Russia's first trial on female genital mutilation restarts after coronavirus lockdown
A doctor who performed female genital mutilation on a nine-year-old girl in the northern Caucasus republic of Ingushetia is on trial. Human rights activists hope the case can help to outlaw the abuse in Russia.
Tolulope Arotile is laid to rest, Eyitayo Jegede Wins Ondo PDP Guber Primary and more
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Nigeria's only female fighter jet pilot, Tolulope Arotile, dead, NAF says she was hit by an “excited friend” ,New York Police hunt for killer of Gokada CEO Fahim Saleh
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Meet Nigerian Army female fighters
There is a special battalion in the Nigerian Army made up of soldiers who have proven they can hold their own in combat. They are part of an elite all-women corps known as the NAWC – the Nigerian Army Women Corps.
Nigeria's National Assembly security men harasses female journalist over indecent outfit
A Nigerian journalist took to Twitter to recount how she was denied access to the National Assembly on Monday while trying to cover the public hearing on the controversial Social Media Bill because of her outfit.
Coronavirus: 23 suspected cases identified in 5 states in Nigeria, NCC deactivates 2.2m SIM Cards and more
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The Nigerien star athlete at the center of a hormone debate
Despite being the world's third fastest female 400m runner last year, Nigerien athlete Aminatou Seyni will likely be barred from her favored distance at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in a row over testosterone levels. Francesca Lynagh reports.
Mother of a missing Chibok girl remains hopeful her daughter will return someday
On the night of 14–15 April 2014, 276 female students were kidnapped from the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State by Boko Haram extremists. Since then, a number of the girls have either been rescued by the Nigerian Army or freed by the extremist terrorist organization. 112 students remain missing though, and Yana Galang, the mother of one of the girls who has been missing since 2014 remains hopeful of someday seeing her daughter again.
Saudi Arabia: Unmarried foreign couples can now share hotel rooms
Male and female tourists in Saudi Arabia can now sleep in the same hotel room without proof of marriage, the kingdom's officials have announced. Another change will allow women to book hotel rooms by themselves.
Saudi Arabia hosts first female WWE match
Dressed demurely in black leggings and unflattering baggy t-shirts, rather than their trademark low-cut bikini tops, WWE superstars Natalya and Lacey Evans star in the first ever women's wrestling match in Saudi Arabia at King Fahd stadium, the latest unlikely event in the kingdom as it attempts to shrug off an ultra-conservative image.