Three masked members of a militant Islamist group in Somalia last week shot and killed a Somali Christian who declined to wear a veil as prescribed by Muslim custom, according to a Christian source in Somalia. Members of the comparatively “moderate” Suna Waljameca group killed Amina Muse Ali, 45, on Oct. 19 at 9:30 p.m. in her home in Galkayo, in Somalia’s autonomous Puntland region, said the source who requested anonymity for security reasons.

"It has reached epidemic proportions and needs to be addressed as a matter of utmost urgency," Hawa Aden Mohamed told IRIN
Dans Mogadiscio en guerre, des groupes de femmes essayent de remplir le vide humanitaire pour aider des milliers de personnes déplacées par les combats dans la capitale, ont indiqué des activistes de la société civile.
Women's groups in embattled Mogadishu are stepping into the aid vacuum to assist thousands more displaced by fighting in the capital, civil society activists said.
La Somalie souffre d’une absence de gouvernement effectif depuis janvier 1991, date à laquelle le président Siad Barre a été renversé.
On Thursday, the insurgents used long knives to cut off a hand and a foot each from four young men in Mogadishu as punishment for theft, witnesses said.
A mother tells how the type of genital mutilation practised in Somalia is full infibulation when the girls are about five to seven years old.
Une jeune femme somalienne lapidée par des islamistes qui l'accusaient d'adultère était en réalité une adolescente de 13 ans qui avait semble-t-il été violée, rapporte mardi l'Onu.
13-year-old Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow was killed on Monday, 27 October 2008, by a group of 50 men who stoned her to death in a stadium in the southern port of Kismayu, Somalia in front of around 1,000 spectators. She was accused of adultery in breach of Islamic law but, her father and other sources told Amnesty International that she had in fact been raped by three men, and had attempted to report this rape to the al-Shabab militia who control Kismayo, and it was this act that resulted in her being accused of adultery and detained. None of men she accused of rape were arrested.
Contrary to earlier news reports, the girl stoned to death in Somalia this week was 13, not 23, Amnesty International revealed.
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