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Male Survivors of Sexual Violence Suffer in Silence Due to Stigma

Zack Baddorf is an All Survivors Project Researcher

The post Male Survivors of Sexual Violence Suffer in Silence Due to Stigma appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:09:21 +0000

Kenyan Journalists Feel Heat of Govt Pressure

Freedom of the press in Kenya is facing its biggest challenge since independence, with government censorship on the rise both during and since last year’s general election. Kenya’s media landscape includes five major television stations and well over 90 FM radio stations, two national leading newspapers (the Daily Nation and Standard), with a few more […]

The post Kenyan Journalists Feel Heat of Govt Pressure appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:19:00 +0000

The United Nations Strongly Supports Kenya’s Push to Achieve Universal Health Care

Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.

The post The United Nations Strongly Supports Kenya’s Push to Achieve Universal Health Care appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:47:12 +0000

The Government of Kenya and United Nations Partnership to Achieve Universal Health Care Inspires Many in Silicon Valley and the Stanford, U.C. Berkeley Communities

Recently, some of us from the Stanford University and U.C. Berkeley community had the privilege of hosting Siddharth Chatterjee, the United Nations Resident Coordinator for Kenya and his team at the Silicon Valley, where he spoke at the 2018 African Diaspora Investment Symposium. The Kenya team also met with academics, Directors of Centers and students […]

The post The Government of Kenya and United Nations Partnership to Achieve Universal Health Care Inspires Many in Silicon Valley and the Stanford, U.C. Berkeley Communities appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 15:25:23 +0000

Political Dominoes Topple in Ethiopia

The dominoes keep falling in Ethiopia, with one of the most significant crashing down. Just over a month after the Ethiopian government’s surprise decision early January to close a notorious prison and release political prisoners, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced on Feb. 15 his shock resignation in another apparent bid to placate the turmoil that’s […]

The post Political Dominoes Topple in Ethiopia appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:56:22 +0000

Women Miners Stake a Claim in Zimbabwe

This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8.

The post Women Miners Stake a Claim in Zimbabwe appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 12:31:11 +0000

Three Things Cape Town Teaches Us About Managing Water

Anton Earle is Director of Stockholm International Water Institute’s Africa Regional Centre (ARC) based in Pretoria, and leads SIWI’s projects and partnership development, and is SIWI’s representative in the Africa region.
Johannes Ernstberger is Communications Officer, SIWI*

The post Three Things Cape Town Teaches Us About Managing Water appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 17:19:51 +0000
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Breakthrough Reported in South Africa’s Worst Listeria Outbreak
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports a major breakthrough in efforts to contain South Africa’s longest and largest recorded listeria outbreak. The current outbreak of listeriosis in South Africa began more than one year ago in January 2017. As of March 12, the WHO has recorded 978 lab-confirmed cases of this foodborne disease, including 183 deaths. WHO food safety expert Peter Ben Embarek says it is very difficult to investigate outbreaks of listeriosis because the disease has a...

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:54:32 -0400

Thousands of CAR Refugees on 'Starvation Diet' in Chad
The U.N. refugee agency reports thousands of Central African refugees who fled to southern Chad late last year to escape escalating violence are short of food, shelter, medical care and other essential relief. UNHCR reports fighting between armed groups in northwest Central African Republic last December displaced some 65,000 people and prompted more than 22,000 others to flee to Chad in search of refuge. UNHCR finds the big refugee influx is adding an enormous burden on an area...

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:17:39 -0400

12 Dead in Central Somalia as Villagers Resist Al-Shabab Taxes
Clashes in central Somalia between Somali army troops and al-Shabab militants have left at least 12 people dead, witnesses say. The clashes Thursday started after armed al-Shabab members tried to impose taxes on residents of villages around the town of Mahas, in the Hiran region. Resident Dahir Muse Osoble told VOA Somali that government soldiers backing cattle herders engaged in more than six hours of battle with the militants. "The fighting started at around 11 a.m. local...

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:45:37 -0400

School Children Across Africa Face Threats Beyond Kidnappings
On February 19, Boko Haram insurgents abducted 110 girls from their school in Dapchi, a town on the Komadugu Gana River in northeast Nigeria.   Days after the kidnapping, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Twitter, “I share the anguish of all the parents and guardians of the girls that remain unaccounted for. I would like to assure them that we are doing all in our power to ensure the safe return of all the girls.” Nearly a month later, agonized families wait and hope for their...

