Ifrah Ahmed, the Somali-born Irish woman advising the Somali government on FGM and whose Dublin-based foundation campaigns against the practice world-wide. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM) in Somalia involving Irish people is hopeful of winning a strong endorsement this weekend from reli(...)

The scene of the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu, one of two  bomb blasts that struck  Somalia’s capital. Photograph: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images

More than 200 people were killed by twin bomb blasts that struck busy junctions in the heart of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, officials said on Sunday,(...)