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In the Race to Achieve Zero Hunger and Mitigate Climate Change, We Must Look Down — to the Soil

Esther Ngumbi is Distinguished Post Doctoral Researcher, Entomology Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Illinois. She was the 2015 Clinton Global University (CGI U) Mentor for Agriculture and 2015 New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute.

The post In the Race to Achieve Zero Hunger and Mitigate Climate Change, We Must Look Down — to the Soil appeared first on Inter Press Service.



Tue, 18 Sep 2018 09:41:57 +0000


Africa Needs Strong Political Will to Transform Agriculture and Spur Economic Growth

Africa needs strong political commitment to accelerate the transformation of its agricultural sector. According to the 2018 Africa Agriculture Status Report (AASR), Catalyzing State Capacity to Drive Agriculture Transformation, released this September by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), African states need political will to boost production and income on the millions […]

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Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:11:05 +0000


The Causes Behind Africa’s Digital Gender Divide

Systemic inequalities based on gender, race, income and geography are mirrored in the digital realm and leave many women, especially the poor and the rural, trailing behind Africa’s tech transformation.  

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Fri, 14 Sep 2018 16:00:10 +0000


‘Women Not Speaking at the Same Table as Men’ Means a Widening Digital Gender Gap in Africa

‘Think Bigger’, urge the colourful posters on the walls of Ideario, an innovation hub in Chamanculo, a modest neighbourhood in Maputo, Mozambique’s capital. The message is right on target for the new female trainees, eager eyes glued to laptop screens as they learn internet and computer skills. Three times a year Ideario runs a free, three-month-long […]

The post ‘Women Not Speaking at the Same Table as Men’ Means a Widening Digital Gender Gap in Africa appeared first on Inter Press Service.



Fri, 14 Sep 2018 10:48:41 +0000


South-South Cooperation in a Transformative Era

Jorge Chediek is Director, UN Office of South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and Envoy of the Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation.

The post South-South Cooperation in a Transformative Era appeared first on Inter Press Service.



Thu, 13 Sep 2018 07:11:58 +0000


Former Wall Street Banker Who Advanced the Cause of Women & Children in Africa

Sir Richard Jolly, an eminent development economist, is Honorary Professor, former Director of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK, and UNICEF Deputy Executive Director (1982-1995)

The post Former Wall Street Banker Who Advanced the Cause of Women & Children in Africa appeared first on Inter Press Service.



Mon, 10 Sep 2018 17:20:45 +0000


International Law Experts Warn Europe’s ‘Pull Back’ of Migrants is Illegal – Part 2

This is the second part of our series about migration to Italy.

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Mon, 10 Sep 2018 11:41:32 +0000
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Report: Extreme Poverty Declining Worldwide 
The world is making progress in its efforts to lift people out of extreme poverty, but the global aspiration of eliminating such poverty by 2030 is unattainable, a new report found. A World Bank report released Wednesday says the number of people living on less than $1.90 per day fell to a record low of 736 million, or 10 percent of the world’s population, in 2015, the latest year for which data is available. The figure was less than the 11 percent recorded in 2013, showing slow but...

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 20:24:59 -0400


S. Sudan Sees Renewed Fighting After Peace Deal Signed
Just days after the signing of South Sudan's revitalized peace agreement, reports of fighting have surfaced in several parts of South Sudan, according to Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the United Nations' undersecretary-general for peacekeeping operations. "Reports indicate that these hostilities are in response to alleged government attempts to install local authorities in opposition-controlled areas. Both sides appear to have mobilized reinforcements to support these operations to...

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:15:15 -0400


Kabila Candidate Faces Challenges in DRC Election
Joseph Kabila's preferred successor as president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo will face a credible election challenge in December from two opposition leaders, the final list of candidates published Wednesday showed. Kabila has ruled since his father's assassination in 2001. He agreed last month not to defy term limits and stand for re-election, opening the door to the Central African nation's first democratic transfer of power. His...

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:13:58 -0400


Somalia Says Ready to Send Troops to S. Sudan for Security
The Somali government said this week that it was ready to send troops to help with security and enhance peace in South Sudan, where officials and opposition groups recently signed an agreement to end a five-year civil war. The statement came days after the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, a regional bloc, proposed that Somalia and several other nations be allowed to contribute to a South Sudan joint peace force. Speaking in Mogadishu, Somalia's deputy education...

