Saturday, July 24, 2021
Wardheer News

Tokyo 2020: The hijabi referee making Olympic history

By Lebo Diseko Sara Gamal has a track record of achieving big things, and now the Egyptian civil engineer and basketball player-turned-referee is about to make Olympic history. She will be the first hijab-wearing Muslim woman to referee basketball at … Continued

Women can register for Hajj without male guardian

MOHAMMED AL-KINANI JEDDAH: Three packages have been approved for this year’s pilgrimage, with a government ministry saying that people could register online for Hajj including women without a mahram (male guardian). Registration for this year’s Hajj opened at 1 p.m … Continued

Puntland State in Somalia to ban female genital mutilation

Violators of ban to face penalty, says justice minister of first state in Somalia to ban practice Mohammed Dhaysane MOGADISHU, Somalia Somalia’s semiautonomous state of Puntland on Thursday completely banned female genital mutilation (FGM), officials announced. The decision came after … Continued

‘On a rampage’: the African women fighting to end FGM

Female genital mutilation has revived under Covid but activists are pushing hard to save girls at risk Sarah Johnson It was when the phone started ringing with calls from worried mothers in Somalia that Ifrah Ahmed knew she was making an impact. … Continued

US-Somali model Halima Aden announces her fashion return

DUBAI:  Nearly a year after Halima Aden announced her departure from the fashion industry, the US-Somali model is set to make a return. Writing to her 1.3 million Instagram followers, alongside a photo of herself posing with American designer Tommy … Continued

Mandera chiefs rescue 16-year-old girl from marriage

By Manase Otsialo Chiefs in Mandera have rescued a schoolgirl from a planned early marriage, warning the family of dire consequences if the victim drops out of school. Led by Mr Issak Adawa alias Chief Boraw, the Principal Chief in Mandera … Continued