Africa: Why Are Large Land Deals in Africa Under Scrutiny?
Large land deals in Africa with foreign companies have come under renewed scrutiny after an Indian firm, Karuturi Global, demanded compensation for the cancellation of its lease of… Read more »
Africa: Fake Coastguards, Taxi Cabs Fuel Libya's Slave Trade
"They hang you from the ceiling by (your) arms and legs and then throw you down to the floor" Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: Friends and Family, Not Fighters, Drive Rape Scourge in War-Torn Congo
"The narrative needs to change" Read more »
South Sudan: Crocodiles, Pythons and Militias - Children Risk Death for School
"I know there could be crocodiles, pythons and Guinea worm in here and I'm scared every day" Read more »
Africa: Let Them Learn - Education for Girls Is Key to End Gender Violence
Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. Read more »
Africa: Don't Want a Car? You Are Not Alone
Now that Costa Rican diplomat Christiana Figueres lives in London, she no longer owns a car. Read more »
Uganda: Naked Force Meets Naked Resistance in Northern Land Conflict
When a government minister visited a remote part of northern Uganda earlier this year, she was greeted with a sit-down protest, indignant politicians and topless women. Read more »
Africa: Prickly Pear Cactus Is 'Miracle' Crop for Dry Regions - Experts
It is spiky, alien-looking and can be found decorating homes around the world, but experts say the prickly pear cactus could help alleviate hunger in arid regions due to its… Read more »
Africa: Sexual Harassment At Work - Where Do You Draw the Line?
From joking about a colleague's sex life to casual butt-pinching, businesses are rife with sexual harassment and pressure to eliminate it is mounting - but which behaviours cross… Read more »
Africa: How Technology Can Change the World for Good
How do you feel about the impact technology has had on the world? For every great use of technology, like helping millions of unbanked people in the world access finance, there are… Read more »
Kenya: Turning Poop Into Power - How Kenyans Cook Up a Cleaner Climate
Millions of Kenyans, without toilets in their homes, are forced to endure their neighbours' unsavoury smells and habits in a shared pit in the ground or nearby fields. Read more »
Ethiopia: Does a Struggling Ethiopian Model Town Offer Lessons for the Future?
With Addis Ababa struggling to cope with housing demand, Ethiopia's government wants to bring urbanisation to the countryside - but the model town of Buranest has had mixed… Read more »
Central African Republic: Civilians Die After Last Aid Agency Evacuates Town
"Leaving the population utterly abandoned is a painful admission" Read more »
South Sudan: The Country Risks Famine Within Months - Charity
"If the current conditions continue, a famine is likely in 2018" Read more »
Africa: UN Plan Strengthens Women's Role in Climate Action
Climate policies must not be gender-blind, as climate change does not affect men and women equally Read more »
Africa: Aid Messes Up Africa's Economy - Ghana President
"We do not want to remain the beggars of the world" Read more »
Africa: A Life Without the Threat of Violence for Everyone - Leave No One Behind
Message by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, 25… Read more »
Africa: Insurance Industry Nurses Wounds Inflicted By Costly Disasters
With its string of hurricanes, floods and other weather shocks, 2017 may be the most expensive year on record for disaster losses, insurance experts warned on Tuesday. Read more »
Africa: Mind Your Language - Could Rappers and Poets Help Reshape the Migration Debate?
"I am tired of the word skilled immigrants which implies everybody else is unskilled" Read more »
Africa: Online Abuse 'Silences Women and Girls, Fuels Violence'
"This is not something that goes away when you log off" Read more »
Africa: Pioneering Climate Fund for Developing World Gets a Boost At UN Talks
The Adaptation Fund secured its future under the Paris Agreement and exceeded its 2017 fundraising target in Bonn Read more »
Africa: Have UN Climate Talks Finally Been Turned 'Inside Out'?
With the Paris Agreement now in place, the focus should be on those putting it into practice Read more »
Nigeria: Nigerian Charity Steps in to Help Sick Chibok Girls
A group of injured and sick Chibok schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram will be supported by a Nigerian charity to get the treatment they need, after the girls' parents said the… Read more »
Africa: UN Talks Offer Little Help for Soaring Losses, Climate-Hit States Say
From Fiji to St. Lucia, small island nations have taken every opportunity to flag the growing risks of climate change to their land and people at U.N. talks in Bonn - but their cry… Read more »
Africa: The International Protection System Is Failing Refugee Women and Girls
For the first time in decades, world leaders are rethinking the legal frameworks that govern the movement of people across borders. Read more »
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