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Experience With Irregular Migration is the Best Teacher

The International Organization For Migration (IOM) has taken its campaign against irregular migration to schools in Nigeria. The school campaigns are meant to educate children who are among victims of human traffickers. After being recruited, victims of traffickers are made to embark on dangerous irregular journeys through the desert and by sea in an attempt […]

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Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:41:04 +0000

Acts of Terror Will Not Undermine Our Resolve

Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.

The post Acts of Terror Will Not Undermine Our Resolve appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 14:29:49 +0000

Q&A: ‘There’s a Lot More Climate Finance Available than People Think’

IPS Correspondent Yazeed Kamaldien speaks to DR. FRANK RIJSBERMAN, director-general of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) about accessing finance for climate mitigation.

The post Q&A: ‘There’s a Lot More Climate Finance Available than People Think’ appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 18:07:00 +0000

Blue Economy Can be a Lifeline for Africa

By efficient management, the sustainable exploitation of resources in oceans, seas, lakes and rivers—also known as the blue economy—could contribute up to $1.5 trillion to the global economy, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, an intergovernmental organization comprising of 36 countries. Last November experts, government officials, environmental activists, policy makers and academics […]

The post Blue Economy Can be a Lifeline for Africa appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 15:43:45 +0000

Climate Change: Complex Challenges for Agriculture

Peter Lüthi is in Communications at the Biovision Foundation for Ecological Development, Zurich

The post Climate Change: Complex Challenges for Agriculture appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 13:55:44 +0000

Getting to the Heart of Irregular Migration in Nigeria’s Markets

Thousands of migrants mainly from Sub-Saharan Africa have died or ended up in slavery as they attempt to travel to Europe irregularly through the desert and across the sea. Many were recruited by traffickers who deceived them into believing that the passage to Europe would be safe and easy. The International Organization for Migration, IOM, […]

The post Getting to the Heart of Irregular Migration in Nigeria’s Markets appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 08:33:43 +0000

Global Warming: Severe Consequences for Africa

Dan Shepard is a UN public information officer specializing in sustainability issues--including SDGs, biodiversity & climate change.

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The post Global Warming: Severe Consequences for Africa appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Fri, 04 Jan 2019 14:31:16 +0000
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Why is Kenya a Target for Somalia-Based al-Shabab Terrorists?
Once again, the Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab appears to have struck Kenya. This time, the attack was on the Dusit D2 hotel and office complex in the capital, Nairobi. VOA senior analyst Jeffrey Young spoke via Skype with insurgency experts, who explain why Kenya is a target for al-Shabab.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 03:52:00 -0500

Human Rights Watch: World's Autocrats Face Rising Resistance
Human Rights Watch says people around the world are confronting the abuses of autocrats and pushing back against intolerant populists. In its annual report, the advocacy group says 2018 saw growing opposition to authoritarian trends in Western democracies, as well as countries with traditionally controlling governments. And as VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports, groups often organized to support the rights of people in other countries.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 03:10:00 -0500

African Union Urges Congo to Suspend Final Election Results
The African Union continental body issued a surprise last-minute demand late Thursday for Congo's government to suspend the announcement of final results of the disputed presidential election, citing "serious doubts."  Congo's constitutional court is poised to rule as early as Friday on a challenge filed by the election's declared runner-up. Martin Fayulu has requested a recount, alleging fraud. Upholding the results could spark violence in a country hoping for...

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:58:25 -0500

Canadian Kidnapped in Burkina Faso Found Dead 
A Canadian geologist kidnapped earlier this week in Burkina Faso has been found dead, the country's security ministry said Thursday.    Kirk Woodman was abducted by gunmen late Tuesday from a remote gold mine in the country's northeast region.    His body was found near the country's borders with Mali and Niger in Gorom Gorom, the ministry said.     Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland confirmed Woodman's...

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:17:11 -0500

Ethiopia Allows Almost 1 Million Refugees to Leave Camps, Go to Work
Ethiopia passed a law Thursday giving almost 1 million refugees the right to work and live outside of camps, in a move praised for providing them with more dignity and reducing reliance on foreign aid. Home to Africa's second largest refugee population after Uganda, Ethiopia hosts more than 900,000 people who have fled conflict, drought and persecution in neighboring countries such as South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia and Eritrea. The refugees — many of whom sought refuge decades ago and...

