Drone envy: How Turkey’s sought-after combat weapon wins wars but also risks starting them

The central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan finally managed to gain an edge over Tajikistan in an ongoing border dispute. In late 2021, it obtained three coveted Turkish Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial combat drones armed with precision missiles that could take out any encroaching armour. That, officials assured the public, would help fend off any incursions by its neighbour.But not so fast.Just months later, Turkey agreed to sell the very same drones to Tajikistan, potentially providing Dushanbe with parity in any further military encounters. Outraged officials in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, rang up Ankara.​​“They answered that it was just business,”...
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Elon Musk says Starlink has been approved in Nigeria and Mozambique

This news is coming three days after Musk answered a tweet about the service launch in Africa. “Yes, first countries in Africa to be announced coming soon,” he tweeted. “Starlink will serve everywhere on Earth that we’re legally allowed to serve.”. Starlink operates in more than 30...
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NSCC grad shares her story

LYNN— North Shore Community College held their 55th commencement ceremony for the graduating class of 2022 on Thursday at 1 p.m. Out of 55 ceremonies at NSCC, this is the The post NSCC grad shares her story appeared first on Itemlive.

North Korea scrambles to contain coronavirus outbreak while trying to flex its power

Nick Schifrin is the foreign affairs and defense correspondent for PBS NewsHour, based in Washington, D.C. He leads NewsHour's foreign reporting and has created week-long, in-depth series for NewsHour from China, Russia, Ukraine, Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya, Cuba, Mexico, and the Baltics. The PBS NewsHour series "Inside Putin's Russia" won a 2018 Peabody Award and the National Press Club's Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence. In November 2020, Schifrin received the American Academy of Diplomacy’s Arthur Ross Media Award for Distinguished Reporting and Analysis of Foreign Affairs.

CHAN 2022: Qualifying draw sets up potential Ghana v Nigeria clash

The draw for the 2022 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers has been held in Cairo and sees a potential clash between Nigeria and Ghana for a place at the finals. The seeding system for the tournament was based on the results of the last three editions of CHAN, meaning that Ghana and Benin were the lowest-ranked sides and will face each other in regionally-based qualifiers.

WHO asks countries to increase surveillance for Monkeypox

May 26 (Reuters) - About 200 confirmed and more than 100 suspected cases of Monkeypox have been detected so far outside of the countries where it usually spreads, a World Health Organization official said on Thursday, urging countries to increase surveillance for the infectious disease. Monkeypox, a mild viral infection,...

Inspiring Cobb seniors include Lassiter, Walton, Wheeler students

Tadiwa Zinyongo was the last member of Walton High School’s large graduating class to receive his diploma Wednesday during commencement exercises. As shouts of joy rank out from this year’s seniors at the KSU Convocation Center, Zinyongo shook his head a little, smiling. Like many of his Walton...

Frisco grocer K&K African Market brings authentic food closer to home

In 2019, K&K African Market opened with the goal of making authentic African food more accessible to the Frisco area. Before K&K opened, some customers would make the hour-long trek to the nearest African grocery store in Dallas to stock up on food for three to four weeks, said Edwin Onwukegwu, who owns the store with his wife, Irene. Now, for many, the same products are within walking distance.
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Monkeypox Case Identified in Virginia

A case of monkeypox in Virginia is among nine now identified across seven states, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday morning. Cases also have been identified in California, Florida, New York, Massachusetts, Utah and Washington, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said. Virginia’s monkeypox patient...

Africa CDC warns on vaccine hoarding amid monkeypox outbreak

JOHANNESBURG, May 26 (Reuters) - The acting director of Africa's top public health agency said on Thursday that he hoped vaccine hoarding, as seen by wealthier nations during the COVID-19 pandemic, would not be repeated with the current monkeypox outbreak. Monkeypox, a usually mild viral infection, is endemic in the...

US Monastir to face Petro in BAL final after beating Zamalek

Basketball Africa League defending champions Zamalek crashed out of the 2022 edition to US Monastir in the semifinals on Wednesday, ending the Egyptian side's unbeaten run since the tournament's inception. Zamalek, who had looked under par when they limped into the semis, only lost 88-81 in Kigali, but Tunisian side...