Pope overturns tradition to allow women in Holy Thursday rite

Pope Francis overturned a centuries-old tradition on 21 January, which banned women from a foot-washing service during Lent, upsetting conservatives and delighting womens rights activists. Until now, only men or boys were formally allowed to take part in the service, in which a priest washes and kisses the feet of 12 people to commemorate Jesus gesture of humility towards his apostles on the night before he died. Jan 22, 2016

Bill Gates and Nigerias Aliko Dangote pledge $100m for malnutrition

Some of the worlds richest people have teamed up in the fight against malnutrition in Nigeria where more than half a million children. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Africas richest man, Aliko Dangote on Thursday (January 21) pledged $100m (£70.92m) to fight malnutrition in Nigeria. The partnership between the two foundations was announced at a news conference in Nigerias capital Abuja. Jan 21, 2016