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Africa's unsung army of women wage war on COVID-19

Jun 25 2020

NAIROBI/ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Armed with a face mask, notebook and pen, Everlyne Akinyi Omondi sets out each morning from her one-room home in Nairobi's informal settlement of Kawangware to do a job few others would contemplate in a pandemic.

Ethiopia moves children from streets to shelters to slow coronavirus

Jun 11 2020

ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Olana Abdulsewud was woken by the police in Addis Ababa early one morning in March, the Ethiopian teenager was relieved.

Ethiopia's mobile camel libraries keep children from forced labour

Jun 05 2020

ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a remote part of Ethiopia, one charity has come up with a novel way of protecting children off school because of the coronavirus pandemic from forced labour - camels bearing books.

'I lost my mind': Ethiopian migrants forced home empty-handed by coronavirus

Jun 04 2020

ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Rita Alemu realised the plane she had boarded in Dubai had taken her back home to Ethiopia, she burst into tears as she knew she would never recover more than a year's unpaid wages.

Hundreds of child weddings thwarted in Ethiopia as coronavirus locks girls out of schools

May 14 2020

ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 500 girls have been rescued from child marriage in northern Ethiopia since schools were shut due to the new coronavirus, a regional official said, as fears mount that the pandemic is reversing years of work to stop underage unions.

Eritrean activists sue EU for funding roads built with 'forced labour'

May 13 2020

LONDON/ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Eritrean activists sued the European Union (EU) on Wednesday and asked it to halt 80 million euros in aid to the east African nation, saying the money funded a scheme built on forced labour.

Eritrean activists sue EU for funding roads built with 'forced labour'

May 13 2020

LONDON/ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Eritrean activists sued the European Union (EU) on Wednesday and asked it to halt 80 million euros in aid to the east African nation, saying the money funded a scheme built on forced labour.

Thousands of Ethiopian migrants quarantined in universities wait to go home

May 01 2020

ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of Ethiopian migrants expelled from the Middle East and African countries are being quarantined in universities in a sign of the strain placed on vulnerable nations by mass deportations amid the coronavirus crisis.

City demolitions expose Ethiopian families to coronavirus

Apr 29 2020

NAIROBI/ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Scores of Ethiopian families are at risk of contracting the new coronavirus after authorities demolished their makeshift houses and left them homeless, human rights groups said on Wednesday.

Lebanon's coronavirus lockdown leaves migrant women penniless and stranded

Apr 16 2020

ADDIS ABABA/AMMAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Domestic worker Kurate only went to Lebanon so she could earn money to support her family in Ethiopia. Now she is stuck there with no work, no income - and no way of getting home to them.

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