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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
Benin's parliament should expunge criminal defamation from the media bill

Bénin Benin's parliament should expunge criminal defamation from the media bill

Abuja, Nigeria, December 23, 2014-Benin Republic’s parliament is set to vote on a media bill that threatens to jail journalists for insulting the president or other government officials, according to …

Par CPJ, le 24 décembre 2014
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