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FEATURE-Kenya's parched farmers stop ploughing - but harvest more food and jobs

FEATURE-Kenya's parched farmers stop ploughing - but harvest more food and jobs

Growing crops differently, to preserve more water in the soil, is having a big payoff for farmers, and for those they hire to help them do the work

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 28 mai 2017
Forced from their forests, Cameroon's female pygmies bear brunt of alcohol abuse

Forced from their forests, Cameroon's female pygmies bear brunt of alcohol abuse

Driven from their ancestral lands by logging and mining firms, many of the Baka are turning to alcohol to cope

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 19 mai 2017
FEATURE-All at sea: foreign fishing fleets drain West African waters

FEATURE-All at sea: foreign fishing fleets drain West African waters

Trawlers of Asian, European and Western African origin often carry out illegal incursions into waters reserved for locals, or flaunt fishing regulations

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 9 mai 2017
Education offers hope of healing rifts sown by Nigeria's Boko Haram

Education offers hope of healing rifts sown by Nigeria's Boko Haram

In this unique Nigerian school, children born to Boko Haram learn together with those orphaned by the militant group

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 1 mai 2017
INTERVIEW-Attract youth to farming in Nigeria to fight extremism, says campaigner

INTERVIEW-Attract youth to farming in Nigeria to fight extremism, says campaigner

« The problem for small farmers in Nigeria, and all over Africa, is economies of scale, no matter how hard they work »

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 12 avril 2017
Kenya learns to cook with solar power – even when the sun doesn’t shine

Kenya learns to cook with solar power – even when the sun doesn’t shine

A switch to more efficient cooking in Kenya aims to cut deforestation and health problems from cooking over smoky fires

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 11 avril 2017
Terror at midnight: abduction trauma of Kenyan woman fighting for forests

Terror at midnight: abduction trauma of Kenyan woman fighting for forests

Activists are being intimidated amid tensions between the indigenous peoples they represent and conservation policies excluding them from protected forests

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 29 mars 2017
Rains raise harvest hopes in Zimbabwe – but pest brings "misery"

Rains raise harvest hopes in Zimbabwe – but pest brings "misery"

Drought-hit farmers are hoping for their first bumper harvest in years, but army worm pests and floods are lowering expectations

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 20 mars 2017
Sierra Leone's 'Refugee All Stars' sing message of hope in America

Sierra Leone's 'Refugee All Stars' sing message of hope in America

« We are like a model to refugees, and we are also like spokesmen for refugees because we need to tell the people how it feels »

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 1 mars 2017
FEATURE-'It must be love': wife-beating a source of pride for some in Mauritania

FEATURE-'It must be love': wife-beating a source of pride for some in Mauritania

« A Fulani woman always takes pride in being beaten by her husband. This is one of our traditions. »

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 27 février 2017
As solar refrigerator keeps mangoes cold, farmers’ profits heat up

As solar refrigerator keeps mangoes cold, farmers’ profits heat up

      Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation   By Leopold Obi      NZIU, Kenya, Feb 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It is a hot and cloudless morning, a sign …

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 21 février 2017
Solar borehole protects Kenyan herders' children as drought deepens

Solar borehole protects Kenyan herders' children as drought deepens

A herders’ borehole is helping protect the lives of thousands of children and animals as a new drought hits

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 8 février 2017
FEATURE-Armed with smartphones, Cameroon forest defenders take on illegal loggers

FEATURE-Armed with smartphones, Cameroon forest defenders take on illegal loggers

Involving local communities in reporting forest crime can be an effective way to curb it, experts say

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 3 février 2017
FEATURE-Playtime and pasta-making ease psychological wounds inflicted by Nigeria's Boko Haram

FEATURE-Playtime and pasta-making ease psychological wounds inflicted by Nigeria's Boko Haram

Destruction of homes and killings of friends and relatives have traumatised countless adults and children across northeast Nigeria

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 1 février 2017
Nearly 40 traffickers convicted in southern India in rare success for prosecutors

Nearly 40 traffickers convicted in southern India in rare success for prosecutors

« Normally only the pimps get picked up »

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 17 janvier 2017
With water short, Zimbabwe's farmers turn to capturing rain

With water short, Zimbabwe's farmers turn to capturing rain

« With this past drought, water was very scarce and we have realised that every drop counts, » says one traditional leader

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 11 janvier 2017
Nigeria faces mounting pressure to rescue girls abducted by Boko Haram 1,000 days ago

Nigeria faces mounting pressure to rescue girls abducted by Boko Haram 1,000 days ago

      Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation   By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani and Kieran Guilbert     CHIBOK, Nigeria/DAKAR, Jan 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – N igeria is facing mounting …

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 11 janvier 2017
FEATURE-Songs and sanctions help regreen Sudan's desert villages

FEATURE-Songs and sanctions help regreen Sudan's desert villages

Droughts have turned farms to dust in North Kordofan state, but villagers are fighting back by planting trees

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 3 janvier 2017
Thirsty Somalis trek 60 km for water as drought and conflict bite

Thirsty Somalis trek 60 km for water as drought and conflict bite

Five million Somalis, or more than four out of ten people, do not have enough to eat

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 29 novembre 2016
Madagascan farmers need urgent help to stop hunger levels spiralling - U.N.

Madagascan farmers need urgent help to stop hunger levels spiralling - U.N.

« Thousands of families are already facing hunger. Missing the planting season now will result in a serious food and livelihood crisis »

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 20 novembre 2016