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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: The three likeliest Nigerian women to win medals at the Olympics

The countdown to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is down to less than three days and more women will ably represent Team Nigeria than men. When PREMIUM TIMES ran through the list of women in Team Nigeria, we picked out these three probable medal winners. Odunayo Adekuoroye Reigning Commonwealth champion Odunayo...

Meet the New President at ROAJELF

The Réseau Ouest Africain des Jeunes Femmes Leaders (ROAJELF) has elected a new president to pilot it affairs and lead them to greater heights. Hon. Awetu Jatt Hope emerged the President of the Union for the year 2021/2022. ROAJELF is a network that was setup by ECOWAS Centre for Gender...

Ghana: Young Muslim Women in Ghana Feel Stereotyped and Judged – Why It Matters

Since the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Centre in New York, western media have consistently questioned whether being Muslim sits well with the ideals of democratic citizenship. Young Muslim males are often demonised as potential terrorists and female Muslims are singled out for critique for their dress. In France,...

Rapists Are Fined Sh50, 000 but Elders Share Dirty Cash in Kenya

It is five o'clock in the evening in Garissa County. The sun is dipping below the horizon, and a girl is sitting outside her family's house gazing in one direction. A short distance from Mariam Abdi (not her real name), a group of men sit in a circle having discussions...

Zimbabwe: Movie Tackles Mental Health, Depression

Model and mental health advocate Otilia "Navarro" Moyo is working on a movie which tackles mental issues, gender-based violence (GBV) and depression-related disorders. The movie titled "The Agents Series" is slated for release at the end of this month and is in collaboration with the Zimbabwe Republic Police. Otilia is...

Africa: Women in Sport Are Changing the Game

As the Tokyo 2020 Olympics kick-off on 23 July 2021, almost 49 per cent of participating athletes will be women, making it the most gender-balanced Games in history. All 206 National Olympic Committees also have at least one female and one male athlete representative. This marks a landmark for gender...