After the last day of the holidays, my uncle Mamadou took me to my new school.
"Work hard now" he said "and God will keep you. You can give me your first impressions on Sunday".
On the Sunday, I complained bitterly to my uncle:
"But I've learnt nothing uncle, I already know by heart all the things they taught us. Is it really necessary going to this school? I might as well go back to Kouroussa at once!"
"No" said my uncle, "Wait a little!"
"There's nothing to wait for. I could see at once that there was nothing worth waiting for".
"Come! Do not be so impatient. Are you always as impatient as this? The school where you are now is perhaps not so good in general subjects, but it can give you practical training which you will find nowhere else. Haven't you been in the workshops?"
Like every other teen, Brian Kennedy of New York City knew all about the dangers of cigarette smoking — the toll it takes on your lungs, heart, and the rest of your body. But that didn't stop him from lighting up his first cigarette when he was only 11.
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"I will only confirm that he, in effect, urinated in the plane," a spokeswoman for the Air France-KLM subsidiary said, confirming a report on Europe 1 radio, which interviewed a passenger who witnessed the incident.
With Somalia's famine spreading, experts are looking at new strategies to address the crisis that go beyond simply feeding people.
The town of Dobley sits just 18 kilometers from the Kenyan town of Liboi, and just three kilometers from the officially closed Kenya-Somalia border. The dusty desert town was controlled by Islamist insurgent group al-Shabab until early April, when - after three days of fighting - government forces with allied militias beat Shabab back, creating a buffer zone 90 kilometers to the north and 30 kilometers to the east and south.
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