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:00:49 -0400


Zimbabwe Government Pledges Funds to Fight Cholera Outbreak in Harare
Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, says his government will assist municipalities struggling to fight a cholera outbreak that has killed 32 people and affected more than 3,000 during the past three weeks. After visiting the epicenter of the cholera outbreak in Harare, President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed to help the Harare City Council with financial assistance and called on the corporate world to donate toward fighting the epidemic. “We are raising money, which has been coming in...

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:35:19 -0400


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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:30:00 -0400


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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:30:00 -0400


Tanzanian Opposition Boycotts Elections
Tanzania's main opposition party on Wednesday said it would boycott the electoral process until further notice after by-elections that it said had been wrecked by "militarization" by the authorities. Freeman Mbowe, president of the Chadema party, told a press conference, "We can no longer take part in elections of this kind. Democracy is being taken hostage. "There is an excessive militarization of the electoral process. Going to vote these days is like going to...

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:20:45 -0400


Candidates Absent from Cameroon's English-Speaking Regions
Candidates for Cameroon’s October 7th presidential election have largely avoided traveling to the restive English-speaking regions where armed separatists have vowed the vote will not take place. But all of them are proposing solutions to the problems that have crippled the English-speaking regions for two years now, leaving at least 300 dead. The only presidential candidate in Cameroon who has visited an English-speaking town is Frankline Ndifor Afanwi, the flag-bearer of the Cameroon...

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:05:07 -0400


Zambia Fires Minister Over Graft Scandal
Zambia sacked its development minister on Wednesday a day after Britain suspended aid payments to the country over a mounting row about alleged corruption in President Edgar Lungu's government. Community Development Minister Emerine Kabanshi, who was in charge of a social payments program which Britain said had been abused, was fired for alleged misuse of funds, government spokeswoman Dora Siliya said in a tweet. On Tuesday, Britain's ambassador to Lusaka, Fergus Cochrane-Dyet,...

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:59:36 -0400


Kenya's Finance Minister Cuts Spending, Money Transfer Taxes to Rise
Kenya's Finance Minister Henry Rotich has cut the government's spending budget by 55.1 billion shillings ($546.90 million), or 1.8 percent, for the fiscal year from July this year, a Treasury document showed on Wednesday. The government is facing a tough balancing act after a public outcry over a new 16 percent value added tax on all petroleum products forced President Uhuru Kenyatta to suggest to parliament to keep the VAT and cut if by half. In the document detailing the new...

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:35:56 -0400
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Letter from Africa: The link between earth tremors, God and Nigeria's elections
Why some earth tremors in Nigerian's capital, Abuja, have caused such a stir.

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:37:38 GMT


Osborne Macharia on the Afrofuturism revolution
Visual artist Osborne Macharia wants the cultural movement to revolutionise the perception of Africa.

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:10:53 GMT


'£6,500 buys a penalty" - how corruption eats at the heart of Algerian football
A BBC investigation reveals how systemic corruption has been allowed to go unchecked at every level in the Algerian game.

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:27:33 GMT


Who is vying for control of the Nigeria Football Federation?
Four men are vying to be next president of the Nigeria Football Federation with elections set to go ahead despite moves to prevent them.

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:10:09 GMT


South Africa gangs 'threaten' rare sea snail existence
A survey finds drug gangs are involved in the illegal fishing of abalone, putting it at risk.

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:13:31 GMT


Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations line-up complete
Senegal win the final regional qualifying tournament for the Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations to complete the line-up for the 2019 finals.

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:46:03 GMT


Liberian referee Jerry Yekeh cleared by Caf
The Confederation of African Football clears Liberian referee Jerry Yekeh from all allegations of corruption.

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:28:41 GMT


‘I can fix a top Algerian football match for $68,000’
Whistle-blowers tell the BBC how bribery impacts on all levels of football in Algeria.

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:35:33 GMT


Sierra Leone FA offices raided by Anti-Corruption Commission
The offices of the Sierra Leone Football Association are raided by officials from the country's Anti-Corruption Commission.

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:23:41 GMT


South Africa crime: Can the country be compared to a 'war zone'?
Recent data shows that the national murder rate in South Africa is going up.

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:31:37 GMT