News headlines for “Conflicts in Africa”

  1. US Leads Donor Funding to Fight HIV/AIDS Amidst Overall Decline

    Friday, July 19, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - Since 2010, donor funding to fight HIV/AIDS in low-and middle-income countries has dropped significantly, according to a new report released here.

  2. How China’s Africa Alliance is Shifting World Order

    Friday, July 19, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - When the United Nations General Assembly met in 2007 to vote on North Korea's human rights record, only 10 of the 56 African countries voted with the U.S.-led western coalition.

  3. Parts of Kenya are Already Above 1.5˚C

    Thursday, July 18, 2019

    NAIROBI, Jul 18 (IPS) - Kenya's getting hotter. Much hotter than the 1.5˚C increase that has been deemed acceptable by global leaders, and it is too hot for livestock, wildlife and plants to survive. Thousands of households, dependent on farming and livestock, are at risk too.

  4. Growing African Agriculture One Byte at a Time

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jul 17 (IPS) - Ella Mazani is a mobile phone farmer.

    "My mobile phone is part of my farming. It supports my farming and my family's welfare through the services I get via the phone," the smallholder maize farmer from Shurugwi in central Zimbabwe quips. 

  5. Africa on Track Towards Information Black Hole

    Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    NAIROBI, Jul 16 (IPS) - It is an image of resistance that went viral across the world. Alaa Salah, a young Sudanese student, dressed in a traditional white thobe standing atop a car with an enthralled crowd surrounding her as she and they boldly chanted Al-Thawra—Arabic for revolution.

  6. Rwanda Prepares the Foundations for Climate-Resilient Cities

    Monday, July 15, 2019

    KIGALI, Jul 15 (IPS) - How do you plan a resilient city? A city that can withstand climate change impacts, and the natural disasters that it produces at increased frequencies. And how do you protect the city, its individuals and communities, its business and institutions from either the increased flooding or prolonged droughts that result? It's a complex question with an even more complex solution, but one that the central African nation of Rwanda is looking to answer.

  7. Women Are Pivotal in the War on Terror

    Monday, July 15, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 15 (IPS) - On 10 July 2019 I was honored to moderate a meeting with women's groups for the UN Secretary General Mr. Antonio Guterres, whose aim was to better diagnose the role of women in the prevention or instigation of violent extremism.

  8. Rwanda: Open for Business

    Friday, July 12, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Jul 12 (IPS) - Andrew Kanyegirire is Senior Communications Officer at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

    Claire Akamanzi spends her days working on innovative ways to bring more business to her country.

    As CEO of the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), a multiagency governmental department billed as a "one-stop shop" for investors, Akamanzi has seen the country earn accolades for its business-friendly environment, recently winning the #2 spot regionally in the World Bank's ease of doing business rankings.

  9. Avoiding the Mistakes of the Asian Green Revolution in Africa

    Thursday, July 11, 2019

    DODOMA, Tanzania, Jul 11 (IPS) - Research scientists are studying groundwater resources in three African countries in order to understand the renewability of the source and how people can use it sustainably towards a green revolution in Africa.

  10. Migrants, Militias & the Mediterranean Sea

    Thursday, July 11, 2019

    BERLIN, Jul 11 (IPS) - Marco Funk is a Policy Officer at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung EU Office, where he is responsible for the foundation's Brussels-based activities related to EU migration and home affairs. He previously worked as a Policy Analyst for the European Policy Centre, where he focused on EU migration and asylum policy.

    When the Italian police recently arrested Carola Rackete, captain of the Sea-Watch 3 search and rescue vessel, the Central Mediterranean Sea suddenly entered the international limelight once again.

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