Day: July 3, 2019

From Somali refugee to the European Parliament

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Chris Saunders

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Magid Magid is probably best known for “banning” Donald Trump from entering Sheffield

Magid Magid made quite an impression as he arrived for his first day at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Wearing a baseball cap and a T-shirt bearing an anti-fascist slogan, the newly elected MEP said he was asked to leave the building.
Who is Mr Magid and what barriers has the 30-year-old Somali refugee from Sheffield overcome to end up as a Green Party MEP?

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Mr Magid donned his trademark yellow baseball cap for his first day at the European Parliament

“I know I'm visibly different. I don't have the privilege to hide my identity. I'm BLACK & my name is Magid. I don't intend to try fit in. Get used to it!”
This was Mr Magid's response to being asked to leave the European Parliament building by someone he said he believed to be an official.
While the European Parliament said no member of staff was invo..

Magid Magid: ‘I don’t intend to try to fit in’

Image copyright
Chris Saunders

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Magid Magid is probably best known for “banning” Donald Trump from entering Sheffield

Magid Magid made quite an impression as he arrived for his first day at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Wearing a baseball cap and a T-shirt bearing an anti-fascist slogan, the newly elected MEP said he was asked to leave the building.
Who is Mr Magid and what barriers has the 30-year-old Somali refugee from Sheffield overcome to end up as a Green Party MEP?

Image caption

Mr Magid donned his trademark yellow baseball cap for his first day at the European Parliament

“I know I'm visibly different. I don't have the privilege to hide my identity. I'm BLACK & my name is Magid. I don't intend to try fit in. Get used to it!”
This was Mr Magid's response to being asked to leave the European Parliament building by someone he said he believed to be an official.
While the European Parliament said no member of staff was invo..

‘My parents told everyone I was dead’

In 1980 a baby girl was given up for adoption for being the wrong colour – she was mixed-race, her parents were white, and this was apartheid South Africa. But being brought up by a white couple in the UK left her searching for her place in the world. She only found it when she returned to the country of her birth.
As the plane touched down in Johannesburg, Sara-Jayne King caught her breath. More than 25 years had passed since she had last seen South Africa.
She had no conscious memories of it. She had left Johannesburg as a seven-week-old infant, to be deposited by her biological mother in England. The years in between had not been easy. Sara-Jayne had never come to terms with being abandoned by her birth mother, and had struggled as a biracial child in middle-class Surrey.
She got off the plane, walking through the airport and towards the car that would take her to the rehab centre. Here, Sara-Jayne hoped to rid herself of her self-harming behaviour and sort out the pieces of her lif..

L’Etat ”ne cherche pas à gagner de l’argent sur l’autoroute à péage” (SG ministère Infrastructures)

Dakar, 3 juillet (APS) – Le tarif de l'autoroute à péage serait multiplié au moins par quatre si l'Etat s'était contenté d'appliquer “la vérité des prix”, a soutenu mercredi le secrétaire général du ministère des Infrastructures, des Transports terrestres et du Désenclavement, Aubain Sagna, assurant que les pouvoirs publics ne cherchent pas à gagner de l'argent sur ces voies de transport.


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L’Etat ”ne cherge pas à gagner de l’argent sur l’autoroute à péage” (SG ministère Infrastructures)

Dakar, 3 juillet (APS) – Le tarif de l'autoroute à péage serait multiplié au moins par quatre si l'Etat s'était contenté d'appliquer “la vérité des prix”, a soutenu mercredi le secrétaire général du ministère des Infrastructures, des Transports terrestres et du Désenclavement, Aubain Sagna, assurant que les pouvoirs publics ne cherchent pas à gagner de l'argent sur ces voies de transport.


Société