South Sudan's so messy, even Somalia is chipping in

Who says Somalia is a hopeless broken country? Plus the rush for brand new hymens...

South Sudan is so bad, even Somalia is chipping in

Who says Somalia is a hopeless broken country? Despite having over 20,000 African Union Mission (AMISOM) troops on the ground in Somalia, the conflict-ridden and long-suffering nation apparently has a few of its own men to spare for troubled South Sudan. Hailemariam Desalegn, the Prime minister of Ethiopia and the chairman of the regional body IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development) recently said that IGAD countries, including Somalia, would send troops assist in stabilising the country.

They reinvented their virginity in Tunisia

The moral guardians in Tunisia must have heaved a collective sigh of relief when April came to an end. According to reports, “Like a Virgin” takes on a new dimension in Tunisia where increasingly more women are getting their hymens surgically restored in April, ahead of the wedding season.

Even though Tunisia is considered one of the most progressive countries in the Arab world in matters of women’s rights, for many Tunisian men marrying a virgin remains is of the highest priority. One gynecologist sees approximately 100 women a year before the wedding season. The routine hospital operation takes around 30 minutes and costs between $500 and $1000 – evidently a small price these women are willing to pay to buy back their “honour”.

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