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Nigeria convicts family of sex traffickers with rare jail sentence

17 Nov 2020

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nigeria has jailed three family members for forcing a teenager into prostitution in Russia, the country's anti-trafficking agency said on Tuesday, as officials and prosecutors hailed a rare prison sentence for human traffickers.

Senegalese youth decry illegal migration after surge in deaths at sea

13 Nov 2020

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Young people in Senegal held a national day of mourning on Friday for 140 migrants killed in a shipwreck as they headed to Europe last month, sparking debate about unemployment and migration in the West African country.

What it would take to get super-cold COVID-19 vaccine to West Africa

12 Nov 2020

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hope is rising that a new vaccine could halt the COVID-19 pandemic - for some - but lessons learnt from past vaccine programmes in West Africa suggest millions more might miss out.

INTERVIEW-What it would take to get super-cold COVID-19 vaccine to W. Africa

12 Nov 2020

DAKAR, Nov 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hope is rising that a new vaccine could halt the COVID-19 pandemic - for some - but lessons learnt from past vaccine programmes in West Africa suggest millions more might miss out.

Gambian survivors to speak out in film about rape under ex-president Jammeh

03 Nov 2020

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A former beauty queen who testified she was raped by Gambia's ex-president Yahya Jammeh is making a documentary to tell the stories of other women sexually abused under the former regime.

Climate model shows Saharan heat in much of West Africa within a century

30 Oct 2020

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - By the end of this century, typical daily temperatures in West Africa will be even higher than those registered on the hottest days of the year at present, according to a new study by climate scientists in Britain.

Netflix shines light on Nigerian sex trafficking

28 Oct 2020

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Set in the shady underworld of Lagos brothels, Nigerian thriller Òlòtūré gives viewers an inside look at the sex trafficking schemes that ensnare thousands of Nigerian women each year.

UK bans sex between government aid workers and recipients to rein in abuse

22 Oct 2020

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain has banned sexual relations between government staff giving aid and people receiving it, as lawmakers seek to stamp out abuse in the aid sector following a string of sex scandals.

UK bans sex between government aid workers and recipients to rein in abuse

22 Oct 2020

DAKAR, Oct 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain has banned sexual relations between government staff giving aid and people receiving it, as lawmakers seek to stamp out abuse in the aid sector following a string of sex scandals.

UK lawmakers hear more reports of aid worker sex abuse in Congo

21 Oct 2020

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's charity watchdog said it has received reports of at least eight cases of sexual assault and abuse by aid workers in Democratic Republic of Congo, vowing to ensure "robust action".

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