ATMs in Kenya  Dispense Camel Milk

ATMs in Kenya Dispense Camel Milk

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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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Southern White Rhino Could Save Nearly Extinct Relative

Southern White Rhino Could Save Nearly Extinct Relative

Reading Time: < 1 minute THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A southern white rhino that became pregnant through artificial insemination increases hopes that a nearly extinct close relative, the northern white rhino,…

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Public Works Program Helps South Sudanese

Public Works Program Helps South Sudanese

Reading Time: < 1 minute WORLD BANK A social safety net program in South Sudan that temporarily provides income to poor and vulnerable households in Juba is being expanded to…

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Cameroon Seeks More Female Political Participation

Cameroon Seeks More Female Political Participation

Reading Time: 2 minutes VOICE OF AMERICA Political parties in Cameroon have set an ambitious goal in 2018 — to put women in at least 30 percent of elected…

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Judge Becomes First Somali to Lead International Court

Judge Becomes First Somali to Lead International Court

Reading Time: 2 minutes VOICE OF AMERICA Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf has become the first Somali to lead the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands. “I am…

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Kenyan Show Encourages Farming

Kenyan Show Encourages Farming

Reading Time: 2 minutes THE ASSOCIATED PRESS As a student, Leah Wangari imagined a glamorous life as a globe-trotting flight attendant, not toiling in dirt and manure. Born and…

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Ghanaian Educator Wins $500,000 Prize

Ghanaian Educator Wins $500,000 Prize

Reading Time: < 1 minute BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Patrick Awuah left Ghana in the 1980s with “$50 in his pocket” after receiving a scholarship in the United States. But…

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Sierra Leone Pastor Donates Huge Diamond

Sierra Leone Pastor Donates Huge Diamond

Reading Time: < 1 minute BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS A 709-carat diamond discovered by a Sierra Leonean pastor sold for $6.5 million at auction in December 2017. Called “the peace diamond,”…

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