News headlines for “Conflicts in Africa”, page 5

  1. How to Eradicate Rural Poverty, End Urban Malnutrition – A New Approach

    Monday, October 09, 2017

    ROME, Oct 09 (IPS) - Population growth, increasing urbanisation, modern technologies, and climate change are transforming the world at a fast pace. But what direction are these transformations headed in? Are they benefitting the poor and the food insecure? And will the food systems of the future be able to feed and employ the millions of young people poised to enter labour markets in the decades to come?

  2. Alternative Financing Strategies to Boost Small Businesses in Africa

    Thursday, October 05, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 05 (IPS) - A few years ago, more than half a century after the concept was first proposed, the government of Côte d'Ivoire completed construction of the Henri Konan Bédié Bridge, a span over the Ébrié Lagoon linking the north and south of Abidjan, the country's main city. The project became a reality after the government received development bank and private capital financing.

  3. Ghana Aims to Regain Top Spot in Cocoa Production

    Thursday, October 05, 2017

    ACCRA, Oct 05 (IPS) - Ghana is home to the world's favourite cocoa beans. They're bigger in size, have a higher butter content and superior flavour – all qualities which make Ghana's cocoa the world standard against which all cocoa is measured.

  4. Need for Inclusive Peace Efforts in South Sudan: No More ‘Compassion Fatigue’

    Wednesday, October 04, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 04 (IPS) - "Peace is not a one-day affair or event, it requires our collective effort," said South Sudan's Vice President, General Taban Deng Gai, while addressing the General Assembly at the UN.

  5. Women and Girls: The Hardest Hit Rohingya Refugees

    Tuesday, October 03, 2017

    BANGLADESH, Oct 03 (IPS) - Of the nearly half a million Rohingya refugees who've fled across the border and have sought refuge in Bangladesh, women and girls are the most at risk, sleeping under open skies, roadsides, and forest areas with little or no protection.

  6. Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in the Arab Region: Where Do We Stand?

    Friday, September 29, 2017

    GENEVA, Sep 29 (IPS) - Women's empowerment and gender equality should remain a central objective of the world community. The recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) includes specific provisions to member States of the United Nations – notably through SDG 5 - to commit to enhancing gender equality and to give women a stronger voice in the fight for equality. The Preamble of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights calls for "equal rights" to be enjoyed by "men and women": 69 years later, gender equality has not only been recognised for what it is: a fundamental human right, it is also becoming a guiding principle in the efforts of States to attain the highest ideals of a just and inclusive society and the highest rate of growth.

  7. To Be an Egyptian Migrant in Rome (And Also Make Great Pizza)

    Thursday, September 28, 2017

    ROME, Sep 28 (IPS) - "I asked him: do you want to come with us to Greece? He said: ‘Why not?' So my wife and myself packed up and drove to Athens to open our ‘trattoria' there."

  8. Malawi’s Communal Fight Against Deadly Avian Disease

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    LILONGWE, Sep 27 (IPS) - Lydia Katengeza, a community vaccinator with the Nathenje Community Vaccination Association (NCVA), wakes up as early as 5 a.m., ready with her I-2 vaccine vial in a storage container in her hand. She moves from one house to another, visiting each poultry farmer. All of them are alerted a day in advance so that they don't release their free-range chickens in the morning.

  9. Global Companies Give Africa a Second Look

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 26 (IPS) - When travelling abroad for work and looking for accommodation, Joe Eyango, a Cameroonian living in the US, considers two factors: convenient transportation from the airport and around the city and reliable Internet access. He is a university professor and wants to be able to jet in, hit the ground running, make his presentation and zoom off to another destination in a day or two.

  10. Crisis in Cameroon Spurs Govt Crackdown on Press

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    YAOUNDE, Sep 26 (IPS) - "For too long we have been afraid to speak out against injustices and all sorts of atrocities happening in Cameroon, thinking it will protect us. If I were to repeat what I have done on Canal 2 English , I will do it again. I now stand ready for any eventuality," says Cameroonian journalist Elie Smith.

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