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In Uganda, there have been widespread allegations of arbitrary detention and torture of members of the opposition. Moina Spooner, from The Conversation Africa, asked Jamil Ddamulira Mujuzi, a human rights expert who has been monitoring the situation in Uganda, to provide insights into domestic laws and what they say in relation to detention of civilians by security […]

Chadian President Idriss Déby Itno, who has ruled since 1990, is gearing up to take on his sixth mandate as head of state. Elections are scheduled for 11 April 2021. And the country’s 2018 constitution allows him to stay in office, if elected, until 2033. Déby is an experienced military man who first joined the […]

Being in nature has benefits for people, as studies have shown. There’s ample evidence that experiences of nature have positive physical and psychological outcomes. But these insights have largely come from the Global North. There’s very little research on how urban communities in the Global South experience or view urban nature. A recently published book we co-edited, Urban […]

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc will open its first-ever physical store outside the United States on Thursday. The world’s largest online retailer said the cashierless store, dubbed “Amazon Fresh,” is located in Britain, in the London Borough of Ealing. It will carry a private UK food brand it’s calling “by Amazon” and will let consumers skip […]

  By Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi and Barbara Lewis ZURICH, March 25 (Reuters) – The hubbub that descends each summer on a sleek exhibition hall in Basel, where collectors snap up art and hunt for hot-ticket new talent, is likely to be replaced this year by lines of socially distanced Swiss waiting for COVID-19 vaccines. The […]

  By Jack Graham March 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – One in five of the world’s 2,000 largest publicly listed companies have now committed to a “net-zero” emissions target to help tackle climate change, researchers said on Tuesday. The companies, representing nearly $14 trillion in sales, have promised to cut their planet-heating emissions to net […]

  By Nita Bhalla NAIROBI, March 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than 260 charities on Monday urged banks not to finance a $3.5 billion oil pipeline in East Africa, concerned the project could lead to the loss of community land and livelihoods, environmental destruction and surging carbon emissions. France’s Total and China National Offshore […]

  By Umberto Bacchi MILAN, March 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – They invented a virtual talking cat and made $1 billion. Now the Logins want to revolutionise organic farming with data science, taking it mainstream and tackling climate change on the way. Iza and Samo Login made their fortune in 2017, selling their software development company, […]

  By Lungelo Ndhlovu BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, March 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – While most teenagers spend their time studying and planning for life after high school, activist Nkosilathi Nyathi is busy pushing Zimbabwe’s leaders to come up with new ways to tackle his country’s contribution to climate change. The 17-year-old, who was appointed a Youth […]

  LONDON, March 23 (Reuters) – The world’s biggest carbon-emitting companies are far from aligning with the Paris Climate Agreement, a report by the leading climate-focused investor group showed on Monday. Climate Action 100+, whose 575 members manage $54 trillion in assets, was set up in 2017 to engage with the companies responsible for the […]


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