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Nellie Peyton

FEATURE-Gambia's labouring farmers show why premature births may boom in a warmer world

06 Feb 2020

JALI, Gambia, Feb 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sirreh Samateh has worked outdoors through all eight of her pregnancies, labouring in the sun to grow rice and vegetables in her Gambian village of Jali.

Better pay would end female genital mutilation: survivor

06 Feb 2020

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Female genital mutilation (FGM) will not end unless women are lifted out of poverty and donors stop wasting money on ineffective aid programmes, said a prominent Gambian activist.

Senegal turns to eco-farming to protect food supply as climate changes

30 Jan 2020

DAKAR, Jan 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Senegal aims to transition toward eco-farming on a national scale to protect its food supply from the effects of climate change, the agriculture minister said on Thursday.

As threats rise, African scientists delve into climate change health impacts

29 Jan 2020

BANJUL (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Infectious diseases are on the rise, food harvests are falling and people are dying from heat waves, but many of the health impacts of climate change remain little investigated - especially in Africa.

As threats rise, African scientists delve into climate change health impacts

29 Jan 2020

BANJUL, Jan 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Infectious diseases are on the rise, food harvests are falling and people are dying from heat waves, but many of the health impacts of climate change remain little investigated - especially in Africa.

Trafficking risk high for hundreds of migrants sent back to Libya

15 Jan 2020

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of migrants returned to Libya this month are at high risk of human trafficking as worsening violence is allowing criminal gangs to thrive, according to the United Nations.

Ivory Coast pledges trafficking crackdown as 137 child victims are rescued

13 Jan 2020

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ivory Coast police on Monday vowed to ramp up efforts to stop child trafficking after rescuing 137 children from forced labor and sex work in the first major operation in several years.

Ivory Coast pledges trafficking crackdown as 137 child victims are rescued

13 Jan 2020

DAKAR, Jan 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ivory Coast police on Monday vowed to ramp up efforts to stop child trafficking after rescuing 137 children from forced labour and sex work in the first major operation in several years.

From medicine to recycling, six African start-ups doing business for good in 2019

26 Dec 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Africa tunes into the burgeoning movement of business for good, young people across the continent are finding innovative solutions to problems from illiteracy to pollution.

YEARENDER-From medicine to recycling, 6 African start-ups doing business for good in 2019

26 Dec 2019

DAKAR, Dec 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Africa tunes into the burgeoning movement of business for good, young people across the continent are finding innovative solutions to problems from illiteracy to pollution.

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