Pakistan’s first female Supreme Court judge has been sworn in in the Islamabad capital. In the Muslim-majority country’s top court, Ayesha Malik, 55, now sits on a bench with 16 other male colleagues
A British-Belgian teenager became the youngest woman to fly solo around the world on Thursday and the first person to do so in a microlight plane after a five-month, five-continent odyssey in her Shark ultralight.
By Tanya Maswaure
Yvonne Denise Aki-Sawyerr, OBE, serving as the current mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital and largest city, has been awarded the Bloomberg award for the Mayors Challenge this week. The annual competition recognizes 15 cities across the globe with the most promising ideas, innovations, and most recently, their adjustment to the pandemic.
In an entertaining spectacle that displayed Africa’s best football stars, a moment in African sports history happened when Salima Mukansanga became the first woman to be the lead official at the African Cup of Nations Tournament.
The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said that the rights of Afghan women and girls are “under attack” and that they need the world body’s support and solidarity now more than ever. In a statement on Thursday, the OCHA said that girls and women in the war-torn nation are deprived of basic rights and humanitarian organisations must aim to scale up assistance by providing food, healthcare, education, livelihood opportunities and protection services, reports TOLO News. According to the OCHA, 11.8 million women and girls need urgent humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan. The statement came after a gathering of women activists in Kabul on Wednesday stayed awake all night and “lit candles for freedom”. Reacting to the OCHA statement, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the allegations were baseless and “false information”. In a tweet, Mujahid said that since the Taliban took over Afghanistan last August everyone’s rights have…
Maya Angelou has become the first Black woman ever to appear on a US quarter after a coin featuring the late poet and activist’s image went into circulation on Monday.
Sara Beysolow Nyanti has extolled former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for being the first Liberian to recognize and celebrate her (Sara’s) appointment as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations.