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Nellie Peyton

'Sometimes we have to abandon the patients': Treating Ebola in Congo's warzone

04 Jul 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Doctor Marie-Claire Kolie knew Ebola only as a mysterious disease from medical school textbooks when it hit her home country of Guinea in 2014.

'Sometimes we have to abandon the patients': Treating Ebola in Congo's warzone

04 Jul 2019

DAKAR, July 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Doctor Marie-Claire Kolie knew Ebola only as a mysterious disease from medical school textbooks when it hit her home country of Guinea in 2014.

Nigerian sex traffickers fleeing hotspot for new havens, activists warn

03 Jul 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sex traffickers in Nigeria are moving out of Edo state to avoid detection as foreign donors pour money into anti-trafficking programs in the traditional hotspot, anti-slavery experts said, calling for a national approach.

Nigeria has #MeToo moment after popular pastor is accused of rape

01 Jul 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A rape accusation against a popular pastor in Nigeria has prompted a new #MeToo movement on social media with women sharing stories of sexual assault and calling for justice.

Violence affects more people than ever before in Africa's Sahel

27 Jun 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Violence in West Africa's Sahel region has never spread so fast nor affected so many people, the United Nations said on Thursday, warning of an "unprecedented" humanitarian crisis.

Cocoa-growing Ivory Coast draws up new plan to stop child labor

26 Jun 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ivory Coast has launched a new strategy to end child labor in cocoa farming and other sectors by raising women's incomes and building schools, the government said on Wednesday.

Cocoa-growing Ivory Coast draws up new plan to stop child labour

26 Jun 2019

DAKAR, June 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ivory Coast has launched a new strategy to end child labour in cocoa farming and other sectors by raising women's incomes and building schools, the government said on Wednesday.

U.S. finds Nigeria, Niger improving anti-trafficking efforts

20 Jun 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Niger and Nigeria have improved their efforts to fight human trafficking, but still do not meet the minimum standards required, the U.S. government said on Thursday in its closely watched annual assessment of how countries are performing.

New dresses, youth action: ending female circumcision in Africa

18 Jun 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of delegates from African governments and campaigners gathered in Senegal this week to discuss how to end female genital mutilation (FGM), which world leaders pledged to eradicate under a set of global goals agreed in 2015.

African survivors of female circumcision call for help with mental trauma

18 Jun 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - African survivors of female genital mutilation (FGM) said mental health services are their biggest need and urged governments and charities to provide support for dealing with long-term trauma.

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