Thursday, September 22, 2016
, Sep 22 (IPS) - Five years ago, when Meliya Gumi's two daughters, Gifty* and Chaltu,* aged 16 and 18, migrated to Dubai and Qatar respectively, as domestic workers, everyone thought they were moving towards a better future. As a widowed mother of eight with little resources, living in the village of Haro Kunta in the Oromia region of Ethiopia, Gumi had a difficult time making ends meet.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 21 (IPS) - Today 21 September 2016 is the International Day of Peace.
Kenya has the largest number of jobless youth in East Africa, putting a strain on the economy's growth and also threatening peace and security when hopeless youth gravitate towards violent extremist groups.
The Public Benefit Organisations Act Will Help Kenya’s March Towards the Sustainable Development Goals
Monday, September 19, 2016
NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 19 (IPS) - The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Kenya was launched on 14 September 2016, Representing President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Devolution and planning Mr Mwangi Kiunjuri, said Kenya was way ahead of implementing the SDGs through its Vision 2030, and the devolved system of Governance
European Security with or Without Russia? <br>Consequences of the Chinese-Russian Alliance on the Relationship Between USA and EU
Friday, September 16, 2016
ROME, Sep 16 (IPS) - The joint military manoeuvres between the Russian and Chinese navies, armies, and air forces has kicked off. It's a clear message for Washington, which has recently strengthened its action in Asia, indicating that as a country that overlooks the Pacific, it wants to play an important role in the continent, aimed at containing the Chinese expansion.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
MUDJA/BIGANIRO, Sep 15 (IPS) - The Bambuti people were the original inhabitants of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the oldest national park in Africa whose boundaries date back to 1925 when it was first carved out by King Albert of Belgium. But forbidden from living or hunting inside, the Bambuti now face repression from both park rangers and armed groups.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
MUDJA/BIGANIRO, Sep 14 (IPS) - It is late afternoon when a light drizzle begins to fall over a group of young men seated together in Mudja, a village about 20 kilometres north of Goma on the outskirts of the Virunga National Park. Mudja is home to a community of around 40 families of indigenous Bambuti, also known as ‘pygmies.'*
Sunday, September 11, 2016
HONOLULU, Hawaii, Sep 11 (IPS) - The international conservation community has taken an important step towards saving African elephants from mass slaughter by voting at a major congress to call on all governments to ban their domestic trade in ivory.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Jinja, UGANDA, Sep 11 (IPS) - Mambera Hellem tells her friends and neighbours about all forms of contraception, yet despite their high HIV risk she knows many of the women she speaks to will not use condoms.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
YAOUNDE, Cameroon, Sep 10 (IPS) - The two-day Second Africa Rural Development Forum concluded Friday with renewed calls to economically empower young people, many of whom are leaving the resource-rich continent and migrating to places like Europe under very risky circumstances.
Friday, September 09, 2016
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Sep 09 (IPS) - Getting just a sliver of the global trade in goods and services worth more than 70 trillion dollars, Africans have every excuse to decide to trade among themselves.
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