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From looted bank accounts to bulldozed houses forcing him to skip the border in to Uganda finally exciting news for Gordon, the South Sudanese legend and ‘King of Music’ has travelled to Uganda with his cousin Paul Biel to finally be reunited with their families! After six long years of waiting, Gordon and Paul’s recently […]

  By Michael Georgy HAMDAYET, Sudan, Jan 25 (Reuters) – The young coffee seller said she was split from family and friends by an Ethiopian soldier at the Tekeze river, taken down a path, and given a harrowing choice. “He said: ‘Choose, either I kill you or rape you’,” the 25-year-old told Reuters at the […]

By Sonia Elks LONDON, Jan 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Billionaires including Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Tesla founder Elon Musk have seen their wealth soar during the COVID-19 pandemic while the world’s poor face years of hardship, charity Oxfam said on Monday as it demanded steps to tackle inequality. Nations have a “shrinking window of […]

By Nita Bhalla and Alice McCool NAIROBI/KAMPALA, Jan 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Uganda ordered an internet shutdown on the eve of the presidential election, groundnut seller Susan Tafumba’s trade collapsed. The 34-year-old sells groundnuts at Kampala’s Nakawa market, but much of her business now comes through a mobile phone app that customers use […]

  By Lin Taylor LONDON, Jan 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The tale of an enslaved West African girl turned protegee to an English queen may sound like the stuff of fairy tales, but it comes straight from the history books – one of many forgotten Black British stories ripe for retelling. From African slave […]

  By Megan Rowling BARCELONA, Jan 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the world what it is like to go through a dangerous emergency of the kind that could occur if climate change accelerates – and offers lessons on how to respond, the head of the U.N. climate science panel said […]

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI, Jan 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As millions of elderly Floridians scramble to register for a limited but growing supply of COVID-19 vaccines, state officials are clamping down on so-called vaccine tourism by limiting doses to only the state’s part- and full-time residents. Shirley Hicks, 70, a retired teacher from the […]

By Ray Mwareya and Nyasha Bhobo CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe, Jan 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When tropical storm Chalane threatened Zimbabwe and Mozambique late last year, government authorities and aid agencies sprang into action, having learned lessons from the destruction and loss of life caused by cyclones in 2019. That year, two consecutive cyclones – Idai […]

By Kagondu Njagi NAIROBI, Jan 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Sitting on a low bench at her shop in a Nairobi slum, Grace Wangari sifted through a handful of grains that a waiting customer had just ordered. As she poured them into a shopping bag, the customer scrolled through her phone to pay for the […]

COVID-19 is an unprecedented global health crisis. But it has also been a wake-up call to the risks posed by our destructive relationship with the natural world. The 2021 Global Risk Report, published this week by the World Economic Forum, reveals that environmental concerns including climate change and biodiversity loss – linked to the rise in […]


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