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Nellie Peyton

Women shut out of Nigeria's poll by violence, fraud and sexism

14 Feb 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Experts predict the number of women who win seats in Nigeria's Saturday elections is likely to fall below the existing 6 percent - already one of the lowest rates in the world.

Children who survived Boko Haram attacks recover through drama, art

28 Jan 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Growing mental health services for children who have survived Nigeria's Islamist insurgency can help prevent future violence, aid agencies said on Monday, although huge needs remain unmet.

Sierra Leone bans FGM in clampdown on secret societies

25 Jan 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sierra Leone has banned female genital mutilation (FGM) as part of a wider clampdown on initiation ceremonies by secret societies, a minister has confirmed.

Ebola survivors turn disease fighters as Congo outbreak rages on

24 Jan 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dozens of Congolese Ebola survivors are dispelling rumors and caring for patients and lone children in the world's second deadliest outbreak, health workers said on Thursday.

Ebola survivors turn disease fighters as Congo outbreak rages on

24 Jan 2019

DAKAR, Jan 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dozens of Congolese Ebola survivors are dispelling rumours and caring for patients and lone children in the world's second deadliest outbreak, health workers said on Thursday.

Tens of thousands cut off from aid in northeast Nigeria after attack

18 Jan 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tens of thousands of displaced people in northeast Nigeria are cut off from humanitarian aid following a militant attack earlier this week, the United Nations said on Friday.

Tens of thousands cut off from aid in northeast Nigeria after attack

18 Jan 2019

DAKAR, Jan 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tens of thousands of displaced people in northeast Nigeria are cut off from humanitarian aid following a militant attack earlier this week, the United Nations said on Friday.

More women catch Ebola in Congo in 'unexpected' twist of gender roles

17 Jan 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - About two-thirds of patients in Congo's latest Ebola outbreak have been women, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, calling for more focus on gender in disease control and prevention.

More women catch Ebola in Congo in 'unexpected' twist of gender roles

17 Jan 2019

DAKAR, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - About two-thirds of patients in Congo's latest Ebola outbreak have been women, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, calling for more focus on gender in disease control and prevention.

Girl, 10, dies after genital cutting in Sierra Leone

19 Dec 2018

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A 10-year-old girl has died after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) during an initiation into a secret women's society in Sierra Leone, police said on Wednesday, sparking renewed calls for the practice to be banned.

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