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Wesley Langat

From roads to water, Nairobi slum upgrades bear fruit for residents

16 Apr 2019

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Food vendor Mary Akinyi, 39, a single mother of three, arranged her dried fish on a table at the side of a busy road in Kibera, Nairobi’s largest slum, getting ready for peak hours in the early evening.

FEATURE-From roads to water, Nairobi slum upgrades bear fruit for residents

16 Apr 2019

NAIROBI, April 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Food vendor Mary Akinyi, 39, a single mother of three, arranged her dried fish on a table at the side of a busy road in Kibera, Nairobi’s largest slum, getting ready for peak hours in the early evening.

Boat made of old flip-flops flies flag for cleaner African seas

12 Feb 2019

MOMBASA, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was 6pm when an unusual rainbow-coloured boat, made of recycled plastic waste and discarded flip-flops gathered from beaches and roadsides, dropped anchor off the beach at Mtwapa, near Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa.

FEATURE-Boat made of old flip-flops flies flag for cleaner African seas

12 Feb 2019

MOMBASA, Kenya, Feb 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was 6pm when an unusual rainbow-coloured boat, made of recycled plastic waste and discarded flip-flops gathered from beaches and roadsides, dropped anchor off the beach at Mtwapa, near Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa.

Finding fakes: Mobile phones help detect counterfeit seeds in Kenya

16 Nov 2018

NTULELE, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Besides more unpredictable weather and changing crop diseases, Kenyan farmers face another worry: counterfeit seed.

FEATURE-Finding fakes: Mobile phones help detect counterfeit seeds in Kenya

16 Nov 2018

NTULELE, Kenya, Nov 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Besides more unpredictable weather and changing crop diseases, Kenyan farmers face another worry: counterfeit seed.

Pest-proof bags and bins slim Tanzania's 'lean season'

10 Sep 2018

KONDOA, Tanzania (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Improved storage techniques have shown they can cut the loss of harvested maize by 10 percent in Tanzania, and help one-third fewer households go hungry in the lean season, Swiss researchers said.

UPDATE 1-Pest-proof bags and bins slim Tanzania's 'lean season'

10 Sep 2018

KONDOA, Tanzania, Sept 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Improved storage techniques have shown they can cut the loss of harvested maize by 10 percent in Tanzania, and help one-third fewer households go hungry in the lean season, Swiss researchers said.

CORRECTED-FEATURE-Pest-proof bags and bins slim Tanzania's 'lean season'

10 Sep 2018

KONDOA, Tanzania, Sept 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Improved storage techniques have shown they can cut the loss of harvested maize by 10 percent in Tanzania, and help one-third fewer households go hungry in the lean season, Swiss researchers said.

In rural Kenya, women hit by drought trade water for firewood

04 Aug 2017

KOBOLWO, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One of the many results of repeated drought in Kenya is that when crops fail, women turn to cutting trees to sell as firewood in order to feed their families.

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