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Africa’s “Must-Do, Can-Do” Decade

Li Yong is Director General of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

The post Africa’s “Must-Do, Can-Do” Decade appeared first on Inter Press Service.



Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:02:26 +0000


World Hunger on the Rise Again

Exacerbated by climate-related shocks, increasing conflicts have been a key driver of severe food crisis and recently re-emerged famines, a major United Nations joint report has just revealed. Hunger and under nutrition are significantly worse where conflicts are prolonged and institutional capacities weak, on 15 September warned the first-ever UN report measuring progress on meeting […]

The post World Hunger on the Rise Again appeared first on Inter Press Service.



Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:48:09 +0000


Civilians ‘Direct Targets’ as Conflict Spreads in Central African Republic

Rape, torture, pillage, murder and forced displacement by the Union for Peace in Central Africa (UPC) rebel forces are the new horrifying realities faced by communities in Basse-Kotto, Central African Republic, according to the prominent London-based human rights group Amnesty International. The UN peacekeeping force in the region, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission […]

The post Civilians ‘Direct Targets’ as Conflict Spreads in Central African Republic appeared first on Inter Press Service.



Thu, 14 Sep 2017 06:18:08 +0000


Alert: Nature, on the Verge of Bankruptcy

Pressures on global land resources are now greater than ever, as a rapidly increasing population coupled with rising levels of consumption is placing ever-larger demands on the world’s land-based natural capital, warns a new United Nations report. Consumption of the earth’s natural reserves has doubled in the last 30 years, with a third of the […]

The post Alert: Nature, on the Verge of Bankruptcy appeared first on Inter Press Service.



Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:26:02 +0000


Improved Fish Processing Brings Dramatic Gains for Women

Fishing is the capture of aquatic organisms in marine, coastal and inland areas. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), marine and inland fisheries, together with aquaculture, provide food, nutrition and a source of income to 820 million people around the world, from harvesting, processing, marketing and distribution. For many, […]

The post Improved Fish Processing Brings Dramatic Gains for Women appeared first on Inter Press Service.



Tue, 12 Sep 2017 11:38:47 +0000


Floods, Hurricanes, Droughts… When Climate Sets the Agenda

When officials and experts from all over the world started the first-ever environmental summit hosted by China, they were already aware that climate and weather-related disasters were already seriously beginning to set the international agenda – unprecedented floods in South Asia, strongest ever hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and catastrophic droughts striking the Horn of Africa, […]

The post Floods, Hurricanes, Droughts… When Climate Sets the Agenda appeared first on Inter Press Service.



Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:19:56 +0000


How Aid in Cash, Not Goods, Averted a Famine in Somalia

In February, when the government of Somalia sounded an alarm to the UN about risks of a famine in the country, the UN’s Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), besides quickly shuffling a response team, was acting from a steep sense of history. The Office, instead of sending out massive aid packages, distributed cash […]

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Fri, 08 Sep 2017 06:52:51 +0000
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Prosecutors to Argue Pistorius Should Get More Jail Time
Oscar Pistorius faces another legal challenge when South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal convenes Nov. 3 to hear arguments by state prosecutors that the former track star and convicted murderer should get more jail time.   The National Prosecuting Authority said Tuesday that the Supreme Court of Appeal will hear its case for overturning Pistorius' six-year prison sentence for murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on the basis that it is too lenient. Prosecutors want the...

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:02:44 -0400


Botswana Seeks Option to Buy Unusually Big Diamonds From Its Mines
Botswana is amending its law to give the government the first option to buy diamonds that are unusually large or have other unusual features found in its mines, such as the world's second-biggest 1,109 carat diamond discovered two years ago. The cornerstone of Botswana's success has been one commodity, diamonds, coupled with a rigid adherence to prudent use of revenues, a rarity on a continent where natural riches are routinely squandered or stolen, or the cause of civil war. A...

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:17:07 -0400


Activists in Dakar Demand End to Colonial-era Currency
Protesters gathered in several West African capitals Saturday to demand their countries abandon the CFA franc in favor of a common African currency. Passions over the issue have been reignited since Senegal arrested and expelled an activist for burning a CFA bill at a rally last month. The PanAfrican Emergencies group called for the protest. Senegal recently expelled the movement's founder, French-Beninese activist Kemi Seba, after he burned a 5,000 CFA note during a rally in Dakar in...

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:10:53 -0400


Activists in Dakar Demand End to Colonial-Era Currency
Protesters gathered in several West African capitals Saturday to demand their countries abandon the CFA franc in favor of a common African currency. It Is not a new debate, but passions have been reignited since Senegal arrested and expelled an activist for burning a CFA bill at a rally last month. Sofia Christensen reports for VOA from Dakar.

