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Nigerian president calls for stricter laws on sex abuse

11 Oct 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nigeria's president called for stricter laws against sexual abuse on Friday after a documentary showed a university lecturer propositioning a reporter posing as an underage student.

Nigerian president calls for stricter laws on sex abuse

11 Oct 2019

DAKAR, Oct 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nigeria's president called for stricter laws against sexual abuse on Friday after a documentary showed a university lecturer propositioning a reporter posing as an underage student.

Made with child labor? Major chocolate companies flunk scorecard

10 Oct 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Major chocolate companies such as Godiva, Lindt and Hershey are failing to keep child labor out of their supply chains, according to a new ranking by activists released on Thursday.

Made with child labor? Major chocolate companies flunk scorecard

10 Oct 2019

NEW YORK, Oct 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Major chocolate companies such as Godiva, Lindt and Hershey are failing to keep child labor out of their supply chains, according to a new ranking by activists released on Thursday.

Ghana sex education program sparks anti-LGBT+ outrage

01 Oct 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Government and U.N. officials in Ghana were forced to defend a school sex education program on Tuesday after religious groups said it was part of a "satanic" attempt to promote LGBT+ values.

U.N. honors activist who helped thousands of refugees return to Congo

19 Sep 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Congolese activist Evariste Mfaume decided to take action when he found out that thousands of his compatriots who had fled war 20 years ago wanted to come home, but had no place to go.

Just say no? Sierra Leone tests new ways to cut teen pregnancy

05 Sep 2019

FREETOWN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Umu Bangura was 16 when she got pregnant by a man who gave her money and told her he loved her, but soon after disappeared - a crisis faced by many young mothers in the West African nation, which has one of the world's highest adolescent birth rates.

Senegal's scandalous soap: can TV drama drive change for women?

04 Sep 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Djalika wants to divorce her abusive husband. Her best friend Dior escaped a forced marriage and moved to the city, and her colleague Mareme is brazenly having fun with a married man.

Satellite data shows hunger looming in Senegal, Mauritania

30 Aug 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of thousands of people in Senegal and Mauritania are at risk of going hungry in the coming year because not enough grass has grown to feed the region's cattle, analysts said on Friday.

Satellite data shows hunger looming in Senegal, Mauritania

30 Aug 2019

DAKAR, Aug 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of thousands of people in Senegal and Mauritania are at risk of going hungry in the coming year because not enough grass has grown to feed the region's cattle, analysts said on Friday.

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