updated 7:33 AM MST, Nov 17, 2017

Birmingham woman Halema Muhamad travelled to her home country Somalia more than a decade ago and decided to marry a man who already had 3 wives

BIRMINGHAM- Halima Mohamad  travelled to her home country Somalia more than a decade ago and decided to marry a man who already had 3 wives

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Bizarre row erupts in north London election race as Women's Equality candidate labelled 'anti-feminist

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Women's Equality Party candidate Nimco Ali Getty

A bizarre row has erupted after an election candidate for the Women's Equality Party was accused of being "anti-feminist" for standing against Labour.

FGM survivor Nimco Ali is running in the Hornsey and Wood Green constituency, a seat won by Labour’s Catherine West in the 2015 General Election.

Born in Somalia, Ms Ali arrived in the UK aged four. Three years late she was forced to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) when she was on a family holiday in Djibouti, east Africa.

She has campaigned against FGM throughout her life and co-founded the charity Daughters for Eve which works to protect girls and young women who are at risk.

But Ms Ali, who is only the second British-Somali to ever run for Westminster, said that since her candidacy was announced she has been on the receiving end of “misplaced anger” from Labour-supporting men and women.
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Muslim Miss Universe GB finalist will become the first to wear a KAFTAN in the swimsuit contest after convincing organisers to accommodate her faith


Beauty queen: Muna Jama, 27, pictured, will be the first Miss Universe GB contestant to wear a kaftan for the swimwear roundMuna Jama, 27, has convinced judges to let her wear a kaftan in the famous swimwear round of Miss Universe
    Muna Jama, 27, is one of 40 finalists competing for a place in Miss Universe
    The Muslim beauty queen did not feel comfortable wearing swimwear on stage
    Instead she will become the first contestant to wear a kaftan in the competition






Passionate: The glamorous former car saleswoman, pictured, is a committed humanitarian

She is one of 40 finalists who will compete in the three-day final in Cardiff next month. The winner will represent Great Britain in the Miss Universe 2017 pageant.

Muna was first accepted to the competition two years ago but pulled out because of the swimsuit round, which often sees contestants parade in tiny two-pieces.

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London conference aims for stable Somalia under new chief

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed is to co-chair a meeting of leaders in London to thrash out agreements with his country under its new political leadership

International leaders are gathering in London on Thursday to thrash out agreements with Somalia aimed at stabilising the country under its new political leadership.

The one-day conference is looking to strike a new compact that will accelerate progress on security, development and the troubled east African country's economy by 2020.

Britain's Foreign Office said it was aiming for "a new partnership for Somalia".

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