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Festival Honors Benin’s Storytelling Heritage

Festival Honors Benin’s Storytelling Heritage

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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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Therapy Dogs Heal Traumatized Survivors of LRA War

Therapy Dogs Heal Traumatized Survivors of LRA War

Reading Time: 2 minutes THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION Francis Okello wanted to kill himself after he was blinded at the age of 12 by an unexploded bomb while digging in…

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Students Soar AT Côte d’Ivoire’s Drone Academy

Students Soar AT Côte d’Ivoire’s Drone Academy

Reading Time: 2 minutes AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE A pioneering “drone academy” in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, set up by the Ivoirian Electricity Co. (CIE) plans to revolutionize infrastructure inspections and reduce…

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Côte d’Ivoire’s African Art Museum Gets New Lease on Life

Côte d’Ivoire’s African Art Museum Gets New Lease on Life

Reading Time: 2 minutes AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE The Museum of Civilisations of Côte d’Ivoire is back and determined to recover its place as one of the richest museums of African…

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Sequel Launched to Mandela’s Long Walk Autobiography

Sequel Launched to Mandela’s Long Walk Autobiography

Reading Time: 2 minutes AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE The sequel to Nelson Mandela’s celebrated autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, was released in October 2017 after a South African writer completed an…

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