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From the track to the ice: Africa’s first bobsled team

Three Nigerian-American women have made history by becoming the first team from Africa to qualify for Olympic bobsled. The trio of former runners have come a long way since building their first self-made sled.

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08.02.2018 | 13:16

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UNICEF: 2017 a ‘nightmare year’ for children caught in war zones

According to UNICEF, 2017 was one of the worst years for children caught in conflicts and besieged areas. From being deployed as human shields to acting as suicide bombers, children have become targets on a huge scale.

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30.12.2017 | 13:11

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The women of Boko Haram: Driven to extremism

In Nigeria, Boko Haram is recruiting women and girls to carry out suicide bomb attacks. NGOs and the Nigerian government are working to rescue these women and reintroduce them to society and their families.

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18.04.2017 | 15:14

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Former Boko Haram captives face stigma, rejection in Nigeria

Chibok1There was huge relief after one of the missing Chibok girls was found. She is one of the many captives who have been set free from Boko Haram. But those freed face a tough time of re-integrating back into society.

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30.05.2016 | 12:31

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A headscarf for all seasons

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© picture-alliance/dpa/WILDLIFE/M.Harvey

Colorful, patterned or plain – at wedding ceremonies or during funerals – African women always have the right headscarf for every occasion. For many, it is an indispensable part of their outfit.

 

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15.02.2016 | 15:06

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Women in the News

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Another gang rape happened in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh just a week after similar incident took place. Read the story here and other news about women that made it to the headlines.

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03.08.2015 | 13:33

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Women in the News

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© picture-alliance/dpa/EPA/R. Yongrit

Even though female genital mutilation (FGM) is internationally recognized as a violation of human right it is still practiced on babies and young girls in many countries because the misconceptions surrounding FGM are deeply rooted in traditions reaching back many generations. But the fight against FGM continues and some of the campaigns against it have begun to bear fruit if only slowly. Read more news about FGM and other topics about women here!

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29.05.2015 | 12:31

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