Inna Lazareva

Flip-flops to building blocks: Ivory Coast uses plastic waste to build classrooms

Jul 30 2019

(This July 29th story amends UNICEF Ivory Coast communication head title in paragraph 6)

'Beacon of light': LGBT+ Africans remember writer who championed them

May 24 2019

YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From delivering a TED talk in a tutu to coming out in a country where homosexuality is deeply taboo, Binyavanga Wainaina was a champion of the LGBT+ cause in Africa, campaigners said as they paid tribute to the Kenyan writer, who died this week aged 48.

Namibian women say #MeToo in new movement against sexual violence

May 10 2019

YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of women have spoken out about sexual harassment and abuse in Namibia, sparking what activists on Friday said was one of Africa's first major #MeToo movements.

Searching for superpowers? Chefs look to forgotten ingredients

May 01 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO/NEW DELHI/YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On three continents, three women have taken three different paths to find healthy and tasty solutions to one of the world's greatest health crises - poor nutrition.

Afghan people 'should not be silenced again' says founder of women's orchestra

Mar 15 2019

OXFORD, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ahmad Naser Sarmast has braved death threats, intimidation and a Taliban suicide bomb attack to bring his Afghan women's orchestra, currently performing in Britain, to the world. | Video

Why Africa's #Metoo is more a murmur than an outcry

Mar 08 2019

NAIROBI/YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ugandan parliamentarian Sylvia Rwabwogo knows only too well the anguish, fear and paranoia of being stalked incessantly.

Unknown attackers threaten to worsen Ebola epidemic in Congo

Mar 04 2019

YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid workers at the epicenter of the worst Ebola epidemic in the history of the Democratic Republic of Congo say they are facing a spike in attacks and threats, slowing their work and potentially triggering a surge of new cases.

Are new smartphone disease trackers missing a key target: women?

Feb 28 2019

YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The smartphone revolution has brought new ways of fighting infectious diseases in the developing world but women are missing out because they are much less likely to use phones.

'We risk losing a whole generation', aid groups warn amid Sahel education crisis

Feb 27 2019

YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of schools forced to shut in Africa's crisis-hit Sahel has doubled since 2017, depriving almost half a million children of education, the United Nations said on Thursday.

As people flee wars, disaster, countries lose 'billions' - study

Feb 13 2019

YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - People fleeing war, natural disasters or violence within their own countries could be costing countries a combined $13 billion a year, a new study released on Wednesday revealed.

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