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By Maimunah Mohd Sharif, the executive director of UN-Habitat. For more than a year, cities have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. As economic hubs, engines of growth and development and lively crossroads, urban centres are often the first places to be exposed to the virus. The way in which cities respond […]

  By Nita Bhalla NAIROBI, May 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Kenya’s president pledged millions of dollars in state funds on Friday to help tackle a surge in gender-based violence during the pandemic, outlining plans to open women’s shelters across the country and improve policing. Uhuru Kenyatta said crime statistics showed cases involving violence against […]

  Since the Miss South Africa Organisation bought the license to the Miss South Africa pageant in 2019, Transgender women have been able to enter and compete for the country’s most sought-after beauty pageant prize.  For the third successive year, Trans women are eligible to enter the 2021 Miss South Africa pageant. However, in order […]

By Sharon Kimathi LONDON, May 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – No longer a women’s-only industry, the so-called femtech sector is grabbing the attention of investors betting on a worldwide boom in products and services designed to meet women’s often-neglected healthcare needs. From apps offering expert online medical advice to home fertility testing kits, the global […]

  MELBOURNE, May 28 (Reuters) – Israel Folau is taking legal action against the Queensland Rugby League (QRL) after the governing body refused his registration to play for an amateur club, Australian media reported on Thursday. Dual code international Folau, who was sacked by Rugby Australia (RA) in 2019 for a social media post deemed […]

    In celebration of the South African diversity of cultures and music, the Free State born Hip-Hop artist, Letsopa La Rucca, in partnership with Lifestyle Explore bring you “Motswako Night” to light up the streets of Wooodstock in Capetown. The event received a nod from the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sports in support of […]

Johannesburg, Tuesday, 25 May 2021 – Culture publication, Moziak Magazine, shines the spotlight on Grammy nominated, BET award-winning, dancehall superstar, Stonebwoy. The spotlight on Stonebwoy, who has been lauded for connecting Africa through music, comes as a celebration of Africa Month off the back of having one of the biggest album releases of the new […]

  A defining characteristic of the way many people live today is persistent online connectedness. Since the introduction of smartphones about 15 years ago, the rapid and broad adoption of these devices has had an impact on people’s behaviour at all hours of the day. Forecasts suggest that the number of smartphone connections in sub-Saharan Africa will reach 678 million […]

  By Christopher Bendana KAMPALA, Uganda, May 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Inspired by a similar diversity policy, Uganda’s government is set to require public agencies to allocate part of their budgets to climate change measures if they want state funding, hailing the move as a big step toward meeting the nation’s green goals. But […]

  Sanda Ojiambo is CEO and Executive Director of the UN Global Compact Houston, we have a problem. Too many companies are pledging they will eliminate their carbon emissions by 2050, without spelling out how they will get there. To the public, this smacks of greenwashing. It is also undermining trust in the many genuine […]

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