Category Archives: Medical

Polls critical to future of democracy in Nigeria, across Africa – U.S.

WASHINGTON, The United States says Nigeria’s presidential elections slated for Feb 23, is critical to the future of democracy in the country and across Africa.

The election was originally to be held Saturday Feb 16 …

Hopes High Before Kenya Ruling on Decriminalizing Gay Sex

NAIROBI, KENYA Members of Kenya’s LGBT community are looking forward to a High Court ruling that might decriminalize gay sex. The impending ruling is raising hopes among LGBT persons across the region.

South of Nairobi, …

Female Genital Mutilation Occurs in the United States

NEW YORK The United Nations has declared Feb. 6 International Zero Tolerance Day for Female Genital Mutilation.

Contrary to popular perception, female genital mutilation, or FGM, is relatively widespread in the United States as well. …

Ethiopia Readies ‘Massive Offensive’ on al-Shabab in Somalia

ADDIS ABABA The Ethiopian National Defense Force on Saturday confirmed an ambush by al-Shabab extremists on an Ethiopian peacekeeping convoy in neighboring Somalia and said Ethiopian forces are preparing a massive offensive in response.

The …

3 to Stand Trial for Alleged Role in Kenya’s Westgate Mall Attack

NAIROBI, KENYA A Kenyan court says three men must stand trial for their alleged role in the 2013 terrorist attack on Nairobi’s Westgate Mall. The suspects are accused of aiding the Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab.…