Nigerian female bobsledder lodges gender complaint
21 February 2022 | 8:34 am
Elite Nigerian monobob and skeleton competitor Simidele Adeagbo has lodged a formal complaint with the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF), alleging gender discrimination in the spots allocated to men and women at the Beijing Games
Adenike Oladosu is one of Africa's most vocal environmental activists. She realized that there was a lack of knowledge about climate change on the continent, so she started her own pan- African climate justice movement.
Out of 24 members of Gabriel Boric's Cabinet, 14 are women. Leftist Boric also appointed a former Central Bank chief as finance minister, which has been seen as a shift to the political center.
The Nigerian government had previously planned to phase out the gasoline subsidy program, calling it "unsustainable." Despite being Africa's main oil exporter, the country relies on importing petroleum products.
A tweet claiming that Covid-19 vaccines were destroyed in Nigeria because of people power has been shown to be untrue. Vaccines were indeed trashed by the authorities, but this was due to low uptake as a result of vaccine hesitancy. We also take a look at a false claim that there are huge protests in Paris right now over pension reforms.
At a colourful and exciting new exhibition in the southwestern French city of Bordeaux, France's Catherine Deneuve glows in the dark and murdered US actress Sharon Tate fills a room like a goddess while her husband, director Roman Polanski, stares on. These artworks are part of a retrospective looking back at the Franco-American artist Nina Childress' 40-year career at the region's contemporary art centre, the Frac MÉCA.
Nigeria has approved 3 trillion naira for the payment of petrol subsidy for this year. This follows the extension of subsidy payment and implementation of the Petroleum Industry Act by 18 months.
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With the AFCON quarter-finals done and dusted, Eurosport's Ruben Slagter joins us to take a look at which teams impressed the most. Cameroon cruised through against Gambia, Burkina Faso shocked Tunisia, Egypt impressed against Morocco and Senegal showed their quality when they beat Equatorial Guinea. Plus, FRANCE 24 Sports Reporter James Vasina catches up with referee Salima Mukansanga. The Rwandan, now a pioneer for women officials, takes us through her journey to reach the top of the men's game.
When Taliban fighters took over Afghanistan it spelled disaster for female judges, who faced threats of violent retribution. But 150 women and their families managed to escape. DW's Matthew Moore met with two of them who are now in Germany.
Nigeria's private sector is working to boost domestic funding to address mother-to-child HIV epidemic in the country, as they set up the HIV Trust Fund of Nigeria.
Salima Mukansanga, 33, became the first female referee to officiate a game at the Africa Cup of Nations when she oversaw the Zimbabwe-Guinea tie in this year's group stage. She sat down with FRANCE 24's James Vasina to tell us more about her journey and what her experience means for women in the male-dominated world of football.
Niniola, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido: In dance clubs around the world, musicians from Africa are stars. And no wonder - Afrobeats, which pairs West African musical elements with hip-hop, dancehall or house music, is great to dance to.
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