In the Sudan an activist group is aiming to end the practice of female circumcision - which a majority of girls still undergo. But they face an uphill battle in a traditional male dominated-society.
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a widespread practice in the developing world. Which Arab countries are affected, and what are the religious and social connotations associated with the phenomenon?
Many African countries have made great strides in tackling Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting. Kenya, however, has seen a backlash as a doctor pushes for continuing the practice as part of 'heritage' in a court bid.
The Inter-governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) has condemned authorities in South Sudan for failure to end the war that has killed thousands and displaced more than two million civilians.
The humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa is worsening as millions of people face hunger and illness. Aid organizations are struggling to stabilize the situation.
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