News headlines for “Conflicts in Africa”

  1. Cabo Verde beats back climate change through South-South cooperation

    - UN News

    The small island developing State of Cabo Verde is fighting back against climate change with support from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

  2. Sudan: ‘Noose of war’ tightens on civilians in El Fasher, UN official warns

    - UN News

    The top UN aid official in Sudan warned on Thursday that “the noose of war is tightening its stranglehold” on civilians in El Fasher, expressing her profound distress at the dire humanitarian situation there.

  3. UNICEF reports surge in violence against children in Africa’s central Sahel

    - UN News

    Violence against children in the central Sahel region of Africa surged dramatically in the last quarter of 2023, skyrocketing by 70 per cent over the previous three months, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Wednesday.

  4. Funding is needed to support Sudanese refugees in Chad: UNHCR

    - UN News

    The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is calling on partners to assist them in supporting about 185,000 Sudanese who have journeyed into Chad and are trying to escape dangerous borders, specifically in Adre border town.

  5. Reclaiming the Narrative in African Philanthropy: A Community-Based Organization's Perspective

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, May 28 (IPS) - In recent years, the African philanthropy landscape has been undergoing a profound transformation. Or has it? Historically, the narrative of aid and development in Africa has been dominated by external donors and International Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs).

  6. Malawi Moves To Regulate Carbon Trading Amid Transparency Concerns in Global Market

    - Inter Press Service

    BLANTYRE, Malawi, May 27 (IPS) - Malawi is increasingly pitching carbon trading as a source of revenue it needs to bolster the economy, which is suffering from foreign exchange shortages caused by a large trade imbalance and being buffeted by several shocks, including the climate crisis.

  7. Sudan: Deteriorating situation in El Fasher, health system collapsing nationwide

    - UN News

    The humanitarian situation for some 800,000 civilians in El Fasher, Sudan, and surrounding areas in North Darfur continues to deteriorate amid ongoing clashes between rival military forces, the UN reported on Friday.

  8. Lessons From Youth-Focused ‘Future Action Festival’

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, May 23 (IPS) - The world has crossed the halfway point to the end of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) era amid multiple, unprecedented, and significantly destructive global shocks. Two of the most pressing global challenges are the climate crisis and the threat of nuclear armament. Of serious concern is a severe lack of youth engagement on issues of critical global importance.

  9. Democracy, Civic Space and Fundamental Freedoms Are under Attack, but Civil Society Is Here to Stay

    - Inter Press Service

    GABORONE, Botswana, May 23 (IPS) - Sarah Strack is Forus DirectorDuring the Forus network’s General Assembly which took place in Gaborone, Botswana, civil society organisations from across 65 countries highlighted the challenges facing them globally in an increasingly polarised and crisis-hit world.

  10. ‘Now is the time to unleash Africa’s peace power’ Guterres tells Security Council

    - UN News

    Peace is the key to unlocking Africa’s future and for strengthening the continent’s voice and influence in building peace globally, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday.

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