News headlines for “Conflicts in Africa”

  1. UN and partners welcome progress in Libya

    - UN News

    The UN and international partners have welcomed significant progress towards advancing an inclusive and comprehensive political solution in Libya 

  2. UN chief deeply saddened by death of Chadian President Idriss Déby

    - UN News

    Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has underlined the UN’s solidarity with Chad following the death of the country’s leader, announced on Tuesday. 

  3. COVID-19 Locks Down Therapy Support for Zimbabwes Trafficking Survivors

    - Inter Press Service

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Apr 20 (IPS) - Before Zimbabwe imposed lockdown measures last March as part of global efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic, Grace Mashingaidze* would attend workshops in Harare arranged by a nongovernmental organisation assisting trafficked women who had safely made it back home.

  4. ‘No end’ to conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, warns UNICEF

    - UN News

    Disturbing reports have continued to emerge of widespread abuse of civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, nearly six months since conflict erupted, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

  5. Another False Start in Africa Sold with Green Revolution Myths

    - Inter Press Service

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    BOSTON and KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 20 (IPS) - Since the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) was launched in 2006, yields have barely risen, while rural poverty remains endemic, and would have increased more if not for out-migration.

  6. Thousands flee fresh clashes in Central African Republic: UN agency

    - UN News

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    Recent fighting between government forces and rebels in northern Central African Republic (CAR) has forced more than 2,000 refugees into neighboring Chad over the past week, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday. 

  7. Surviving a deadly outbreak of COVID-19 in a Lesotho convent

    - UN News

    A 77-year old nun from the southern African country of Lesotho has been telling the UN how she survived a deadly outbreak of COVID-19 in her convent and why it’s important to embrace the vaccine.

  8. Soaring food prices, conflicts driving hunger, rise across West and Central Africa: WFP

    - UN News

    More than 31 million people across West and Central Africa may not have enough to eat in the coming months as hunger rises due to an “explosive mix” of skyrocketing food prices, conflict and fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. 

  9. Trafficking Survivor & Son Born of Rape Face Daily Discrimination Upon Return to Nigeria

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    BENIN CITY, Nigeria, Apr 16 (IPS) - In this video Sam Olukoya interviews a young woman who was trafficked from her home in Nigeria after recruiters promised her a better life in Europe. Instead she was abandoned in Libya and sexually assaulted and abused.

  10. New UN-backed framework to boost agricultural trade between African nations

    - UN News

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    The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), together with the African Union (AU) Commission, launched a new continent-wide framework on Thursday, to boost trade and improve food security. 

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