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Anna Pujol-Mazzini

Togo's president seeks re-election to extend 50-year dynasty

Feb 20 2020

LOME Many people in Togo have only known just two presidents in their lifetime - Faure Gnassingbe, who is running for a fourth term in an election on Saturday, and his father Eyadema Gnassingbe - and some Togolese are sick of the long-running dynasty.

In Senegal, online videos break silence over domestic abuse

Jan 31 2020

DAKAR For Senegalese activist Fatou Warkha, online videos play a vital role in her campaign to expose and end violence against women in a country where discretion and forbearance are traditionally prized. | Video

On guard: the Senegal jail teaching teenagers to use swords

Sep 20 2019

THIES, Senegal Teaching inmates how to handle swords may seem an unlikely approach to prison rehabilitation, but advocates believe the discipline it brings can help improve Senegal's overloaded youth penal system.

Senegal to crack down on huge plastic waste by enforcing law

Jul 30 2019

DAKAR Tired of seeing Senegal's seascapes spoiled by ever-growing mounds of cheap plastic bags, authorities plan to crack down on polluters by imposing fines and further restricting plastic use. | Video

Europe prods homeless with spikes and cold showers

Jan 19 2018

PARIS(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Just outside a high rise in northeast Paris, Christian Page had found a decent place to sleep: it kept out the rain and a wobbly tile meant he could hear people approach, so the former wine waiter felt a little safer as he bedded down for the night.

With wonky vegetables and beer, social enterprises keep food out of landfills

Nov 06 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On Thursday nights, while London sleeps, big cardboard boxes appear in frontyards and behind bins.

Can religions help in the fight against climate change?

Oct 31 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Sikh temples the world over, community kitchens offer free meals to anyone regardless of color, creed or caste.

Invest in forests and indigenous people to fight climate change: experts

Oct 24 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Efforts to protect carbon-absorbing forests, which could have a massive impact on reducing global warming, only attract a tiny fraction of the billions of dollars spent on cutting emissions, experts said on Tuesday as they called for greater investment.

India tops global pollution deaths of 9 million a year: study

Oct 19 2017

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pollution caused nine million deaths in 2015 - three times more than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined - scientists said on Thursday, calling for governments in poor countries to act.

Armenians urged to value their women as abortions of girls skew population

Oct 09 2017

GAVAR, Armenia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Karina Aghalaryan discovered she was going to be the mother of a baby girl, the 35-year-old Armenian was ecstatic.

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