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  By Alexander Winning JOHANNESBURG, Jan 26 (Reuters) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday urged wealthy countries not to hoard surplus doses of COVID-19 vaccine, saying the world needed to come together to fight the pandemic. South Africa has recorded nearly half the coronavirus deaths in Africa, and the continent as a whole […]

    Birgitte Qvist-Sørensen is moderator of the ACT Alliance and general secretary of DanChurchAid; Reverend Ssekasiko Wilberforce is a local faith leader in Uganda, and Wanjira Mathai is vice president and regional director for Africa at the World Resources Institute. The past year brought unprecedented suffering from COVID-19. On top of the pandemic, climate change continued […]

By Carey L. Biron WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Cities across the globe pledged on Monday to use their post-pandemic recovery plans to bolster ways to adapt to the growing risks posed by climate change. The 1000 Cities Adapt Now initiative, launched by several non-governmental organizations and a U.N. agency, will initially start […]

  The UK’s largest anti-racism educational charity, Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) will, on Thursday, 28 January 2021, launch a country chapter in South Africa in partnership with the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation. The organisation’s presence in South Africa will add to its already established footprints in England, Scotland and Wales. In their twenty-five years […]

  By Michael Georgy HAMDAYET, Sudan, Jan 25 (Reuters) – The young coffee seller said she was split from family and friends by an Ethiopian soldier at the Tekeze river, taken down a path, and given a harrowing choice. “He said: ‘Choose, either I kill you or rape you’,” the 25-year-old told Reuters at the […]

By Sonia Elks LONDON, Jan 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Billionaires including Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Tesla founder Elon Musk have seen their wealth soar during the COVID-19 pandemic while the world’s poor face years of hardship, charity Oxfam said on Monday as it demanded steps to tackle inequality. Nations have a “shrinking window of […]

By Nita Bhalla and Alice McCool NAIROBI/KAMPALA, Jan 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Uganda ordered an internet shutdown on the eve of the presidential election, groundnut seller Susan Tafumba’s trade collapsed. The 34-year-old sells groundnuts at Kampala’s Nakawa market, but much of her business now comes through a mobile phone app that customers use […]

  By Lin Taylor LONDON, Jan 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The tale of an enslaved West African girl turned protegee to an English queen may sound like the stuff of fairy tales, but it comes straight from the history books – one of many forgotten Black British stories ripe for retelling. From African slave […]

  By Megan Rowling BARCELONA, Jan 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the world what it is like to go through a dangerous emergency of the kind that could occur if climate change accelerates – and offers lessons on how to respond, the head of the U.N. climate science panel said […]

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI, Jan 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As millions of elderly Floridians scramble to register for a limited but growing supply of COVID-19 vaccines, state officials are clamping down on so-called vaccine tourism by limiting doses to only the state’s part- and full-time residents. Shirley Hicks, 70, a retired teacher from the […]

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