|AREA||637,657 sq km|
|GDP||1,771 milion € (2013)|
|MEDIAN AGE||17 years|
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