These are some of the Chibok Girls abducted in 2014 by Boko Haram terrorists and later rescued by the Nigerian military. On Tuesday, 29 November 2022, some of them were presented to the public and The Guardian’s Leo Sobechi witnessed the presentation.
The world's population passed eight billion on Tuesday, according to the United Nations. In Nigeria's capital Abuja new mother Karen Njong has worries for her twin boys.
29 May 2022
Jimia Abdul Yusuf is dedicated to spreading awareness about cancer, especially for children’s issues. A foundation helps parents raise funds for treatment.
9 Mar 2022
Europe's first full-scale invasion of a sovereign state since World War II, a refugee crisis to match and an endgame sure to upend more than just the West's resolve: as the EU turns up the heat on Vladimir Putin, it's already asking citizens to turn down their thermostats. How will citizens react if on the one hand, Russia conquers Ukraine and on the other, the price of crude oil shoots past $200 a barrel? How to make do without Russian oil and gas?
22 Dec 2021
Falling pregnant at 15 caused Sara to drop out of school. But determined to support herself and her child, Sara has built up a successful business selling fried bananas.
5 Nov 2021
Will Smith’s new memoir has been all about explosives. After revealing to the world that he contemplated suicide amid a dark past, the Hollywood actor has now come out and spoken about his abusive father. Titled ‘Will’ and scheduled for November 9, Will Smith spoke about his complicated relationship with his father. According to an excerpt from the memoir, Will wrote, "My father was violent, but he was also at every game, play, and recital. He was an alcoholic, but he was sober at every premiere of every one of my movies.”
18 Sep 2021
One by one, Seditra Brown lost her three sons to gun violence in Washington: first Paris in 2018, then Montray in 2019, and Kalif just last month. With 14 grandchildren, Brown says she is staying "strong" for her three daughters and extended family. Gun violence is on the rise in the United States, official statistics show, and African-Americans living in underserved, high-crime communities are affected the most.
12 Sep 2021
For two months, Yunior Consuegra, 24, has been locked up along with hundreds of others arrested at historic anti-government protests in Cuba on July 11. His mother, Mayda Yudit Sotolongo, has seen him only once, and is beside herself with worry.
7 Sep 2021
Shamim Mwanaisha was bitten by the coding bug while helping her son, a young pilot, with his lessons. She went on to start the Supersonic Aviators club in her home to help children, especially girls, develop their interests in aviation, astronomy, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Mwanaisha has taken the club's activities online to work around Uganda's strict COVID lockdown.
5 Jul 2021
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, have arrested a Nigerian woman based in Brazil, Mrs. Anita Ugochinyere Ogbonna, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, with 100 pellets of cocaine concealed in her private part and handbag.
16 Jun 2021
The 28-year-old, who could face life in prison, refused to speak as her trial began. Defense attorneys rejected the court's psychiatric assessment as "fundamentally flawed" and demanded a new one.
15 May 2021
Making IVF fertility treatment available to single women and lesbian couples was one of French President Emmanuel Macron's campaign promises, but it's yet to become a reality. The legislation was initially approved by the lower house of parliament but rejected by the Senate, where the right-wing opposition has a majority. Every year, around 3,000 women in France who wish to undergo IVF, but are not in a relationship with a man, travel to other European countries where the procedure is available. But this option comes at a significant financial cost. FRANCE 24's Claire Paccalin and Eléonore Vanel went to meet two of these single mothers.