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Migrants Seeking Europe Catch Their Breath in Morocco

Friday, January 06, 2017

NADOR, RABAT and CASABLANCA, Morocco, Jan 06 (IPS) - With a stable economy and a peaceful political climate, Morocco – which has always been a transit country for migrants -- is becoming a potential new destination for settlement. The elusive dream for most of those who cross the Sahara, though, is still Europe.

Bringing South Africa’s Small-Scale Miners out of the Shadows

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 28 (IPS) - In a country with unemployment rising above 25 percent, South Africans are increasingly looking for job creation in small-scale mining, an often-informal industry that provides a living for millions across the continent.

Bio-Product Targeting Deadly Toxin Holds Hope for Africa’s Food

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

ABUJA, Dec 27 (IPS) - As food contaminants, aflatoxins are amongst the deadliest. Between 2004 and 2007, contaminated maize killed nearly 200 people in Kenya, left hundreds hospitalised and rendered millions of bags of maize unfit for consumption.

Climate Change Needn’t Spell Doom for Uganda’s Coffee Farmers

Thursday, December 22, 2016

KAMPALA, Dec 22 (IPS) - Coffee production provides a quarter of Uganda's foreign exchange earnings and supports some 1.7 million smallholder farmers, but crop yields are being undermined by disease, pests and inadequate services from agricultural extension officers, as well as climatic changes in the East African country.

Ethiopia Takes a Deep and Foreboding Breath

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

ADDIS ABABA, Dec 21 (IPS) - Smart phone users in the Ethiopian capital are rejoicing. After a two-month blackout the Ethiopian government has permitted the return of mobile data.

Refugees from Boko Haram Languish in Cameroon

Friday, December 16, 2016

MINAWAO CAMP, Cameroon, Dec 16 (IPS) - Tears spring to Aichatou Njoya's eyes as she recalls the day Islamic militants from Boko Haram arrived on her doorstep in Nigeria.

Putting Women Front and Centre in the Development Agenda

Monday, December 12, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 (IPS) - Reengineering the framework of support by bringing in women as new actors in effective development cooperation will play a pivotal role in achieving the 2030 Agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

New Anti-Corruption Leader Takes the Helm in Ghana

Sunday, December 11, 2016

KUMASI, Ghana, Dec 11 (IPS) - Ghanaian opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo has made history as the first son of a former president to lead the West African country, beating incumbent President John Mahama in the 2016 presidential elections held on Wednesday, Dec. 7.

The United Nations Volunteer: From Global To Local

Monday, December 05, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 05 (IPS) - Today 05 December is International Volunteer Day, and every year we recognize the invaluable contributions of volunteers to peace and development.

Unleashing Africa’s Full Potential

Friday, December 02, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 02 (IPS) - Africa is the cradle of mankind and home to the youngest population in the world. We have a historic opportunity to realize the full potential of our continent in sharing the prosperity we have earned, in enhancing economic growth and in promoting and entrenching democratic ideals.

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