In its latest Millennium Development Goals Report, the United Nations has included fighting malaria among six main targets designed to promote progress in developing countries. Check out “5 Facts” we prepared for World Malaria Day back in April as essential background to efforts to combat a disease that kills a child in Africa every minute.
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"With our generation failing to act on climate change, there's little question that our children are the ones who will have to. They need the tools to do it." -- Laurie Goering, Climate Change Editor, Thomson Reuters Foundation
As threat of female genital mutilation (FGM) increases in UK, Britain's national children's charity has launched a hotline to help protect girls from FGM - a life threatening initiation ritual, which it branded a "barbaric" form of child abuse.
Kenya’s 2013 elections were a test of its democracy as the 2007 vote brought the country to the brink of civil war.
This film is part of a series of interviews with ordinary Kenyans carried out during the election period by Katy Migiro, Thomson Reuters Correspondent. All views represented here are of the individuals concerned.
In a country where deep-rooted patriarchy persists and the women's roles are still largely seen as home-makers and child bearers, one rural Indian woman is defying the odds. Widowed a year ago and with three children to support, 30-year-old villager Manju Devi left her drought-stricken village to work among 200 men as a porter or "coolie" at Jaipur city's railway station. The story by Thomson Reuters Foundation's South Asia Correspondent Nita Bhalla details the challenges that Manju faces in doing what is considered "man's job".
South Sudan Independence Anniversary: On July 9, 2013, the world’s youngest nation turns two but unfortunately South Sudan still faces huge challenges, including violence, lack of government services and deep poverty. Watch the story of Emmanuel Jal, a South Sudanese war-child who “accidentally” – as he says – became a rapper.
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