Benzema clear Ballon d’Or favourite as Putellas, Mead and Kerr vye for women’s award
15 October 2022 | 4:24 pm
Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema looks set to win the Ballon d'Or after his incredible journey to winning the 21/22 Champions League, while PSG duo Lionel Messi and Neymar miss out on final nominations.
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Mozambican photographer Yassmin Forte, whose contemporary artwork gained her a Contemporary African Photography (CAP) Prize, is using the win to highlight the country’s colonial past through her family history.
Something that England and Australia have in common is that they both face the Super Falcons of Nigeria and they give them the run for their money. But these two face a game in the semifinal of the FIFA Women's World Cup and we preview the game right here for you.
Spain are world champions after a 1-0 win over England in Sydney. Olga Carmona scored the final’s only goal – but Spain’s triumph is built on midfield dominance, led by the inspirational Aitana Bonmati.
Indian scientists hope the success of the Chandrayaan-3 moon mission will inspire more young women to study STEM fields.
Police sought help identifying 22 women murdered in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands whose names remain a mystery.
In Peru, 60 percent of people who disappear are women. Over 11,000 women were reported missing in the country last year, the majority of them teenagers. Some disappearances are voluntary. But most are linked to human trafficking networks, prostitution and domestic violence. Despite this poor record, Peru was the first nation in South America to recognise forced disappearances as gender-based violence.
Afghanistan's hard-line Taliban rulers have prevented women scholarship recipients from flying to the United Arab Emirates to continue their studies. Their sponsor, a businessman from Dubai, is not giving up.
The Headies is a music awards show established in 2006 by the Hip Hop World Magazine of Nigeria to recognize outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry. The annual ceremony features performances by established and promising artists. It is broadcast live on HipTV to viewers across Nigeria.
Manipur has long dominated women's football in India, but that success has been jeopardised by violent outbreaks. It remains to be seen if women's football can get back on track and play a part in unifying the state.
Spanish football chiefs have fired the coach of its World Cup-winning women's team. Jorge Vilda had initally supported suspended federation chief Luis Rubiales amid a furor caused by him kissing a player on the lips.
A major exhibition at the Festival of Photojournalism, the Visa pour L’Image, in Perpignan in southwest France is currently showcasing the power of women as Iran continues to clamp down on women's rights. A year ago, Iranian woman Mahsa Amini was arrested by the religious morality police for not wearing a hijab. Amini was beaten and later died as a result of police brutality, sparking widespread women-led protests in Iran. Journalist Ghazal Golshiri, who coproduced the exhibition, speaks to FRANCE 24.
Facial hair growth has long been associated with masculinity. Making it surprising for many people when they see a woman with a beard. Nigerian women with beards or co-chest hair are often stereotyped and usually associated with being wicked or worse accused of witchcraft. Many times, Nigerians also conclude that a woman who has a mustache, a beard, or excessive body hair will definitely be from the eastern part of the country. In this video, we will be discussing why women grow beards and excessive body hair.
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