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REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia finished the Olympic marathon in second place with his arms crossed over his head, as a sign of solidarity for the Oromo people, his native group and the largest ethnic group in the country. By speaking out, he may not be able to go home.

Fourth Olympic gold adds Mo Farah to the pantheon of all-time greats

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG In streaking away from the field on the final lap to Olympic gold for a fourth time, Mo Farah has stormed into the very upper echelons of any list of British sporting greats and stands on the verge of joining the select band with a knighthood. But even in his moment of triumph, the most decorated ...

Canada’s Olympics: Penny Oleksiak’s gold and the Bolt-De Grasse bromance

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Well hey, that ended up being kind of fun. While it’s true that Canadians don’t always get quite as excited about the Summer Olympics as some other countries we could mention, we still enjoy a good show. And for the most part, that’s what the last two weeks delivered, as Canadian athletes treated us to an ...

Turkey agrees plan for ‘Isis-free zone’ along Syrian border

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Turkey and the US have agreed on the outlines of a plan to drive Islamic State out of a strip of land along the Turkish-Syrian border, according to reports, in a landmark deal that will draw Turkey further into Syria’s civil war and looks likely to increase the intensity of the US air war against Isis. ...

Europe Olympic head Pat Hickey arrested in alleged ticket scam

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG The head of the European Olympic Committees, Pat Hickey, has been arrested in Rio de Janeiro in connection with an alleged international ticket scalping scam. Hickey, who is also a member of the International Olympic Committee and president of the Olympic Council of Ireland, was arrested Wednesday by Civil Police at the hotel he was staying ...

Finally, The Britain’s ‘most hated man’ Anjem Choudary convicted for ISIS support

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG The question is , why not long ago? Well,it has been so long for British authority to put an end and convict this notorious hate preacher who led a flag-burning demonstration outside the US embassy on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and voiced support for jihad has been convicted of inviting support for ISIS. Anjem Choudary, ...

Escaped Chibok girl: I miss my Boko Haram husband

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG What a strange love after all? Escaped Chibok girl Amina Ali Nkeki says she misses her Boko Haram fighter husband and is still thinking about him three months afterescaping the militants’ camp. Amina Ali, who was held hostage by the terrorist group for more than two years, says she was married off a year into her ...

Iraq executes 36 people for Camp Speicher massacre

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Iraq has hanged 36 people for taking part in the massacre of as many as 1,700 men in ISIS-controlled territory in 2014, a local governor said. The convicts were executed Sunday at Al-Hoot prison in Nasiriyah, said Yahya Al-Nasiri, governor of Dhiqar province. The killings have come to be known as the “Speicher Massacre” because it ...

ISIS AFFILIATES IN EUROPE NEW STYLE OF MACHETE ATTACKS ON POLICE OFFICERS AND CIVILIANS

WRITTEN BY KALAHAN DENG  FOR ISIS, BOKO HARAM, AL-SHABAB, and AL-QAEDA; all options are on the table in order to achieve their goal of terrifying people everywhere at any cost. I do not really understand why some people are unable to acknowledge that radicalization of young people especially homegrown terrorist is deeply rooted on religious ideology rather than political view ...

Rio 2016 Day 8: Phelps says goodbye; Bolt begins quest

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG The Olympics have reached a transitional point, midway through the program, where one marquee event — swimming — ends and another — athletics — begins. Where the world goes from the excitement of watching Michael Phelps wreck medal records to the fervent anticipation of watching Usain Bolt beginning his campaign to write his own history. Phelps ...

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