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  MOSCOW, April 6 (Reuters) – Russia is working on a programme to offer people abroad the chance to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in Russia with its Sputnik V shot from July, the vaccine’s official Twitter account has said. Authorities have so far been sceptical about launching a programme to allow foreigners to travel to […]

NIAMEY, April 6 (Reuters) – Chad’s government said on Saturday that soldiers accused of at least three rapes in Niger, including that of an 11-year-old girl, have been arrested and will face punishment. Chad has deployed 1,200 troops in neighbouring Niger as part of an international mission led by France to help combat Islamist militants. […]

  By Rachel Savage LONDON, April 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Exactly 20 years ago, one lesbian couple and three gay couples tied the knot in Amsterdam’s city hall – making history as the Netherlands became the first country to allow same-sex marriage, a step since followed by nearly 30 other nations. During the two […]

  By Kim Harrisberg MAKHADO, South Africa, April 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – South Africa’s northern Limpopo province is known for its lush forests, national parks, fruit farms and heritage sites – but lately its green image has come under threat from a proposed multi-billion-dollar industrial mega-project. Made up of a cluster of 20 steel […]

By Akhona Matshoba and Tanisha Heiberg JOHANNESBURG, April 6 (Reuters) – The animals that roam South Africa’s Balule Nature Reserve have a new ally in the battle to keep them safe from poachers – camera phones mounted in protective cases that stream images of their activities to thousands of “virtual rangers” worldwide. With reserves across […]

By Lin Taylor LONDON, April 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In a world reeling from the impact of COVID-19, investing in public transport could create 4.6 million jobs by 2030 and cut transport emissions, mayors in some 100 cities said on Tuesday. A “green and just recovery” with investment in buses and trains, particularly electric […]

  LONDON, April 1 (Reuters) – Britain should be seen as a “model for other white-majority countries” but more still needs to be done, a review into race inequality said on Wednesday, a conclusion that provoked fury from critics who branded it a “whitewash”. The report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities was ordered by […]

  By Kim Harrisberg and Kristi Eaton JOHANNESBURG/TULSA, April 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The words “facemask” and “hand sanitiser” are now familiar the world over, but for isiZulu speakers in South Africa those terms did not exist a year ago, until a group of volunteers took to the internet to create them. From Wikipedia […]

  April 1 (Reuters) – Rates of stillbirth and maternal deaths rose by around a third during the COVID-19 pandemic, with pregnancy outcomes getting worse overall for both babies and mothers worldwide, according to an international data review published on Wednesday. Pooling data from 40 studies across 17 countries, the review found that lockdowns, disruption […]

  Iqbal Nasim MBE is CEO of the National Zakat Foundation As a ‘BAME’ person, I want you – and our government – to stop using the term ‘BAME’. I understand why they (and possibly you) like it: it’s an umbrella, catch-all term for people who are non-white. And it is officially endorsed, meaning that […]

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