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Inna Lazareva

Frenzy for fish means torturous life at sea for migrant fishermen

Dec 06 2018

CAPE TOWN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was after nightfall when the folded sheet of paper was slipped under the door of the Mission to Seafarers building in South Africa's Cape Town harbor.

Poor man of Europe lures home wannabe millionaires

Nov 30 2018

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a bid to kickstart hope and growth, the poorest country in Europe has found a way to lure home migrant workers and embed a small pocket of entrepreneurship in once communist Moldova. 

Rising numbers of 'skeletal' children as Central African Republic violence surges

Nov 29 2018

YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Starving, hiding in the bush or with armed groups, two in three children in the Central African Republic need aid, the United Nations said on Friday, as surging violence, attacks on humanitarians and funding shortages raise the spectre of famine.

Thousands hiding in Central African Republic hospital risk attack: charity

Nov 06 2018

YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some 5,000 people seeking refuge in a hospital in Central African Republic (CAR) risk being attacked by armed groups, a medical charity said on Tuesday, amid ongoing clashes.

Nobel laureate urges end to impunity on rape as weapon of war

Oct 19 2018

YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Congolese doctor who won this year's Nobel peace prize has called on the world to end rape as a weapon of war, saying a "system of impunity" still prevails in many of the worst-affected countries.

Rising hunger pushes Congo's children into sex work and mines - charities

Oct 16 2018

YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hunger has doubled in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a year, with 15 million people in need of food aid, pushing children into sex work and mining, charities said on Tuesday.

A waste mountain to climb: Can Africa make plastic recycling pay?

Oct 10 2018

YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Prince Djabea, 15, stamps on a plastic bottle as if squashing a cockroach, then using the heel of his other foot, flicks the bottle cap through the air with a pop.

Back home, Cameroon migrants grapple with Libya trauma, prison debt

Sep 28 2018

YAOUNDE/DOUALA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In early January, with Christmas lights still twinkling in the streets of Yaounde, Cameroon's capital, Christelle Timdi received the phone call she had almost given up hope of getting.

Cameroon gaming stars train new generation of business superheroes

Aug 21 2018

YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Off a dusty path in the capital city, flanked by chickens roosting in the grass, one of Cameroon's most successful digital startups is capitalizing on its success to foster a new generation of entrepreneurs.

Film shows art of survival in Central Africa airport's 'tent city'

Aug 06 2018

YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tens of thousands of people who fled murderous gangs and set up their own "tent city" inside Central African Republic's main airport are the unlikely stars of an award-winning new film.

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