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Ethiopia

U.N. aid chief to Ethiopia on famine in Tigray: 'Get those trucks moving'

by Reuters Tuesday, 28 September 2021 19:56 GMT (Adds figures on trucks from U.N. in Ethiopia) By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Sept 28 (Reuters) - United Nations aid chief Martin Griffiths said on Tuesday he assumes famine has taken hold…

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Reuters
Posted:
29 Sep 2021

Kenya + 2 more

Floods on record-high Lake Victoria expose need for water cooperation

Unusually high rainfall has caused 'backflow' into Africa's largest lake, displacing communities and spurring calls for more regional effort to manage water By Justus Wanzala BUDALANGI, Kenya, Aug 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women dashed around open kitchens…

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News and Press Release
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Thomson Reuters Foundation
Posted:
21 Aug 2020

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's drought-hit Bulawayo limits tap water to just a day a week

After a devastating drought in 2019 and patchy rains this year, water shortages have worsened in Zimbabwe's second biggest city HARARE, May 15 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's second biggest city of Bulawayo limited access to tap water to…

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News and Press Release
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Thomson Reuters Foundation
Posted:
18 May 2020

Kenya + 4 more

Ugandan hospital, Somali town washed away by East Africa floods

Hundreds of people have been killed by floodwaters in Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Rwanda and Ethiopia, which have also displaced hundreds of thousands across the region By Duncan Miriri and Elias Biryabarema NAIROBI/KAMPALA, May 8 (Reuters) - Flooding washed…

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News and Press Release
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Reuters
Posted:
11 May 2020

Kenya

Kenya floods kill 194, people evacuated from risk areas near dams

Almost 200 people have died and about 100,000 more were displaced, while more heavy rains are expected By Ayenat Mersie NAIROBI, May 6 (Reuters) - Floods and landslides in Kenya have killed nearly 200 people, displaced 100,000 and…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Posted:
06 May 2020

Sudan

Sudan makes female genital cutting a crime in 'new era' for women's rights

Sudan says those perform female genital mutilation will face three years in jail By Nita Bhalla NAIROBI, April 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sudan has criminalised female genital mutilation (FGM), making it punishable by three years in jail,…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Posted:
01 May 2020

Zimbabwe

Rain-short Zimbabwe fights taboo against farming drought-hardy grain

Growing more water-smart millet and less maize could help drought-hit farmers - but an unusual cultural fear holds them back By Andrew Mambondiyani MAMBWERE, Zimbabwe, April 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Samuel Mudziwepasi lost his entire maize crop…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Posted:
14 Apr 2020

Zimbabwe

High and dry: Flood-hit Zimbabweans look back to stilt homes

The thatched elevated homes of indigenous people near the Zambezi River are making a comeback as climate change brings worsening floods and heat By Lungelo Ndhlovu BINGA, Zimbabwe, March 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Anyone driving through Binga,…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Posted:
17 Mar 2020

Namibia

'Follow the water': Worsening drought dries up housing for rural Namibians

As rural Namibians move to cities to escape drought, many end up in makeshift houses in overcrowded informal settlements By Kim Harrisberg WINDHOEK, Namibia, March 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Pedro Dhila left his homestead in northern…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Posted:
11 Mar 2020

Kenya

Kenyan farmers find sweet spot with nutritious, drought-hardy crop

In drought-prone central Kenya, a farmers' cooperative is growing resilient sweet potato and making popular bakery products with it By Caroline Wambui MAUA, Kenya, Feb 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A sweet scent filled the air as workers…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Posted:
19 Feb 2020

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