Uganda’s Grasshopper Delicacy on the Decline

Uganda’s Grasshopper Delicacy on the Decline

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS In Uganda’s grasshopper season, the insects are seen as a nutritious delicacy — either boiled or deep-fried. They are so popular…

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Africa Eyes Mobile Gaming Boom

Africa Eyes Mobile Gaming Boom

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE An army of humans laid waste to an alien colony as South African video game maker Simon Spreckley enthusiastically controlled the action using…

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Bananas Help Peel Away Angola’s Oil Dependency

Bananas Help Peel Away Angola’s Oil Dependency

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Boxes of green bananas are shifted one by one from a stack of crates into a refrigerated shipping container in Caxito, Angola. Stamped…

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Imported Dairy Cows Jump-Start Mogadishu’s Milk Industry

Imported Dairy Cows Jump-Start Mogadishu’s Milk Industry

REUTERS Photo by Reuters Four Somali brothers have imported dozens of Holstein Friesian cows, the world’s top milk-producing breed, hoping they can build up the…

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Festival Honors Benin’s Storytelling Heritage

Festival Honors Benin’s Storytelling Heritage

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Photo by AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Dusk settled on Sainte-Cecile square, and the oil lanterns cast a soft yellow light as a storyteller captivated the…

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Yoruba Festival Celebrates  Goddess of Fertility, Water

Yoruba Festival Celebrates Goddess of Fertility, Water

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Photo by AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Every year, thousands of Yorubas gather to celebrate Osun, the goddess of fertility and water. The festival held by…

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Ghana Fights Malarial Chemical Resistance with New Spray

Ghana Fights Malarial Chemical Resistance with New Spray

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Bismark Owusu covers clothes and furniture with a sheet before mixing a mosquito-killing chemical with water. He then puts on safety gear, straps…

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Fog Catchers Conjure Water Out of Moroccan Mist

Fog Catchers Conjure Water Out of Moroccan Mist

THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION Growing up on Mount Boutmezguida in southwest Morocco, Khadija Ghouate never imagined that fog would change her life. Every day Ghouate and…

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African Donkeys Taken, Killed to Feed Chinese Demand

African Donkeys Taken, Killed to Feed Chinese Demand

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS J oseph Kamonjo Kariuki, 37, known in his Kenyan village as “Joseph of the Donkeys,” thinks three of his animals were victims…

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For Clean Drinking Water in Kenya, Just add Sunshine

For Clean Drinking Water in Kenya, Just add Sunshine

Story and photos by THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION On a sunny afternoon in Western Kenya, Eunice Shigali filled a 10-liter jerry can with water, then unfolded…

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