#WhatsTrending 28.09.2015: Emir, #ChildNotBride, Somalia

In order to keep you updated on what is happening in Africa and around the world, we have compiled a run-down of the top stories that are currently trending on social media.

#ChildNotBride: Nigerians took to social media to share their thoughts as the Emir of Kano, Sanusi, 54, married an 18 year old over the weekend.

Homophobia: Mobs in Kenya’s coastal region have repeatedly attacked people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.

Somalia: Dozens of UK troops are to be deployed to Somalia to help peacekeeping efforts to counter militant Islamists, UK Prime Minister David Cameron has announced.

Somaliland: Four celebrated musicians have been arrested in Somaliland after being accused of waving flags of Somalia at a performance in Somalia’s capital capital, Mogadishu.

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