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  1. Women Pastoralists Feel Heat of Climate Change

    Wednesday, August 14, 2019

    NAIROBI, Aug 14 (IPS) - For many people, climate change is about shrinking glaciers, rising sea levels, longer and more intense heatwaves, and other extreme and unpredictable weather patterns.  But for women pastoralists—livestock farmers in the semi-arid lands of Kenya—climate change has forced drastic changes to everyday life, including long and sometimes treacherous journeys to get water.

  2. To Uplift a Woman is to Uplift a Village

    Saturday, August 10, 2019

    DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Aug 10 (IPS) - Khadija Zuberi, 23, from Ruaha Mbuyuni village, Iringa in Tanzania's southern highlands is a single mother to her four-year-old son, Hashim.

  3. Burning Forests for Rain, and Other Climate Catastrophes

    Friday, August 09, 2019

    NAIROBI, Aug 09 (IPS) - The villagers living on the foothills of Mount Kenya have a belief: If they burn the forest, the rains will come.

  4. Land Degradation Jeopardizes Ability to Feed the World

    Friday, August 09, 2019

    BONN, Aug 09 (IPS) - Ibrahim Thiaw is UN Under Secretary General and Executive Secretary to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification.

    We have known for over 25 years that poor land use and management are major drivers of climate change, but have never mustered the political will to act.

  5. The Nairobi Summit - Towards a Watershed Moment

    Thursday, August 08, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 08 (IPS) - In 2019 a female scientist created an algorithm that gave the world the first ever images of a black hole. Working with a team of astronomers, physicists, mathematicians and engineers, a young woman led the development of a computer program that in her own words enabled them to "achieve something once thought impossible."

  6. Extreme Floods, the Key to Climate Change Adaptation in Africa’s Drylands

    Thursday, August 08, 2019

    TURKANA COUNTY, Kenya, Aug 08 (IPS) - Extreme rainfall and heavy flooding, often amplified by climate change, causes devastation among communities. But new research published on Aug. 7 in the scientific journal Nature reveals that these dangerous events are extremely significant in recharging groundwater aquifers in drylands across sub-Saharan Africa, making them important for climate change adaptation.

  7. Bretton Woods Institutions: Enforcers, Not Saviours?

    Wednesday, August 07, 2019

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 07 (IPS) - According to their own internal evaluations, both the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have huge credibility deficits due to the policy conditionalities and advice they have dispensed to developing countries in recent decades.

  8. To Silence a Poet, and a Nation: What Stella Nyanzi’s Conviction Means for Uganda

    Tuesday, August 06, 2019

    KAMPALA, Aug 06 (IPS) - The conviction of Ugandan feminist and activist Dr. Stella Nyanzi for publishing a metaphorical poem about President Yoweri Museveni could have a chilling effect of freedom of expression, according to Dr. Peter Mwesige, co-founder of the Kampala-based African Centre For Media Excellence. 

  9. Tanzania Switches Track, Charges Kabendera with Economic Crimes

    Monday, August 05, 2019

    NAIROBI, Aug 05 (IPS) - Prosecutors in Tanzania today charged freelance journalist Erick Kabendera with money laundering, tax evasion, and assisting an organized crime racket, according to a copy of the charge sheet. When he was detained on July 29the Dar es Salaam police chief said at a press conference that police were investigating Kabendera's citizenship status.

  10. Protect, Support and Empower Girls in Lake Chad Region

    Monday, August 05, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 05 (IPS) - As Lake Chad enters its 10th year of conflict, millions of young girls are being used and manipulated in grotesque ways.

    Maria Sole Fanuzzi, Lake Chad Child Protection Specialist at Plan International, said: "New York City has 8.25 million people, so when we talk about the girls in the Lake Chad crisis, you have to imagine the whole city where we are now is completely filled by children, and half of that would be girls."

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