UPDATE 2-Mass repatriation of Burundi refugees in Tanzania to start on Thursday – official

(Adds details, comments) NAIROBI, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Burundi said on Tuesday that a first group of its refugees in Tanzania would return home on Thursday, as a mass repatriation planned by the two governments begins, a Burundian official told Reuters. About 1,000 refugees are in the first group, Nestor Bimenyimana, the Burundi government’s general

Unilever reveals global tea suppliers in drive for slave-free sourcing

LONDON, Sept 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Consumer goods giant Unilever released a list of its global tea suppliers on Thursday, bolstering a drive to stamp out worker exploitation and modern-day slavery on plantations. The move by the Anglo-Dutch food group – which buys 10% of the world’s tea supply and owns at least a

UPDATE 1-UK, U.S. urge Tanzania to respect due process after journalist arrested

(Adds government comment) NAIROBI/DAR ES SALAAM, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Britain and the United States urged Tanzania on Friday to guarantee due process of law for a journalist arrested on charges that his lawyer and rights groups called politically motivated. Erick Kabendera was charged on Monday with money laundering, tax evasion and leading organised crime.

UK, U.S. urge Tanzania to respect due process after journalist arrested

NAIROBI, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Britain and the United States urged Tanzania on Friday to guarantee due process of law for a journalist arrested on charges that his lawyer and rights groups called politically motivated. Erick Kabendera was charged on Monday with money laundering, tax evasion and leading organised crime. He was arrested the previous

Spotlight gives hope to Africa’s hunted albinos

UNITED NATIONS, June 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – I ncreased funding and awareness campaigns are helping to slow the rates of violence against people with albinism in Africa, according to officials and campaigners. In some countries in sub-Saharan Africa, people with albinism – a lack of pigmentation in the skin, hair and eyes – are

Scores of LGBT+ refugees in Kenya slum face homophobic attacks, eviction

NAIROBI, June 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Scores of LGBT+ refugees are in desperate need of emergency shelter after facing homophobic threats, violence and eviction warnings from community members in a Nairobi slum, the refugees and human rights campaigners said on Tuesday. The 76 LGBT+ refugees – mostly from Congo but also from Rwanda, Burundi,