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  1. Sudan crisis has ‘effectively put on hold’ political dispute over Abyei

    - UN News

    The war between rival militaries in Sudan has interrupted encouraging signs of dialogue between Sudan and neighbouring South Sudan and “effectively put on hold” talks over disputed Abyei, senior UN officials told the Security Council on Monday.

  2. World News in Brief: Sudan and South Sudan updates, Ukraine heritage under fire in Odesa

    - UN News

    Sudan’s children need immediate support from the international community to prevent the country from becoming “another forgotten humanitarian catastrophe” said the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Monday.

  3. Deforestation, Encroachment Threaten West Africa's One Health Plans

    - Inter Press Service

    FREETOWN, Nov 03 (IPS) - Thirty-three years ago, Bala Amerasekaran – a Sri Lankan by birth – visited Freetown, Sierra Leone. Since then, the West African nation has been his home, where Amerasekaran has dedicated his life to conserving the chimpanzee – Sierra Leone’s national animal.

  4. Sudan: Women and girls abducted, held ‘in slave-like conditions’ in Darfur

    - UN News

    The UN human rights office (OHCHR) expressed alarm on Friday over reports that in Sudan, women and girls are being abducted, chained and held in “inhuman, degrading slave-like conditions” in areas controlled by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Darfur.

  5. Communities Taking a Sting Out of Poaching With Alternative Livelihoods

    - Inter Press Service

    CHIPATA, ZAMBIA, Nov 01 (IPS) - As we approach the forest in the village to appreciate Andrew Mbewe’s beekeeping enterprise, a bee from a hive close to the edge of the natural woodland stings him on the cheek.

  6. Women Correct Historical Injustices, Build Climate Resilience Through Cash Pooling

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Oct 31 (IPS) - Excluded by inheritance and ignored by big business, women farmers in Kenya are turning to innovative methods to become independent food producers and get the financial backing to ensure their success. Creating resilience is crucial to adapting to climate change and ensuring climate justice.  Although women account for more than three-quarters of the agricultural labour force and manage 40 percent of small-scale farms, historically, they neither owned nor controlled the land because land rights were passed down to male relatives. It is a historic gender injustice whereby women could only access land through close male relatives.

  7. Violent Conflict in Sudan Has Impacted on Nearly Every Aspect of Women's Lives

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 30 (IPS) - I had the privilege to speak at the UN Security Council open debate last week on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS), an important opportunity to reflect on the urgency of this work and why women’s rights must be central to addressing any conflict or crisis.

  8. Innovative Financial Services Transform Agricultural Entrepreneurship in Africa

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Oct 30 (IPS) - Smallholder agricultural enterprises in Africa face a lot of challenges getting loans from financial institutions like banks due to the stringent requirements they can hardly fulfil. Investor confidence is usually lacking, given the risks involved in this sector of the economy.

  9. African, Asian Parliamentarians Debate How People-Centered Policies Aid Development of Women, Youth

    - Inter Press Service

    KIGALI, Oct 30 (IPS) - Asian and African parliamentarians have committed to accelerate the implementation of a people-centered development agenda as the African continent continues to face rapid demographic change with several challenges, such as youth unemployment and gender inequities.

  10. UN seeks end to ‘colossal’ humanitarian tragedy as Sudan’s military factions resume Saudi-hosted talks

    - UN News

    The United Nations has welcomed the resumption of talks in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to end the months-long conflict between the Sudanese army and its rival paramilitary force which lefts scores dead and sent the northeast African country spiraling into humanitarian crisis.

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