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Italian dream over, trafficked Nigerian sets sights on home

01 Mar 2019

ASTI, Italy (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the five months it took Becky to reach Italy from Nigeria, she was jailed, raped at gunpoint, forced into an abortion, nearly drowned at sea and saw several fellow travelers die.

The coffee farmers betting on blockchain to boost business

18 Feb 2019

ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a bustling street near the shiny new international airport in Ethiopia's capital is a small coffee roastery with big dreams. 

FEATURE-The coffee farmers betting on blockchain to boost business

18 Feb 2019

ADDIS ABABA, Feb 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a bustling street near the shiny new international airport in Ethiopia's capital is a small coffee roastery with big dreams.

With fruits and green shoots, Tigray swaps image of famine for resilience

06 Feb 2019

RUWA FELEG, Ethiopia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thirty-five years after haunting images of crying, skeletal Ethiopian children shocked the world, Tigray, the region that unwittingly became a poster child for famine, is taking on a new image - that of resilience.

FEATURE-With fruits and green shoots, Tigray swaps image of famine for resilience

06 Feb 2019

RUWA FELEG, Ethiopia, Feb 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - T hirty-five years after haunting images of crying, skeletal Ethiopian children shocked the world, Tigray, the region that unwittingly became a poster child for famine, is taking on a new image - that of resilience.

Watch your language: tasty words 'luring' people to healthier foods

05 Feb 2019

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rich and zesty or low fat and vegan? Clever marketing with mouth-watering words can boost sales of plant-based dishes by more than 70 percent, experts said on Tuesday, amid a drive to cut meat intake to improve human and planetary health.

Watch your language: tasty words 'luring' people to healthier foods

05 Feb 2019

ROME, Feb 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rich and zesty or low fat and vegan? Clever marketing with mouth-watering words can boost sales of plant-based dishes by more than 70 percent, experts said on Tuesday, amid a drive to cut meat intake to improve human and planetary health.

Investors call on McDonald's and KFC to step up climate change action

29 Jan 2019

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An investor group managing some $6.5 trillion on Tuesday called on six of the world's largest fast food restaurants, including McDonald's, KFC and Burger King, to reduce their planet-harming greenhouse gas emissions and water use.

Investors call on McDonald's and KFC to step up climate change action

29 Jan 2019

ROME, Jan 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An investor group managing some $6.5 trillion on Tuesday called on six of the world's largest fast food restaurants, including McDonald's, KFC and Burger King, to reduce their planet-harming greenhouse gas emissions and water use.

Is there a 'circular' solution to the world's food problems?

24 Jan 2019

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The pesticide exposure, antibiotic resistance, air and water pollution and other factors caused by industrial food production could kill 5 million people a year by 2050, a new report said.

World News

Israel, Hamas trade blows as Gaza tensions simmer

Gaza militants fired rockets into southern Israel and Israeli aircraft carried out strikes in the Hamas-ruled territory overnight Tuesday, though the level of violence appeared to abate after Palestinians said a ceasefire had been reached.