Page: 6

  ROME, Oct 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Growing use of nitrogen-based fertilisers for food production is increasing emissions of a greenhouse gas 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide, threatening efforts to keep global warming to internationally agreed limits, scientists warned Wednesday. Nitrous oxide (N2O) is the main man-made substance damaging the planet’s protective […]

  LONDON, Oct 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Extreme poverty will rise for the first time this century as COVID-19 hammers the global economy, the World Bank said on Wednesday, predicting the pandemic could spawn 115 million “new poor” this year alone. A triple threat of coronavirus, climate change and conflict means an ambitious goal […]

  LONDON, Oct 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Spurring ambitious-enough action to stem climate change will require persuading most people that its impacts – from deadlier weather to surging migration – are a direct and imminent threat to themselves, according to a British defence official. Global warming “is not inconvenient if you’re not affected by […]

BARCELONA, Oct 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Developing countries at risk from wilder weather and rising seas on Wednesday urged all governments to meet a deadline to deliver stronger national climate action plans to the United Nations by the end of 2020, stressing that their survival depended on it. About 195 nations committed under the […]

  Feminazi. I wish you were dead. Go home or I’ll beat you up. These are just a few of the comments I’ve had to endure, simply for posting my views on social media. You’re probably shocked, but not really surprised. Harassment, especially of girls and young women, has become so widespread that it’s becoming accepted […]

  By Emma Batha LONDON, Oct 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Online abuse is driving girls to quit social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, with nearly 60% experiencing harassment, a global study showed on Sunday. One in five girls and young women has abandoned or cut down on using a social media platform […]

  LONDON, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Last month was the world’s hottest September on record, with unusually high temperatures recorded off Siberia, in the Middle East, and in parts of South America and Australia, the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service said on Wednesday. Extending a long-term warming trend caused by emissions of heat-trapping gases, […]

LONDON, Oct 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Serena Williams said she has been “underpaid (and) undervalued” as a Black woman in tennis, applauding the Black Lives Matter movement for shining a light on entrenched racism, according to comments published by British Vogue magazine. The U.S. star, who has won 23 Grand Slam titles and been […]

AMMAN, Oct 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The rape and murder of a young woman has sparked anger in Algeria, with women’s rights activists demanding to know why she was not better protected after her mother said the suspect in her killing had attacked her before. The 19-year-old victim was lured into an abandoned gas […]

  The most common type of sexual misconduct by humanitarian staff is transactional sex. It is generally not criminal and involves some level of negotiation and agency on the part of victims. And, in part, that’s what makes it so difficult to stamp out. It’s sometimes called “survival sex” – but in the context of extreme […]

Transafrica Radio

Current track