#Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Article: This WHO-UNICEF Initiative Is Fighting so Everyone Can Wash Their Hands Against COVID-19

    This WHO-UNICEF Initiative Is Fighting so Everyone Can Wash Their Hands Against COVID-19

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|July 2, 2020

    Nearly half of the world population can’t wash their hands at home. Read more

  • Article: West African Leaders Have Pledged $25 Million to the Region’s COVID-19 Response

    West African Leaders Have Pledged $25 Million to the Region’s COVID-19 Response

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|June 27, 2020

    The funds will support education, health care, and access to sanitation, among other initiatives. Read more

  • Article: Countries That Contributed to Slavery Must Be Held Accountable: UN Human Rights Chief

    Countries That Contributed to Slavery Must Be Held Accountable: UN Human Rights Chief

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|June 22, 2020

    This includes formal apologies, truth-telling processes, and reparations. Read more

  • Article: COVID-19 Threatens Kenya’s Goal to End Female Genital Mutilation by 2022

    COVID-19 Threatens Kenya’s Goal to End Female Genital Mutilation by 2022

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|June 18, 2020

    School closures have reportedly led to “mass cuttings” involving hundreds of girls. Read more

  • Article: COVID-19 Threatens to Push 33 Million Children in Africa Into Poverty, Warns Save the Children

    COVID-19 Threatens to Push 33 Million Children in Africa Into Poverty, Warns Save the Children

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|June 15, 2020

    More than 200 million children are already out of school, and facing rising hunger and violence. Read more

  • 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: African Artists, Academics, and Activists Pen Powerful Open Letter Addressing Racism in the US

    African Artists, Academics, and Activists Pen Powerful Open Letter Addressing Racism in the US

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|June 10, 2020

    “America has broken our hearts. We cannot remain silent.” Read more

  • Article: How a Camel Library in Ethiopia Is Helping Kids Forced Out of School By COVID-19

    How a Camel Library in Ethiopia Is Helping Kids Forced Out of School By COVID-19

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|June 8, 2020

    The project reaches more than 22,000 children in 33 villages. Read more