News headlines for “Conflicts in Africa”, page 2

  1. How to Green Uganda’s Cities

    Wednesday, October 03, 2018

    KAMPALA, Oct 03 (IPS) - Locals in Kampala, Uganda's capital, always have two or three things to say in a conversation about how the city is developing. Some say it is filthy because of the growing waste; others say it is a slum because of its unplanned settlements; and then there are those who say it is just plain inconvenient because of the traffic congestion created by the boda boda (motorcycle taxis) and commuter taxis that honk incessantly as they make their way along the streets.

  2. The Growing Need for Democracy in Africa

    Wednesday, October 03, 2018

    MINNESOTA, USA, Oct 03 (IPS) - Many scholars argue that democracy is not the answer to Africa's problems. To certain degree, I agree with such statements that democracy alone cannot guarantee African nations' happiness, prosperity, health, peace and stability. In fact, modern democracies also suffer greatly from many defects.

  3. More Women Owning Agricultural Land in Africa Means Increased Food Security and Nutrition

    Sunday, September 30, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 30 (IPS) - Despite women being key figures in agriculture and food security, gender inequality is holding back progress towards ending hunger, poverty, and creating sustainable food systems. 

  4. Muslim Allies In the Fight Against Extremism

    Friday, September 28, 2018

    NEW YORK, Sep 28 (IPS) - Abe Radkin is International Coordinator of the Global Hope Coalition.With the rise of violent extremism worldwide has come the stereotyping of an entire religion. In many countries and across many borders, Muslims have been vilified for events they are just as outraged at.

  5. The Shrinking Space for Media Freedom in Uganda

    Thursday, September 27, 2018

    KAMPALA, Sep 27 (IPS) - Last month, a horrifying video circulated on social media in Uganda. It shows Reuters photographer, James Akena, surrounded by Uganda Peoples Defence Force soldiers who beat him as he raised his hands in the air in surrender. He was unarmed and held only his camera. 

  6. Development of ICT Innovation Expected to Help in Fight Against Banana Disease in Rwanda

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    KIGALI, Sep 25 (IPS) - When Telesphore Ruzigamanzi, a smallholder banana farmer from a remote village in Eastern Rwanda, discovered a peculiar yellowish hue on his crop before it started to dry up, he did not give it the due consideration it deserved.

  7. The Revolutionary Ambition of AGRF 2018 Must be Sustained

    Monday, September 24, 2018

    Sep 24 (IPS) - Korir Sing'Oei is Legal Advisor & Head of Policy at Office of Deputy President, KenyaIn early September 2018, about 2,800 delegates from 79 countries and high-level dignitaries, including current and former heads of states, international agencies, CEOs of global corporations and youth entrepreneurs, and techies involved in agriculture gathered in Kigali for this year's African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF).

  8. Seize the Opportunity Offered by Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area, says UNIDO Chief

    Monday, September 24, 2018

    VIENNA, Sep 24 (IPS) - LI Yong is Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)Since the turn of the millennium, Africa has experienced a steady and unprecedented economic growth.

    However, poverty continues for people across the continent, especially in the sub-Saharan region. Unemployment and inequality have remained high. The rural population and the urban poor, women and youth, have not benefited from economic growth.

  9. Ethiopia’s Struggle Against Climate Change Gets a Boost from Green Climate Fund

    Monday, September 24, 2018

    ADDIS ABABA, Sep 24 (IPS) - Faced with worsening droughts due to climate change, Ethiopia is joining an international initiative seeking to build global resilience against the problems caused by it, and enable developing countries to become part of a united solution to the ongoing problem. 

  10. Recognising the Debilitating Nature Conflict Has on Food Security

    Friday, September 21, 2018

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Sep 21 (IPS) - Nyalen Kuong and her daughters fled to safety after an attack on their village in South Sudan in which Kuong's husband and two sons where killed and the family's cattle lost. Kuong, her daughters and other families from their village fled to islands surrounded by swamp land. There, she had little to eat. And soon began suffering from diarrhoea, brought on by acute malnutrition.

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