Kenya will include intersex category, along with 'male' and 'female', in the section on gender in her next month's census. Intersex is a term that describes people who are born with a variety of characteristics that do not fit into traditional conceptions of female or male bodies.
Nigeria records more than 100,000 cases of autism annually. As the globe marks World Autism Month, internal medicine physician Dr Nesochi Okeke-Igbokwe takes us into the world of autism, and explains why early recognition, as well as behavioural, educational, and family therapies, may reduce symptoms and support development and learning of people living with autism.
Meet Nigeria's highest ranking female naval officer- Rear admiral Itunu Hotonu. Hutonu is Nigeria's first female Rear admiral and one of the first female architects in the Nigerian Navy. The 59 year-old navy chief has served as a staff college instructor in Nigeria and abroad.
According to the women's rights organization Terres des Femmes, as many as 65,000 women living in Germany have been subjected to female genital mutilation. One affected woman who has joined the growing call for an end to the practice shared her story.