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  1. Call to Action as Thousands Breathe New Life to the Cairo Promise at ICPD 25 Summit in Nairobi This Week

    Monday, November 11, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 11 (IPS) - Every day 830 women die while giving life. At least 33,000 girls are forced into child marriage with 11,000 girls undergoing female genital mutilation. These are some of the cruel realities young women face every day. However, there is renewed hope that delegates expected to attend the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Nairobi this week will re-energise and breathe new life to the Cairo Promise.

  2. Mo Money Mo Solutions - the African Development Bank Ready to Double Investment Across the Continent

    Friday, November 08, 2019

    COTONOU, Benin, Nov 08 (IPS) - Buses carrying cross-border traders and goods from Cotonou in Benin to the Malian capital of Bamako in Mali have recently been using the Lomé route — traveling through the capital of Togo and then getting onto the Ouagadougou corridor on their way to the Malian capital.

  3. Zimbabwe’s Inflation Makes it Hard to Keep Track of Cost of Living

    Friday, November 08, 2019

    HARARE, Nov 08 (IPS) - Stung by the country's spiralling inflation, Zimbabwe's government workers took to the streets this week for the first ever police-sectioned march demanding improved wages.

  4. The Nairobi Summit Is about the Future of Humanity and Human Prosperity

    Friday, November 08, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 08 (IPS) - As we count down the remaining days to the opening of the Nairobi Summit or the International Conference for Population and Development(ICPD), I am confounded by how much humanity has managed to simultaneously empower more women than at any other time in history, while at the same time failing to see that ‘women's issues' are actually ‘everyone's issues'.

  5. Four Ways the African Development Bank Can Support a More Secure Africa

    Thursday, November 07, 2019

    ABUJA, Nov 07 (IPS) - Free movement of people and goods across Africa increases the risk of transmission of infectious diseases. The continent must realise that it is no longer a question of if disease outbreaks will occur, but instead, of when, and how fast.

  6. Burkina Faso: Climate Change Triggers Rural Exodus

    Wednesday, November 06, 2019

    OUAGADOUGOU, Nov 06 (IPS) - Ibrahim Harouna and his neighbours sit under a tree at his uncle's house, playing chess and chatting amid the simmering heat of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.

  7. Trade Liberalization for Development?

    Tuesday, November 05, 2019

    KUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Nov 05 (IPS) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and the World Trade Organization (WTO), all dominated by rich countries, have long promoted trade liberalization as a ‘win-win' solution for "all people—rich and poor—and all countries—developed and developing countries", arguing that "the gains are large enough to enable compensation to be provided to the losers".

  8. Africans Charged More Than 3.5 Times the 'Affordable' Rate for Mobile Data

    Monday, November 04, 2019

    Nov 04 (IPS) - People living in Africa are charged an average of 7.1 per cent of their monthly salary for a gigabyte (GB) of mobile datamore than 3.5 times the threshold considered affordable.

  9. Africa's Youth make Land Restoration their Business

    Friday, November 01, 2019

    ACCRA, Ghana/JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 01 (IPS) - The last time Siyabulela Sokomani ran a marathon he did so with a tree strapped to his back. A native wild olive sapling to be exact. It affected his race time for sure, with the seasoned runner completing the 42.2 km race in 4.42 hours rather than his usual 3.37 hours.

  10. Locked Out - Nigeria's Trafficked Children Have Never been to School

    Thursday, October 31, 2019

    LAGOS, Nigeria, Oct 31 (IPS) - This is part of a series of features from across the globe on human trafficking. IPS coverage is supported by the Riana Group."Human trafficking is when someone is taken from Nigeria to another country to be a prostitute. Or, to do other illegal jobs that are not good for humanity," said Kingsley Chidiebere, a commercial motorcycle rider in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos.

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