Across the continent, women are helping to reimagine a sacred rite of passage in an effort to honour their cultures and spare their bodies.
When TB strikes, the fight to live can come at the cost of a way of life for the country's nomads. This could help ease the pain.
Girls as young as 10 feel the blade but an extraordinary group is fighting against female genital mutilation (FGM).
Plans to turn ancestral Maasai land into a reserve for a Dubai royal family appears to be going ahead.
An initiative to get young rural girls into school is paying dividends in Tanzania.