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By Sally Hayden GULU, Uganda, May 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Before Uganda’s coronavirus lockdown, HIV-positive Matina had a morning routine. After waking she drank tea, ate something small, and took her antiretroviral drugs as doctors instructed. But since restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19 were introduced in March, her situation has changed. She […]

  By Megan Rowling BARCELONA, May 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The novel coronavirus outbreak has starkly exposed inequalities worldwide and could set back human development for the first time since 1990, the United Nations said on Wednesday. It said the crisis had, though, revealed the strength of collective action in the face of a […]

  By Luis Jaime Acosta BOGOTA, May 21 (Reuters) – It is not a bird, a plane or Superman: the aircraft humming in the skies above Colombia’s capital Bogota are instead police drones that are meant to detect people with high temperatures or those violating the country’s coronavirus quarantine. If a drone detects someone with […]

  By Megan Rowling BARCELONA, May 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The novel coronavirus outbreak has starkly exposed inequalities worldwide and could set back human development for the first time since 1990, the United Nations said on Wednesday. It said the crisis had, though, revealed the strength of collective action in the face of a […]

By Nita Bhalla and Oscar Lopez NAIROBI/MEXICO CITY, May 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It started with headaches then came nausea and diarrhea. Within two weeks, gay Ugandan barber Eric had became so weak without his HIV medication he could not walk and had to be hospitalised. “I was in the hospital for a week […]

  By Oscar Lopez MEXICO CITY, May 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Oscar-nominated actress Salma Hayek launched a campaign on Wednesday to combat violence against women stuck at home under coronavirus lockdown measures, urging her millions of social media followers to “stand in solidarity with women.” The #StandWithWomen campaign will be run by fashion brand Gucci’s […]

LONDON, May 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Human traffickers will profit from rising nationalism fuelled by the coronavirus pandemic, the new United Nations expert on modern slavery said, warning that anti-migrant policies and rhetoric may prevent victims of exploitation from seeking help. Lockdowns and business closures worldwide are pushing many vulnerable workers – particularly migrant […]

JOHANNESBURG, May 20 (Reuters) – Wealthy countries are failing Africa, with pledges of financial support and debt relief falling well short of the continent’s needs as it battles the COVID-19 pandemic, several African presidents said on Tuesday. Developed economies have channelled trillions of dollars into health initiatives and economic stimulus at home. But the presidents […]

BRUSSELS, May 20 (Reuters) – Online sex abuse of children in the European Union has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of EU law enforcement agency Europol said on Monday, warning that more cases could emerge when schools reopen as teachers’ monitoring resumes. Cybercrime has spiked during the epidemic with many people forced to […]

  By Rachel Savage LONDON, May 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Hungary’s parliament voted Tuesday to ban transgender people from changing their gender on identity documents, in a move that LGBT+ advocates said was creating panic among trans people who feared an increase in discrimination and attacks. The legislature voted 133 to 57 to replace the Hungarian […]


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