News headlines for “Conflicts in Africa”

One Tune, Different Hymns – Tackling Climate Change in South Africa

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

CAPE TOWN, Jul 28 (IPS) - Anti-nuclear energy activists are up in arms, and have taken to vigils outside South Africa's parliament in Cape Town to protest against President Jacob Zuma's push for nuclear development.

Obama Seeks August Deadline for End to South Sudan War

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Jul 28 (IPS) - U.S. President Barack Obama, in a meeting with regional African leaders, threatened new sanctions for the warring factions in South Sudan if a peace deal is not be reached by Aug. 17.

Kenya’s Climate Change Bill Aims to Promote Low Carbon Growth

Monday, July 27, 2015

NAIROBI, Jul 27 (IPS) - Alexander Muyekhi, a construction worker from Ebubayi village in the heart of Vihiga County in Western Kenya, and his school-going children can now enjoy a tiny solar kit supplied by the British-based Azuri Technologies to light their house and play their small FM radio.

Obama Walks Fine Line in Kenya on LGBTI Rights

Saturday, July 25, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 25 (IPS) - U.S. President Barack Obama spoke in Nairobi at the end of a two-day visit Saturday, focusing on Kenya's economy and the fight against terrorism, but also briefly touching on gay rights and discrimination.

UAE Cracks Down on Religious Extremism

Friday, July 24, 2015

NEW YORK, Jul 24 (IPS) - The United Arab Emirates is cracking down on hate crimes with tough legislation that prescribes up to 10 years in prison or the death penalty if convicted of "takfirism" or Sunni Muslim extremism, according to the text of the decree distributed by the official WAM news agency.

Faith Leaders Issue Global “Call to Conscience” on Climate

Friday, July 24, 2015

PARIS, Jul 24 (IPS) - "We received a garden as our home, and we must not turn it into a wilderness for our children."

Africa Advised to Take DIY Approach to Climate Resilience

Thursday, July 23, 2015

PARIS, Jul 23 (IPS) - African countries would do well to take their own lead in finding ways to better adapt to and mitigate the changes that climate may impose on future  generations instead of relying only on foreign aid.

Obama Offers Help to Track Billions in Stolen Nigerian Assets

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

WASHINGTON, Jul 22 (IPS) - With a dangerous insurgency spreading within his borders, the visit to Washington this week by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was certainly going to touch on increased military support against Boko Haram.

Goats Take the Bite Out of Climate Change in Zimbabwe

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

HARARE, Jul 22 (IPS) - With unusually hot and dry weather beating down on this Southern African nation, climate change and the accompanying drought have cost farmers much of their cattle herds. In response, many ranchers are turning to goats to preserve their livestock assets.

Opinion: A BRICS Bank to Challenge the Bretton Woods System?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

LONDON, Jul 22 (IPS) - The formal opening of the BRICS Bank in Shanghai on Jul. 21 following the seventh summit of the world's five leading emerging economies held recently in the Russian city of Ufa, demonstrates the speed with which an alternative global financial architecture is emerging.

Powered by Inter Press Service

Web feed for Conflicts in Africa news headlines