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:03:50 -0500

Report: Morocco Foils 89,000 Illegal Migration Attempts in 2018
Morocco stopped 89,000 people from illegally migrating in 2018, up 37 percent compared to a year earlier, the interior ministry said Thursday, as the country became the main launchpad in the Mediterranean for Europe-bound migrants. Morocco, which other Africans can visit without visas, has become a major gateway for migrants into Europe since Italy's tougher line and EU aid to the Libyan coast guard curbed the number of people coming from Libya. In 2018, Moroccan authorities...

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:48:43 -0500

Zimbabwe Slowly Returns to Normalcy After Violent Protests
Zimbabwe was calm Thursday after three days of protests that turned violent and saw authorities shut down internet service. Doctors said they treated dozens of people with gunshot wounds. Late in the day, police brought Pastor Evan Mawarire to court after he spent a night in jail on charges of inciting violence through social media. But Mawarire was facing new charges of trying to subvert President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government, according to state...

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:02:48 -0500

Journalist in Ghana Who Exposed Soccer Corruption Shot Dead
An investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world soccer body FIFA as corrupt was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove home alone at night, police said Thursday. His employers said he was assassinated. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was killed late Wednesday, shot twice in the chest and once in the neck at close range while driving in the suburb of Accra where he lived. He died immediately, according to police. Tiger Eye PI, the investigative...

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:05:24 -0500

Zimbabwe, DR Congo Top Human Rights Watchdog Concerns
2018 was a dire year for human rights on the African continent, according to Human Rights Watch. The rights group raised particular concerns about Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo, where problems from the old year have spilled into the new. VOA’s Anita Powell reports from Johannesburg.

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:15:00 -0500

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Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:30:00 -0500

UN Rights Chief Condemns Sudan’s Crackdown on Protesters
The U.N. Human Rights chief expressed concern Thursday that Sudanese security forces have used excessive force and live ammunition against anti-government demonstrators, and she called on Khartoum to allow citizens to peacefully protest. "A repressive response can only worsen grievances," High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said in a statement from her office in Geneva. The country has seen large-scale demonstrations since Dec. 19, when the government raised...

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:31:13 -0500
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Oumar Niasse: Everton striker joins Cardiff City on loan
Everton striker Oumar Niasse joins Cardiff City on loan until the end of the season, with an option to make the move permanent.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:20:36 GMT

Corruption investigator Anas: 'We get daily death threats'
Ghanaian undercover reporter Anas Aremeyaw Anas says his team face daily death threats.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:06:02 GMT

African Union urges DR Congo to delay final election results
The AU is calling for final results to be suspended because of concerns over irregularities.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:41:33 GMT

Sudan protests: Doctor and teen 'shot dead' during clashes
Government forces allegedly fired directly at demonstrators demanding the president's resignation.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:53:56 GMT

Nigeria charity Coding Girls gives young girls the chance to learn to code.
Coding Girls is giving young girls in Nigeria the chance to get into what is a male-dominated sector.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:43:52 GMT

Africa's week in pictures: 11-17 January 2019
A selection of photographs from around the African continent this week.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:24:16 GMT

Kirk Woodman: Canadian mine worker killed in Burkina Faso
Kirk Woodman was kidnapped on Tuesday by gunmen from a mine in the northern part of the country.

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:55:43 GMT

Kenya DusitD2 attack survivor: I tweeted goodbye to my family
Ronald Ngeno was inside the DusitD2 business complex in Nairobi when the terror attack started.

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:17:26 GMT

Nigeria election: Atiku Abubakar says his age is not an issue
Former VP Atiku Abubakar is the main rival to President Muhammadu Buhari in upcoming elections in Nigeria.

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:53:50 GMT

Kenya attack: Nine arrests over bloody DusitD2 hotel siege
At least 21 people were killed when al-Shabab militants stormed the luxury Nairobi hotel complex.

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:18:14 GMT