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Becoming Drought Resilient: Why African Farmers Must Consider Drought Tolerant Crops

The latest UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s annual Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition Report highlighted drought as one of the key factors contributing to the continuing rise in the number of hungry people in sub-Saharan Africa. And in South Africa, the Government’s Crop Estimates Committee announced that the country would harvest 20 […]

The post Becoming Drought Resilient: Why African Farmers Must Consider Drought Tolerant Crops appeared first on Inter Press Service.



Fri, 15 Mar 2019 09:38:14 +0000


Using Climate-Smart Solutions to Promote Peace in South Sudan

Almost a month to go ahead of the traditional rainy season in Gbudue State, 430 kilometres west of South Sudan’s capital, Juba, smallholder farmers are already tilling their land as they prepare to plant purer, drought-tolerant seeds. “We are preparing our land this early because we are never sure when it is likely going to […]

The post Using Climate-Smart Solutions to Promote Peace in South Sudan appeared first on Inter Press Service.



Wed, 13 Mar 2019 17:53:11 +0000


Free Stella Nyanzi, Demand Pan African Activists in Ghana

On Saturday 9th March, a small group of activists from Ghana, concerned by the continued incarceration of Ugandan feminist activist Dr Stella Nyanzi, rallied by the symbolic national independence Square to raise awareness on the dangers of remaining quiet to injustice. Despite living in an era of whistleblowers and pushing to hold our leaders accountable, […]

The post Free Stella Nyanzi, Demand Pan African Activists in Ghana appeared first on Inter Press Service.



Wed, 13 Mar 2019 10:50:37 +0000


Innovative Sustainable Business: A Three Trillion-Dollar Opportunity that UN Environment Wants People to Develop

In the East African region, communities around the continent’s largest water body, Lake Victoria, regard the water hyacinth as a great menace that clogs the lake and hampers their fishing activities. But in Lagos, Nigeria, some groups of women have learned how to convert the invasive weed into a resource, providing them with the raw […]

The post Innovative Sustainable Business: A Three Trillion-Dollar Opportunity that UN Environment Wants People to Develop appeared first on Inter Press Service.



Tue, 12 Mar 2019 16:00:31 +0000


UN Pays Homage to Staffers Who Died in Plane Crash

The United Nations headquarters is in mourning – and the UN flag is at half mast. The deaths of 21 UN staffers March 10, on board an Ethiopian Airlines flight in Addis Ababa, is one of the biggest tragedies in the extended UN family—with a flashback to the deaths of 22 people, mostly UN staffers, […]

The post UN Pays Homage to Staffers Who Died in Plane Crash appeared first on Inter Press Service.



Tue, 12 Mar 2019 10:06:18 +0000


Nigeria Mourns the Loss of Leading African Academic Who Was in Ethiopian Airlines Crash

Nigeria is mourning along with the rest of the world after the downing of Ethiopian Airlines Flight, which claimed all of the 157 lives onboard. The fatalities included people from 35 countries, 19 United Nations officials and two Nigerians, one of whom was regarded as Africa’s leading academic and labelled a genius by many.  Professor […]

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Mon, 11 Mar 2019 11:54:44 +0000


Urgent Call for African Food Sovereignty Movements to Connect with Radical Feminist Movements on the Continent

This opinion piece is part of IPS coverage of International Women's Day on Mar. 8

The post Urgent Call for African Food Sovereignty Movements to Connect with Radical Feminist Movements on the Continent appeared first on Inter Press Service.



Fri, 08 Mar 2019 10:13:01 +0000
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Death Toll in Jihadist Ambush on Malian Soldiers Hits 23
Officials in Mali have put the death toll from Sunday's militant attack on an army camp in the village of Dioura at 23.     Suspected jihadists briefly seized the base in the central Mopti region, of which Mopti city is the capital.    Malian Defense Minister Tiemoko Sangare visited the camp Monday to encourage the soldiers.    "You are not alone. All peace-loving Malians support you. Do not listen to the siren songs whose...

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 18:40:50 -0400


Hundreds Protest in Sudan, Keep Pressure on Bashir 
Hundreds of protesters, mostly students, took to the streets in and near Sudan's capital, Khartoum, on Monday, continuing a three-month wave of demonstrations that has posed the most serious challenge yet to President Omar al-Bashir's three-decade rule.    Students, activists and other protesters frustrated with economic hardships have held almost daily demonstrations across Sudan since Dec. 19, calling for Bashir to step down.    Police used tear...

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 18:08:58 -0400


UN's Super Cereal Suspected in Food Poisoning in Uganda  
Uganda has stopped nationwide distribution of a United Nations food supplement called Super Cereal after two people died and more than 90 others came down with food poisoning. The fortified porridge is suspected of making people in the northeastern Karamoja region ill last week. "A big number of those were hospitalized with mental confusion and vomiting," Ugandan Disaster Preparedness Minister Musa Ecweru said Monday.  Victims include 12 children younger than...

