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Nellie Peyton

'Safe haven' for fleeing families hit by attacks in Burkina Faso

May 16 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Deadly attacks on Christians in a "safe haven" for thousands fleeing violence in Burkina Faso mark a new phase of crisis, the United Nations said on Thursday, as jihadis expand their reach.

Climate change pushes farmers to 'tipping point' in Lake Chad crisis

May 15 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change must be addressed to tackle conflict around Lake Chad, researchers said on Wednesday, as increasingly extreme weather has pushed poor farmers and fishermen to take up arms.

First aid in years lifts hope for cut-off towns in Central African Republic

May 14 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid workers have negotiated with fighters to enter a remote part of Central African Republic (CAR) for the first time in years, raising hope for other areas, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Congo's Ebola outbreak 'unlikely' to be contained unless violence stops

May 10 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak is unlikely to be contained unless violence stops, said the World Health Organization, after attacks halted work for almost five days.

Migrant women, children denied shelter in Libya's battleground

May 10 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Migrant women and children trapped in the battle for control of Libya's capital are being turned away from shelters, exposing them to airstrikes and sexual abuse, aid agencies said on Friday.

Measles threatens all of Chad as children go unvaccinated

May 09 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Chad's worst measles outbreak in years will soon spread to all parts of the country as vaccination rates are too low to stop an epidemic that has already hit thousands, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

UNAIDS chief charged with enabling 'culture of harassment' joins Mali government

May 08 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A U.N. executive accused of creating a "boys' club" culture of sexual harassment and bullying has been appointed Mali's new health minister, according to the government.

Chinese logging takes heavy toll on farmers in Guinea: Bissau

May 08 2019

GAMAMADU, Guinea-Bissau (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Before the ban, Chinese loggers drove straight through Gamamadu village to harvest its most important resource: the rosewood forest.

Drama turns young Gambians away from 'desperate route to Babylon'

May 02 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Janet Badjan-Young saw how performing arts could provide unemployed young Gambians with an alternative to illegally migrating to Europe when one of her students was offered a job immediately after his first show.

Beyond rations: food aid struggles to adapt to modern crises

Apr 30 2019

BARSALOGHO, Burkina Faso (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Habibou Iba's twin sons are wasting away at the age of seven months after existing on a diet of millet and water.

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