#East Africa

  • Article: These Ugandan Entrepreneurs Are Turning Plastic Waste Into Low-Cost COVID-19 Face Shields

    These Ugandan Entrepreneurs Are Turning Plastic Waste Into Low-Cost COVID-19 Face Shields

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|June 12, 2020

    They're selling them at low prices to NGOs, and donating them to public hospitals too. Read more

  • Article: The 'Corona Hairstyle' Is Spreading an Important Message About COVID-19 in Kenya

    The 'Corona Hairstyle' Is Spreading an Important Message About COVID-19 in Kenya

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|May 13, 2020

    The “corona hairstyle” costs less than R1. Read more

  • Article: This Supercomputer Could Help End the Locust Invasion Currently Destroying Parts of East Africa

    This Supercomputer Could Help End the Locust Invasion Currently Destroying Parts of East Africa

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|March 19, 2020

    The supercomputer predicts weather conditions that create perfect breeding grounds for locusts. Read more

  • Article: Swarms of Locusts Are Eating Their Way Through East Africa and Threatening Severe Food Shortages

    Swarms of Locusts Are Eating Their Way Through East Africa and Threatening Severe Food Shortages

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Feb. 4, 2020

    A swarm of locusts, in a single day, can eat crops that would feed 2,500 people. Read more

  • Article: Climate Crisis Leaves More Than 2 Million People in Somalia Facing Severe Hunger

    Climate Crisis Leaves More Than 2 Million People in Somalia Facing Severe Hunger

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Sept. 4, 2019

    And 3 million more people aren’t guaranteed at least one meal daily. Read more

  • Article: What Kenya's Continued Gay Sex Ban Means for Africa's LGBTQ Movements

    What Kenya's Continued Gay Sex Ban Means for Africa's LGBTQ Movements

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|May 30, 2019

    "Being gay is not un-African." Read more

  • Article: 460 Adolescent Girls Are Infected With HIV Daily: UNAIDS Report

    460 Adolescent Girls Are Infected With HIV Daily: UNAIDS Report

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Lerato Mogoatlhe|April 16, 2019

    Some 50 girls aged between 10 and 19 die from AIDS-related causes every day. Read more

  • Article: There's a 'Deliveroo' for Tampons and Contraceptives in East Africa

    There's a 'Deliveroo' for Tampons and Contraceptives in East Africa

    By James Hitchings-Hales  and  Carmen Singer|Jan. 17, 2019

    UK aid helped kickstart the "femtech" firm to fight menstrual and sexual health stigma. Read more