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Zimbabwe activists call for tougher action against child marriages

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 10 Dec 2015 23:03 GMT Author: Marko Phiri By Marko Phiri BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Dec 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thobekile Mpofu was 15 when she got pregnant to a 41-year-old man who quickly…

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12 Dec 2015

South Sudan

'Waterboarding', beatings drove South Sudan children to join war - UNICEF envoy

Author: Katy Migiro NAIROBI, Dec 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Former child soldiers in South Sudan said they took up arms to defend themselves after being beaten and almost drowned by government soldiers, and they might return…

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10 Dec 2015

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe children still at great risk of HIV/AIDS, new data shows

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 9 Dec 2015 19:04 GMT By Marko Phiri BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Dec 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Janet Dube knows the pain of raising a child born with HIV. Her four-year-old son is one…

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09 Dec 2015

Uganda

HIV stigma in Uganda puts mothers and babies at risk

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:16 GMT Author: Alex Whiting LONDON, Nov 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Juliet Nalumu, overjoyed at her first pregnancy, visited her local hospital in eastern Uganda for a…

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AlertNet
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30 Nov 2015

United Republic of Tanzania

Most Tanzanians rely on unsafe water despite govt efforts, survey says

DAR ES SALAAM, Nov 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Only one in three people in Tanzania has access to piped water despite government efforts to improve water supplies with most of the population still relying on…

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26 Nov 2015

Kenya

As water falls short, conflict between herders and farmers sharpens

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 23 Nov 2015 07:32 GMT Author: Wesley Langat KIBOYA, Kenya, Nov 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It's a hot, windy afternoon in Kiboya village. Dusty leaves swirl around William Ekidor, his wife…

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24 Nov 2015

Zimbabwe

School dropout rate rising as drought boosts hunger in Zimbabwe

Author: Marko Phiri LUPANE, Zimbabwe, Nov 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Thabiso Dube isn't helping his mother at home, the scrawny 8-year-old is working alongside her, doing odd jobs in exchange for food. He should be in…

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AlertNet
Posted:
22 Nov 2015

Ethiopia

Hunger looms over Ethiopia as El Nino drives drought

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 23 Oct 2015 17:56 GMT Author: Magda Mis By Magdalena Mis LONDON, Oct 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Millions of people in Ethiopia are in need of food assistance as the El Nino…

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AlertNet
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24 Oct 2015

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