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By Oscar Lopez and Matthew Lavietes MEXICO CITY/NEW YORK, June 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As widespread protests over racial injustice roiled the country, LGBT+ campaigners on Monday, the start of the annual Pride month, called for a return to the rebellious origins of the U.S. gay rights movement. Pride celebrations have come under criticism […]

By Rina Chandran BANGKOK, June 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As countries look to revive their economies in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, strengthening climate defences and raising the living standards of vulnerable communities can generate jobs and help guard against future shocks, development experts said. The International Labor Organization (ILO) has forecast that nearly […]

  By Nellie Peyton and Anastasia Moloney WASHINGTON, June 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis last week, have spread to dozens of cities in the United States and other world cities. Floyd’s death, at the hands of […]

  ROME, May 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Summer is just around the corner and cities from Bogota to London are easing restrictions on movement after weeks of coronavirus lockdowns. So should you stay (home) or should you go (on holiday)? Flying is out of the question for many with temperature checks at airports and […]

  By MacDonald Dzirutwe WEDZA, Zimbabwe, May 28 (Reuters) – In the rural Zimbabwe district of Wedza, a new electric-powered motorcycle is helping bring income to poor women and easing the burden of looking after families. The three-wheeler, known as Hamba (Go), powered by a solar-charged lithium ion battery, is being piloted by start-up Mobility […]

  By Kim Harrisberg JOHANNESBURG, May 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From rural villages in Malawi to the war-torn streets of north-west Cameroon, rising numbers of female radio hosts are taking to the air to dispel fake news and myths about the novel coronavirus whilst also tackling sexism. Radio is the only source of information […]

  By Menna A. Farouk CAIRO, May 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It is a Thursday evening in downtown Cairo, usually a crowded and noisy time as the weekend gets underway. But today the streets are quiet, and the air is noticeably clean. “It has been a long time since I breathed such fresh air […]

  By Thin Lei Win ROME, May 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Forests face an increased risk of being cut down and degraded as a result of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, a senior U.N. official said on Friday. For millions of poor people who have lost casual work in cities and are […]

  DAKAR, May 25 (Reuters) – Since the coronavirus reached Senegal, a growing number of residents in the capital have begun ordering groceries online, a welcome boost to a fledgling delivery service in a country where produce is usually bought in shops or markets. Club Kossam now delivers milk products, vegetables, fruit and meat to […]

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 22, 2020/ — The second Africa Regional Integration Index (ARII 2019) was launched Friday by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank ( and the African Union Commission (AUC), with a call to action to African economies to deepen their integration. The 2019 Index, which builds on the […]

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