London mayor Sadiq Khan urged to lead campaign on female genital mutilation

London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, should lead a high profile campaign to end “the hidden crime” of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the capital, the city’s

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SOMALIA: Campaigners fear famine in drought-hit Somalia

Somalia, a country hit by severe levels of drought, is facing huge risks of famine, an international aid group warns. Save the Children said Thursday

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Jamaican 117-year-old woman is set to be crowned world’s oldest human
- Apr 18, 2017
A 117-year-old Jamaican woman is believed to have just become the world's oldest living person. Violet Brown, who spent much of her life cutting sugarcane in the fields around her home ...
WFP probes bomb attack on its convoy in Somalia
- Apr 18, 2017
The World Food Programme (WFP) said Monday it had launched investigations into an explosion that left two security guards escorting its team slightly ijured on Sunday. WFP Somalia spokesperson Amor Almagro ...
WHO scales up response in Somalia as drought-affected populations face difficult situation
- Feb 27, 2017
The World Health Organization (WHO) is scaling up its response in Somalia to provide critical health services for 1.5 million people currently affected by severe drought conditions and a worsening ...
Two killed as huge fire destroys sections of market in Mogadishu
- Feb 27, 2017
At least two people were killed and another injured after an inferno razed down some parts of Bakara market, the biggest market in Mogadishu. Benadir Regional Administration confirmed the death toll ...
Somalia: Somali Snapchat Guru Raises U.S.$27k for a Girl’s Medical Treatment in Turkey
- Feb 27, 2017
A Mogadishu girl from a poor background who has been affected by a rare skin disease is expected to fly to Turkey after wellwishers raised $26,947 through a Snapchat campaign. Dahir ...
Oil executive named new Somali PM
- Feb 23, 2017
Somalia’s new president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, has picked the director of the local branch of Britain’s Soma Oil and Gas as his prime minister, international media reported on Thursday. Hassan Ali ...
Qatar takes part in Somali president’s inauguration ceremony
- Feb 23, 2017
Delegates listen to Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed during his inauguration at Mogadishu airport on February 22, 2017. AFP / Mogadishu: The State of Qatar participated in the inaugural ceremony ...
Somali president Farmajo appoints Khayre as new prime minister
- Feb 23, 2017
Somalia’s new president has picked Hassan Ali Khayre, a former aid worker and oil executive, to serve as the prime minister in the war-torn country. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, better known by ...

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