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Meet two young Somali-American women who won city council seats in Maine and Minnesota
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Africans rising Meet two young Somali-American women who won city council seats in Maine and Minnesota

Despite ugly smear campaigns to discredit them, violent threats and racist comments 23-year-olds Safiya Khalid and Nadia Mohamed who are both former refugees still managed to secure historic victories by becoming the first Somali-Americans elected to the city council of Lewiston, Maine and St Louis Park, Minnesota respectively.

Whose World Cup victory is it anyway, Africa or France?
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Politics and Society Whose World Cup victory is it anyway, Africa or France?

With many Africans celebrating France’s World Cup victory as theirs, having adopted ‘Les Bleus’ as the ‘sixth African country’ in the tournament, it begs the question: should Africans claim France’s triumph as partly theirs? Do Africans have legitimate reasons to celebrate the victory of a country still accused of causing problems on the continent?

World Refugee Day: Stories of refugees who succeeded against all odds
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Politics and Society World Refugee Day: Stories of refugees who succeeded against all odds

2018 is the 18th year of the World Refugee Day event, run by the United Nations Refugee Agency as a declaration that the world supports and stands with refugees. The day also marks the launch of the ‘With Refugees’ petition, which will state the needs and potential rights of refugees to allow every one of them the opportunity to thrive and succeed – as these people did.