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As the women’s Afrobasket championship began, seven Malian basketball officials and coaches were suspended from their duties. They are suspected of sexual abuse or of complicity in the sexual abuse of several players. After years of obstruction and intimidation, the omerta is over, notably thanks to an investigation by Fiba, the International Basketball Federation.
Elsewhere in the world, other sportswomen are advancing their rights, in particular that of equal pay for women and men, in football for example, in the United States or Ireland.
Also included: Angela Merkel seen by the international press and the literacy campaign for Ivorian women.