In a recent public service announcement produced by Mutombo for DR Congo, he speaks directly into the camera and tells viewers that Ebola is real and offers tips on how to prevent it and get treatment.
The women have made history in two ways. Not only are they the first women from the Pacific Islands to commentate the Women’s World Cup, but they are doing it in their native languages of Bislama and Fijian.
Although the US women’s national soccer team has long been the envy of the world, they face being upstaged by regional men's soccer teams. Female athletes and journalists continue to face serious barriers as local news outlets spend only 3% of their airtime covering women’s sports and more than 90% of anchors, commentators and editors are men.
The Women's World Cup is putting a spotlight on the growing global interest in women's soccer. So in a country where many still see soccer as a man's game, there's a glimmer of hope as a first wave of girls in Cameroon are now being trained by professional coaches at an academy in Yaounde.
Nav Bhatia, an Indian immigrant to Canada, bought his first Raptors tickets in 1995. He hasn't missed a game since — and he's made it his mission to spread love of basketball to people who wouldn't ordinarily feel welcomed in stadiums.