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Kenyan girls trading sex for food: One woman's battle to help

Kenya Kenyan girls trading sex for food: One woman's battle to help

      NAIROBI, Oct 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The alcohol lining the 12-year-old Kenyan girl’s stomach did nothing to quell her hunger pangs. So when one of her …

Par Katy Migiro, le 20 octobre 2014
Burkina Faso's poorest farmers outsmart climate change – report

Burkina Burkina Faso's poorest farmers outsmart climate change – report

        LONDON, Oct 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Over the last three decades, Burkina Faso’s poorest farmers have produced food for half a million people by restoring …

Par Kieran Guilbert, le 20 octobre 2014
Coral cultivation offers hope to devastated western Indian Ocean reefs

Seychelles Coral cultivation offers hope to devastated western Indian Ocean reefs

        AMITIE, Seychelles (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Marine scientists in the Seychelles are propagating and replanting corals resistant to bleaching in the hope of replacing destroyed reefs …

Par Wanjohi Kabukuru, le 17 octobre 2014
Meet The Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World

Meet The Top 10 Richest Pastors In The World

A pastor is an ordained leader of a Christian congregation who serves humanity by providing guidance to people.

Par Richest LifeStyle, le 16 octobre 2014
Burundi, Eritrea, East Timor top global hunger index

Burundi-Eritrea Burundi, Eritrea, East Timor top global hunger index

        LONDON, Oct 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Sixteen countries have alarming levels of hunger, with Burundi the worst affected, according to an annual index released on …

Par Kieran Guilbert, le 14 octobre 2014
Red Cross appeals for worst drought in 30 years in Namibia; Angola also hit

Namibia Red Cross appeals for worst drought in 30 years in Namibia; Angola also hit

        NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Desert-hardy Namibians, overwhelmed by the worst drought to hit their country in 30 years, are surviving off wild fruits with no …

Par Katy Migiro, le 13 octobre 2014
Microsoft buys carbon credits from Madagascar rainforest

Madagascar Microsoft buys carbon credits from Madagascar rainforest

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Madagascar’s government has agreed to sell forest-related carbon credits to Microsoft and Zurich’s zoo, which will help protect the Makira National Park, in …

Par Megan Rowling, le 12 octobre 2014
Zimbabwe to build new solar power plants, but who will pay?

Zimbabwe to build new solar power plants, but who will pay?

        BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Zimbabwe’s longstanding energy crisis may get some relief from alternative power sources as the government sets out plans for solar …

Par Madalitso Mwando, le 6 octobre 2014
Sudanese women protest worsening oppression, rising food prices

Sudan Sudanese women protest worsening oppression, rising food prices

    NAIROBI, Oct 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Women’s anger is mounting in Sudan as a result of surging food prices and worsening repression in the name of Islam, …

Par Katy Migiro, le 2 octobre 2014
W. Africa Ebola crisis hits tourism, compounds hunger in Gambia

Gambia W. Africa Ebola crisis hits tourism, compounds hunger in Gambia

  DAKAR, Oct 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Pestilence, cyclical droughts and floods, and the West Africa Ebola crisis have pushed hunger to record levels in Gambia, where 200,000 people …

Par Misha Hussain, le 2 octobre 2014
Inside Nigeria’s Ruthless Human Trafficking Mafia

Nigeria Inside Nigeria’s Ruthless Human Trafficking Mafia

Six out of 10 people who are trafficked to the West are Nigerians. PREMIUM TIMES investigative reporter, Tobore Ovuorie, was motivated by years of research into the plight of trafficked …

Par Tobore Ovuorie, le 29 septembre 2014
What links hyenas, shaved heads and child marriage in Malawi?

Malawi What links hyenas, shaved heads and child marriage in Malawi?

        LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In parts of Malawi, when a girl reaches puberty she may receive a night-time visit from a “hyena” – the name …

Par Emma Batha, le 25 septembre 2014
With rains unpredictable, Mozambique's farmers cling to traditional maize

Mozambique With rains unpredictable, Mozambique's farmers cling to traditional maize

MAPUTO, Mozambique (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Smallholder farmers in Mozambique are resisting experts’ efforts to get them to adopt hybrid varieties of maize, the main staple food, mainly because if …

Par Isaiah Esipisu, le 23 septembre 2014
Polygamy? No thanks

Polygamy? No thanks

Lola Shoneyin’s grandfather had five wives and her grandmother, the first, never forgave him. But she was shocked to find that polygamy is still prevalent in Nigeria

Par Lola Shoneyin, le 18 septembre 2014
Thirsty Serengeti wildlife to get new water hole: Lake Victoria

Tanzania Thirsty Serengeti wildlife to get new water hole: Lake Victoria

    DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (Thomson Reuters Foundation)- After decades of struggling to help the wildlife of Serengeti National Park cope with Tanzania’s increasingly intense droughts, the government is …

Par Kizito Makoye, le 18 septembre 2014
As forest losses rise, Zambia plans a timber moratorium

Zambia As forest losses rise, Zambia plans a timber moratorium

  LUSAKA, Zambia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Zambia’s lawmakers are preparing to put a moratorium on the country’s timber trade, blaming foreigners for a surge in illegal logging and timber …

Par Danstan Kaunda, le 18 septembre 2014
Drought-hit Kenyan farmers bank on goats as new currency

Kenya Drought-hit Kenyan farmers bank on goats as new currency

MWINGI, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Faced with increasingly scorching heat and drought that have lasted two years in Kitui County in Eastern Kenya, a community banking group has moved …

Par Isaiah Esipisu, le 10 septembre 2014
Peacekeepers in Somalia use aid to rape women and buy sex for $5 - HRW

Soamalia Peacekeepers in Somalia use aid to rape women and buy sex for $5 - HRW

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – African Union (AU) peacekeepers in Somalia rape women seeking medicine on their bases and routinely pay teenage girls for sex, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said …

Par Katy Migiro, le 9 septembre 2014
The Canonisation Of Terror

Nigeria/Boko Haram The Canonisation Of Terror

The sheer weight of indignation and revulsion of most of Nigerian humanity at the recent Boko Harma atrocity in Yobe is most likely to have overwhelmed a tiny footnote to …

Par Wole Soyinka, le 6 septembre 2014
In Search for Power, Ethiopia Turns to Growing Sugar

Ethiopia In Search for Power, Ethiopia Turns to Growing Sugar

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — Eating and drinking in Ethiopia involves a lot of sugar, from the quintessentially Ethiopian buna (coffee) ceremony to the fare in pastry shops. But …

Par E. G. Woldegebriel, le 3 septembre 2014