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A Special Learning Journey Cut Short
This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds issued by IPS on the occasion of this year’s World Autism Awareness Day

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:08:14 +0000

The Challenge Ahead: Harnessing Gene Editing to Sustainable Agriculture
Nteranya Sanginga is the Director General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:51:15 +0000

Syrian Regime Survives on Russian Arms & UN Vetoes
As the devastating civil war in Syria entered its seventh year last week, President Bashar al-Assad has continued to survive— despite faltering efforts by the United States and the UN Security Council (UNSC) to rein him in, or impose sanctions on his beleaguered regime. Assad, who did his post-graduate studies in the UK and was […]

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:25:57 +0000

Investing in Zimbabwe’s Smallholder Farmers
To take his mangoes to Shurugwi, 230 kms south of Harare, requires Edward Madzokere to hire a cart and wake up at dawn. The fruit farmer sells his produce at the nearest “growth point” at Tongogara (the term for areas targeted for development) where the prices are not stable. “As a fruit grower, I have […]

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:24:21 +0000

Three Times as Many Mobile Phones as Toilets in Africa
This story is part of IPS coverage of World Water Day, observed on March 22.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:02:57 +0000

Former Boko Haram Abductees Speak Out
Though still fearful for her life and the safety of her family, one of the girls who escaped abduction by Boko Haram in Nigeria has appealed to global leaders to intervene and help bring back 195 schoolgirls still being held by the terrorist network. Next month it will be three years since the Nigerian militants […]

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 22:39:31 +0000

From Barriers to Bridges: Transformation of the Kenya-Ethiopia Border Region
Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:02:24 +0000
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Mortar Attacks on Somali Presidential Compound Injure 7
At least seven people were injured in Mogadishu Thursday when mortar shells landed in and around the presidential palace compound as cabinet members met inside. “One of the mortar rounds landed inside the compound and injured three female janitors serving for the presidential guards,” a senior official in charge of security at the compound told VOA Somali on condition of anonymity.   At least three other mortars hit a residential neighborhood near the palace.   “A mortar...

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:08:52 -0400

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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:30:00 -0400

Some South Sudan IDPs Call for Peace Monitor's Ouster
Some residents of a South Sudanese displaced persons' camp say the head of the group that monitors the country's 2015 peace deal should be fired. The residents accuse Festus Mogae, who chairs the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission, or JMEC, of failing to speak up about government violations of the cease-fire, including alleged killings, rapes and torture committed by soldiers against civilians. JMEC has reported on cease-fire violations and placed the blame on both...

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:48:38 -0400

US Pulling Out From Uganda LRA Mission; AU Mulls Drawdown
The Ugandan military says an aide to Lord's Resistance Army chief Joseph Kony has surrendered, a day after the United States said it will withdraw from the task force chasing the notorious rebel group. Ugandan military officials said Thursday that Michael Omona, Kony's chief communications officer, gave himself up in the Central African Republic.  Omona was part of the LRA for 23 years after being kidnapped by the group in 1994. On Wednesday, the U.S. military said it will...

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:19:40 -0400

Ethiopia Extends National State of Emergency by 4 Months
Ethiopian lawmakers on Thursday extended the country's six-month state of emergency for an additional four months. The widely expected move came amid reports of continued violence and anti-government activities in some remote, restive areas. The state of emergency, called after months of sometimes deadly protests demanding wider political freedoms, has hurt one of Africa's fastest-growing economies. "We still have some anti-peace elements that are active and want to...

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:11:41 -0400

Basketball Gives Somali Youth in Minnesota a Positive Outlet
Somali groups in Minnesota are trying to give young people a positive outlet to keep them away from negative influences such as drugs, violence and extremism. One such effort is a basketball tournament that is bringing together several mosques from the Twin Cities. Abdi Mahamud attended the tournament and spoke with participants. Salem Solomon narrates his report.

