NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya's High Court on Friday upheld a British colonial-era law criminalizing same-sex relations in a judgment which campaigners said was a major blow to the fight for the rights of sexual minorities across Africa.
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of children remain separated from their parents two months after a powerful cyclone battered Mozambique leaving them in limbo and at risk of abuse or being trafficked into slavery, charities warned on Wednesday.
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Schoolgirls in the Democratic Republic of Congo were raped, forced into marriage and used as human shields by militias who believed they had "magical powers" during violence over a year ago, an investigation by a group of charities said on Monday.
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From a gay high school student to a transgender woman, LGBT+ Kenyans are sharing their experiences of discrimination and persecution on a new website, days before the east African nation's high court is due to rule on decriminalizing gay sex.
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations has urged LGBT+ refugees in Kenya to show "calm and restraint" after protests demanding better treatment turned violent, with police firing tear gas and arresting more than 20 demonstrators.
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid workers were on Tuesday racing to contain a cholera outbreak in northern Mozambique after a powerful cyclone contaminated water sources and damaged health clinics.
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - People fleeing violence in an Ebola-hit region of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are being forced to cross the border illegally into Uganda, risking the virus spreading into the neighboring East African nation, aid groups said on Friday.
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations said on Friday it will investigate allegations that survivors of a deadly cyclone in Mozambique are being forced to have sex with community leaders for food.
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women's rights groups on Wednesday called on Kenyan authorities to remove anti-abortion billboards across the capital saying they were inaccurate and fuelling stigma in the east African nation, where thousands die from backstreet abortions each year.
NYANZA, Rwanda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Immaculee Mukantabana, 57, and Constancia Uwimana, 39, may not seem any different to the dozen or so other women gathered at the cooperative meeting in southern Rwanda's Nyanza district.