JOHANNESBURG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Gabon's new environment minister, Lee White, a British-born conservationist, has vowed to fight illegal logging by strengthening governance of forests after a national scandal in which about 350 containers of rare kevazingo wood went missing.
JOHANNESBURG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Researchers and city officials are racing to understand the extent of a beetle infestation damaging trees across South Africa that, if left unaddressed, could have a ripple effect on the climate, air quality and ecosystems.
JOHANNESBURG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Springbok women's captain, Babalwa Latsha, said on Thursday that the rugby field is one of the few places she feels safe in South Africa, where a woman is murdered every three hours.
CAPE TOWN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Beneath a bridge in the Cape Town suburb of Woodstock, a strung-together network of blankets serves as a refuge for a group of women fighting stigma on many fronts.
JOHANNESBURG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Gas-billowing coal plants, cracked earth, abandoned mines and lifeless water. These are some of the stark images documenting coal mining pollution in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa.
JOHANNESBURG/ MEDELLIN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mothibi Pheko's gun rested across his bullet-proof vest as he patrolled a lush Johannesburg suburb backed by an array of high-tech tools to combat South Africa's notoriously violent thieves.
JOHANNESBURG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - During the 2010 football World Cup in South Africa, the vuvuzela - a long, colorful plastic trumpet - gained international fame for the way it filled stadiums with a loud, buzzing sound of fan support. | Video
LAMU, Kenya, Sept 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Armed
with maps, activists on the tourist island of Lamu have managed
to stall plans for Kenya's first coal-powered plant as local
communities become more vocal about rising numbers of
foreign-backed projects on their doorsteps.
JOHANNESBURG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pope Francis set off for Mozambique on Wednesday, six months after the poor southern African nation was struck by the worst two cyclones in its history, which flooded villages, flattened a major port city and killed more than 600 people.
JOHANNESBURG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Activists have warned of an “epidemic” of violence against women in South Africa after a spate of killings and rapes sparked outrage in a country with one of the world’s highest murder rates.