Monthly Archives: November 2022

Mauritania’s first female envoy to DC hopes to boost country’s image

Cissé Cheikh Boide has served as Mauritania’s Ambassador to the United States since March 2021. (Photo by The Washington Diplomat) Mauritania, which is about the size of Texas and California combined, has only 4.3 million inhabitants. This makes it one of the least densely populated countries in the world. It …

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Rich history of North African creativity showcased at Abu Dhabi Art 2022

Despite many obstacles, North African masterpieces are present this year at Abu Dhabi Art, the capital’s flagship annual art event, which runs until Sunday. Organized by Rachida Triki, art historian and professor of philosophy at the University of Tunis, the Focus section of the art fair brings together galleries from …

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Oli London goes from ‘Korean woman’ to British man

Infamous influencer Oli London is apparently ‘de-transitioning’ from a ‘Korean woman’ to a British man after converting to Christianity. The controversial personality appeared on Fox News with Tucker Carlson to discuss the change. “I struggled with my gender identity struggles,” London explained. “I was never happy with how I looked, …

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London Surf/Film Festival

From over 100 submissions, we’ve assembled a program of the best films from around the world – highly anticipated premieres, award-winning features and independent films – that represent the pinnacle of contemporary surfing here and now. From dueling wild slabs at the outer limits of human endurance, and finding new …

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Fighting and Proud Mizrahi Jew

Take a look at Hen Mazzig’s Instagram biography and you’ll get a taste of who he is: “I love being Jewish 10 times more than anyone hates me for it. Son of Amazigh + Iraqi refugees. The young influencer has more than 155,000 followers between Instagram and Facebook, and he …

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Young indigenous women from Mexico and Morocco unite for COP27 Global Voices

Luz Edith Morales Jimenez on the left, Fatima Zahrae Taribi on the right. Portraits used with permission. When Fatima Zahrae Taribi, a 20-year-old climate justice activist from Morocco, met Luz Edith Morales Jimenez, a young land defender from Michoacán, Mexico, she wondered how they could communicate. Zahrae speaks French, Arabic …

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Meet the startups from the Alabama Launchpad social impact competition: Reboot Reforestation and OMNIS

On December 8, the Alabama Economic Development Partnership and the Alabama Energy Foundation will host the final of the last Alabama Launch Pad contest for startups. This round of the Launchpad is focused on the intention of companies to have a positive impact on the community. Ten finalists are competing …

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Meet the global semi-finalists of the Arab Reading Challenge 2022 in Dubai

Dubai: The semi-finalists of the sixth Arabic reading challenge, who are Arab students living abroad, gathered at the Mohammed bin Rashid Library in Dubai on Wednesday for a final interview, on the eve of the awarding of the champion of Arabic reading which will be announced on Thursday, November 10. …

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Where normalcy is hard to find

Whether public or private, creative or industrial, the Tunisian citizen faces an uncertain future. Kais Saied’s controversial rise to the post of prime minister has deepened financial instability, with social repressions only adding to Tunisia’s misery. “This country is in ruins, says an exasperated artist, Yassine Ben Miled. I haven’t …

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You can have an affordable fairytale holiday in Ireland

Luxury travel agency Adams & Butler helps create unique and affordable vacations in Ireland and … [+] elsewhere in the world. Getty Have you ever dreamed of being hosted by royalty in a real ancestral castle? Or maybe you prefer to live in an old stone tower house, like Rapunzel? …

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I applied for a $1,000 loan. Here is what happened.

Disclaimer: This is sponsored content. All views and opinions are those of the advertiser and do not reflect the same of WTKR. When my car broke down a few months ago and I needed quick cash for repairs, my friend recommended a company called ZippyLoan. They say you can borrow …

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10 proven spots around the world to observe the night sky

Stargazing might be one of the most universal human acts; as a species, we’ve been stargazing since time immemorial, mapping the skies, guiding our journeys through the cosmos, seeking to understand the nature of space…and also, you know, just basking in the beauty of the stars to be. These days, …

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