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Criminalisation will not stop FGM in east Africa
An Oxford University study has found that criminalisation of female genital mutilation in Ethiopia has lead to underground circumcisions. Social norms, not just the law, need to change
Kirrily Pells and Lorriann Robinson
Since female genital mutilation (FGM) has been outlawed in Ethiopia, some rural families have been holding clandestine circumcisions, said parents at confidential focus…Continue
BY BIRUK MEKONNEN, Addis Fortune
The recent media hype regarding military cooperation between South Sudan and Egypt has grabbed the attention of those who closely follow developments in the region. This is mainly because of the central role South Sudan is playing in the regional peace and security and Egypt's vested interest in relation to Nile water vis-a-vis the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
South Sudan's relative peace and stability only lasts for three years after…Continue
India Infoline News Service/ Mumbai
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Asian Paints Ltd has announced that Asian Paints (International) Limited, Mauritius, (“APIL”) a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company on April 14, 2014 has signed an agreement with the…
By Denise Hollinshed
ST. LOUIS • Police said Ibsa Alemu, 29, died after apparently being shot through a door of his home in the 600 block of Holly Hills Avenue about 4:06 a.m. today.
Alemu, shot in the chest, died at a hospital. Police said they found shattered glass and a small hole in an entrance door to his home.Continue
Egypt State Information Service (Cairo)
Egypt: Fahmy - Egypt-Sudan Ties, Unique Historical
Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said Thursday that the relations between Egypt and Sudan are unique, historical and would never be exposed to effects by changes of regimes or ideologies.
The minister made the remarks during an interview with the Khartoum-based Akhbar El-Youm daily newspaper.
The Egypt's top diplomat asserted keenness since taking the…Continue