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:51:00 -0400

Congo, Sweden, UN to Investigate Deaths of UN Experts in Congo
Congo’s government said Wednesday it will investigate the deaths of an American and a Swedish expert for the United Nations and their interpreter, whose bodies were found in a shallow grave Monday after the team disappeared more than two weeks ago. Sweden said it was opening a murder investigation, and the U.N. Security Council strongly condemned the killings. American Michael Sharp, Swedish national Zaida Catalan and their interpreter Betu Tshintela went missing March 12 along with...

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:25:07 -0400

Meningitis Outbreak Kills 269 in Nigeria
Meningitis has killed 269 people in Nigeria in recent weeks, the country's Center for Disease Control said, as Africa's most populous country and aid organizations try to tackle the surge in infections. As of Monday, 1,828 suspected cases of meningitis had been reported, with deaths recorded in 15 of the country's 36 states, the center said late Tuesday on Twitter. The center said on its website that 33 people died of meningitis in 2016. More than 2,000 people died from...

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:58:25 -0400

UN Rejects Report It's Seeking to Interfere in Zimbabwe Elections
The United Nations chief in Zimbabwe has rejected recent allegations the U.N. is seeking to interfere in the 2018 electoral process. A majority-government-owned newspaper, the Sunday Mail, stirred controversy this month when it published an article accusing the United Nations of plotting to rig upcoming elections to remove President Robert Mugabe from office. Mugabe, who has been in office since independence in 1980, says he will run for another term next year. The Sunday Mail story...

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:07:15 -0400

US Ambassador: UN Aiding 'Corrupt' Government in Congo
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Wednesday accused the world body of aiding a "corrupt" government in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Haley, speaking at the Council of Foreign Relations in New York, said the U.N. peacekeeping mission is "mandated to partner with the government." "In other words, the U.N. is aiding a government that is inflicting predatory behavior against its own people. We should have the decency and common sense to end...

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:19:48 -0400

Looming Health Care Shortages Spark Fears of More Maternal Deaths in Africa
As health experts stare down a looming health care worker shortage and try to find solutions, African nations say they are especially worried in the face of possible U.S. cuts to international aid. In Uganda, the impact of poor-quality health services and a shortage of skilled health workers can be measured in human lives. "We are losing 17 mothers and 106 newborns every day," said Faridah Luyiga Mwanje of White Ribbon Alliance, an advocacy group that campaigns for...

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:00:37 -0400
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South Africa's President Zuma 'sacks' finance minister
The reported departure of Pravin Gordhan comes after speculation that has hit South Africa's markets.

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 22:12:07 GMT

US beefs up muscle in Somalia fight
The Pentagon said the White House had approved its request for "additional precision fired".

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:30:13 GMT

Kuki Gallmann's Kenya safari lodge burned down
The attack comes after police reportedly shot cattle that had invaded Kuki Gallmann's land.

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:55:32 GMT

3,600 guests at Ghana's record-breaking dinner table
A food seasoning manufacturer in Ghana has built a table which has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the longest in the world.

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:23:54 GMT

Fifa propose nine African World Cup spots
Fifa proposes Africa gets nine automatic places at the World Cup from 2026 when it expands from 32 to 48 teams.

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:09:37 GMT

Egyptian club Al Masry train at home after five years
Egyptian club Al Masry train at their home stadium for the first time since more than 70 Al Ahly fans died in a riot in 2012

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:52:35 GMT

Credentials, please
In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu looks at why Kenya insists that its senior political leaders must hold a university degree.

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:33:55 GMT

"Like rolling down a hill in a trash can": Meet the Nigerian bobsleigh team
Why did three Nigerian women with no experience in snow sports decide to form a bobsleigh team?

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:58:26 GMT

Racing towards history
The first bobsleigh team from Africa are on the verge of qualifying for the 2018 Olympics.

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:52:14 GMT

What's Up Africa: How to report a stabbing in Kenya
BBC What's up Africa satirist Ikenna Azuike puts Kenyan police in the dock this week, and shares some tips on how to tackle their slow response to crime.

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:01:52 GMT