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Italy: Rome to name metro station after ‘black partisan’

Thursday August 6, 2020 Activists placed a banner over the Metro C works on Via dell’Amba Aradam which stated (in Italian) that no station should be named after “oppression” – A young Giorgio Marincola. Rome votes to name future Amba Aradam metro stop after Giorgio Marincola. Rome city council has backed a motion to name a future Metro C station ...

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Aja Naomi King & Ifrah Ahmed Discuss A GIRL FROM MOGADISHU4

BlackFilm Thursday August 6, 2020 By Koku Tona A GIRL FROM MOGADISHU is a True Story Based on the Testimony of Ifrah Ahmed Aja Naomi King and Ifrah Ahmed spoke with blackfilm.com correspondent Koku Tona about their film A Girl From Mogadishu. The film chronicles the journey of Ahmed as she fled a war-tore Somalia to later become an International ...

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Meet Muwado, the eight-year-old girl making Somalia laugh

By Hamza Mohamed Thursday August 6, 2020 The comedy sketches of Mogadishu’s young TikTok and YouTube star have generated millions of views in just a few months. Muwado: ‘I like to make people happy. I get happy when I see people laughing’ [Ali Adan Abdi/Al Jazeera] All across Mogadishu and beyond, there is one name that brings smiles to people’s faces: ...

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Somali leaders offer condolences to Beirut after explosion

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, Somalia’s Foreign Minister, prayed for the victims of the blast. My prayers and thoughts are with our Lebanese brothers and sisters. Our hearts are with you. May the ...

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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 Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan through Karmel Mall on Monday, August 3, 2020. Credit: Jaida Grey Eagle | ...

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Somalia sets up disaster warning centre to battle floods and locusts

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

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