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Tens of thousands cut off from aid in northeast Nigeria after attack

Jan 18 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tens of thousands of displaced people in northeast Nigeria are cut off from humanitarian aid following a militant attack earlier this week, the United Nations said on Friday.

More women catch Ebola in Congo in 'unexpected' twist of gender roles

Jan 17 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - About two-thirds of patients in Congo's latest Ebola outbreak have been women, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, calling for more focus on gender in disease control and prevention.

Girl, 10, dies after genital cutting in Sierra Leone

Dec 19 2018

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A 10-year-old girl has died after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) during an initiation into a secret women's society in Sierra Leone, police said on Wednesday, sparking renewed calls for the practice to be banned.

With scratch-card savings, Senegalese farmers dodge drought

Dec 19 2018

TOUBA TOUL, Senegal (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Farmer Adama Faye holds out two handfuls of peanuts - in one weathered palm, the nuts are round and smooth, in the other, they are small and shriveled.

Mauritanians who sought refuge in U.S. face deportation, then jail

Dec 17 2018

NOUAKCHOTT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mo had nothing but a set of jail clothes and the name of a distant cousin when he boarded the deportation flight from the United States to Mauritania, the African country he had fled.

Cocoa companies fail on pledge to stop Africa deforestation: report

Dec 07 2018

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Major chocolate companies have failed to keep a promise they made a year ago to stop forests in West Africa being destroyed for cocoa production, a campaign group said on Friday.

Niger adopts law to protect displaced people in first for Africa

Dec 06 2018

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Niger has adopted Africa's first national law for the protection and assistance of people fleeing violence, floods and droughts, the government and United Nations said on Thursday.

Aid groups accuse U.N. of manipulating data ahead of Congo polls

Dec 05 2018

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid agencies working in the Democratic Republic of Congo have accused the United Nations of manipulating data ahead of elections to give an overly positive impression of the situation in a country beset by conflict and disease.

Enough poor children: Africans call for diversity in aid campaigns

Nov 29 2018

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Communities that benefit from aid want international charities to move beyond pictures of poor children and show a more balanced view of Africa, a study showed on Friday.

To stop Ebola, Congo targets malaria in outbreak zone

Nov 28 2018

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Health workers on Wednesday launched a door-to-door, four-day blitz to control malaria in Democratic Republic of Congo with the aim of cutting suspected Ebola cases in half.

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