News headlines for “Conflicts in Africa”

  1. Bridging Africa’s Great Gender-Financing Divide

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    NAIROBI, Jan 22 (IPS) - What stands between Soi Cate Chelang and her dream of turning her small pallet-making business into a major enterprise is capital.

  2. Ending Bullying and Humiliation over Menstruation as Girls and Boys in Conservative Eswatini are Educated about Reproductive Health

    Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    MBABANE, Jan 21 (IPS) - When 14-year-old Nomcebo Mkhaliphi first noticed the blood discharged from her vagina, she was shocked. Confused, she turned to her older sisters for advice.

    "My sisters told me that they were experiencing the same every month and that they used fabric, toilet paper and newspapers as sanitary wear," recalls the now 45-year-old Mkhaliphi. She had to follow suit and use these materials because she had no money to buy sanitary pads.

  3. Genuine Reform Culture Lacking in Zimbabwe

    Thursday, January 16, 2020

    BULAWAYO, Jan 16 (IPS) - Zimbabwe needs urgent economic and political reforms to transform its economy amidst a growing national crisis, researchers say in a new study that urges swift policy changes and a sound financial framework to attract investment.

  4. Climate Change: A Tale of Weather Extremes with Mixed Fortunes for Zambia

    Wednesday, January 15, 2020

    LUSAKA and PEMBA DISTRICT, Zambia, Jan 15 (IPS) - It is early Saturday morning and Planeta Hatuleke, a small scale farmer of Pemba District in Southern Zambia, awakens to the comforting sound of rainfall. As the locals say, the "heavens have opened" and it is raining heavily after a prolonged dry spell. 

  5. In Dealing With Climate Change: Foresight is Key

    Wednesday, January 15, 2020

    ILLINOIS, United States, Jan 15 (IPS) - United Nations World Food Program recently released 2020 Global Hotspots Report. According to the report, millions of citizens from Sub-Saharan African countries will face hunger in the first half of 2020 for several reasons including conflict, political instability and climate-related events such as below-average rainfall and flooding.

  6. U.S. Might Pull Troops from West Africa, but Who Will it Affect?

    Monday, January 13, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 13 (IPS) - While the United States is busy with foreign operations such as killing Qasem Soleimani, a key figure in Middle East Politics,behind the scenes it is reportedly considering a change that experts worry might be of grave concern: a potential withdrawal of troops from West Africa. 

  7. The United Nations Reforms-From Ideas to Actions

    Monday, January 13, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 13 (IPS) - One of the highlight activities as the United Nations commemorates its 75th anniversary this year will be the launch of an "annual temperature check" on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), progress. With only ten years left to the final whistle for the Goals, this activity that will take place each September will provide a snapshot of what's working, and where countries need more action.

  8. India and Japan’s MPs Act Quickly to Implement Sexual and Reproductive Health Plans after ICPD25

    Friday, January 10, 2020

    MBABANE, Jan 10 (IPS) - Parliamentarians from India and Japan have hit the ground running by acting soon after the recent Nairobi Summit on International Conference on Population Development (ICPD25).

  9. Does Africa’s Food Future Really Lie with Young Farmers?

    Thursday, January 09, 2020

    IBADAN, Nigeria, Jan 09 (IPS) - Africa will starve or survive on expensive food imports because it is not growing new farmers, research shows. And the challenge remains among researchers, policy makers, public and private sector actors to get African youth interested in agriculture on a continent where a growing number of people go to bed hungry every night.

  10. ‘Unprecedented Terrorist Violence’ in West Africa, Sahel Region

    Thursday, January 09, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 09 (IPS) - The top UN official in West Africa and the Sahel updated the Security Council on Wednesday, describing an "unprecedented" rise in terrorist violence across the region.

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