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Women's World Cup: All the Goals, Highlights & Best Clips of South Africa, Nigeria & Cameroon

Featuring Nigeria's first victory at the 2019 Women's World Cup and more.

The FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 kicked off last Friday with this year's host, France, thumping in a decisive win over South Korea.

This Women's World Cup is hosting three African teams as they compete for the big trophy: South Africa's Banyana Banyana, who are in the Women's World Cup for the first time ever, Nigeria's Super Falcons and Cameroon's Indomitable Lionesses.

The first round of the WWC is done later today and we've got the best videos, goals, and highlights for you to check out below.

Keep checking back for more updates as the Women's World Cup 2019 goes on.

UPDATED JUNE 17, 2019


Gabrielle Onguene Scores vs Netherlands

Cameroon's Gabrielle Onguene tied the game against Netherlands with a beautiful run and header set to beat the keeper and get herself clear on goal. It was a stylish finish from the Cameroonian striker. Despite the goal the Netherlands would go on to win 3-1.

Watch the full match highlights here

Chiamaka Nnadozie Sets a World Cup Record

Nigerian goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie, at only 18-years-old, became the youngest keeper to keep a clean sheet at the Women's World Cup, according to the popular football stats page OptaJoe. After the defeat against Norway, Nigerian coach Thomas Dennerby opted to replace the veteran goalie Tochukwu Oluehi with the new youngster, who stepped up and made some essential saves during the game to keep the South Korean team at bay.

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Nigeria Claims First 2019 Women's World Cup Victory

The Nigerian women's national team just earned their first 2019 World Cup win against South Korea. After suffering a loss to Norway during their first match over the weekend, the Super Falcons won 2-0 against the South Korean team in a Group A face-off on Wednesday. They earned their first goal after South Korea's Kim Do-yeon scored an own-goal, putting Nigeria in the lead in the game's first half. The winning goal was scored by 24-year-old Nigerian forward and former Liverpool player, Asisat Oshoalawho led a skillfull counter-attack to claim the win for Nigeria.

Watch the full match highlights here

The Indomitable Lionesses vs Canada

Cameroon also had a bad start to the Women's World Cup as they lost 1-0 to the Canadian team due to a powerful header. The team showed their fighting spirit however and will be coming back strong against The Netherlands and New Zealand.

Full highlights of Cameroon vs Canada above.

The Super Falcons vs Norway

Nigeria didn't have a great start to the Women's World Cup as they were handed a 3-0 loss to Norway, which included an unfortunate own goal. All of Norway's goals came in the first half. The Super Falcons didn't stop fighting, though, throughout the rest of the game and will look to turn things around as they take on South Korea and France.

Full highlights of Norway vs Nigeria here.

A wonder goal & South Africa's first ever Women's World Cup Goal

The South African team had their first match again Spain and quickly scored their first ever Women's World Cup goal in style. Striker and leading Banyana Banyana scorer in qualifying, Thembi Kgatlana, let off a perfect shot to the top right corner to defeat the Spanish keeper. It was a thing of beauty. Unfortunately, the team suffered a 3-1 defeat caused by two penalty kicks and a red card.

Full highlights of Spain vs South Africa here.

Banyana Banyana's Entrance

Even before the competition started the South African team was trending worldwide for their epic entrance to the Women's World Cup. It's hard not to get into the video above.

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A 15-Year-Old Nigerian Student Lends Her Voice to the Fight Against Boko Haram With Graphic Novel

Aisha Mustapha's graphic novel about her experiences under Boko Haram was published today for International Day of the Girl.

Aisha Mustapha, is a 15-year-old student from Nigeria, using her voice to tell her own story. The young writer recently penned a graphic novel about her experience fleeing Boko Haram, locating her family and trying to further her education. It's a heavy subject, obviously, but with her graphic novel, she offers a voice for young people directly affected by the crisis in Northern Nigeria.

The book was published today to mark the International Day of the Girl, a day established by the United Nations in 2011 to "highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights."

Aisha's talent for storytelling has previously been highlighted in Assembly, a by-girls-for-girls publication by the Malala Fund that brought Aisha's graphic novel to life, premiering it today in conjunction with International Day of the GIrl. Tess Thomas, Assembly's editor, elaborated on the purpose of the publication saying, "We believe in the power of girls' voices to generate change. Our publication provides girls with a platform so their opinions and experiences can inform decisions about their futures."

Aisha's words were illustrated by artist Simone Martin-Newberry, who had this to say about the process of creating the visuals for the graphic novel: "I was very moved by Aisha's story, and really wanted to treat it sensitively and do it justice with my illustrations. My aim was to capture the real emotions and actions of the story, but also keep my artwork bright and colorful and full of pattern, to help reflect Aisha's amazing youthful spirit."

Check out some excerpts from the piece below and head here to read it in full.
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South African Designer Athi Patra Ruga is Collaborating with Dior

The designer has produced two bags for the international fashion label's Lady Art Project.

Athi Patra Ruga is an Umtata-born South African visual artist who explores sexuality, HIV/AIDS, queerness and African culture in fashion, performance and contemporary art. Recently, he joined fellow designers Rina Banerjee, Maria Nepomuceno, Mickalene Thomas, Jia Lee and Eduardo Terrazas in designing bags for the fourth installment of Dior's Lady Art Project which sees designers from all over the world re-imagining the fashion label's iconic Lady Dior bag. This year's group made use of techniques including embroidery, patchwork, quilting and printing, which experts have suggested may symbolize the resurgence of textile art in couture.

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Kais Saied is Set to Become Tunisia's Next President

While official results have not been published, the retired academic reportedly secured 76 percent of the votes according to the exit polls.

Last week, Tunisia held its legislative elections, according to reports by Aljazeera. The Ennahda Movement obtained 52 seats in the 217-member parliament while the Karoui's Heart of Tunisia party came second, with 38 seats. While the presidential elections were only scheduled to take place in November, they were pushed forward after the country's first democratically-elected president, Beji Caid Essebsi, passed away in July. Two independent candidates, media mogul Nabil Karoui and retired law professor Kais Saied, have been facing off in the presidential runoff. However, recent exit polls suggest that Saied secured between 72 and 77 percent of the vote.

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 10: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on stage during a campaign rally at the Target Center on October 10, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images).

Trump Attacks Ilhan Omar & Minnesota's Somali Community In Disparaging Anti-Immigrant Campaign Speech

Trump stepped up his demonization of Minnesota's Somali community in front of a braying crowd of MAGA-hat wearing supporters.

On Thursday, US President Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota and—in typical white-nationalist fashion—used a significant portion of his speech to disparage the local Somali community, and once again take shots at the state's Somali-born Representative Ilhan Omar.

"As you know for many years leaders in Washington brought large numbers of refugees to your state from Somalia without considering the impact on schools and communities and taxpayers," said Trump, echoing the countless anti-immigrant statements he's made in the past. "You should be able to decide what is best for your own cities and for your own neighborhoods and that's what you have the right to do right now, and believe me, no other president would be doing that," he added as his supporters cheered him on.

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