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Salma Mohamed

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About Salma
Salma Mohamed is a seasoned journalist with 16 years of experience in the media industry, currently serving as a Correspondent Reporter at Voice of America in Mombasa. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies from Mount Kenya University and has dedicated her career to creating social change through impactful storytelling. Her reporting often focuses on issues affecting women and children, and she has a keen interest in cultural heritage matters.

Throughout her career, Mohamed has been recognized both locally and internationally for her contributions to journalism. She is particularly noted for her coverage of social campaigns, such as 'The Period Man' initiative in Kenya, which aims to improve reproductive health education and facilitate the distribution of sanitary pads to girls during menstruation. Her work sheds light on the challenges activists face, including religious beliefs and gender norms, and underscores the significant impact of menstruation on girls' education.

Driven by a passion to inspire and influence policy change, Mohamed's reporting not only informs but also engages with the community on critical social issues. Her dedication to her craft and her ability to tell stories that resonate with a wide audience have made her a respected figure in the field of journalism.
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How to stop jeopardizing our future

24 Jul 2023  |  sudbury.com
Climate activists Sophia Mathur, Salma Mohamed, and Maimoona Siddiqui from Sudbury highlight the urgency of addressing climate change amid record-breaking summer heat and forest fires. They emphasize the role of fossil fuels in global warming and criticize the petroleum industry for decades of disinformation. The authors advocate for stronger government regulations on financial institutions funding the fossil fuel industry and endorse the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. They also promote the upcoming global day of action by Fridays For Future and call for local support in Sudbury to join the movement and sign the treaty.

Egyptians defy rising prices to savor the spirit of Eid

28 Jun 2023  |  Arab News
Amid rising inflation and a weakening local currency, many Egyptians, including accountant Youssef Abdel Hamid, are struggling to afford traditional Eid sacrifices. The economic hardship has forced families to cut down on household essentials and alter their Eid celebrations. Despite the financial strain, Egyptians are finding ways to maintain the spirit of Eid through simpler gatherings and community activities, demonstrating resilience and adaptability in the face of economic challenges.

Inflation puts brakes on Egyptians’ Eid outings

Posting Data from Reactjs using axios.post()

11 Jun 2023  |  Medium
The article provides a tutorial on how to use the axios.post() method in ReactJS to handle form submissions and update state. It explains the onChange and onSubmit events, form validation, and how to prevent the default form submission behavior. The tutorial includes code examples demonstrating these concepts.

The story highlights about efforts by a community movement coming together to motivate and empower the public the importance of cultivating the culture of fitness exercise as a way of life.

Giza pyramids backdrop for Dior fashion show

05 Dec 2022  |  arabnews.com
French fashion house Dior presented its 2023 fall men's collection at Egypt's Giza pyramids, marking its first show at the historic site. The event, attended by celebrities like Naomi Campbell and Robert Pattinson, highlighted Egypt's cultural significance and potential as a creative hub. Dior's men's artistic director Kim Jones expressed his fascination with ancient Egypt, which resonates with Christian Dior's interest in symbols. The show featured futuristic outfits and was preceded by a visit to the Grand Egyptian Museum and Saqqara by Dior officials, who were guided by Mostafa Waziri of the Tourism and Antiquities Ministry. Dior CEO Pietro Beccari expressed his happiness with the location and encouraged visits to Egypt's archaeological sites.

Kenya recognizes women contribution in the promotion of Swahili language.

Controversy erupts over the early inhabitants of the ancient village Gede in the Coast of Kenya

Special Report (1): How Kenya Confronted Acts of Crime

26 Apr 2021  |  www.voaswahili.com
Kenyan security agencies have responded to a new wave of armed individuals with malicious intent using mosques to preach radical beliefs to youths, thereby destabilizing the nation's security.

Man Leading Menstrual Health Campaign in Kenya

31 Aug 2020  |  Voice of America
James Atito, a young activist from Mombasa, Kenya, has surprised many by launching a campaign to address menstrual health issues for girls, known as 'The Period Man.' Despite facing societal resistance, particularly from the Muslim community in Mombasa, Atito has reached approximately 2,000 girls along the Kenyan coast since 2019. The campaign involves public discussions and distribution of sanitary pads. Beatrice Adhiambo, a high school student, has overcome her initial reluctance to discuss her menstrual health publicly thanks to the program. The initiative coincides with broader social activism urging governments to ensure easy access to menstrual products, as one in ten girls in Sub-Saharan Africa miss school during their periods, impacting their education.

Erdogan's Libya invasion threatens the European Union

25 Jun 2020  |  english.alarabiya.net
Turkey's military involvement in Libya, under President Erdogan, aims to support the GNA against the LNA, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar. The conflict is driven by energy interests, with Turkey seeking access to Libyan oil after being excluded from a Mediterranean pipeline project. Turkey's actions are also seen as a strategy to exert regional influence and challenge the West, with potential repercussions for Europe's energy supply and refugee flows. European powers, including France, are seeking to counter Turkey's influence in Libya to protect their interests.

For Iraqis, no easy escape from Iran’s domination

28 Feb 2020  |  Arab News
Iraq faces a critical juncture as anti-government protests continue, driven by discontent with Iran's deep-rooted influence and the Iraqi government's corruption and inefficiency. The protests, which have seen significant casualties, demand an end to Iranian interference and a more representative government. Various Iraqi political groups are emerging to champion national sovereignty. Analysts suggest that distancing from Iran could attract foreign investment and stabilize the country. The Iraqi government must choose between remaining under Iran's influence or adopting a pro-sovereignty stance to address the people's demands.

Hezbollah’s unsettling presence in South America

19 Jan 2020  |  arabnews.com
Hezbollah's deep entrenchment in South America, particularly in the tri-border area of Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil, has raised concerns about its potential for retaliatory attacks against the US following the killing of Qassem Soleimani. The group has leveraged the Lebanese diaspora to facilitate criminal activities such as drug trafficking and money laundering. Recent US actions have targeted individuals connected to Hezbollah's criminal operations, reflecting a broader effort to combat the group's influence. Political shifts in South America, with Brazil and Argentina taking a harder stance against Hezbollah under conservative governments, contrast with Venezuela's sympathetic view of the group. Security analysts warn that without a coherent response to Hezbollah's activities, the group could pose a significant security threat in the Western Hemisphere.

Erdogan: Turkish military units have started deploying to Libya

05 Jan 2020  |  Arab News
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the deployment of Turkish soldiers to Libya following parliamentary approval. The troops' mission is to coordinate and develop an operation center in support of the UN-recognized government in Tripoli, which is under attack from General Khalifa Haftar's forces. Haftar is supported by the UAE and Egypt, while the Tripoli government has backing from Turkey and Qatar.

Calm After the Storm: The Unanswered Demands of Egyptian Protestors

20 Nov 2019  |  Citizen Truth
Recent protests in Egypt, sparked by allegations of government corruption by exiled actor and former businessman Mohamed Ali, have been met with force by the Sisi regime. Despite the suppression, the underlying issues of poverty, austerity, and repression persist, suggesting future unrest. Ali's credible accusations, including misuse of public funds and construction of palaces, have rekindled the spirit of dissent among Egyptians.

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