News headlines for “Conflicts in Africa”

  1. Recognising the Debilitating Nature Conflict Has on Food Security

    Friday, September 21, 2018

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Sep 21 (IPS) - Nyalen Kuong and her daughters fled to safety after an attack on their village in South Sudan in which Kuong's husband and two sons where killed and the family's cattle lost. Kuong, her daughters and other families from their village fled to islands surrounded by swamp land. There, she had little to eat. And soon began suffering from diarrhoea, brought on by acute malnutrition.

  2. In the Race to Achieve Zero Hunger and Mitigate Climate Change, We Must Look Down — to the Soil

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    ILLINOIS, United States, Sep 18 (IPS) - Esther Ngumbi is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Auburn University in Alabama. She was the 2015 Clinton Global University (CGI U) Mentor for Agriculture and 2015 New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute.Recently, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva urged countries, scientists, policymakers and stakeholders invested in building an equitable, sustainable, and thriving planet to pay attention to the soil. He further noted that the future of the planet depends on how healthy the soils of today are.

  3. Africa Needs Strong Political Will to Transform Agriculture and Spur Economic Growth

    Monday, September 17, 2018

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Sep 17 (IPS) - Africa needs strong political commitment to accelerate the transformation of its agriculture sector. 

  4. The Causes Behind Africa's Digital Gender Divide

    Friday, September 14, 2018

    MAPUTO, Sep 14 (IPS) - Systemic inequalities based on gender, race, income and geography are mirrored in the digital realm and leave many women, especially the poor and the rural, trailing behind Africa's tech transformation.

  5. 'Women Not Speaking at the Same Table as Men' Means a Widening Digital Gender Gap in Africa

    Friday, September 14, 2018

    MAPUTO, Sep 14 (IPS) - 'Think Bigger', urge the colourful posters on the walls of Idearioan innovation hub in Chamanculo, a modest neighbourhood in Maputo, Mozambique's capital. The message is right on target for the new female trainees, eager eyes glued to laptop screens as they learn internet and computer skills.

  6. South-South Cooperation in a Transformative Era

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 13 (IPS) - Jorge Chediek is Director, UN Office of South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and Envoy of the Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation.On 12 September, the international community commemorated the UN Day for South-South Cooperation. This is an important acknowledgement of the contributions of Southern partnerships in addressing the many development challenges that confront the international community, such as poverty, climate change, inequality, contagious diseases and humanitarian crises.

  7. Former Wall Street Banker Who Advanced the Cause of Women & Children in Africa

    Monday, September 10, 2018

    BRIGHTON, UK, Sep 10 (IPS) - Sir Richard Jolly, an eminent development economist, is Honorary Professor, former Director of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK, and UNICEF Deputy Executive Director (1982-1995).

    What is it like to work for the United Nations? Many probably imagine little more than an almost endless round of boring speeches, bureaucrats and governments discussing and disagreeing over long-standing conflicts with stalemate and few results.

  8. International Law Experts Warn Europe’s ‘Pull Back’ of Migrants is Illegal - Part 2

    Monday, September 10, 2018

    ROME, Sep 10 (IPS) - This is the second part of our series about migration to Italy."The Italian and other European authorities are engaging – on the migration issue – in a policy which has the foreseeable results of numerous deaths." It is a grim warning from expert on international law, refugees and migration issues, and member of the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN)Itamar Mann.

  9. ‘All the Roads Leading to Agadez and Italy are Dangerous’

    Saturday, September 08, 2018

    DAKAR, Sep 08 (IPS) - El Adama Diallo left his home in Senegal on Oct. 28, 2016, with dreams of reaching Europe in his heart and a steely determination that made him take an alternative, dangerous route to get there despite the absence of regular migration papers in his pocket.

  10. 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.

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