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  MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Former Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has raised his compensation claim against Rugby Australia (RA) and the New South Wales Waratahs to A$14 million (7.40 million pounds) in an updated court filing. Folau, a fundamentalist Christian, was previously seeking A$10 million in damages from RA and the Waratahs, who terminated his four-year […]

By Arouna Sissoko LAC WEGNIA, Mali, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Modeste Traore has lived his whole life by Lake Wegnia, in Mali’s Sahel region, and its fish have provided him with a livelihood that supports his extended family of 14 children. But as temperatures rise, evaporation increases and the lake shrinks – phenomena experts blame […]

By Jeffrey Moyo CHEGUTU, Zimbabwe, Nov 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Donning a blue work suit, matching helmet and cement-spattered gumboots, 32-year old Mateline Mangari heaved a barrow of bricks over the deep mud cratering her Zimbabwean building site. One of two women working alongside a dozen men, Mangari could barely cross the site, a […]

  By K. Sophie Will LONDON, Nov 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – U.S. singer Cyndi Lauper, who is set to win the United Nations’ new social justice award, said on Wednesday that her drive to end LGBT+ homelessness began in support of family and friends. Best known for her ’80s-era pop hits, Lauper will receive […]

By Sebastien Malo BORGO BERI, Niger, Nov 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In the West African country of Niger, millet is said to be the king of grains – the cereal crop preferred by all farmers. And the king of millet in the southern town of Borgo Beri is indisputably farmer Hassane Hima. Given the […]

By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani ABUJA, Nov 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Employers must use Nigeria’s new national sex offenders register to vet their staff for it to succeed and the public must be made aware that it exists, rights activists said on Wednesday. The online database will contain the names of people convicted of sexual […]

By Thin Lei Win CANELLI, Italy, Nov 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – After carefully checking bunches of succulent, dark-skinned grapes native to Italy’s Piedmont wine region, Alhagie Jallow – who arrived from Gambia five years ago – nodded in approval. Jallow, 32, had never set eyes on a vineyard until 2015 when he started working […]

Johannesburg, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 – It’s that time of year again, Cassper Nyovest’s highly anticipated intern search is back for the third consecutive year for the upcoming #FillupRoyalBafokeng.  Launched in 2017 as a means to pay it forward and equip young people with tangible skills across various event disciplines, interns that have gone through […]

  Decades after gaining independence, many African cities have experienced an unprecedented urban transformation. From business centers to new residential neighborhoods, the landscape and structure of these urban areas is changing fast. Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, offers a perfect example of rapid urban transformation in the last ten years. Like many other metropolitan areas […]

KINSHASA, Nov 27 (Reuters) – At least 39 people died in flooding on Tuesday in Kinshasa, the sprawling capital of Democratic Republic of Congo, following torrential rains overnight, authorities said. The heavy rain caused landslides near the University of Kinshasa, they said. A Reuters witness at the scene said at least three houses had fallen […]

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