News headlines for “Conflicts in Africa”, page 2

  1. Droughts and floods threaten ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ across southern Africa

    - UN News

    Droughts and floods in southern Africa stemming from El Niño have left millions of people food insecure, warns World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Cindy McCain during a recent visit to Zambia – the epicentre of the crisis.

  2. Biodiversity Meet Suggests New Guidelines on Synthetic Biology Amid Persisting Questions

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, May 20 (IPS) - After a week-long discussion by delegates from 196 countries, the 26th meeting of the Subsidiary Body of Scientific, Technical, and Technological Advisors (SBSTTA) of UN Biodiversity has concluded with a set of recommendations on several issues, including living modified organisms (LMOs) and synthetic biology. All nations must consider the recommendations, discuss them, and possibly adopt them at the Biodiversity COP in October. However, many questions remain unanswered and unclear.

  3. Rising Temperatures Drive Human-Wildlife Conflict in Zimbabwe

    - Inter Press Service

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, May 17 (IPS) - Rising temperatures are being blamed for an increase in human-wildlife conflicts in Zimbabwe as animals such as snakes leave their natural habitat earlier than usual.

  4. UN’s rights chief says horrified by Sudan escalation as famine draws nearer

    - UN News

    The UN’s top human rights official has personally intervened to try to stop spiralling violence in Sudan that’s having a terrifying impact on millions of civilians, who humanitarians say are “staring famine in the face”.

  5. ‘Time is running out’ to address crisis in Sudan

    - UN News

    The international community must give greater attention and resources to war-ravaged Sudan, where millions are “trapped in an inferno of brutal violence”, the top UN aid official in the country said on Wednesday.

  6. Ocean Action on Global Agenda as Negotiations to Save Biodiversity Deepen

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, May 15 (IPS) - The oceans are as fascinating as they are mysterious. Home to the largest animals to ever live on Earth and billions of the tiniest, the top 100 meters of the open oceans host the majority of sea life, such as fish, turtles, and marine mammals. But there is another world far below the surface. In the belly of the ocean, there are seamounts—underwater mountains that rise 1,000 meters or more from the seafloor.

  7. SBSTTA and SBIBiodiversity Meetings Crucial for the Global South Begin

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, May 14 (IPS) - The 26th meeting of the Subsidiary Body of Scientific, Technical, and Technological Advisors (SBSTTA) of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD) started in Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday. Over 1,400 delegates, including 600 representing signatories or parties from over 150 countries, are present for the seven-day meeting at the headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). A large number of members from Indigenous Peoples and other observer organizations, including women’s groups, are also attending the meetings.

  8. ICC Prosecutor outlines roadmap to complete Libya war crimes probe

    - UN News

    The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced at the UN Security Council on Tuesday that the investigative stage of the legal proceedings into alleged war crimes in Libya is expected to conclude by the end of 2025, transitioning into the judicial stage.

  9. UN envoy decries continued political stalemate in Libya

    - UN News

    The outgoing head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) urged leaders to end their stalemate and bring the country back on the path to peace and stability, in an exclusive interview with UN News.

  10. Biodiversity Masterplan: Negotiations on Crucial Science, Technology for Implementation Underway

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, May 13 (IPS) - The triple planetary crises of climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution, and waste are escalating. At the current pace, the world is on track to lose one quarter of all plant and animal species by 2030, with one species already dying out every 10 minutes. One million species face extinction. Human activity has already altered three-quarters of the land on Earth and two-thirds of the ocean.

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