News headlines for “Conflicts in Africa”

  1. The 2019 Global Gender Summit

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019

    The 2019 Global Gender Summit will be held from 25-27 November 2019 in Kigali Rwanda.

  2. Africa is Better Placed Than Ever for Investment

    Monday, November 18, 2019

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 18 (IPS) - The Presidents Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and Prime Minister Agostinho do Rosario of Mozambique engaged in a discussion titled, Invest in Africa's Space: Conversation with African Heads of State, moderated by Dr. Victor Oladokun, African Development Bank Group Director of External Relations and Communications, at the Africa Investment Forum, Johannesburg, 11 November 2019.

  3. Empower Young People to Sustain Our Planet, and Let Peace and Prosperity Thrive

    Friday, November 15, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 15 (IPS) - We need to empower young people to sustain our planet, and let peace and prosperity thrive says UN's Resident Co-ordinator in Kenya, Siddharth Chatterjee speaks to IPS on reflections on the ICPD25 Summit.

    The Nairobi Summit is about the Future of Humanity and Human Prosperity.

  4. World’s Sewage Workers ‘Underpaid, Sidelined and Risking their Lives’

    Friday, November 15, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 15 (IPS) - People who empty out sewage tanks and scrub down latrines doubtless perform a vital, thankless and even undesirable task. A new report, however, shows that doing such jobs could also cost workers their lives.

  5. Art Helping Women to Highlight Gender-based Violence at ICPD25

    Thursday, November 14, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 14 (IPS) - While women find it hard to talk about their painful experiences, some have found a way of expressing themselves through art. Women, trained as artists, from Nairobi's informal settlements Kibera and Kangemi, have produced a beautiful quilt that tells stories about their daily challenges.

  6. Young People at ICPD25: ' We Have the Right to Sexual and Reproductive Rights'

    Thursday, November 14, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 14 (IPS) - Every day in developing countries it is estimated that 20,000 girls under the age of 18 give birth. This amounts to 7.3 million births a year.

  7. World Youth Call to Governments to Ban All Hindrances to LGBTQI Communities

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 (IPS) - Governments across the world must ban all state-implemented harmful practices against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) community delegates at the ICPD25 tells IPS.

  8. ICPD25: Lessons From the East

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 (IPS) - The Japan Parliamentary Federation for Population represented by Mr Teruhiko Mashiko and its secretariat, the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) has made a clear and concrete commitment to endorse the ICPD25 agenda. Mashiko tells IPS that Japan, as should every country driven by the well-being of its population, should create the best possible conditions to achieve the ICPD25 agenda.

  9. Women with Disabilities Speak out Against Exclusion at ICPD25

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 (IPS) - One in five women globally lives with a disability even as they have same needs and interests as women without disabilities, their access to sexual and reproductive health services and rights remains severely limited.

  10. Cairo Dream Requires $264 Billion to Deliver Women’s Call for Justice and Bold Leadership

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 12 (IPS) - For each of the 830 women dying each day from pregnancy complications and childbirth, an estimated 20 others suffer serious injuries, infections or disabilities.

    This is the reality that millions of women face, and informs the Nairobi Summit's three critical commitments which are to bring preventable maternal deaths, gender-based violence and harmful practices, as well as unmet need for family planning, to zero. To achieve this objective money is needed.

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