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  1. Now is Not the Time to Give up on the People of DRC

    Friday, June 15, 2018

    KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jun 15 (IPS) - After more than 20 years of brutal conflict, few might believe that things could get worse in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). And yet they most dishearteningly are.

    In the last year, we have witnessed a continuous escalation of violence that has spread to half of the country, endangering millions. Some 2 million children suffer from acute hunger, and the DRC is home to the largest number of displaced people in Africa.

  2. Sahel in the Throes of a Major Humanitarian Crisis

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 (IPS) - Mark Lowcock is UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief CoordinatorI am increasingly concerned by the situation in the Sahel. In Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal, nearly 6 million people are struggling to meet their daily food needs. Severe malnutrition threatens the lives of 1.6 million children. These are levels unseen since the crisis of 2012, and the most critical months are still ahead.

  3. Stop Neglecting African Conflicts

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 (IPS) - Conflicts have uprooted millions across several African nations and we must not forget them, said a human rights group.

    Norwegian Refugee Council's (NRC) timely message was published through their annual list of the worlds most neglected displacement crises.

  4. Kenya Can End the Moral Indignity of Child Labour

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 12 (IPS) - Jacqueline Mogeni is the CEO at Kenya's Council of Governors and Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.On 12 June every year is the World Day Against Child Labour. In the world's poorest countries, around one in four children are engaged in work that is potentially harmful to their health.

  5. World Wakes up to Climate Migration

    Monday, June 11, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Jun 11 (IPS) - Harjeet Singh is Global Lead on Climate Change at ActionAid International and is based in New Delhi*   Millions of people worldwide are being displaced by natural disasters triggered partially by climate change, and the international community is finally taking steps to mitigate the sufferingThis year is set to be an important milestone in the arduous journey of climate migrants. The global community is now beginning to fathom the challenges of people displaced by events such as floods, storms and sea level rise that are partly fuelled by climate change.

  6. Great Green Wall Brings Hope, Greener Pastures to Africa’s Sahel

    Monday, June 11, 2018

    DAKAR, Senegal, Jun 11 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17.Hope, smiles and new vitality seem to be returning slowly but surely in various parts of the Sahel region, where the mighty Sahara Desert has all but ‘eaten' and degraded huge parts of landscapes, destroying livelihoods and subjecting many communities to extreme poverty.

  7. “A Map and Plan”: When Greener Pastures End in a Blazing Desert

    Thursday, June 07, 2018

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon, Jun 07 (IPS) - "Sometimes when I'm alone, I still get flashes of the grisly images I saw in the desert. I feared I was going to die out there. The people transporting us were ready to get rid of any of us where necessary," Njoya Danialo recalled as he narrated the ordeal he endured traveling through the Sahara in search of greener pastures.

  8. South African Lawsuit Could Bring Sweeping Changes to Land and Mining Rights

    Tuesday, June 05, 2018

    PRETORIA, Jun 05 (IPS) - South Africans await judgement to be handed down in a court case that could set a sweeping precedent by empowering communities on communal land with the right to reject new mining projects.

  9. Harnessing the Blue Economy Must Consider Social Inclusion and Responsible Stewardship

    Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29 (IPS) - Amb. Macharia Kamau is the Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Kenya. Siddharth Chatterjee is the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Kenya. In April 2018, Commonwealth leaders met in a retreat at a royal residence in the English county of Berkshire and agreed on strategies to deepen trade in their 53-member organisation, improve security, tackle climate change, and work togetherfor the betterment of the lives of the people of the Commonwealth.

  10. Zimbabwe’s Long Road to Gender Parity

    Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    BULAWAYO, May 29 (IPS) - Zimbabwe goes to the polls in July for the first general election since the departure of Robert Mugabe, and the jockeying over who will represent the country's major political parties is in full throttle.

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