[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bangkok/Addis Ababa -Internet shutdowns cannot be justified at a time when access to information is critical to containing the deadly coronavirus pandemic, human rights groups have warned.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Women only enjoy legal equality in eight countries, found the report, which highlighted issues from men-only jobs to child marriage
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Slavery is a historical practice in the Saharan country, which only abolished it in 1981
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Johannesburg -Four out of five young Africans surveyed said they are now anxious about climate change
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Chimanimani, Zimbabwe -The government is planning to relocate residents of flimsy houses near rivers that flooded when Cyclone Idai hit – but engineers say a comprehensive overhaul of building codes and materials is needed
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -A rush of innovation aimed at helping the smallholder farmers has seen the development of phone-based agricultural advice tools.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -South African retailer Pepkor Holdings has announced that it will exit Zimbabwe after an economic crisis in the country hurt its performance, Reuters reports.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -The ocean could provide over six times more food than it does now with better management and more technological innovation, scientists said on Tuesday, adding that boosting cultivation of bivalves like mussels and clams could be especially beneficial.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Central African Republic topped an annual world hunger index on Tuesday as aid agencies warned that climate change was making it increasingly hard to feed the world.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Sudan’s opposition coalition has named five people as civilian members of the country’s Sovereign Council, Reuters reports.