News headlines for “Conflicts in Africa”

  1. Becoming Drought Resilient: Why African Farmers Must Consider Drought Tolerant Crops

    Friday, March 15, 2019

    ILLINOIS, United States, Mar 15 (IPS) - The latest UN Food and Agriculture Organization's annual Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition Report highlighted drought as one of the key factors contributing to the continuing rise in the number of hungry people in sub-Saharan Africa. And in South Africa, the Government's Crop Estimates Committee announced that the country would harvest 20 percent less maize in 2019 because of drought conditions. 

  2. Using Climate-Smart Solutions to Promote Peace in South Sudan

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    YAMBIO, South Sudan, Mar 13 (IPS) - Almost a month to go ahead of the traditional rainy season in Gbudue State, 430 kilometres west of South Sudan's capital, Juba, smallholder farmers are already tilling their land as they prepare to plant purer, drought-tolerant seeds.

  3. Free Stella Nyanzi, Demand Pan African Activists in Ghana

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    ACCRA, Mar 13 (IPS) - On Saturday 9th March, a small group of activists from Ghana, concerned by the continued incarceration of Ugandan feminist activist Dr Stella Nyanzi, rallied by the symbolic national independence Square to raise awareness on the dangers of remaining quiet to injustice.

  4. Innovative Sustainable Business: A Three Trillion-Dollar Opportunity that UN Environment Wants People to Develop

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    NAIROBI, Mar 12 (IPS) - In the East African region, communities around the continent's largest water body, Lake Victoria, regard the water hyacinth as a great menace that clogs the lake and hampers their fishing activities. But in Lagos, Nigeria, some groups of women have learned how to convert the invasive weed into a resource, providing them with the raw material needed to make handicrafts.

  5. UN Pays Homage to Staffers Who Died in Plane Crash

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 12 (IPS) - The United Nations headquarters is in mourning – and the UN flag is at half mast.

    The deaths of 21 UN staffers March 10, on board an Ethiopian Airlines flight in Addis Ababa, is one of the biggest tragedies in the extended UN family—with a flashback to the deaths of 22 people, mostly UN staffers, who lost their lives in the Canal Hotel bombing in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad in August 2003.

  6. Nigeria Mourns the Loss of Leading African Academic Who Was in Ethiopian Airlines Crash

    Monday, March 11, 2019

    LAGOS, Nigeria, Mar 11 (IPS) - Nigeria is mourning along with the rest of the world after the downing of Ethiopian Airlines Flight, which claimed all of the 157 lives onboard. The fatalities included people from 35 countries, 19 United Nations officials and two Nigerians, one of whom was regarded as Africa's leading academic and labelled a genius by many. 

  7. Urgent Call for African Food Sovereignty Movements to Connect with Radical Feminist Movements on the Continent

    Friday, March 08, 2019

    JOHANNESBURG, Mar 08 (IPS) - This opinion piece is part of IPS coverage of International Women's Day on Mar. 8Africa is facing dire times. Climate change is having major impacts on the region and on agriculture in particular, with smallholder farmers, and especially women, facing drought, general lack of water, shifting seasons, and floods in some areas.

  8. International Women’s Day in Cameroon: A Day for All Women?

    Thursday, March 07, 2019

    Medford, USA, Mar 07 (IPS) - On March 8, women all over Cameroon will don custom-made dresses sewn of pagne, specially printed for International Women's Day. They will parade through cities and towns, joining women around the world in celebration of the day.

  9. Mauritius Scores Win over Britain in Diego Garcia Decolonisation

    Thursday, February 28, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 28 (IPS) - Mauritius has scored a victory over Britain at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in a case involving the decolonisation of the strategically important island of Diego Garcia that is home to a United States military base.

  10. Developing Agriprenuers to Save Nigeria’s Youth from Crime

    Wednesday, February 27, 2019

    BULAWAYO, Feb 27 (IPS) - When Lawrence Afere told his parents he was going into farming rather than getting a job in Nigeria's lucrative oil and gas sector, they swore he was bewitched.

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