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  1. The World Made Promises to Women and Girls, We Must Fulfil Them

    Friday, May 24, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, May 24 (IPS) - Ambassador Monica Juma is the Cabinet Secretary (Minister), of Kenya's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1994 the International Conference and Population and Development (ICPD) was hosted in Cairo by the Government of Egypt. Twenty-five years later, Kenya is ready to convene the ICPD "Nairobi Summit" in November 2019.

  2. Women & Youth Remain Politically Underrepresented in Africa's Most Populous Nation

    Thursday, May 23, 2019

    ABUJA, Nigeria, May 23 (IPS) - Ulrich Thum is the Resident Representative of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung office in Abuja, Nigeria. He has previously worked as a program coordinator for the GIZ Civil Peace Service program in Zimbabwe and as a peace worker for AGEH in South Sudan and Nigeria.   Lena Noumi holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and is currently studying International Relations and Development Policy at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Two months after the general elections in Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, things are back to normal. The incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, a 76-year-old general and former military Head of State, clearly defeated his challengers.

  3. Does God Hate Women? A Bangladeshi Murder Case

    Monday, May 20, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, May 20 (IPS) - On 6 April, nineteen-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi was by a fellow student brought to the roof of their school. She told Nusrat that a friend of hers was beaten up there. Unknown to Nusrat, Moni who was four months pregnant at the time, had earlier bought burqas and gloves for three of the men who were awaiting them on the roof. Another girl, Umma, was already there beckoning Nusrat to come up. However, when Nusrat entered the roof Umma threw her down and tied her legs. The burqa-dressed men surrounded the defenseless Nusrat, demanding her to withdraw accusations of sexual harassment against the schools´headmaster. When Nusrat refused to give in, one of the men held her head down, while another poured kerosene over her and set her on fire.

  4. Cyclones and Struggling Economy Could Impact Mozambique’s Elections

    Monday, May 20, 2019

    MAPUTO, May 20 (IPS) - Mozambique, which was affected by an unprecedented two tropical cyclones over a matter of weeks, is still reeling from the impact a month after the latest disaster. But resultant devastation caused by the cyclones could impact the country's elections as concerns are raised over whether the southern African nation can properly hold the ballot scheduled for later this year.

  5. Cameroon Crisis “More Alarming Than Ever”

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, May 16 (IPS) - The United Nations must act to prevent further devastation from the escalating crisis in Cameroon, human rights groups said.

  6. Global Hunger Is Threatening Families Because of Climate Change

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, May 15 (IPS) - Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.

    There is barely a corner of human life that will not be affected by climate change, and some of its impacts are already being felt. Consider this, 821 million people are now hungry and over 150 million children stunted, putting the hunger eradication goal, SDG 2, at risk.

    Today 15 May, is the United Nations International Day of Families and the theme for this year is, ‘Families and Climate Action'.

  7. South Africans Look to New Government to Rebuild a Stagnant Economy

    Friday, May 10, 2019

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 10 (IPS) - Millions of South Africans headed out in large numbers, some braving cold and wet weather to cast their ballot in the country's sixth democratic elections this week. The 2019 election was one of the most competitive and contested elections that also saw a whopping 48 parties on the national ballot—up 300 percent from a mere 10 years ago.

  8. The Age of the Internet Calls for Younger Leaders

    Friday, May 10, 2019

    ACCRA, May 10 (IPS) - Days before Algeria's 82-year-old strongman president Abdelaziz Bouteflika was ousted from power, the country made one last ditch attempt to keep control: it shut down the internet.

  9. “We Move from Job to Job and Earn from Feast to Famine”

    Friday, May 10, 2019

    JOHANNESBURG, May 10 (IPS) - The fast-growing motion picture industry of South Africa is aiming for the stars. But the boom has a flipside. The South African Guild of Actors (SAGA) is fighting against precarious working conditions, being shut out of social security systems, and unfair copyright laws. This, and the legacy of apartheid.

  10. The Ethiopian City Lost in the Shadow of South Sudan's War

    Monday, May 06, 2019

    GAMBELLA, Ethiopia, May 06 (IPS) - Right up against the border with South Sudan, the western Gambella region of Ethiopia has become a watchword for trouble and no-go areas as its neighbour's troubles have spilled over. But now there may be reason for optimism on either side of the border.

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