Somalia:Attorney General Opens First Prosecution for Female Genital Mutilation

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Somalia’s Attorney General Ahmed Ali Dahir announced on Wednesday the country’s first ever prosecution against female genital mutilation (FGM) following the death of a 10-year-old girl, an adviser to the government said.

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Mali:Four Killed in Attack on French-Malian Patrol in North Mali

[VOA] Four civilians were killed in an attack targeting a French patrol in Mali Sunday, according to the country’s Defense Ministry. At least 20 other people were injured in the attack, including eight French soldiers, the ministry said.

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Somalia:Nation’s Continuing Crisis Worsens With UAE Dispute

[Atlantic Council] The recent statement from the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) that American forces had carried out an airstrike destroying an al-Shabaab truck bomb near Jana Cadalle in southern Somalia on April 11 was the third time this month that the US military is reported to have hit the terrorist group in the East African country.

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