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Yes! Woman on top

Yes! We are happy to hear that Ethiopian parliamentarians unanimously appointed Sahle-Work Zewde, 68, as president on Thursday 25 October after the surprise resignation of Mulatu Teshome, who had held the post since 2013. This may have been a case of lucky timing or it’s just time for a female touch.

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Serena Williams, Passionate or Melting down?

Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam singles title on Saturday as her idol Serena Williams angrily exploded, calling the chair umpire in the US Open final ‘a thief’. Umpire Carlos Ramos accused Serena of receiving coaching from her box, the tantrum later resulted in a $17,000 fine.

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REST IN POWER

Kofi Annan, the first black African to lead the United Nations, has died at age 80. Mr Annan died in the early hours of Saturday in Switzerland after a short illness, according to a statement issued by his family. The Nobel Peace Laureate was the seventh Secretary-General of the UN from January 1997 to December 2006, and became the first black African man to take on the top job as the world’s top diplomat.

The United Nations Migration Agency, the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation confirmed his death in a tweet, saying:

Today we mourn the loss of a great man, a leader, and a visionary: former @UN Secretary General @KofiAnnan.

A life well lived. A life worth celebrating.

— IOM – UN Migration (@UNmigration) August 18, 2018

Wherever there was suffering or need, he reached out and touched many people with his deep compassion and empathy

SUE THE EU

Theresa May today revealed that Donald Trump told her she should sue the EU in order to deliver Brexit. The Prime Minister revealed the explosive private advice the US president gave her as they held private talks. But she laughed off the proposals and said that instead she has engaged the EU with negotiations and come up with a deal which delivers on Brexit. Appearing on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show today, she was quizzed on what the private advice actually was.

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SHUT UP AND DRIVE!

YAAASSSS!! Women across Saudi Arabia now have the chance to legally drive a car. A longstanding policy that has become a global symbol of the oppression towards women in the ultra conservative kingdom.

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