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 18:05:07 -0400


UN: Envoy Urges DRC to Form New Government Soon
The United Nations' top official in the Democratic Republic of Congo has urged President Felix Tshisekedi to form a new government without delay, as the country continues its first peaceful transition of power in its nearly 60 years as an independent nation.  "We cherish the hope that the new government will shortly be established and operational," the head of the U.N. mission in DRC, Leila Zerrougui, told a meeting of the Security Council on Monday. "Indeed, the...

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 17:05:17 -0400


Congo Suspends Seating of New Senators Following Disputed Election
President Felix Tshisekedi's Congo government on Monday blocked newly-elected senators from taking office after a disputed vote that gave allies of his predecessor an overwhelming majority in the upper house of parliament. The decision, announced after a meeting between Tshisekedi, cabinet ministers, the electoral commission chief and others, could trigger a standoff with ex-president Joseph Kabila's camp two months after Tshisekedi succeeded him in Democratic Republic of...

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 17:00:43 -0400


Algeria's Bouteflika Defies Pressure to Step Down Immediately
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Monday again defied mass protests calling for his immediate resignation, insisting on a plan to elect a successor only after a national conference and new constitution is approved. Bouteflika, 82, last week bowed to demonstrators who say he unfit to run Algeria by announcing he had reversed a decision to stand for another term. But he stopped short of stepping down and postponed elections due in April, in effect extending his current term until a...

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:42:34 -0400


UN Hosting Western Sahara Talks in Switzerland This Week
The U.N. envoy for the contested Western Sahara will convene talks in Switzerland later this week, seeking compromise after a first round in December that marked a return to the negotiating table for the first time in six years, a statement said. United Nations efforts have repeatedly failed to broker a settlement over the desert territory, contested between Morocco and the Algerian-backed Polisario since Spain left in 1974. U.N. envoy Horst Koehler said after talks in December that...

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:43:43 -0400


Over 1,000 Feared Dead After Cyclone Slams Into Mozambique
More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation’s president said. “It is a real disaster of great proportions,” President Filipe Nyusi said. Cyclone Idai could prove to be the deadliest storm in generations to hit the impoverished southeast African country of 30 million people. It struck Beira, an Indian Ocean port city of a half-million...

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:12:17 -0400


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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 12:30:00 -0400


Cameroon Protests US Criticism During Nagy Visit
As the top U.S. diplomat for Africa visits Cameroon, pro-government groups are protesting what they call Tibor Nagy's interference in Cameroon's internal affairs. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Nagy and the European Union representative Federica Mogherini recently called on Cameroon to free opposition leader Maurice Kamto and 150 of his supporters. They also urged Cameroon authorities to work harder to stop the violence in its western,...

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:47:47 -0400


Bomb Attacks Kill 5 Burkina Troops, Police
Five members of the security forces were killed in roadside bomb attacks in eastern Burkina Faso at the weekend, officials said on Monday. A policeman and a soldier were killed on Saturday when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device (IED) in Kompienga, a security official said. Late Sunday, three soldiers were killed in the same area by the same technique, another official said. A third person who was in the vehicle was injured and taken to hospital, the official...

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 08:09:03 -0400
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Cyclone Idai: Mozambique president says 1,000 may have died
Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi says he has seen bodies floating in flooded areas near Beira port.

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 19:55:41 GMT


Koffi Olomidé guilty of rape of 15-year-old girl
Congolese star Koffi Olomidé is given a two-year suspended jail term by a French court.

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 18:54:25 GMT


Caf declines Liberia’s request to change venue for Afcon qualifier
Caf declines a request from the Liberia FA to move Sunday's crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifier away from the DR Congo because of Ebola concerns.

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:55:16 GMT


Cyclone Idai: 'People didn't stand a chance'
Drone footage shows the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique.

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:52:17 GMT


Uganda food aid halted over poisoning fears
One person has died and nearly 200 others are in hospital after being given a "super cereal" mix.

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:05:49 GMT


2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Seedorf addresses Cameroon's goal-scoring issues
Cameroon head coach Clarence Seedorf says he is addressing the team's goal-scoring worries ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Comoros.

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:51:05 GMT


Senegal's Camara first player to score in 15 Ligue 1 seasons
Senegal's Montpellier forward Souleymane Camara becomes the first player to score in 15 different seasons in France's Ligue 1 in the 21st century.

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:38:28 GMT


Nabil Bentaleb: Algeria international disciplined by Schalke
Algeria international Nabil Bentaleb is dropped to Schalke's Under-23s team on disciplinary grounds, according to the German Bundesliga club.

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 12:41:16 GMT


South Africa's President Ramaphosa gets stuck on train
South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa joined commuters on a train but ended up staying longer than planned.

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 12:38:49 GMT


Ahmed Rouaba: Beating the president not enough for young Algerians
After 20 years in power, Abdelaziz Bouteflika says he will stand down - but protesters are not satisfied.

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:06:49 GMT