since solar streetlights were installed in the coastal town of Hobyo in Somalia’s central Mudug region.
Businesses along the main streets, including his sm…

Taiwan mum on Somaliland’s possible recognition of Taiwan

Monday August 3, 2020
Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (right) and his counterpart from Somaliland, Yasin Hagi Mohamoud shake hands after they signed an agreement for setting up representative offices in the two countries in Taipei in February. / File photo…