In some rural parts of Kenya, widowhood means you’re of little value. Culturally, widows are considered impure, and tradition dictates that they must be cleaned — or “cleansed” — of their partners’ death. The aim is to chase away the demons; the ritual requires women to have sex — either with a relative or stranger.
In Geneva, the Kofi Annan Foundation announced his peaceful death after a short undisclosed illness with "immense sadness", saying he was surrounded in his last days by his second wife Nane and children Ama, Kojo and Nina.
For millions of women around the world, monthly periods are something that comes with real hazards, such as missing school and work or being subjected to potentially harmful sanitary conditions. But there's a global menstrual movement taking place.
Kenya is not alone in subjecting suspected gay men to forced anal exams. Cameroon, Egypt, Uganda and Zambia also claim the procedure is a valid method for determining if a man has participated in anal sex.
The UK-based firm Cambridge Analytica is under fire for allegedly harvesting the data of tens of millions of Facebook users and using it to sway voters in the run-up to the 2016 Presidential election. But the data firm's reach extends well beyond the US.
Abdi Nor Iftin always dreamed of leaving Somalia and coming to the United States, and his dream seemed to come true when he won a spot in the Diversity Visa Program, otherwise known as the green card lottery. But it turned out to be only the first step in a difficult and dangerous process.