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  1. No Wall for Ethiopia, Rather an Open Door—Even for Its Enemy

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    ADINBRIED, Ethiopia, Jun 22 (IPS) - It's one thing to read about the exodus of souls flowing out of Eritrea, it's quite another to look into the tired eyes, surrounded by dust and grime, of a 14-year-old Eritrean girl who's just arrived on the Ethiopian side of the shared border.

  2. East Asia’s real lessons

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 21 (IPS) - International recognition of East Asia's rapid economic growth, structural change and industrialization grew from the 1980s. In Western media and academia, this was seen as a regional phenomenon, associated with some commonality, real or imagined, such as a supposed ‘yen bloc'.

  3. Sexual Violence Fuels Vicious Recruitment Cycle in Congolese Militia

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 (IPS) - In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the active recruitment of young girls by armed militias has produced disastrous effects—facing social stigma when they're freed, many girls find their way back to these violent groups and rejoin them.

  4. Achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Kenya through Innovative Financing

    Monday, June 19, 2017

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 19 (IPS) - Every year, one million Kenyans are driven below the poverty line by healthcare-related expenditures. Poverty predisposes them to disease and slows all aspects of growth in the economy.

  5. Africa: Drought and Jobless, Hopeless Youth, Fertile Grounds for Extremism

    Monday, June 19, 2017

    ROME/OUAGADOUGOU, Jun 19 (IPS) - Ignoring the plight of jobless young people in sub-Saharan Africa is a recipe for political instability and global insecurity, warned a high-level symposium of Africa's interior, environment and foreign affairs ministers in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

  6. Safeguarding Precious Crop Genes in Trust for Humanity

    Monday, June 19, 2017

    ABUJA, Nigeria, Jun 19 (IPS) - A genetic resource centre run by the Nigeria-based International Institute for Tropical Agriculture has banked thousands of crop varieties for disaster relief and research, holds the world's largest and most diverse collection of cowpeas, and contains some of Africa's rarest insect species.

  7. Africa Could Help Feed the World – If Its Fertile Land Doesn’t Vanish

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    OUAGADOUGOU, Jun 16 (IPS) - The 23rd World Day to Combat Desertification was celebrated in Burkina Faso's capital of Ouagadougou on June 15 with a call to create two million jobs and restore 10 million hectares of degraded land.

  8. IFAD’s President Houngbo Calls for Investment in Climate Smart Agriculture for Poverty-Free Future

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 16 (IPS) - Implementing climate-smart agriculture is critical to reduce hunger and poverty, according to International Fund for Agricultural Development's (IFAD) new president Gilbert Houngbo.

  9. Drought Pushes 1 in 3 Somalis to a Hunger Knife-Edge

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    ROME, Jun 15 (IPS) - Another famine in former European colonies in Africa and another time in its Eastern region, with Ethiopia and Somalia among the major victims of drought and made-made climate disasters mainly caused by US and European multinational business.

  10. The High Price of Desertification: 23 Hectares of Land a Minute

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jun 15 (IPS) - Urban farmer Margaret Gauti Mpofu would do anything to protect the productivity of her land. Healthy soil means she is assured of harvest and enough food and income to look after her family.

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