Uganda is World’s Most Active Nation

Uganda is World’s Most Active Nation

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS A report on physical inactivity across the globe found that Uganda is the world’s most active nation. The study, published in…

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Program Brings Education Improvements to Madagascar

Program Brings Education Improvements to Madagascar

WORLD BANK Madagascar’s public education spending fell in 2009 after a political crisis, putting thousands of children at risk of having to leave school. Others…

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South African Kids Learn to Code

South African Kids Learn to Code

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE It’s Wednesday, 2 p.m. sharp in the densely populated South African township of Ivory Park —time for about 60 11-year-olds to duel at…

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Report Says Africans Living Longer, Healthier

Report Says Africans Living Longer, Healthier

VOICE OF AMERICA The World Health Organization (WHO) says Africans are living longer and healthier lives. But the WHO warns that millions on the continent…

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Radio Campaign Saves Lives in Burkina Faso

Radio Campaign Saves Lives in Burkina Faso

REUTERS A radio campaign in Burkina Faso led to a significant rise in sick children getting medical attention and could prove to be one of the…

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Grandson Publishes Book About Mandela

Grandson Publishes Book About Mandela

VOICE OF AMERICA Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS An entire generation has been born since Nelson Mandela’s 1990 release from a South African prison, where he…

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Côte d’Ivoire Will Use Cocoa Waste for Power

Côte d’Ivoire Will Use Cocoa Waste for Power

REUTERS Photo by AFP/GETTY IMAGES Côte d’Ivoire, the world’s top cocoa producer, plans to build a 60- to 70-megawatt biomass power generation plant running on waste…

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ATMs in Kenya  Dispense Camel Milk

ATMs in Kenya Dispense Camel Milk

THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION Photo by THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION Halima Sheikh Ali is the proud owner of one of the few ATMs in Wajir town in…

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Program Helps Guinean Farmers

Program Helps Guinean Farmers

WORLD BANK  Photos by VINCENT TREMEAU/WORLD BANK Ousmane Diallo is a 35-year-old university graduate with a degree in sociology. He owns 8 hectares of farmland…

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Repair Shop Gives Former Child Soldiers Fresh Start

Repair Shop Gives Former Child Soldiers Fresh Start

THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION As a young boy chasing chickens on his parents’ farm in northern Uganda, Louis Lakor dreamed of becoming a teacher. But when…

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