Author: Kendrick Lebron

    Climate change data indicates that South Africa is showing signs of heating at twice the global average.  According to The National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy “there is evidence that extreme weather events in South Africa are increasing, with heatwave conditions found to be more likely, dry spell durations lengthening slightly and rainfall intensity […]

LONDON, Jan 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – At least 89 victims of human trafficking were rescued and dozens of suspected traffickers arrested in a crackdown on organised crime groups in the Balkans, Interpol said on Wednesday. Operation Theseus saw 3,000 officers from eight nations including Albania, Moldova and Turkey dispatched to crime hotspots including border […]

By Kim Harrisberg JOHANNESBURG, Jan 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From drone-mapping in Mozambique to community radio weather programmes in Zambia, aid agencies are innovating to help millions of people in drought-ravaged southern Africa prepare for climate threats and produce enough food on a warming planet. Across the region, a record 45 million people face growing levels […]

22 January 2020 Decision makers attending the World Economic Forum in Davos this week must transform our economic system away from fossil fuels by the end of the decade to prevent climate chaos, Amnesty International and other human rights groups as well as key environment, labour and social justice groups said in a statement. The activist leaders […]

  The Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities Maite Nkoana-Mashabane expressed shock at the death of a young medical intern Dr Nkhwashu whose life was cut short at just 24, allegedly, at the hands of her boyfriend.  Dr Nkhwashu spent the last six years studying towards her medical degree and […]

Rights Groups Urge UN, AU to Intervene on Behalf of Tito Magoti Oryem Nyeko Researcher, Africa Division@oryembley Tanzanian human rights activist Tito Magoti speaks during an event in Dodoma, Tanzania on November 6, 2019  © 2019 Sipa Michael Mallya The United Nations and the African Union have been urged to intervene on behalf of Tito Magoti, a […]

Jan 22 (Reuters) – KFC on Tuesday apologised for an advertisement in Australia that shows two boys ogling a woman’s breasts, after calls from a local campaign group to boycott the fast-food giant over the ad it called “sexist”. The 15-second ad, which has been running on television for the past three weeks and is […]

  By Sonia Elks LONDON, Jan 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Technology firms must address bias in their algorithms amid concerns that artificial intelligence is enabling sexist discrimination against women and girls, Facebook Inc’s operations chief Sheryl Sandberg said on Tuesday. Sandberg, 50, said the male-dominated industry must hire more women to ensure its platforms […]

By Sarah Shearman LONDON, Jan 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From job creation to clean energy, female African entrepreneurs can add millions of dollars to their economies and deliver positive social change if they are taken more seriously, experts said at British trade event on Monday. Entrepreneurs from 21 African countries – many of them women – […]

By Belinda Goldsmith DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – W hen Canadian vegan chef Doug McNish was invited to cook for the annual gathering of the world’s elite in the Swiss Alps, he was taken by surprise – then quickly signed up. McNish, 37, is one of several chefs preparing vegan or vegetarian […]

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