News headlines for “Conflicts in Africa”, page 2

  1. From Mali: A Lesson in Tolerance

    Wednesday, January 02, 2019

    Stockholm/Rome, Jan 02 (IPS) - We all adhere to generalizations. For example, while reading and speaking about Muslims and Christians, sweeping opinions might easily become prejudices, particularily if we do not know any individual behind the labels. When I some years ago was working for a Malian NGO, I met a marabout and a Christian who proved that devotees to different religions might find mutual support in their individual beliefs.

  2. The Adolescent Girl Holds the Key to Kenya’s Economic Transformation and Prosperity

    Monday, December 31, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 31 (IPS) - Teenage pregnancy in Kenya is a crisis of hope, education and opportunity.

    The countdown to a New Year has begun. Can 2019 be a year of affirmative action to ensure hope and opportunity for Kenya's adolescent girl?

  3. The Dark Shadows of Christmas

    Monday, December 24, 2018

    Stockholm/Rome, Dec 24 (IPS) - Christmas is expected to be a peaceful celebration of the birth of Jesus. A time to express love and care for one another. Jesus preached love and compassion, but also told us to be suspicious of imposters: "Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep´s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves". Wolves are predators who disregard the suffering of their victims. A human wolf is an egomaniac ready to maim and murder, either to please himself or his master, often deluding himself by imagining he serves a higher purpose.

  4. Changing the Gender Bias in Agriculture

    Saturday, December 22, 2018

    WAGENINGEN, the Netherlands, Dec 22 (IPS) - Women entrepreneurs are playing an important role in transforming global food security for economic growth, but they have to work twice as hard as men to succeed in agribusiness.

  5. Overfishing Threatens Malawi’s Blue Economy

    Friday, December 21, 2018

    MANGOCHI, Malawi, Dec 21 (IPS) - Lake Malawi, Africa's third largest lake, provides an economic lifeline to many fishing families. But overfishing is affecting many of these lives, with women being affected the most.

  6. Nigerian Radio Drama Tells True Life Stories of Irregular Migration

    Friday, December 21, 2018

    BENIN CITY, Nigeria, Dec 21 (IPS) - The International Organization for Migration has taken its campaign against irregular migration to the airwaves in Nigeria. Working in conjunction with some Nigerian radio stations, the United Nations Migration Agency has launched a radio series on safe migration.

  7. BAPA+40: An Opportunity to Reenergize South-South Cooperation

    Friday, December 21, 2018

    GENEVA, Dec 21 (IPS) - Branislav Gosovic, worked in UNCTAD, UNEP, UNECLAC, World Commission on Environment and Development, South Commission, and South Centre (1991-2005), and is the author of the recently-published book ‘The South Shaping the Global Future, 6 Decades of the South-North Development Struggle in the UN.'

    The upcoming conference on the Buenos Aires Plan of Action (BAPA+40), scheduled to take place in the Argentine capital on 20-22 March 2019, ought to be more than just another UN conference where the developing countries assemble to present their demands and seek support from the North.

  8. Ghana’s Contribution to Plastic Waste Can Be Reduced with the Right Investment

    Friday, December 21, 2018

    ACCRA, Dec 21 (IPS) - Twelve-year-old Naa Adjeley lives in Glefe, a waterlogged area that is one of the biggest slums along the west coast of Accra, Ghana. The sixth grade student, his parents and three siblings use 30 single-use plastic bags per day for breakfast.

  9. For Love of the Game: Using Football to Educate Nigerians About the Dangers of Irregular Migration

    Thursday, December 20, 2018

    BENIN CITY, Nigeria, Dec 20 (IPS) - Hundreds of desperate young Nigerians die yearly in the Sahara Desert or at sea while making irregular journeys to Europe. The desperation to reach Europe at all cost, irrespective of the risks, is a major social problem in Africa's most populous country.

  10. Restoring Ghana's Mangroves and Depleted Fish Stock

    Thursday, December 20, 2018

    ACCRA, Dec 20 (IPS) - It was just three and a half years ago that the Sanwoma fishing village, which sits between the sea and the mouth of the Ankobra River on the west coast of Ghana, experienced perpetual flooding that resulted in a loss of property and life.

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