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Thursday, February 18, 2021

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Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Becomes First Female, African WTO Chief

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has appointed Nigeria's former two-time Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its seventh director-general, making her the first female and...

Olympic Volunteers Resign Over Committee President’s Sexist Remarks

About 440 games volunteers withdraw from the olympic after the sexist remarks of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organizing Committee President Yoshiro Mori. While, the committee has...

Pope Appoints First Woman to Senior Synod Posting

Friday, 6th February, Pope Francis appointed two people as under-secretaries to the Synod of Bishops. The appointees were Sr Nathalie Becquart and Fr Luis...

Naratilova Seeks Avenue for Transgender Athletes After Biden’s Executive Order

Tennis champion Martina Navartilova asked for a special provision for elite sports that would allow transgender athletes to compete in a professional setting. This move...

Saudi Women’s Right Activist Sentenced to Nearly Six Years in Prison

A Saudi court on Dec. 28 has sentenced women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to five years and eight months in prison under broad counter-terrorism...

Paris City Hall Fined For Appointing Too Many Women in Senior Roles

The Ministry of Transformation and Public Service of France has fined Paris city authorities with €90,000 ($109,463) on Dec. 15 for appointing too many...

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