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Kim Harrisberg

FEATURE-From chatbots to online markets, Africans craft weapons against coronavirus

02 Apr 2020

JOHANNESBURG, April 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From a WhatsApp chatbot to a self-diagnosis tool, Africans are devising mobile tech solutions to contain the spread of the coronavirus amid fears it could have disastrous effects for the continent's most vulnerable.

South Africans fear safety divide as coronavirus panic takes hold in cities

26 Mar 2020

JOHANNESBURG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As South Africa prepares to go into a 21-day national lockdown to stem the coronavirus outbreak, poorer residents fear being exposed to worsening violence and scams as security companies jack up patrols in wealthier neighbourhoods.

S. Africans fear safety divide as coronavirus panic takes hold in cities

26 Mar 2020

JOHANNESBURG, March 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As South Africa prepares to go into a 21-day national lockdown to stem the coronavirus outbreak, poorer residents fear being exposed to worsening violence and scams as security companies jack up patrols in wealthier neighbourhoods.

Fears over handwashing in Africa to stem coronavirus seen as trigger for change

21 Mar 2020

JOHANNESBURG/DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - People globally are being told to wash their hands to fight the spread of coronavirus but in Africa many can't, experts said, urging states to use the pandemic as a reason to finally push for improvements to water supplies.

Fears over handwashing in Africa to stem coronavirus seen as trigger for change

21 Mar 2020

JOHANNESBURG/DAKAR, March 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - P eople globally are being told to wash their hands to fight the spread of coronavirus but in Africa many can't, experts said, urging states to use the pandemic as a reason to finally push for improvements to water supplies.

'My hands are my tractor': Urban gardens take root in Johannesburg

20 Mar 2020

JOHANNESBURG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Whenever people walked by the overgrown bowling green in Johannesburg's working-class Bertrams neighborhood, they saw an eyesore.

FEATURE-'My hands are my tractor': Urban gardens take root in Johannesburg

20 Mar 2020

JOHANNESBURG, March 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - W henever people walked by the overgrown bowling green in Johannesburg's working-class Bertrams neighbourhood, they saw an eyesore.

Namibia's #MeToo movement on the hunt to find and punish sexual predators

19 Mar 2020

WINDHOEK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Namibian activist Venicia Shanjenka first saw the tweet naming and shaming a rapist in the tiny southern African country of 2.5 million, she thought it was a brave but isolated act.

FEATURE-Namibia's #MeToo movement on the hunt to find and punish sexual predators

19 Mar 2020

WINDHOEK, March 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Namibian activist Venicia Shanjenka first saw the tweet naming and shaming a rapist in the tiny southern African country of 2.5 million, she thought it was a brave but isolated act.

South Africa opens continent's first Queer Wellness Centre

11 Mar 2020

JOHANNESBURG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - LGBT+ South Africans said the continent's first Queer Wellness Centre, which opened on Tuesday, would spare gay and trans people the shame, rejection and confusion that they often face when seeking medical care.

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