News headlines for “Conflicts in Africa”, page 5

  1. How Soil Microbes Could save the World

    - Inter Press Service

    WAGENINGEN, Netherlands, Feb 01 (IPS) - The 500 per cent increase in global agricultural productivity over the past 60 years has largely been made possible by the scientific advances of the “Green Revolution” – from the ability to breed higher yielding varieties to improvements in farm inputs, especially fertiliser.

  2. In Africa, Witch Branding Destroys Elderly Women's Lives

    - Inter Press Service

    ABUJA, Feb 01 (IPS) - One day in October 2020, Serah Akpan, 70, was seated in her house at Boki Local Government in Cross River, southern Nigeria, when she heard the murmurings of irate youth outside. Before she could grasp what was really happening, they had broken into her house, bundled her outside, and threatened to kill her for allegedly being a witch.

  3. Onerous Debt Making Poorest Poorer

    - Inter Press Service

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 31 (IPS) - Contractionary economic trends since 2008 and ‘geopolitical’ conflicts subverting international cooperation have worsened world conditions, especially in the poorest countries, mainly in Africa, leaving their poor worse off.

  4. Blinken's Visit to Africa: Is US Counterterrorism Counterproductive?

    - Inter Press Service

    ABUJA, Jan 30 (IPS) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s week-long tour across four African countries was aimed at strengthening the US-Africa relationship—a relationship, according to some commentators, already waning as China and Russia are increasing their influence.

  5. Should We Attribute All Climate-Related Disasters Only to Global Warming?

    - Inter Press Service

    PORT LOUIS, Mauritius, Jan 29 (IPS) - The Republic of Mauritius, an island nation, experienced its latest flash floods since the last bad one in 2013. These floods resulted in the loss of lives and hefty bills for car insurers with over 3000 cars have been damaged.

  6. World confronts an ‘ugly and inescapable truth’ in Darfur, says ICC Prosecutor

    - UN News

    The international community’s failure to execute warrants issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) and subsequent lack of accountability are fuelling the violence stemming from the war between rival militaries in Sudan, ICC Prosecutor told the UN Security Council on Monday.

  7. Peacekeepers and civilians killed during clashes in disputed Abyei region

    - UN News

    Continuing intercommunal clashes in the disputed Abyei region between Sudan and South Sudan have left more than 50 people dead including two peacekeepers, the UN said on Monday.

  8. Latest Mediterranean deaths highlight need for safe migration routes

    - UN News

    Nearly 100 people have died or disappeared crossing the Central and Eastern Mediterranean so far this year – more than twice the number for the same period in 2023, the deadliest year for migrants at sea in Europe since 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Monday.

  9. ICJ Orders Israel to Take All Measures to Prevent Genocide in Gaza

    - Inter Press Service

    JOHANNESBURG, Jan 26 (IPS) - The International Court of Justice today told Israel to take all measures to prevent a genocide in the Gaza Strip.

  10. International Court of Justice Set to Deliver Order in Genocide case.

    - Inter Press Service

    JOHANNESBURG, Jan 26 (IPS) - The International Court of Justice will deliver it's order for provisional measures submitted by South Africa in the case of South Africa versus Israel today.

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