South Africa grants immunity to Grace Mugabe despite assault claim
21 August 2017 | 5:22 am
Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe returned home from South Africa early on Sunday (20 August), state media reported, pursued by demands she face prosecution over an alleged assault of a 20-year-old model in an upmarket Johannesburg hotel room.
24 Jan 2021
US First Lady Jill Biden thanks educators for their "heroic commitment" during the Covid-19 pandemic, a day after Joe Biden's inauguration. "I have never felt prouder of our profession," says the community college teacher, who will continue to teach after moving into the White House, making her the first First Lady to retain a full-time job.
26 Jan 2021
Zimbabwe's transport and foreign ministers have both succumbed to the disease within less than two days of each other. Four ministers have died so far, with several more reportedly fighting for their lives in hospital.
2 Mar 2021
Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo and first lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo became the first people in Ghana to receive their coronavirus vaccines on Monday.
2 Mar 2021
Zimbabwe's Vice President Kembo Mohadi resigns amid sexual misconduct allegations. Local news outlets have been notified of phone recordings allegedly of Mohadi soliciting sex from women, including a subordinate in his office. Meanwhile in Nigeria, families face an anxious wait ahead as Zamfara state officials say they are negotiating with the kidnappers of 317 schoolgirls. And rights activists in Morocco are encouraging women to talk to organisations to break the silence and raise awareness about sexual violence and domestic abuse in the country.
10 Mar 2021
Senegal's opposition leader calls for more anti-government protests. There have been clashes with police as Ousmane Sonko's supporters demonstrate over rape charges he faces that they say are politically motivated. Also, as the world marks International Woman's Day, Namibia's first lady speaks out about the hate speech she's faced over the years and urges us to think more carefully about gendered insults. Finally, we take a closer look at the stories of women driving change in Libya, Ivory Coast and Egypt.
13 Mar 2021
At least one person has died and two students have been injured in clashes between South African students and police over tuition fees at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Also, Ivory Coast's Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko, who was seen as a possible successor to President Alassane Ouattara, has died in Germany, two days after his 56th birthday. And we meet South Africa's first Black female helicopter pilot, who runs a foundation training women in aerospace and aviation.
14 Mar 2021
As the world marked International Women's Day, Namibia's first lady called for the confrontation of those whose go-to tactic when threatened is to insult, devalue and undermine women. Also, in Libya, several prominent female campaigners and politicians have been murdered or have disappeared. Yet many continue to work tirelessly to bring about change. And we meet Refilwe Ledwaba, South Africa's first Black, female helicopter pilot. Her foundation trains women in aerospace and aviation.
6 Apr 2021
South Africa's COVID-19 infection rates have remained low in the run-up to Easter, but fears of a third wave are mounting. Meanwhile, Africa's top health official has sounded alarm bells over a new Tanzanian variant.
8 Apr 2021
Buyers and sellers gather on the trading floor in Zimbabwe's capital to bid on bales of dried tobacco leaves as the marketing season kicks off. According to the industry regulator, the country is on track to produce 200,000 tonnes of tobacco this year, up from 184,000 in 2020.
30 Apr 2021
Zimbabwean street vendor Spiwe Tembo illegally sells bread buns in the capital Harare to feed her three children... and gets arrested again and again. The government banned street vendors as part of restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19. But Tembo, and many others like her, have no other way to survive.
24 May 2021
Nigeria's first lady Aisha Buhari moments ago in company of her Children paid a condolence visit to the Family of the Late Chief of Army Staff.
15 Dec 2021
Many doctored images and videos of Jill Biden are being shared by pro-Trump or "Let's go Brandon" accounts on social media, trying to spread fake news. In this edition of Truth or Fake, we tell you more on how to identify this type of misleading content online.
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Nigeria Energy 2022's flagship conference brought together key stakeholders from Nigeria's energy sector, from government ministries and regulators to gas companies supplying fuel to grid-connected plants to independent power producers, distribution companies, and the bodies mandated to facilitate the development of renewable energy and off-grid solutions.
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To promote the usage of typewriters in an age of mobile phones and computers, a man in India's central Indore city has collected around 450 typewriters that type in different languages.