Social Investors See the Light On Clean Energy for the Poor

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Lisbon/Barcelona -After learning that three babies died in a government hospital in the Sierra Leone city of Bo last November when a power cut switched off machinery keeping them alive, London-based energy adviser Michael L…

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Lisbon/Barcelona -After learning that three babies died in a government hospital in the Sierra Leone city of Bo last November when a power cut switched off machinery keeping them alive, London-based energy adviser Michael Liebreich decided to act.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

New Masculinities – Meet Transgender Men Fighting Sexism

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kampala -Shawn, a young transgender man, was sitting in a public minibus in the Ugandan capital, when an old schoolmate boarded and started loudly calling him by his former female name, astounding other passengers in the co…

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kampala -Shawn, a young transgender man, was sitting in a public minibus in the Ugandan capital, when an old schoolmate boarded and started loudly calling him by his former female name, astounding other passengers in the conservative east African nation.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

After Fleeing Boko Haram, Girls Sell Sex to Survive

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Maroua, Cameroon -Djamila lowers her eyes and nervously fiddles with the veil covering part of her face. She has bathed, put on her nicest clothes and is heading out to a busy crossroads called the “Old Manor” in Maroua, ca…

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Maroua, Cameroon -Djamila lowers her eyes and nervously fiddles with the veil covering part of her face. She has bathed, put on her nicest clothes and is heading out to a busy crossroads called the "Old Manor" in Maroua, capital of Cameroon's far north.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Beers, Bell Stay Perfect, Win Sani2c Title

[News24Wire] A majestic trio of stage wins for Team NAD 1’s Matt Beers and Nico Bell as well as dormakaba’s Sam Sanders and Amy McDougall , saw the two teams take home the men’s and women’s KAP sani2c titles respectively in Scottburgh on Saturday.

[News24Wire] A majestic trio of stage wins for Team NAD 1's Matt Beers and Nico Bell as well as dormakaba's Sam Sanders and Amy McDougall , saw the two teams take home the men's and women's KAP sani2c titles respectively in Scottburgh on Saturday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

‘Invest More in Education, Health’

[Namibian] FOUNDING President Sam Nujoma has urged the government to invest at least 50% of the national budget in education and health because the country was lagging behind in these sectors.

[Namibian] FOUNDING President Sam Nujoma has urged the government to invest at least 50% of the national budget in education and health because the country was lagging behind in these sectors.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Govt Trains 40 Traditional Healers to Tame TB Scourge

[New Zimbabwe] At least 16 people have died of tuberculosis (TB) in Makoni District since January this year as government moves to co-opt both traditional and faith healers in concerted strategies to tame the high burden of tuberculosis and HIV in the …

[New Zimbabwe] At least 16 people have died of tuberculosis (TB) in Makoni District since January this year as government moves to co-opt both traditional and faith healers in concerted strategies to tame the high burden of tuberculosis and HIV in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe