Sunday, July 23, 2017
Wardheer News

Women cyclists in Jeddah surprise many on Corniche

Women cyclists ride around the Corniche wearing long pants and loose shirts with helmets carefully placed over their headscarves. — Courtesy: Al-Arabiya Jeddah — This is an unusual sight in Jeddah: Women in hijab riding bicycles on the popular seafront road. … Continued

For Ethiopia’s Underemployed Youth, Life Can Center on a Leaf

By KIMIKO de FREYTAS-TAMURA A farmer collecting khat in Infranz, a village in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. The young and underemployed are increasingly chewing khat, a psychotropic leaf that has amphetaminelike effects. CreditTiksa Negeri for The New York Times BAHIR DAR, … Continued

GERMAN RUNAWAY GIRL WHO CONVERTED TO ISLAM IS FOUND IN IRAQ

BY KIRSTEN GRIESHABER AND QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA BERLIN (AP) — A German girl who ran away from home after converting to Islam has been found as Iraqi forces liberated the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State extremists, German and Iraqi officials … Continued

CHINA WOULD CONSIDER SENDING TROOPS FOR DJIBOUTI-ERITREA

BY ELIAS MESERET ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — China would consider sending peacekeeping troops to a disputed Djibouti-Eritrea border region after Qatar pulled out its troops last month, China’s top diplomat to the African Union said Friday, as the Asian giant’s … Continued

SOMALIS IN MINNEAPOLIS ON DEFENSIVE AFTER POLICE SHOOTING

BY AMY FORLITI AND STEVE KARNOWSKI MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The killing of an unarmed Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer who is a Somali-American has turned an unwelcome spotlight on the city’s beleaguered Somali community, where many again find themselves … Continued

Our miserable life in Libya

By Mustafa Fetouri To say the lives of Libyans since their so called revolution in 2011 has been all but an uphill struggle against, sometimes, the impossible is an understatement! Life in Libya has been tremendously reduced to daily suffering … Continued

Harar – the Ethiopian city known as ‘Africa’s Mecca’

As the Unesco-recognised Ethiopian city of Harar marks its 1,010th anniversary, the BBC’s Emmanuel Igunza explores its unique heritage. Night falls in the ancient city of Harar, and I’m witnessing a breathtaking, if not bizarre, exercise. A young man skewers … Continued

Djibouti FA dissolves national team to ‘stop poor results’

By Oluwashina Okeleji Djibouti’s Football Federation is run by Souleiman Hassan Waberi, a Confederation of African Football Executive Committee member The Djibouti Football Federation (FDF) has dissolved the national football team in a bid to ‘stop poor results’. The FDF … Continued