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  1. Migrants as Messengers

    Friday, September 07, 2018

    Sep 07 (IPS) - Migrants as Messengers is a peer-to-peer messaging campaign where returning migrants share with their communities and families the dangers, trauma and abuse that many experienced while attempting irregular migration. The stories are candid and emotional testimonials about the difficulties they faced. Here are the discussion around irregular migration with hip-hop singer Matar Khoudia Ndiaye–aka Big Makhou Djolof and Ramatoulaye Diene, a legal migration activist and radio personality.

  2. China-Africa Cooperation a Vibrant Partnership for Sustainable Development

    Monday, September 03, 2018

    BEIJING, Sep 03 (IPS) - António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, in an address to the China-Africa Cooperation Summit in Beijing.

    This Forum on China-Africa Cooperation is an embodiment of two major priorities of the United Nations: to pursue fair globalization and to promote development that leaves no one behind in the context of a rules-based system of international relations supported by strong multilateral institutions.

  3. How Accurate Information About the Weather is Yielding Resilience for Zambia’s Smallholders

    Thursday, August 30, 2018

    PEMBA, Zambia, Aug 30 (IPS) - Just having better information about when and for how long it will rain is proving the difference between success and failure among smallholder farmers in southern Zambia. Empowered with timely information about the weather ahead of the 2017/18 farming season, 56-year-old Fainess Muzyamba of Pemba district, ending up ditching her traditional maize crop for sweet potatoes.

  4. How Rwanda is Saving One of its Most Important Crops, the Banana, With an SMS

    Wednesday, August 29, 2018

    KIGALI, Aug 29 (IPS) - When Telesphore Ruzigamanzi, a smallholder banana farmer from a remote village in Eastern Rwanda, discovered a peculiar yellowish hue on his crop before it started to dry up, he did not give it the due consideration it deserved.

  5. When Being ‘Offensive’ or ‘Morally Improper’ Online Carries an Indeterminate Jail Sentence in East Africa

    Friday, August 24, 2018

    DAR ES SALAAM, Aug 24 (IPS) - JamiiForums was Tanzania's largest whistleblowing online platform, with one million visitors each day. But now some 90 percent of staff has been retrenched and the owners are considering shutting down their offices since the June implementation of the country's online content communication law.

  6. Q&A: Comoros Power Grab Rejected by Opposition, Amid Pleas for International Intervention

    Thursday, August 23, 2018

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Aug 23 (IPS) - President Azali Assoumani of the Comoros Islands is tightening his grip on power. First, he insisted on holding a referendum allowing him to extend his term of office and abolish the country's constitutional court. Which he won. And now, the lawyer of former President Ahmed Abdallah Sambi has said that his client has been charged Tuesday with corruption and the misappropriation of public funds in a passport fraud.

  7. Africa’s Economic Growth Prospects Amongst the World’s Brightest

    Thursday, August 23, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 23 (IPS) - Dr Ayodele Odusola is Chief Economist, UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa.

    The best time to invest in Africa is now. However, foreign investors have not moved into the continent as quickly as expected because foreign investment decisions are often methodically over-structured. One of the major factors cited is too much risk. But risks and profits are inseparable twins: high-risk ventures are frequently associated with higher profits.

  8. Poverty-Stricken Communities in Ghana are Restoring Once-Barren Land

    Monday, August 20, 2018

    GARU and TEMPANE, Ghana, Aug 20 (IPS) - In the scorching Upper East Region of Ghana, the dry seasons are long and for kilometres around there is nothing but barren, dry earth. Here, in some areas, it is not uncommon for half the female population to migrate to the country's south in search of work, often taking their young children with them.

  9. How Ghana’s Rapid Population Growth Could Become an Emergency and Outpace Both Food Production and Economic Growth

    Friday, August 17, 2018

    ACCRA and DONKORKROM, Ghana, Aug 17 (IPS) - Paul Ayormah and his fellow farmers make their way home after hours spent manually weeding a friend's one-acre maize farm in Ghana's Eastern Region.

    "Tomorrow it will be the turn of my maize farm," he tells IPS.

  10. Music: Nigeria’s New Cultural Export

    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 16 (IPS) - It is a cold evening in Antwerp, Belgium's second-largest city, famous for diamonds, beer, art and high-end fashion. Inside a small restaurant, a mix of the latest American pop and rap—clearly enjoyed by diners—is playing on a radio. Nigerians Olalekan Adetiran and Adaobi Okereke, enjoying a kebab dinner, are startled when the radio begins playing the unmistakable "Ma Lo"—a catchy, midtempo and bass-laden song by popular Nigerian artistes Tiwa Savage and Wizkid.

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