“We deserve to be here” – first woman to referee AFCON match
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Salima Mukansanga, the first woman to officiate an Africa Cup of Nations match, says female referees deserve their place.
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Their impact is comparatively small, but Ukrainian drones are increasingly attacking targets in Moscow. Experts say Kyiv is pursuing several goals simultaneously, and expect the campaign to escalate.
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Gambling in Japan operates in the shadows, yet it accounts for nearly half of sales in the country's leisure sector. And for some, a harmless pastime can turn into a dangerous addiction. About three million Japanese are thought to have experienced a gambling addiction at some point in their lives. Earlier this year, the government approved plans to build Japan's first casino, a long-awaited move that has divided public opinion. Our correspondents report on Japan's troubled relationship with gambling.
We look at a potential new prisoner swap deal between the US and Iran. Also: a damning British study says one in three female surgeons are sexually assaulted by their male colleagues in what the Times of London calls surgery's Me Too moment. Finally, a rare spotless brown giraffe is spotted at a private Namibian game reserve!
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18 months after Jammeh was deposed, Toufah Jallow became the first woman in The Gambia to make a public accusation of rape against him, sparking marches of support and a social media outpouring of shared stories among West African women under #IAmToufah.
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