SOMALIA

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AREA637,657 sq km
GDP1,771 milion € (2013)
POPULATION10,428,043
INFLATIONND
MEDIAN AGE17 years

Crusading Against Genital Mutilation

Italian-trained Somali gynecologist Aisha Omar reckons daily with genital mutilation and the sometime fatal medical conditions that arise as a result. Defying local tradition and culture, she is trying to teach poverty-stricken young women to become midwives. In her path are Islamic extremist organizations determined to keep local women beholden to ancient but brutal traditions.
Farian Sabahi • Thursday, 27 June 2013 16:48
 
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