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.
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.
12 Sep 2020
Nigeria's first lady, Aisha Buhari is angry at the moment. The controversial first lady is attacking a popular Daily Trust cartoonist, Bulama Mustapha, over a cartoon on the wedding of her daughter, Hanan. In the cartoon, Mustapha depicted the First Lady holding up the wedding invite of her daughter while Nigerians drowned in a pool of blood with a message: “At least you can enjoy the pictures”.
2 Nov 2019
Nigeria's First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, Wednesday in Abuja apologised to her children, family and Nigerians over a leaked old video, which showed her aggressively shouting on top of her voice in the State House, Abuja.
18 Oct 2019
Nigeria's First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, Wednesday in Abuja apologised to her children, family, and Nigerians over a leaked old video, which showed her aggressively shouting on top of her voice in the State House, Abuja.
12 Feb 2019
Zambian first lady Esther Lungu embarked on an exotic trip in January to receive four fire trucks donated by the Los Angeles City Fire Department.
29 Nov 2018
In an interview, former First Lady of Lagos State, Abimbola Fashola, she talks about why Nigeria needs to involve both men and women in Nigerian politics.
18 Apr 2018
Former First Lady Barbara Bush, the only woman to see her husband and son sworn in as U.S. president died Tuesday at the age of 92.
23 Sep 2017
First lady Melania Trump planted and harvested in the White House vegetable garden with a dozen children on Friday.
21 Aug 2017
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.
20 Aug 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not attend the Kennedy Center Honors in December, the White House announced on Saturday, after several honorees said they would boycott a White House reception before the show.
13 Apr 2017
Britain's Daily Mail agreed on Wednesday to pay Melania Trump an undisclosed sum and issue an apology after it published an article saying the U.S. First Lady had offered "services beyond simply modelling" in her former job.