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Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot can now do unbelievably good backflips

THE VERGE — It’s been a while since we’ve seen any updates to the Atlas robot after Alphabet sold Boston Dynamics to SoftBank in June. After unveiling a teaser of its SpotMini robot just a few days ago, the company is now back with a new video of Atlas just casually performing gymnastics moves like it’s Tokyo […]

‘For My Ayeeyo’: Two young women learn Somali poetry from a distance

Somalia is often called a land of poets, a place where everything from teenage romance to legal disputes has been recorded and passed down through poems. As conflict and drought have driven hundreds of thousands of Somalis from that homeland, the poetry has travelled with them. But here in the U.S., Somali-American poets must find […]

Pentagon says more than 500 US troops now in Somalia, but denies ‘build up’

The Pentagon announced in a statement Thursday there are now “more than” 500 US troops on the ground in Somalia. A significant increase from early 2014 when roughly two dozen troops arrived for the first time since 1993 and the Black Hawk Down incident. US Africa Command says there have been 28 airstrikes this year, […]

Fartun Ahmed is first Somali-American woman elected to a school board in the country

LAKESHORE WEEKLY — HOPKINS — Fartun Ahmed was elected to Hopkins school board Tuesday Nov. 7, making her the first Somali woman in the country to be elected to a school board and the second to be elected to public office. She campaigned as part of a bloc with Chris LaTondresse and Jen Westmoreland-Bouchard under […]

Scared liar Alex Jones: U.S. has ‘colonized Minnesota with Somalis’ [VIDEO]

CITY PAGES — On Monday, legendary Hollywood shitheel James Woods tweeted a video depicting Somalis at the Mall of America. Are these things connected? EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED! WAKE UP SHEEPLE! This we learned from a nine-minute clip from Alex Jones, a disturbingly popular conspiracist who has never let the fact that everything he says is […]

Ethiopian government warns students over unrest

ADDIS ABABA, The Ethiopian Ministry of Education (MoE) on Thursday warned legal action against higher education students who interrupt normal educational classes at universities.

Tilaye Gete, Minister of Education, said in a press conference that some universities especially Metu and Ambo in Ethiopia’s central Oromia regional state have had their normal educational classes interrupted by unrest instigated by a small group of students.

UNSC votes to extend sanctions on Eritrea and Somalia

The United Nations Security Council has voted to extend an arms embargo imposed on Eritrea and Somalia for allegedly supporting al-Shabaab. The decision comes barely a week after a panel of experts called for the lifting of sanctions particularly on Somalia. CGTN’s Liling Tan filed this report from New York

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