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African refugees held captive in Libya to go to Rwanda - UNHCR

10 Sep 2019

NAIROBI/LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of refugees trapped in Libyan detention centres will be evacuated to Rwanda as part of urgent efforts to relocate people as conflict rages in the north African nation, the United Nations said on Tuesday. | Video

Kenya evicts forest dwellers to save country's 'water tower'

05 Sep 2019

NAIROBI, Sept 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of people are being removed from Kenya's largest forest, a senior official said on Thursday, in a controversial move aimed at saving the country's most important "water tower", which has been decimated by decades of corruption.

FEATURE -Vigilantes join forces to stop Kenyan families losing donkeys to China

05 Sep 2019

NAIVASHA, Kenya, Sept 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - K enyan families left destitute by the theft and slaughter of thousands of donkeys by criminal networks supplying skins for Chinese medicine are hitting back - with vigilante gangs.

In a first for Africa, Kenya census to count intersex people

20 Aug 2019

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya will become the first African country to recognize its intersex population in a census on Saturday that counts people born with a sexual anatomy that does not fit typical definitions for male or female bodies, according to a top official.

Levis and Wrangler vow to protect women making jeans from sexual abuse

16 Aug 2019

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Three major U.S. brands vowed to crack down on abuse in Lesotho factories making their jeans on Thursday after an investigation found women were forced into sex to keep their jobs.

Levis and Wrangler vow to protect women making jeans from sexual abuse

15 Aug 2019

NAIROBI, Aug 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Three major U.S. brands vowed to crack down on abuse in Lesotho factories making their jeans on Thursday after an investigation found women were forced into sex to keep their jobs.

Burundian YouTube child star's death spotlights malaria epidemic

13 Aug 2019

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The death of a six-year-old YouTube star from a malaria epidemic in Burundi has spotlighted the growing challenge of combating malaria in a warmer world, health experts said on Tuesday.

From Asia to Africa: Women trafficked to Kenya's Bollywood-style dance bars

08 Aug 2019

MOMBASA, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nepali beautician Sheela didn't think twice about ditching her salon job when she received a call offering seven times her salary to work as a cultural dancer at a nightclub in Kenya.

Act now to avert disaster in drought-hit East Africa, aid agencies say

25 Jul 2019

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - East Africa could suffer a repeat of a 2011 famine that killed hundreds of thousands of people unless foreign donors stump up funds to help drought-hit communities in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia now, aid agencies warned on Thursday.

Africa's largest wind power project opens in northern Kenya

19 Jul 2019

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya unveiled Africa's largest wind power plant on Friday, a project aimed at reducing electricity costs and dependence on fossil fuels and moving the nation to meet its ambitious goal of 100% green energy next year.

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