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By Megan Rowling BARCELONA, Nov 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A growing push to put cities on a digital path to a greener future risks excluding groups like the poorest, disabled and elderly, and will fail to benefit those people unless technology is used to help meet their needs, rights advocates have warned. They also […]

  By Adela Suliman CHIPPING NORTON, England, Nov 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Big Tech is becoming “too big to fail” and should not saddle ill-equipped consumers with safekeeping privacy for society at large, data whistleblower Christopher Wylie said on Thursday. From banking to dating, tech companies such as Facebook, Google and Amazon are so […]

  By Kim Harrisberg JOHANNESBURG, Nov 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Nearly all Malawians think LGBT+ human rights should be protected, yet the same number could not accept a gay or lesbian family member, according to a first-of-its kind report released this week. A third said transgender people deserve human rights and should be protected […]

  By Krishna N. Das PENANG, Malaysia, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Before he flew to Thailand on a fake Bangladeshi passport and then crossed into Malaysia, Mohammed Imran was one of the most influential Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. He headed an 18,000-strong camp and represented them on the big stage. In late 2017, at the […]

MOMBASA, Nov 25 (Reuters) – The death toll from landslides in northwestern Kenya triggered on Saturday by unusually heavy rains has risen to at least 56 people, a local official said. The downpour began on Friday in West Pokot County, which borders Uganda, and worsened overnight, causing flooding and mudslides that swept away four bridges […]

  Zainab Gbobaniyi is a lawyer and advocacy trainer with Women for Women International. I was born in Makurdi, the capital of Benue State in north-central Nigeria. I belong to a small tribe called the Jukun tribe. It wasn’t easy growing up, as boys are much more valued than girls, so when my parents’ first […]

By Juan Medina ON BOARD THE OPEN ARMS, Nov 25 (Reuters) – An African migrant recently rescued from a crowded dinghy drifting in the Mediterranean said he would have rather died at sea than return to Libya, highlighting the desperation driving the current wave of immigration to Europe. Ibrahim Assoumanou Abdel Azize, originally from Togo, […]

Responding to the news that Niger activist Sadat Illiya Dan Malam who spent 19 months behind bars is released from prison, Kiné-Fatim Diop, Amnesty International West Africa Campaigner said: “The release of Sadat Illiya Dan Malam is a welcome news and we are delighted that he will now be reunited with his family and friends […]

The Egyptian authorities must immediately put an end to the torture of critically ill detainee Aisha el-Shater, said Amnesty International. Following her arrest in November 2018, sources told Amnesty International that Aisha was subjected to severe beating, electric shocks and enforced disappearance. Her predicament did not end when the authorities ordered her transfer to al-Qanater […]

  An exhibition on Walter Sisulu, with an animated Virtual Reality experience based on the sound recordings of the Rivonia Trial (1963 – 1964) will open at the Apartheid Museum on Friday 22 November 2019 at 19h00 and will run until the end of March 2020. This is the first Virtual Reality exhibition to be […]

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