News headlines for “Conflicts in Africa”

  1. Tanzania Investigative Journalist Pays Heavily for Freedom

    Tuesday, February 25, 2020

    KAMPALA, Feb 25 (IPS) - After six months in prison, Tanzanian investigative journalist Erick Kabendera has finally been released at a cost of $118,000.

  2. Ugandan Farmer Ends Food Insecurity for Family & Community

    Monday, February 24, 2020

    KAMPALA, Uganda, Feb 24 (IPS) - In Aboke, Uganda, a modest restaurant serves locals breakfast, lunch and dinner. Carol Agoa isn't just the owner and cook, she also supplies all of the food for her restaurant.

  3. Zimbabwe's Thin Line between Child Smuggling and Child Trafficking

    Thursday, February 20, 2020

    HARARE, Feb 20 (IPS) - While there are a large number of instances of child smuggling and trafficking across Zimbabwe's porous borders, these cases still remain unknown and unreported because of the nature of the crime.

    Elton Ndumiso*, a bus-conductor who works a bus route from Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, to neighbouring South Africa, sees it all the time: Zimbabwean women travelling with three or four children, who are clearly not their own kids, and taking them across the border.

    It's a crime that most bus drivers or conductors either turn a blind eye to, or become accomplices in by assisting the women. 

  4. U.S. President’s Global Gag Rule is Having Negative Impact on the Health of Malawians: Report

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 19 (IPS) - A report released last week has detailed the complex ways in which President Donald Trump's ‘Global Gag Rule' (GGR), that blocks U.S. global health assistance to foreign non-governmental facilities providing abortion or abortion-related services, is affecting the population in Malawi, a country already hard hit with numerous climate change disasters. 

  5. How Nigeria’s Police used Telecom Surveillance to Lure & Arrest Journalists

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    NEW YORK, Feb 19 (IPS) - As reporters for Nigeria's Premium Times newspaper, Samuel Ogundipe and Azeezat Adedigba told CPJ they spoke often over the phone. They had no idea that their regular conversations about work and their personal lives were creating a record of their friendship.

  6. Will Zimbabwe Allow Freedom of Airwaves and Freedom of Speech too?

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Feb 18 (IPS) - Zimbabwe is making fresh commitments to open up its airwaves with government promising to issue licences to private television and community radio stations before the end of the year.

  7. Why Trade in Services Matters for Development and Inclusiveness in Africa

    Monday, February 17, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 17 (IPS) - The rise of the services economy around the world represents a profound transformation that offers significant opportunities for countries' sustainable development strategies.

  8. From Cocoa to Chocolate, With Love from Africa

    Friday, February 14, 2020

    BULAWAYO, Feb 14 (IPS) - It produces 70 percent of the world's cocoa and yet Africa has very little hand in making the final product - chocolate. But one producer in Sao Tome and Principe is on a drive to become a global brand for African chocolate.

    A premium chocolate maker in São Tomé and Príncipe is on a drive to promote the taste for "made in Africa" chocolate, and tap into a $100 billion global indulgence associated with Valentine's Day.

  9. The Hammer of Justice for Sexual Assault Victims Must Be Swift, Loud and Consistent

    Friday, February 14, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 14 (IPS) - Every year Valentines Day is celebrated with great relish & celebration. People show their affection for another person or people by sending cards, flowers or chocolates with messages of love.

  10. Desert Locusts Invade East Africa

    Friday, February 14, 2020

    NAIROBI, Feb 14 (IPS) - Widespread hatching and movement of destructive desert locusts will turn into a full-blown crisis in the coming weeks in East Africa and neighbouring countries, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization warns.

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