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  1. Q & A: Escalating Tensions in Ethiopia adds to Tenuous Refugee Setting

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 10 (IPS) - Already reeling from conflict, extreme weather events and growing displacement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, escalating tensions in Ethiopia's Tigray region have placed the country on the brink of civil war and many are looking to Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to avert a potential humanitarian disaster.

  2. Punches & Insults: Why Zimbabwe's Women Candidates Want to Change the Political Playing Field

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Nov 06 (IPS) - "I have long given up on active politics," Gertrude Sidambe, a 36-year-old member of one of Zimbabwe's opposition parties, tells IPS.

    When female members of the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front complained last month about political violence as male members chose brawn over brains to solicit for positions, the party's National Secretary for Women's Affairs Mabel Chinomona advised that they enter the punch-and-insult battlefield and "fight" like everyone else. 

  3. Growing Resilient Food Systems Post Covid Is Key for Africa

    ACCRA, Nov 06 (IPS) - When it comes to food security, the challenge is not always about producing more - it's also about quality: producing food that is wholesome and preserved safely.

  4. South Africa has Failed to Harness the Digital Revolution: How It Can Fix the Problem

    Nov 05 (IPS) - The COVID-19 pandemic has precipitated a migration from physical work spaces in many sectors of the economy to online, digital services, supported by staff working from home. Parts of the economy such as mining, manufacturing and hospitality still require workers to be physically present. But other sectors have discovered that virtual platforms are effective substitutes for offices.

  5. Solving the Challenge of Food Security Key to Peacebuilding in the Sahel

    BONN, Germany, Nov 03 (IPS) - In 2013, when Jamila Ben Baba started her company, the first privately owned slaughterhouse in Mali, she did so in the midst of a civil war as Tuareg rebels grouped together in an attempt to administer a new northern state called Azawad.

  6. Africa Must not Assume a ‘Business as Usual’ Approach to COVID-19 Recovery

    NAIROBI, Nov 03 (IPS) - The corona virus pandemic is impacting Africa's population in quite differentiated ways and is significantly entrenching inequality. At the greatest risk are lives and livelihoods of the poor.

  7. Driving Climate Change from the Top in the Dominican Republic

    SANTO DOMINGO, Nov 02 (IPS) - When President Luis Abinader arrived at his inauguration in an electrically driven car as a symbolic gesture of his Government's intentions to make sustainable development one of its main objectives – he signalled the start of addressing climate change commitments in the country.

  8. In the Face of a Pandemic, the World Turns to Trade

    MEXICO, Oct 29 (IPS) - Greatly affected by the coronavirus pandemic, international trade can play a key role in the economic recovery, but must overcome obstacles, such as protectionism and commercial disputes, especially between United States and China.

  9. Reclaiming Africa’s Early Post-independence History

    ACCRA, Ghana, Oct 29 (IPS) - In 1965, Kwame Nkrumah described the paradox of neocolonialism in Africa, in which "the soil continue to enrich, not Africans predominantly, but groups and individuals who operate to Africa's impoverishment." He captured what continues to be an essential feature of Africa's political economy.

  10. The Mental Health Consequences of the Lekki Toll Gate Attack

    ABUJA, Oct 28 (IPS) - On October 20, 2020, young Nigerians who were protesting against police brutality were shot by men in Nigerian military uniforms. Unarmed, peaceful citizens were massacred at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, southwest Nigeria.

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