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:17:48 -0400

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Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:30:00 -0400

Thousands in DRC Flee Ethnic Violence, Sexual Abuse
The United Nations refugee agency says inter-ethnic violence and sexual abuse have sent more than 4,000 people from eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo fleeing to Uganda over the past three days. The latest exodus from the DRC has pushed the number of refugees that have fled to Uganda this year to 57,000.    UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch told VOA a large majority, 77 percent, are women and children. “Some of them are arriving in traumatized conditions. As soon...

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:49:59 -0400

Nigerians Express Anger at Lawmakers' 'Outrageous' Monthly Allowance
The revelation by a Nigerian senator that lawmakers in the upper house of parliament receive about $37,500 each month for personal expenses has prompted anger in the west African country, where most people live on less than $2 a day. Senator Shehu Sani, who represents people in the northwestern state of Kaduna, said Senate lawmakers earn about 750,000 naira a month, with a further monthly "running allowance" of 13.5 million naira which equates to $37,500 on the black market rate...

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:48:20 -0400

UN: African Women Need Voice in Politics to Achieve Equality
The U.N. Commission on the Status of Women says gender equality in Africa can be achieved only if women and girls — especially those in rural areas — have a voice in politics and economic planning. That conclusion came out of the commission's annual meeting in New York this week. Lopa Banerjee, director of the U.N. Women's Civil Society Division, said the commission has "irrefutable evidence" that women and girls in rural areas will be left behind unless government...

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:02:10 -0400

South Africa's Zuma to Be Charged With Corruption Over Arms Deal
Former South African President Jacob Zuma will be prosecuted for corruption relating to a 30 billion rand ($2.5 billion) arms deal in the late 1990s, chief state prosecutor Shaun Abrahams said on Friday. "After consideration of the matter, I am of the view that there are reasonable prospects of successful prosecution of Mr. Zuma on the charges listed in the indictment," Abrahams said. Zuma disputes all the allegations against him, he added. ($1 = 11.9350 rand) Reporting...

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:44:29 -0400

Violence Erupts in Madrid Over African Migrant Death
The death of an African immigrant lead to a violent protest in central Madrid on Thursday (March 16) night, leaving at least twenty people injured, emergency services said. The man, a 35-year old Senegalese street vendor, was, according to witnesses, trying to escape from a police crackdown. Spanish agency Europa Press quoted police as saying the man died of cardio-respiratory arrest while running from officers. Angry protesters burned plastic trash containers and threw stones at...

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:44:26 -0400

Kenyan Victims of Alleged Police Violence Seek Justice
Brothers Victor and Benard Okoth were in their early twenties when they were killed on August 9, during unrest sparked by results of the Kenya presidential run-off. The death toll from election-related violence last year topped 100, according to findings released by Human Rights Watch. HRW and other rights groups say most of the victims were killed by police. The families of those killed are demanding justice but say they don't know if their calls are being heard. Benna Buluma, the...

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:18:24 -0400
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Salah 'on his way' to earning Messi comparisons - Klopp
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Mohamed Salah is "on his way" to being mentioned in the same breath as Lionel Messi after his four goals against Watford.

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 21:56:01 GMT

History made for Uganda, Botswana, Swaziland
Uganda's KCCA, Swaziland's Mbabane Swallows and Botswana's Township Rollers become the first clubs from their countries to reach the Champions League group phase.

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 19:36:48 GMT

Mayotte unrest: French island residents round up 'foreigners'
A group of residents from the Indian Ocean French island take suspected illegal migrants to police.

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 19:29:48 GMT

2026 World Cup: Morocco promise 'compact' tournament after presenting bid book
Morocco promise a "compact" tournament if they are named the host nation for the 2026 World Cup.

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:32:02 GMT

Mauritius President Gurib-Fakim to resign - lawyer
The Mauritian president has been attacked for spending large sums on a charity-provided bank card.

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 14:21:59 GMT

Jacob Zuma: Former South African president faces corruption trial
South Africa's former president faces 16 corruption charges linked to a 1999 arms deal.

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 23:01:12 GMT

Botswana's Ian Khama: Trump encouraging elephant poaching
Overturning a ban on importing hunting trophies threatens elephants, says Ian Khama.

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:21:55 GMT

Who will be Ethiopia's next prime minister?
After Hailemariam Desalegn's shock resignation last month, we profile seven people who could be Ethiopia's next prime minister.

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:30:12 GMT

Vanilla pod farmer: 'Timing is everything'
Known for its sugarcane, Mauritius has also starting farming the more challenging vanilla crop.

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:40:25 GMT

'Beach grabbing erodes our birth rights,' say Mauritians
Activists on the island of Mauritius are rising up against foreign property developers.

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:03:15 GMT