In Hamburg, a pilot project called "Comeback" is designed to help women return to their careers after raising children. Financed by Germany's Ministry for Family Affairs, it hopes to entice well-educated women to rejoin the workforce.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the former wife of South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela, has died aged 81. She fought alongside her husband against the country's apartheid regime, but was not without controversy.
Many African countries have made great strides in tackling Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting. Kenya, however, has seen a backlash as a doctor pushes for continuing the practice as part of 'heritage' in a court bid.
Germany's new foreign minister seldom minces words. As justice minister he tangled with far-right groups and internet giants. And despite political defeats, he's found a way to make a comeback.
After falling gravely ill earlier this month, Aretha Franklin has died. Franklin won 18 Grammys and had some 25 gold records during her long career.
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