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17 Jan 2017 description

For women, the discovery of coal deposits in the Mui Basin could mean eviction with no compensation

By Shadrack Kavilu and Justus Wanzala

KITUI, Kenya, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When the Kenyan government announced five years ago that coal deposits had been found in the Mui Basin, a land of rolling hills and pristine forests east of Nairobi, local farmers hoped the discovery would help transform their livelihoods.

17 Jan 2017 description

Can holding down the cost of milling grain, using renewable energy, hold the line on food prices in Zambia?

By Danstan Kaunda

LUSAKA, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Inonge Imutowana, buying food for her family of six is becoming increasingly costly. On the outskirts of the capital, a 25-kilo bag of staple mealie meal that cost 65 kwacha a year ago now is selling for 140 kwacha ($14).

16 Jan 2017 description

“A farmer in our border village knows exactly what to do in the face of exploding shells and bullets – but one really doesn’t have any idea how to deal with this drought"

By Ashutosh Sharma

KEERNI, India, Jan 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The past three decades have not been kind to the residents of Keerni.

This village in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir sits on the disputed Line of Control between India and Pakistan, and has seen people and cattle maimed or killed in the crossfire or by landmines.

14 Jan 2017 description

by Astrid Zweynert | azweynert | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Friday, 13 January 2017 14:58 GMT

"This camp is definitely one of the least prepared ones that I have seen. It's not really prepared for the weather conditions"

By Astrid Zweynert

LONDON, Jan 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A camp on the Greek island of Lesbos housing more than 2,500 migrants denies people the most basic human dignity in bitterly cold winter weather, a doctor working at the camp said.

11 Jan 2017 description

Disease can cause worms up to a metre long to grow before emerging through the skin

By Astrid Zweynert

LONDON, Jan 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mali has eliminated Guinea worm disease bringing the world a step closer to eradicating the debilitating parasitic disease that is now only endemic in three African countries, the U.S.-based Carter Center said, citing provisional government figures.