The girl who convinced the Maasai to stop FGM – BBC News

Aged eight, Nice Leng’ete was destined to undergo female genital mutilation, leave school and be married off to an older man, according to Maasai tradition. She not only fought against FGM for herself but, through her bravery and persistence, helped overturn this centuries-old practice for thousands of Maasai girls across Kenya and Tanzania. This is her story. Video produced by Ellen Tsang and Andrea Kennedy. Footage by Ken Mungai. Nice Leng’ete was nominated for Outlook inspirations 2018. To find out more and for more inspirational stories go to: www.bbcworldservice.com/outlookinspirations Please…

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🇿🇦 South Africa marks 25 years since the end of the apartheid | Al Jazeera English

It has been 25 years since the end of apartheid in South Africa. Much progress has been made since Nelson Mandela’s rise to power in 1994, but that is not enough, according to critics of the ruling African National Congress (ANC). As campaigning intensifies ahead of next month’s general election, the ANC is accused of ignoring corruption and chronic poverty affecting many people in the country. Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa has more from Johannesburg. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on…

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🇱🇰 Soldiers in gun battle with Easter bombing suspects | Al Jazeera English

Police exchange gunfire with suspects during a raid in the Eastern Province, confiscate suicide vests. Fifteen people, including six children, have died during a Sri Lankan security forces operation. Three suicide bombers blew themselves up while others were shot dead. Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports from Colombo. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ #Aljazeeraenglish #BreakingNews #Sri Lanka

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🇨🇳 China’s Xi pledges to ‘fight corruption’ at Belt and Road summit | Al Jazeera English

Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed 37 heads of state and representatives of more than 100 countries to the second international conference on the “Belt and Road” project. China’s leader has defended the infrastructure scheme against accusations that it is a so-called “debt trap” for countries receiving Chinese investment. China has dismissed much of the criticism, often coming from the US and Europe, as Western resistance to China’s rise. But there are questions about the ambitious programme coming from within China, as well. Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu reports from Beijing. –…

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