The government in Somalia has condemned the abduction and rape of two girls aged just three and four.
The doctor in charge of the hospital where they are being treated says they need major surgery.
An official said several arrests had been made following the attack which happened on Wednesday.
The parents say that the two cousins were walking home from school in Afgoye, close to the capital, Mogadishu.
They were seized by men who took them away and sexually assaulted them.
Their parents desperately searched the neighbourhood and found them alone the following day.
Still in Foreign News, Malawi’s president and all government ministers are taking a 10 per cent wage cut for three months to raise money to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.
President Peter Mutharika made the announcement as he set out a stimulus package to help cushion the economic impact of the disease.
Malawi reported its first cases of the coronavirus on Thursday – one of the last African countries to do so.