News headlines for “Conflicts in Africa”

  1. Goodbye Mugabe, Hello New Zimbabwe?

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Nov 21 (IPS) - Robert Mugabe - the world's oldest head of state - is dead, politically at least.

  2. For Africa to Root out Modern Day Slave Trade, Youth Empowerment Is Crucial

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 21 (IPS) - If the thought of a man armed with a rifle and driving with whips a group of African men, women, and children to sell them at a slave market makes you marvel at what kind of greed motivated such revolting barbarity centuries ago, the shocking truth is that we are witnessing a 21st century repeat of that abhorrent practice on African soil.

  3. Ethnic Violence in Ethiopia Amid Shadowy Politics

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    NEAR THE OROMIA-SOMALI REGIONAL BORDER, Ethiopia, Nov 21 (IPS) - Ethnic animosity unleashed in Ethiopia has displaced hundreds of thousands as well as rendering all manner of usually sacrosanct loyalties obsolete.

  4. Who Are Kenya’s Financially Excluded?

    Monday, November 20, 2017

    WASHINGTON DC, Nov 20 (IPS) - The recent 2017 Finscope Tanzania report shows that while mobile money use in Tanzania continues to grow, the percentage of financially excluded adults has risen in parallel — from 27 percent in 2013 to 28 percent in 2017.

  5. Rejoicing in the Other and Celebrating Diversity Are Needed More than Ever to Address the Root-Causes of Intolerance

    Thursday, November 16, 2017

    GENEVA, Nov 16 (IPS) - The Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue H. E. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim deplored the rise of xenophobia, bigotry and marginalization - targeting refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons - that is taking effect in many regions of the world.

  6. Are Prospects of Rural Youth Employment in Africa a Mirage?

    Monday, November 13, 2017

    NEW DELHI, Nov 13 (IPS) - Many recent accounts tend to dismiss productive employment of youth in rural areas in Africa as a mirage largely because they exhibit strong resistance to eking out a bare subsistence in dismal working and living conditions. We argue below on recent evidence of agricultural transformation that this view is overly pessimistic, if not largely mistaken.

  7. Aid Groups Sound Alarm on DRC Crisis

    Monday, November 13, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 13 (IPS) - The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis and the international community must step in before it worsens, humanitarian agencies warn.

  8. 'Refugees Are Nothing but Commodities'

    Thursday, November 09, 2017

    FOLLONICA, Italy, Nov 09 (IPS) - As countless refugees arriving on Italy's shores report torture, extortion and forced labour in Libyan detention centers, many say they never intended to make the journey to Europe until the chaos in Libya left them no other choice.

  9. Climate Change Summit a Step Further, Yes... But Where To?

    Monday, November 06, 2017

    ROME, Nov 06 (IPS) - The UN Climate Change Summit in Bonn is a step further, most experts say. Fine, but towards what?

  10. ‘Never Again’: Investing in Prevention and Early Action

    Thursday, November 02, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 02 (IPS) - After the Rwandan genocide, the United Nations promised ‘never again.' But has the international community kept their word?

    From Mexico to Myanmar, conflicts and humanitarian crises have multiplied.

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