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War Veterans Planting for Peace in South Sudan

Thursday, August 21, 2014

JUBA, Aug 21 (IPS) - Along the fertile banks of sub-Saharan Africa's White Nile, one of the two main tributaries of the Nile River, a war veteran's co-op is planting for a food secure future in South Sudan, a country potentially facing famine.

No Hope for AIDS-Free Generation in Uganda as Controversial HIV Bill is Signed into Law

Thursday, August 21, 2014

KAMPALA, Aug 21 (IPS) - HIV/AIDS activists are adamant Uganda will not achieve an "AIDS-free generation" now a "backwards" HIV/AIDS Bill criminalising the "wilful and intentional" transmission of the disease has been signed into law.

Zambia’s Cash Transfer Schemes Cushion Needy Against Climate Shocks

Thursday, August 21, 2014

PEMBA DISTRICT, Zambia, Aug 21 (IPS) - "Last season, I lost an entire hectare of groundnuts because of a prolonged drought. Groundnuts are my hope for income," says Josephine Chaaba, 60, from Pemba district in southern Zambia.

Churches at the Frontline of Climate Action

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

LUSATIA, Germany, Aug 20 (IPS) - Johannes Kapelle has been playing the organ in the Protestant church of Proschim since he was 14. The 78-year-old is actively involved in his community, produces his own solar power and has raised three children with his wife on their farm in Proschim, a small village of 360 inhabitants in Lusatia, Germany.

In Saving a Forest, Kenyans Find a Better Quality of Life

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

KASIGAU, Kenya, Aug 20 (IPS) - When Mercy Ngaruiya first settled in Kasigau in south eastern Kenya a decade ago, she found a depleted forest that was the result of years of tree felling and bush clearing.

Despite Current Debate, Police Militarisation Goes Beyond U.S. Borders

Monday, August 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (IPS) - The shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in the southern United States earlier this month has led to widespread public outrage around issues of race, class and police brutality.

One Woman’s Struggle to Find the Right Contraceptive

Thursday, August 14, 2014

NAIROBI, Aug 14 (IPS) - Beatrice Njeri had just come home from her job as a janitor at a primary school in Nairobi. It was August 2009.

South Sudan Heads towards Famine and Descends into Lawlessness

Thursday, August 14, 2014

JUBA, South Sudan , Aug 14 (IPS) - Another deadline has passed. But instead of bringing about peace, the leaders of South Sudan's warring parties have allowed the country to continue its slide toward famine.

Adaptation Gaps Mean African Farmers Fork Out More Money for Reduced Harvests

Thursday, August 14, 2014

YAOUNDE, Aug 14 (IPS) - In Cameroon's Northwest Region, Judith Muma walks 9km from her home to her 300-square-metre farm. The vegetables she grows here are flourishing thanks to the money she has borrowed from her njangi (thrift group) and a local credit union to finance a small artisanal irrigation scheme.

OPINION: Islamic State in Iraq: Confronting the Threat

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug 12 (IPS) - The Islamic State's territorial expansion and barbaric executions in Iraq and Syria are a gathering threat and must be confronted. American air bombardment, however, is the wrong course of action, and will not necessarily weaken ISIS or DA'ISH, as it's known in Arabic.

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