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Inna Lazareva

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.

'Space to coexist': Inside South Africa's LGBT-friendly mosque

Feb 05 2019

CAPE TOWN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Neatly laid out and facing Mecca, it is the colourful prayer mats arranged in a rainbow pattern that offer the first clue that the Masjid Ul-Umam mosque in Cape Town, South Africa, is not a typical place of worship.

Climate shocks threaten gains against HIV in Africa, researchers say

Jan 31 2019

YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Teenage girls growing up in areas hit by harsh drought and other climate shocks in Lesotho are more likely to drop out of school, start having sex earlier and contract HIV, researchers said.

Burning issue: can tech innovators save South Africa's 'fire capital'?

Jan 22 2019

Imizamo Yethu, South Africa (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When she woke up to her neighbors' shouts outside, Lundy's three-year-old toddler was already choking with the smoke that had seeped into their shack in Imizamo Yethu settlement on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa.

Europe must cut ties with Mauritania, anti-slavery politician says

Jan 09 2019

YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Days after his release from jail, one of Mauritania's top anti-slavery campaigners called on Europe to stop doing business with and giving aid to the West African country, which has one of the world's highest rates of slavery.

World News

Sri Lankan police hunt 140 people after Easter bombings

Sri Lankan police are trying to track down 140 people believed linked to Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday suicide bombings of churches and hotels that killed 253 people, President Maithripala Sirisena said on Friday.