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'No tourist, no dollar': Pandemic decimates livelihoods of Kenya's Maasai

31 Jul 2020

MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For more than 50 years, Loiman Letolo, 70, has peddled her colourful beaded necklaces and bracelets to safari-goers at the entrance gates to Kenya's Maasai Mara National Reserve.

INSIGHT -'No tourist, no dollar': Pandemic decimates livelihoods of Kenya's Maasai

31 Jul 2020

MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya, July 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - F or more than 50 years, Loiman Letolo, 70, has peddled her colourful beaded necklaces and bracelets to safari-goers at the entrance gates to Kenya's Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Kenya's forest communities face eviction from ancestral lands - even during pandemic

23 Jul 2020

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Forest-dwelling communities in Kenya are being forcibly evicted from their ancestral lands, as temperatures plummet and coronavirus cases soar, land rights campaigners said on Thursday.

Kenya orders probe into rise in violence against women and girls during pandemic

06 Jul 2020

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya's president on Monday ordered an investigation into rising reports of violence against women and girls - including rape, domestic violence, female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage - as a result of coronavirus restrictions.

Curb climate change, protect environment to prevent future pandemics, countries told

06 Jul 2020

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Land degradation, wildlife exploitation, intensive farming and climate change are driving the rise in diseases that, like the coronavirus, are passed from animals to humans, United Nations experts said on Monday.

More than 40,000 people forcefully evicted in East Africa during coronavirus crisis

01 Jul 2020

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 40,000 people across East Africa have been forcibly evicted from their homes since March, putting them at risk of contracting the new coronavirus, said charities on Wednesday, calling for a moratorium on all evictions during the pandemic.

Africa's unsung army of women wage war on COVID-19

26 Jun 2020

NAIROBI/ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Armed with a face mask, notebook and pen, Everlyne Akinyi Omondi sets out each morning from her one-room home in Nairobi's informal settlement of Kawangware to do a job few others would contemplate in a pandemic.

FEATURE-Africa's unsung army of women wage war on COVID-19

26 Jun 2020

NAIROBI/ADDIS ABABA, June 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A rmed with a face mask, notebook and pen, Everlyne Akinyi Omondi sets out each morning from her one-room home in Nairobi's informal settlement of Kawangware to do a job few others would contemplate in a pandemic.

Ugandans join global push to rename colonial-era landmarks

17 Jun 2020

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for the East African nation to rename roads and landmarks that celebrate white power, joining a growing, global movement against racism.

Red Cross fears coronavirus spreading silently in Somalia's displaced camps

16 Jun 2020

NAIROBI/GAROWE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The new coronavirus could be spreading undetected through camps across Somalia hosting some 2.6 million displaced people, the Red Cross warned on Tuesday, as floods and conflict swelled the numbers fleeing into overcrowded settlements.

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