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Top 10 on trust.org in 2014

Top 10 on trust.org in 2014

Top 10 stories in 2014 Here are the 10 most read stories on trust.org by our global team of correspondents 1. Thailand hits party scene to combat rising HIV among …

Par Thomson Reuters Foundation, le 23 décembre 2014
INTERVIEW-BEVERLEY NAMBOZO NSENGIYUNVA : «I have many Africas… »

INTERVIEW-BEVERLEY NAMBOZO NSENGIYUNVA : «I have many Africas… »

Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva is a Ugandan poet, actress and writer who has immersed herself in poetry since 2008 where she pioneered the only poetry award for women on the continent. …

Par Ake Review, le 23 décembre 2014
Nigerians grope in the dark

Nigeria Nigerians grope in the dark

LAGOS – Intractable: that’s what Nigeria’s electricity supply problem has been for decades now. The current electricity capacity of the world’s most populous black nation is an abysmal 3,500 megawatts, …

Par Tokunbo Olajide, le 22 décembre 2014
It's time to fight traditions that harm women's health-WHO

Interview It's time to fight traditions that harm women's health-WHO

LONDON, Dec 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Some of the major health problems faced by women in developing countries are caused by « terrible » traditions that must be stopped, said the …

Par Magda Mis, le 21 décembre 2014
Armed groups recruit 10,000 child soldiers in Central African Republic – NGO

Centrafrique Armed groups recruit 10,000 child soldiers in Central African Republic – NGO

DAKAR, Dec 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Up to 10,000 children have been recruited by armed groups during the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) despite a U.N.-backed peacekeeping …

Par Misha Hussain, le 19 décembre 2014
‘I’m grateful to Nigerians for making me a writer’

Nigeria ‘I’m grateful to Nigerians for making me a writer’

FRENCH journalist-turned writer couldn’t conceal his excitement at the excellent turn of event in his career by harsh conditions in Nigeria when he was an intern back in the 1990s …

Par Anote Ajeluorou, le 13 décembre 2014
Angelique Kidjo, why did you do this song?

Bénin Angelique Kidjo, why did you do this song?

Seeing Angelique Kidjo and Seal, sing along to one of the worst songs in musical history made me question, not only their artistic taste but also their human integrity.

Par Ade Bantu, le 8 décembre 2014
FULL SCRIPT: Why Wole Soyinka Said Jonathan Is King Nebuchadnezzar

Nigeria FULL SCRIPT: Why Wole Soyinka Said Jonathan Is King Nebuchadnezzar

I SHALL not insist that the historic/biblical figure of Nebuchadnezzar is uniquely apt for the pivotal figure of the ‘democratic’ history in the making at this moment — for one …

Par Wole Soyinka, le 5 décembre 2014
10 November: Ken Saro-Wiwa Day 2014

Nigeria 10 November: Ken Saro-Wiwa Day 2014

Monday 10 November 2014 marked the 19th anniversary since the death of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogoni martyrs. Ivorian writer (and contributor to the Africa39 anthology), Renée Edwig Dro, …

Par Edwige-Renée Dro, le 5 décembre 2014
Zimbabwe triples cost to sell groundwater

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe triples cost to sell groundwater

HARARE, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Zimbabwe’s national water authority has tripled the price it charges private water sales firms for extracting groundwater in an effort to protect the fast-depleting …

Par Madalitso Mwando, le 3 décembre 2014
Soggy weather takes a bite out of cocoa income in Cameroon

Cameroun Soggy weather takes a bite out of cocoa income in Cameroon

    KUMBA, Cameroon (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As the world’s fifth-largest cocoa producer, Cameroon should be reaping the benefits of the growing global appetite for high-quality chocolate. But farmers …

Par Elias Ntungwe Ngalame, le 3 décembre 2014
South African mother turns tragedy into fight against HIV

Profile South African mother turns tragedy into fight against HIV

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Johanna Satekge was pregnant with her first-born when she tested positive for HIV in South Africa’s Limpopo province in 2000. When her son was born, …

Par Katie Nguyen, le 29 novembre 2014
West African artists urge French-speaking nations to act on Ebola

West African artists urge French-speaking nations to act on Ebola

        DAKAR, Nov 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – West African artists have urged heads of state holding a French-speaking nations’ summit in Dakar this weekend to take …

Par Misha Hussain, le 27 novembre 2014
A Prize is Only As Good as Those Who Enter

A Prize is Only As Good as Those Who Enter

Lizzy Attree has a PhD from SOAS, University of London, on “The Literary Responses to HIV and AIDS from South Africa and Zimbabwe from 1990-2005”. Her collection of interviews with …

Par Kola Tubosun, le 26 novembre 2014
Pierre Cherruau: narratives of an african experience

Pierre Cherruau: narratives of an african experience

His novels about Nigeria and West Africa affords the French author, Pierre Cherruau, the opportunity to write more expansively (than newspaper articles would have permitted him to do) about subjects …

Par Okechukwu Uwaezuoke, le 18 novembre 2014
Refugee food rations cut in half in Kenya due to "immense" global needs

Refugee food rations cut in half in Kenya due to "immense" global needs

        NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Food rations will be halved for half a million refugees in Kenya as aid agencies struggle to meet « immense » global humanitarian …

Par Katy Migiro, le 16 novembre 2014
Attacks on aid workers in Central African Republic hindering relief efforts

Central African Republic Attacks on aid workers in Central African Republic hindering relief efforts

      DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A rise in attacks on aid workers in the Central African Republic is hindering the delivery of aid to rural parts of …

Par Misha Hussain, le 12 novembre 2014
What price the rape of a child? In Kenya, impunity can be bought with a goat

Kenya What price the rape of a child? In Kenya, impunity can be bought with a goat

NAIROBI, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Ayaimba could not believe it when the man walked into her office, two days after being arrested for raping his three-year-old daughter, and demanded she …

Par Katy Migiro, le 11 novembre 2014
In Sierra Leone, journalist imprisoned after criticizing president

Sierra Leone In Sierra Leone, journalist imprisoned after criticizing president

Abuja, Nigeria, November 4, 2014–A journalist in Sierra Leone has been imprisoned after criticizing President Ernest Bai Koroma’s handling of the Ebola outbreak, according to news reports and local journalists. …

Par CPJ, le 5 novembre 2014
UNESCO rejects Equatorial Guinea prize again

Equatorial Guinea UNESCO rejects Equatorial Guinea prize again

LONDON (TrustLaw) – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Tuesday deferred any action on reinstating a prize funded by the president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang …

Par Luke Balleny, le 31 octobre 2014