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Tom Gardner

Jan 11 2017

Recycling army in Ethiopian capital fear livelihoods at risk as city modernizes

ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every morning as Addis Ababa wakes up, thousands of men roam the city streets collecting all kinds of recyclable waste, from plastic and clothing to fridges and electrics.

Dec 08 2016

African governments urged to help 3.5 million people uprooted from their homes in 2015

ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As many as 3.5 million people in Africa were uprooted from their homes in 2015 due to conflict and natural disasters and left stranded in their own country, with many governments overlooking this growing problem, according to a report released on Friday.

Nov 23 2016

Ethiopian women face new threat of human trafficking as economic gains slow to trickle down

ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in Ethiopia live under constant fear of violence, illness, hunger and poverty but they are now also facing a new threat - human trafficking, according to veteran women's rights campaigner Bogaletch Gebre.

Nov 15 2016

Beneath the surface of Uganda's 'exemplary' refugee settlement, tensions simmer

LAKE NAKIVALE, Uganda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nyirahubinka Maria, a Congolese refugee and mother of two, lives in "New Congo", the oldest and largest of 86 small villages scattered over the plains and low rising hills that surround Lake Nakivale in southwest Uganda.

Oct 25 2016

Ethiopians adjust to life in Africa's most ambitious social housing project

ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On weekday mornings traffic on the road northeast from Jemo into the center of Addis Ababa grinds to a near standstill, as taxis, minibuses and tuk-tuks wrestle for space along the narrow arterial highway.

Sep 14 2016

Britain's failure to tackle female genital mutilation a 'national disgrace': lawmakers

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The failure of British authorities to bring one successful prosecution for female genital mutilation in more than 30 years is a "national scandal", lawmakers said on Thursday calling for greater action against professionals not reporting the practice.

Sep 13 2016

Refugee girls, hoping for more than survival, need education: Malala

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday called on world leaders to provide education to girls in refugee camps to avoid them being forced into early marriage or child labor.

Sep 13 2016

From independence to starvation in the world's newest nation, South Sudan

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tens of thousands of people in conflict-ridden South Sudan are at risk of dying from starvation with many living in swamps and surviving on water lilies following renewed violence, a senior aid worker has warned.

Sep 12 2016

Reykjavik unveils plan to limit urban sprawl to become carbon neutral by 2040

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Icelandic capital of Reykjavik is aiming to become carbon neutral by 2040 by imposing strict limits on urban sprawl and improving the efficiency of public transport, according to a plan unveiled by the city's mayor.

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