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:48:00 -0400


Lesotho Opposition: Political Violence Unleashes 'Reign of Terror'
The June 2017 elections were supposed to soothe the troubled politics of Lesotho, a tiny enclave surrounded on all sides by South Africa. It was the third poll in five years, after two successive coalitions collapsed amid vicious infighting and meddling from the army.  The third time was supposed to be the charm, as incoming prime minister Tom Thabane promised to swiftly enact reforms to loosen the military's stranglehold on politics. But last week's killing of the army...

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:10:07 -0400


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Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:30:00 -0400


Locked in Power Struggle, Congo Army, Militia Massacred Hundreds
Congolese army commanders orchestrated a wave of massacres that killed hundreds of people between 2014-2016 as they vied for influence with anti-government insurgents in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a new report said on Monday. The report by the Congo Research Group (CRG) at New York University is the most comprehensive to date on the killings of more than 800 people and the first to offer a definite theory of the perpetrators' motives. It is based on 249 interviews...

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:24:53 -0400


Urgent Action Under Way to Prevent Spread of Cholera in West Africa
An emergency vaccination campaign is getting under way in northeastern Nigeria to prevent a deadly cholera outbreak from spreading to other countries. The World Health Organization reports the potentially devastating cholera situation is emerging in Borno State in northeastern Nigeria. During the past few months, it says 2,600 suspected cases of this fatal disease, including 48 deaths, have occurred in this former stronghold of Boko Haram. The militant group has been waging war to...

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:12:34 -0400


Ethiopia: 55,000 People Displaced Amid Ethnic Clashes
More than 55,000 ethnic Oromos have been displaced from Ethiopia's Somali region after a week of clashes with Somalis in which dozens were killed, the regional government of Ethiopia's restive Oromia region said on Sunday.   The statement from the Oromia government follows claims by Somali regional officials earlier this week that more than 50 people were killed in an attack against ethnic Somalis in Aweday town.   "More than 55,000 Oromos were displaced from the...

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 20:30:02 -0400


Somali Militants Assassinate Intelligence Official
The al-Shabab militant group has claimed responsibility for the killing of a senior intelligence officer and his bodyguard in a drive-by shooting in southern Mogadishu. Mohamud Moallim Hassan Qoley was fatally injured in the Midday shooting Sunday in Dharkaynlay district, officials said. Qoley was chief of intelligence at Mogadishu’s Kahda area, one of the capital’s 17 districts. “There were two bodyguards with him, the shooting came from a car that was hiding in an alleyway, one of...

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 13:07:51 -0400


Kenya's Opposition Urges Reform of Electoral Commission
Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga Sunday said the coalition he leads will hold nationwide campaigns to urge reforms of the electoral commission before the fresh presidential elections next month. Odinga has maintained that the electoral commission must be reformed or he will not participate in the new election ordered by the Supreme Court when it nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in August. One of the reforms he wants is the removal of a dozen top officials he...

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 11:14:47 -0400
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David Maraga hits back at 'threats' over Kenya election re-run
The Chief Justice is defiant amid violent protests and criticism after he annulled last month's poll.

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:44:10 GMT


Burkina Faso go to Cas over South Africa v Senegal 2018 replay
The Burkina Faso Football Federation appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over Fifa's order for South Africa and Senegal to replay a World Cup qualifier.

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:37:55 GMT


Nigeria's Amina Yuguda wins BBC World News Komla Dumor award
Nigerian journalist Amina Yuguda is the third winner of the BBC World News Komla Dumor award.

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 05:25:39 GMT


Amina Yuguda wins BBC World News Komla Dumor Award
Nigerian journalist wins award set up in memory of BBC World News presenter.

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 05:25:03 GMT


SLFA president Johansen to stand for re-election
Isha Johansen tells BBC Sport she will be standing again in this year's elections for the Sierra Leone Football Association presidency.

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 03:16:41 GMT


Food security
Helping communities feed themselves during political and environmental instability.

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:04:56 GMT


'It's OK to make mayonnaise while on your period'
No more myths: Lahatra, a scoutmaster and science teacher, tells boys the truth about periods.

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:11:54 GMT


Kenyan voting system 'won't be ready'
The voting system cannot be installed in time for October's election re-run, its maker says.

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:17:38 GMT


Egypt mass trial sees hundreds imprisoned over 2013 protests
Egypt has sentenced hundreds of people to jail - 43 of them for life - in its latest mass trial.

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:49:07 GMT


Migrant crisis: Panorama finds women swallowing dollars
Nigerian women paying to be smuggled to Europe say there is only one way to keep their cash safe.

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:58:42 GMT