Editor's Picks 1 August 2013

Collection with 11 media items created by Transterra Editor

01 Aug 2013 08:00

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Herbal High (18 of 18)
Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya
By Celeste Hibbert
26 May 2013

Kenyan labourers pack bunches of khat into banana leaves so they can be shipped to the UK. Sacks of khat arrive to Eastleigh at 2pm on a daily basis. The shrub and is ordered and bundled with the customer's name written on their sack. Local vendors then collect their parcels and sell them to local chewers. Khat is a a leafy stimulant native to the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. In these areas, khat chewing has a long history as a social custom dating back thousands of years. Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya. May, 2013.

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Health in Uganda (19 ...
Luweero, Uganda
By Papillon
10 Feb 2013

Luweero, Uganda - March 10, 2013
Involvement in the promotion of better health is central in the development of Uganda as a better nation. This includes clean hospitals and health centers, schools, wells and effective community outreach programs in which people receive free medication, health services and mosquito nets. But even with the strong government efforts in reducing mortality rates, the situation is still serious and dangerous in some areas of Uganda. Children are at especially high risk of vector borne diseases including malaria, as well as water-borne diseases including bacterial diarrhea. Maternal mortality is high in Uganda, and pregnancy is still the leading cause of death for young women ages 15 through 19. The picture shows a young boy, Thomas,15 tears old affected by HIV/AIDS, during lying down the bed, in Luweero general hospital.

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Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Rangers question Somali herders as they move their cattle just outside the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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Nigeria Oil Theft (2 of 25)
Bayelsa, Nigeria
By Tife Owolabi
06 Dec 2012

A filling station in the riverine community along the Nun river in Nigeria's oil state, Bayelsa.The locals say they make 10,000 monthly to the break out of poverty circle.

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Mayotte, The Dark Side of The Lagoon ...
Mayotte Island
By Adrien MATTON
17 May 2013

Abdallah has to leave his shantytown in order to find water for a shower.

Pour se laver, Abdallah doit quitter le bidonville afin de bénéficier d'eau pour se laver.

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Africa's disappearing forests
Lambarene, Gabon
By serengeti1 serengeti1
16 May 2013

Africa’s forests are disappearing at an alarming rate. Loggers and farmers have cleared most of Africa’s frontiers forests. West Africa only has 10% of its original forests left. Despite having 530 million hectares of forest, Africa is one of the world’s continents with the lowest cover rate. Africa cannot afford to lose its forest cover, yet only a few large blocks of intact natural forest still remain.

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Education in Rural Uganda (5 of 14)
Bombo, Uganda
By Leyland Cecco
25 Jul 2012

One of the children from Conde Hill, Teo Babirye, has a learning disability that prevents her from progressing at a level similar to that of other students in the class. However, her teacher Moreen Nakiboneka takes the time each day to work with Teo in order to help her. Moreen is a recently-graduation teacher, still full of passion despite her discouraging working conditions, a passion that helps her teach Teo and Tina. Teo's twin sister, Tina Nakato has moved on to a year higher than her. Even though Tina is in a different class, she's often caught walking by the classroom to check on her sister.

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Gold rush in the heart of Mozambique ...
Manica, Mozambique
By palyizsofi
24 Jan 2011

They are washing the soil, day and night, hoping that it hides gold. Seventy to eighty percent of all prospectors arrive illegally from the neighboring country of Zimbabwe. The nuggets, belonging to the state, end up in the hands of Nigerian, Somalian, Zimbabwean, Israeli and Lebanese merchants. The state is left with the ground and river water no more suitable for drinking nor watering, along with the treatment of the gold diggers' damaged health. Gold rush in Manica, in the heart of Mozambique.

They build artificial bases and dams at the river bank where they wash the soil day and night to find the gold.

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Kenyan Grandmothers' Survival (8 of 34)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
30 May 2013

Seventy year old Wairimu Gachenga practices self defense techniques with other grandmothers 10 May 2013 in the Nairobi slum of Korogocho, Kenya. Once a week a group of grandmothers from the area get together to practice self defense techniques after one of them was raped in 2007. Rape of elderly woman has increased in Kenya as people believe that grandmothers have a lower risk of HIV compared to younger women. KAREL PRINSLOO.

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Bitter Oranges - African Migrant Work...
Rosarno, Italy
By Carolincik
29 Jul 2013

The living conditions of the African migrant workers are horrendous. During the winter months, when thousands arrive in the hope to find work, slum cities develop. The conditions in the squalid camps are similar to those in war zones one of the rare doctors who visit the slums tells us. In many of the makeshift camps there is no running water or electricity. Some of the camps are controlled by the mafia, and people are forced to pay for services they often never receive.

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Maximum Security Prisoners of Prayer ...
naivasha, kenya
By Ulrik Pedersen
24 Nov 2012

A group of prisoners participating in prayer during a church ceremony at Naivasha Maxium Security Prison. Naivasha, Kenya, November 2012.