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Nellie Peyton

African cities bet on new technology to fix growing water shortages

10 Dec 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From solar-powered ground pumps to 3D-printed filters, new technology can help solve water shortages in African cities facing rapid growth, entrepreneurs and policymakers said.

African cities bet on new technology to fix growing water shortages

10 Dec 2019

DAKAR, Dec 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From solar-powered ground pumps to 3D-printed filters, new technology can help solve water shortages in African cities facing rapid growth, entrepreneurs and policymakers said.

Refugee girls in Chad embrace school as path to university opens up

10 Dec 2019

IRIBA, Chad (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mouna Issahk is one of seven mothers at her secondary school in Chad. At age 20, she carries her baby girl across the hot sand of their refugee camp and shushes her in crowded classrooms.

Gay sex is banned - so Ghanaians dance against homophobia

28 Nov 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Gay sex may be illegal in Ghana - dancing isn't. So rappers and singers are using music videos to embrace LGBT+ life and fight homophobia in this conservative West African nation.

FEATURE-Gay sex is banned - so Ghanaians dance against homophobia

28 Nov 2019

DAKAR, Nov 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Gay sex may be illegal in Ghana - dancing isn't. So rappers and singers are using music videos to embrace LGBT+ life and fight homophobia in this conservative West African nation.

West Africa boot camp seeks artificial intelligence fix for climate-hit farmers

16 Nov 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Data analyst Fabrice Sonzahi enrolled in a course on artificial intelligence (AI) in Dakar, hoping to help struggling farmers improve crop yields in his home country of Ivory Coast.

West Africa boot camp seeks artificial intelligence fix for climate-hit farmers

16 Nov 2019

DAKAR, Nov 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Data analyst Fabrice Sonzahi enrolled in a course on artificial intelligence (AI) in Dakar, hoping to help struggling farmers improve crop yields in his home country of Ivory Coast.

Gambian women testify about sex abuse under ex-president Jammeh

31 Oct 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Speaking calmly through tears, in a hearing streamed live on YouTube, former beauty queen Fatou Jallow told how Gambia's ex-president Yahya Jammeh locked her in a room and raped her.

Senegal launches online database to track the traffickers

30 Oct 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new online database of human trafficking cases will help Senegal crack down on a rampant crime that is little understood, highlighting hotspots and profiling crooks in a bid to curb the growing trade in people, the government said on Wednesday.

Senegal launches online database to track the traffickers

30 Oct 2019

DAKAR, Oct 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new online database of human trafficking cases will help Senegal crack down on a rampant crime that is little understood, highlighting hotspots and profiling crooks in a bid to curb the growing trade in people, the government said on Wednesday.

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