Tom Finn

COVID-19 vaccine a 'moral moment' for humanity, conference hears

Nov 11 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The emergence of a COVID-19 vaccine looks set to be a "moral moment" in human history when global leaders can level the playing field or deepen inequalities exposed by the pandemic, charity and business leaders told a conference on Wednesday.

How COVID-proofing the slums upended Kenya's business culture

Nov 11 2020

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Half a million reusable masks, 123 tonnes of soap and 1,750 hand-washing stations. These numbers are music to the ears of business consultant James Irungu Mwangi - telling the story of the efforts he led to protect Kenyan slum-dwellers from COVID-19.

With letters and lipstick, a transgender prisoner helps those left inside

Mar 11 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Six months after Sarah Jane Baker - Britain's longest-serving transgender inmate - was freed from a Victorian-era jail, she is busy preparing to get back behind prison walls.

Getting better? More women in tech but not at the top

Nov 06 2019

LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Technology firms are hiring more women and narrowing the gender gap, a poll by Europe's largest technology conference found on Wednesday, but female leaders said the multi-trillion dollar industry was still failing to put them in its boardrooms.

U.S. rapper Jaden Smith implores young climate activists to involve parents

Nov 04 2019

LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Young people rallying to fight climate change should engage their parents, U.S rapper and actor Jaden Smith said on Monday, urging eco-conscious adolescents to try to influence the views of adults at home.

Spreading human rights around the world, one AI at a time?

Oct 25 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British billionaire Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Atlantic Airways and a campaigner for LGBT+ rights, cannot be in all places at all times.

African refugees held captive in Libya to go to Rwanda - UNHCR

Sep 10 2019

NAIROBI/LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of refugees trapped in Libyan detention centres will be evacuated to Rwanda as part of urgent efforts to relocate people as conflict rages in the north African nation, the United Nations said on Tuesday. | Video

Activist Greta Thunberg releases climate track with UK band as heatwave stuns Britain

Jul 25 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Britain sweltered in record heat on Thursday, Swedish activist Greta Thunberg released a track with one of the country's biggest bands calling for "civil disobedience" in response to climate change.

'It shames us all': Rwandan genocide survivor says Myanmar persecution a repeat of history

Jul 11 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A nurse who survived the Rwandan genocide and wrote the first civilian testimony of the massacre said Myanmar's persecution of its Rohingya Muslim minority amounts to genocide and is a "shame on the world's conscience".

Slumbering FX confounds traders, prompts fear of rude awakening

Jun 27 2019

LONDON Currency markets are so listless, the head of European foreign exchange sales at Nomura has taken to selling bonds instead.

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