#West Africa

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

    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: Meet the Woman Changing West and Central Africa, One Child's Smile at a Time
    Health

    Meet the Woman Changing West and Central Africa, One Child's Smile at a Time

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|March 11, 2019

    Nkeiruka Obi left her high-powered job as a banker to become a children’s rights ambassador. Read more

  • Article: Tens of Millions Fear Losing Their Homes or Land in the Next Five Years
    Citizenship

    Tens of Millions Fear Losing Their Homes or Land in the Next Five Years

    Oct. 17, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Many fear they'll lose their homes because of land rights and gender discriminatory policies. Read more

  • Article: West African States Unite to Fight the 'Ebola' of Root Crops
    Food & Hunger

    West African States Unite to Fight the 'Ebola' of Root Crops

    July 9, 2018|Voice of America

    The viral disease could condemn millions to hunger. Read more

  • Article: Climate Change Is Threatening Top Chocolate-Growing Regions, Study Says
    Environment

    Climate Change Is Threatening Top Chocolate-Growing Regions, Study Says

    By Colleen Curry|Oct. 31, 2017

    Trick or non-chocolate treat. Read more

  • Article: These Teen Girls Are Stopping Child Marriages in West Africa
    Girls & Women

    These Teen Girls Are Stopping Child Marriages in West Africa

    Oct. 27, 2017|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    "I think our generation has understood. Our place is not in the home, but at school." Read more

  • Article: Ending Child Marriage Could Bring $60B Annually to West and Central Africa: Report
    Girls & Women

    Ending Child Marriage Could Bring $60B Annually to West and Central Africa: Report

    By Carlotta Mohamed|Oct. 25, 2017|CHIME FOR CHANGE

    Four in 10 ten girls in the region are married before the age of 18, UNICEF says. Read more

  • Article: Why You Should Think Twice About Buying Snickers, Milky Way, and Kit Kat Bars
    Environment

    Why You Should Think Twice About Buying Snickers, Milky Way, and Kit Kat Bars

    Sept. 15, 2017|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    The world's biggest chocolate companies are causing major harm. Read more