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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Last Residents Hold on in Tunisia's Underground Houses

Last Residents Hold on in Tunisia’s Underground Houses

Reading Time: 2 minutes REUTERS In southern Tunisia’s Djebel Dahar region, people have lived for centuries in underground houses with earthen casing that provides protection against searing summer heat…

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Malawi Hails Historic Relocation of 520 Elephants

Malawi Hails Historic Relocation of 520 Elephants

Reading Time: < 1 minute AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Malawi has successfully concluded a two-year project to move 520 sedated elephants to a reserve where the animals had been nearly wiped out…

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Madagascar’s Health Minister Separates Conjoined Twins

Madagascar’s Health Minister Separates Conjoined Twins

Reading Time: < 1 minute AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE In most countries, health ministers are seen as bureaucrats more interested in paperwork than medical miracles. But in Madagascar, Mamy Lalatiana Andriamanarivo recently…

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