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Turkey dazzles young Somali inventor at Teknofest

17-year-old Guled Abdi has passion for developing electronic toys and model planes. A talented 17-year-old Somali boy is being hosted by the Turkish Foreign Ministry to attend Teknofest, the country’s largest aerospace and technology event. Guled Abdi makes unmanned aerial vehicle models, or drones, as an amateur and with limited resources. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut

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France vows to protect its Jewish community after stabbing

From the left, Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, France Prime Minister Jean Castex, and Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin arrive on the scene after a knife attack near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Friday Sept. 25, 2020 in Paris. French terrorism authorities are investigating a knife attack that wounded at least two people Friday

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Somali, Kenyan troops exchange gunfire in border firefight

The incident took place at the frontier between the Somali town Bulo Hawo and Kenya’s Mandera, close to where the border meets Ethiopia to the north Somali and Kenyan troops engaged in a minutes-long firefight on Saturday at the two countries’ shared border, local officials and witnesses said after the Kenyan side fired shots to

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Brexit: EU citizens in UK could be shut out of vital services

Elisabeth Dodds has settled status, but was turned down for a £50,000 bank loan. Photograph: Christian Sinibaldi/The Guardian By Anna Tims Fears that shift from paper to digital permits could prevent those with settled status accessing jobs, banking and healthcare. Thousands of EU nationals could face problems accessing essential services because the government is refusing

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General says UK can ‘destroy’ enemy infrastructure

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he wanted UK to have “leading, full-spectrum cyber power” Britain’s top cyber general said the UK could “degrade, disrupt, and even destroy” its enemies critical infrastructure in a future conflict, the Guardian reported Friday. Gen. Sir Patrick Sanders, the head of UK strategic command, was quoted by the newspaper as

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UK’s first Somali-born female mayor resigns from the Labour Party

Photo: Credit Islington Council By Calum Fraser Outgoing mayor delivered emotional speech before breaking off from Zoom call THE UK’s first Somali-born woman to become mayor has quit the Labour Party claiming “oppression” and “discriminatory behaviour”. Councillor Rakhia Ismail announced this morning that she had “resigned from the Labour Party” after she gave an emotional

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Sadiq Khan has failed our community, says Labour councillor in wake of stab death

Photo: Credit Reuters Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. REPRESENTATIVES of Islington’s close-knit Somali community have criticised Mayor of London Sadiq Khan in the wake of the killing of a teenager in Holloway, claiming people feel that he has “abandoned” them. Kamal Nuur, 18, was stabbed to death in Goodinge Close, off North Road, last week,

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Terror probe opened after 2 wounded in Paris knife attack

French soldiers patrol after four people have been wounded in a knife attack near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Friday Sept. 25, 2020 in Paris. A police official said officers are “actively hunting” for the perpetrators and have cordoned off the area including the former Charlie Hebdo offices after a suspect package

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Ilhan Omar compares Trump to Somali dictators and fears he will not leave office peacefully

Photo: Credit Pinterest President Donald Trump and Rep. Ilhan Omar. By Emma Colton Rep. Ilhan Omar compared President Trump’s administration to Somalian dictatorships she witnessed growing up. “As a little girl, I witnessed what happens when you do not have a peaceful transfer of power,” the Minnesota Democrat tweeted Thursday. “It leads to instability, violence,

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Suspected extremists abduct 3 non-Muslims in Kenya’s north

Officials in Kenya say three non-Muslim bus passengers were abducted by suspected Islamic extremists in Kenya’s northern Mandera county that borders Somalia. Armed gunmen, believed to be Somalia’s al-Shabab rebels, stopped a bus about 30 kilometers (18 miles) from Lafey town and ordered everyone out. The attackers picked three passengers from 54 on the bus

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