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Tears, chants as rebel child soldiers are freed in South Sudan

Tears, chants as rebel child soldiers are freed in South Sudan

GUMURUK, South Sudan, Jan 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – T he teenage rebel soldiers watched as their comrades handed over their assault rifles and stripped off their oversized khaki uniforms …

Par Katy Migiro, le 28 janvier 2015
Niger lifts refugee camp ban as record numbers flee Boko Haram

Niger lifts refugee camp ban as record numbers flee Boko Haram

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The Niger government has lifted a ban on refugee camps in the south of the country as record numbers flee Boko Haram attacks in neighbouring …

Par Misha Hussain, le 27 janvier 2015

Charlie Hebdo and the fear of islamization in the Nigerian context

I WON’T dwell too much on the unfairness of Muslims permanently being made to feel they must apologise for the erring of a few mad men. It is what Niger …

Par Tabia Princewill, le 26 janvier 2015
PIERRE CHERRUAU : « There is of course a strong literature  in Africa »

Interview PIERRE CHERRUAU : « There is of course a strong literature in Africa »

Pierre Cherruau juggles two parallel careers: journalism and writing. He held the position of African Editor for Courrier International for 14 years and for four years worked as the African …

Par Ake Review, le 24 janvier 2015
Egypt doctor convicted over girl's death in landmark FGM case

Egypt doctor convicted over girl's death in landmark FGM case

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – An Egyptian doctor has been convicted of manslaughter after a 13-year-old girl died in a botched female genital mutilation procedure, campaigners said on Monday following …

Par Emma Batha, le 24 janvier 2015
Africa can end hunger by 2025 with effective policies - FAO official

Africa Africa can end hunger by 2025 with effective policies - FAO official

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Africa could eliminate hunger by 2025 if countries embraced effective policies on job creation, political stability and social protection, a U.N. official said on Thursday. …

Par Chris Arsenault, le 23 janvier 2015
Humanity Against The Narcissists Of Death By Wole Soyinka

Humanity Against The Narcissists Of Death By Wole Soyinka

Our predicament is universal, and this is what we have stressed from the very beginning. The nature of religious zeal that would routinely maim, kill, or enslave the object of …

Par Wole Soyinka, le 21 janvier 2015
Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria have displaced one million - U.N.

Nigeria Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria have displaced one million - U.N.

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than one million people may have been forced to leave their homes in northern Nigeria by the five-year-old insurgency of Islamist sect Boko Haram, …

Par Misha Hussain, le 21 janvier 2015
Time for the Vatican to divest from fossil fuels?

Time for the Vatican to divest from fossil fuels?

Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. The last few years have been particularly difficult for the people of the …

Par Lidy Nacpil, le 20 janvier 2015
Trying to create some thing different

Trying to create some thing different

Interview With Jeta Amata, Film Director Jeta Amata was weaned on cinema. A third generation flag-bearer in a family of celebrated Nigerian film and theatre practitioners that includes John Ifoghale …

Par Oyebade Dosunmu, le 14 janvier 2015
Voodoo priests, doctors on frontline of Haiti's mental healthcare

Feature Voodoo priests, doctors on frontline of Haiti's mental healthcare

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Five years after a massive earthquake rocked Haiti, killing more than 200,000 people and reducing homes to rubble, few survivors would say they were traumatised …

Par Anastasia Moloney, le 13 janvier 2015
Turning blood to power, Maasai pastoralists begin bottling biogas

Kenya Turning blood to power, Maasai pastoralists begin bottling biogas

KISERIAN, Kenya, Jan 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Maasai pastoralists have found an innovative way to generate biogas: using animal blood and waste from the Keekonyokie slaughterhouse. The facility in …

Par James Karuga, le 11 janvier 2015
Haiti political crisis stalls homebuilding for quake survivors

Feature Haiti political crisis stalls homebuilding for quake survivors

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Jan 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Five years after an earthquake flattened much of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince and destroyed Guiyolette Fenfen’s home, the 29-year-old is still living in a …

Par Anastasia Moloney, le 9 janvier 2015
Hillary Clinton unveils new partnerships to close gender data gaps

USA Hillary Clinton unveils new partnerships to close gender data gaps

NEW YORK, Dec 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg have rolled out the next phase …

Par Maria Caspani, le 6 janvier 2015
Time to Honor Heroism of South African Women

South Africa Time to Honor Heroism of South African Women

SOWETO, South Africa (WOMENSENEWS)–Our guide’s eyes here were damp as she placed her hand on her belly. Her voice betrayed the struggle she was having controlling her emotions as our …

Par Rita Henley Jensen, le 6 janvier 2015
In blackout-hit South Africa, could hydrogen be the answer?

South Africa In blackout-hit South Africa, could hydrogen be the answer?

CAPE TOWN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – At first glance, the Cape Flats Nature Reserve building at the University of the Western Cape doesn’t seem exceptional. The modest two-storey structure hosts …

Par Munyaradzi Makoni, le 5 janvier 2015
Herders with machine guns intensify South Sudan land, food woes

South Sudan Herders with machine guns intensify South Sudan land, food woes

ROME, Jan 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Tensions are rising in South Sudan as displaced pastoralists migrate onto lands occupied by farming communities, stoking a new series of conflicts in …

Par Chris Arsenault, le 3 janvier 2015
Climate change mitigation: a man's world?

International Climate change mitigation: a man's world?

In three remote southern villages of Tanzania, six local women who were trained at the Barefoot College in India to install and maintain solar energy panels brought light and power …

Par Megan Rowling, le 30 décembre 2014
Thieves fry Kenya's power grid to cook fast food

Kenya Thieves fry Kenya's power grid to cook fast food

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The morning scene is increasingly routine for Kenyans. When it’s time to start the day, the power is already out. Somewhere nearby, the shell of …

Par X.N. Iraki, le 29 décembre 2014
Why I prefer to stay in Cotonou

Bénin Why I prefer to stay in Cotonou

I have lived in the petit town of Badagry since my childhood. It is situated between Metropolitan Lagos, and the border with Benin at Sèmè. The Nigerian French Language Village …

Par Afolake Oyinloye, le 27 décembre 2014