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Henry Wilkins

African startups bet on blockchain to tackle land fraud

Feb 16 2018

NAIROBI/ACCRA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a recent Saturday afternoon, Joseph Njuguna received a worrying call. Without his permission, someone was excavating a small piece of land he had bought six years ago.

Togo security forces clash with protesters in north, boy killed

Sep 20 2017

LOME Security forces in Togo used batons, tear gas and live bullets against protesters seeking an end to President Faure Gnassingbe's rule on Wednesday and a child was killed in the ensuing clashes, according to Amnesty International.

Life after the caliphate: Boko Haram's Nigerian former stronghold now a safe haven

Dec 15 2016

BAMA, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the northern Nigerian town of Bama the streets are eerily quiet. Houses lie empty, riddled with bullet holes, and symbols of the jihadist group Boko Haram are painted on the walls.

Hunger gnaws at host families in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria

Dec 13 2016

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Boko Haram militants stormed Kaka Mohammed's hometown of Bama in northeast Nigeria two years ago and kidnapped one of her sons, she escaped with her disabled daughter carried in a wheelbarrow and her other two children fleeing on foot.

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