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Domestic workers from Asia, Africa beaten, raped, overworked in UAE – HRW

Africa-Asia Domestic workers from Asia, Africa beaten, raped, overworked in UAE – HRW

  BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – One Indonesian maid in the United Arab Emirates toiled 21 hours a day, serving 20 people with no days off. Another was not paid …

Par Alisa Tang, le 27 octobre 2014
Technology helps Africa's women farmers close the gap

Angola Technology helps Africa's women farmers close the gap

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Women farmers are the backbone of food production in much of Africa, but have long suffered from limited access to information and advice. In the …

Par Sophie Mbugua, le 23 octobre 2014
With Chinese cash, Zimbabwe to boost use of fossil fuels

Zimbabwe With Chinese cash, Zimbabwe to boost use of fossil fuels

        HARARE, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Zimbabwe’s efforts to ease a long-running energy crisis got a big boost this month with the signing of a billion …

Par Madalitso Mwando, le 23 octobre 2014
Ghana's success in fight against hunger has lessons for others

Interview Ghana's success in fight against hunger has lessons for others

        ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As India starts its version of Brazil’s famous zero hunger campaign, the world’s most populous democracy could take some inspiration from …

Par Chris Arsenault, le 22 octobre 2014
Onuzo, a new voice in nigerian literature

Onuzo, a new voice in nigerian literature

A 22 year old Nigerian has just published her first novel with prestigious British Publisher Faber & Faber. Chibundu Onuzo not only has literary ambition, she also dreams of entering …

Par Pierre Cherruau, le 22 octobre 2014
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