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  1. How Access to US Market Changed Fortunes of two South African Sisters

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 16 (IPS) - What started as a pastime desire to sell crafts at local markets, deeply rooted in the South African culture, has since blossomed to become an international business entity for two local women.

  2. How Climate-Smart Strategies Revitalized Tanzania's Livestock Sector

    - Inter Press Service

    IRINGA, Tanzania, Jul 16 (IPS) - In a quest for survival, farmers and pastoralists living in Oldonyo Sambu, Tanzania’s northern Maasai Steppe, used to fight over every drop of water. However, 12 villages have now adopted climate-smart bylaws after months of negotiations, putting an end to hostilities.As the sun sets, its golden hues piece through the dusty haze, creating a dazzling display when a herd of livestock lazily roams on the arid landscape as they return home from grazing.

  3. Decongesting Nigerias Prisons: All-Female Lawyers Take the Lead

    - Inter Press Service

    LAGOS, Jul 16 (IPS) - Nyeche Uche, aged 60, got arrested by Nigeria's cybercrime fighter, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commissionfor stealing. He spent 13 years and eight months in prison while awaiting trial. It took a church who went for prison outreach to refer his case to a legal firm for a pro-bono service over his case in March 2022.

  4. From Trauma to Triumph: Kenyan Women's Courageous Battle Against Female Genital Mutilation

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Jul 15 (IPS) - In the heart of Empash village, a fragmented community nestled in Suswa, Narok County, some 62 miles northwest of Nairobi, Naomy Kolian's story unfolds like a gripping saga of pain, resilience, and unyielding determination.

  5. Women & Girls Find their Sexual & Reproductive Health on the Frontlines of a Battle they Didn't Start

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 12 (IPS) - Droughts, cyclones, floods and extreme temperatures – these are the ‘new abnormal’ of a world in which weather-related events are becoming increasingly prolonged, intense and frequent.

  6. Megaport in Brazil Makes No Contribution to Local Development

    - Inter Press Service

    SÃO JOÃO DA BARRA, Brazil, Jul 10 (IPS) - With barely 10 years in operation, the port of Açu is now the second in Brazil in cargo transport and seeks to become an industrial and energy transition hub. But so far it has contributed little to local development, causing environmental and social damage.

  7. Namibia: LGBTQI+ Rights Victory amid Regression

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Jul 08 (IPS) - In June, the Namibian High Court struck down two sections of the country’s Sexual Offences Act that criminalised consensual sexual relations between men, finding them unconstitutional. While hardly anyone has been convicted for decades, the fact that their relationships were criminalised forced gay men to live in fear, perpetuated stigma and denied them recognition as rights holders, enabling discrimination, harassment and abuse.

  8. The IMF is Failing Countries like Kenya: Why and What can be Done About it?

    - Inter Press Service

    PRETORIA, South Africa, Jul 05 (IPS) - The recent Kenyan protests are a warning that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is failing. The public does not think it is helping its member countries manage their economic and financial problems, which are being exacerbated by a rapidly changing global political economy.

  9. Kenya’s Cash-Strapped, Ambitious Climate Change Goals

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Jul 05 (IPS) - Kenya’s need for climate finance is great—the country has been battered by climate change-related disasters for years—but as this analysis shows, the arrangements remain opaque, leaving the affected communities vulnerable.Climate-related disasters have battered Kenya for years.

  10. Investing in Teachers, School Leaders Key in Keeping Girls in School UN-African Union Study Finds

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI & ADDIS ABABA, Jul 04 (IPS) - Investing in teachers and school leaders in Africa is the most important factor in promoting educational opportunities for girls, keeping them in school and ending child marriage, ultimately reducing gender inequality through education.

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