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Ethnic Violence in Ethiopia Amid Shadowy Politics

Ethnic animosity unleashed in Ethiopia has displaced hundreds of thousands as well as rendering all manner of usually sacrosanct loyalties obsolete. “I was making my husband dinner in the evening but an hour after he returned from work he kicked me out of our home,” says Zahala Shekabde, a Somali married to an Oromo. “I […]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:01:38 +0000

Who Are Kenya’s Financially Excluded?

William Cook, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), World Bank

The post Who Are Kenya’s Financially Excluded? appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:17:23 +0000

Are Prospects of Rural Youth Employment in Africa a Mirage?

(Raghav Gaiha is (Hon.) Professorial Research Fellow, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, England; and Vani S. Kulkarni is Lecturer in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, USA).

The post Are Prospects of Rural Youth Employment in Africa a Mirage? appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:59:35 +0000

Aid Groups Sound Alarm on DRC Crisis

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis and the international community must step in before it worsens, humanitarian agencies warn. The escalation of ethnic clashes in southeastern DRC in recent months has left millions displaced and on the verge of starvation. In the past year alone, the […]

The post Aid Groups Sound Alarm on DRC Crisis appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:25:23 +0000

“Refugees Are Nothing but Commodities”

As countless refugees arriving on Italy’s shores report torture, extortion and forced labour in Libyan detention centers, many say they never intended to make the journey to Europe until the chaos in Libya left them no other choice. “We were still working on the construction site when I was taken apart from the others. The […]

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Thu, 09 Nov 2017 12:14:22 +0000

Climate Change Summit a Step Further, Yes… But Where To?

The UN Climate Change Summit in Bonn is a step further, most experts say. Fine, but towards what? On the one hand, the organisers – the UN, Fiji and Germany – express strong hopes that it will speed up the implementation of the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement. On the other, a giant contributor to […]

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Mon, 06 Nov 2017 14:12:41 +0000

Women and Malnutrition in Africa

Raghav Gaiha, is (Honorary) Professorial Research Fellow, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, England; and Vani S. Kulkarni is Lecturer in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, USA).

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Tue, 31 Oct 2017 15:55:42 +0000
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Women in Yei Accuse Police of Ignoring Rape Cases
Many women in Yei River state say they have been the victims of sexual violence but say it is nearly impossible to get justice in Yei since violence broke out in July 2016. "Many of these cases are happening in Yei and once you approach the police to help, someone asks ‘what was the case all about?' They blame the victims saying you were looking for it," "Jenifer," who asked to not be identified, told South Sudan In Focus. Jenifer said her sister was raped in...

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:55:11 -0500

US Arrests Chinese National, Ex-Foreign Minister of Senegal in Bribery Scheme
The bribery scheme was hatched in the halls of the United Nations in New York and spanned several continents. Chi Ping Patrick Ho, a Chinese national, and Cheikh Gadio, a one-time foreign minister of Senegal, plotted to bribe high-level African officials to secure business rights for a Shanghai-based energy and financial conglomerate. Their targets: Idriss Deby, the long-time president of oil-rich Chad, and Sam Kutesa, a Ugandan foreign minister who served as president of the U.N....

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:12:30 -0500

Elephant Advocates Sue Trump Administration on Trophy Hunting
Conservation groups sued the U.S. government on Monday over a plan to allow hunters to bring home elephant and lion trophies from Zimbabwe, following changing statements about the possible move by President Donald Trump's administration. The lawsuit in federal court in Washington was the latest move in a saga that began last week when a trophy hunting group said at a conference in Africa that the White House was ready to overturn a rule banning the import of elephant trophies,...

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:17:39 -0500

Israel Moves to Deport 40,000 African Migrants
The fate of 40,000 African migrants in Israel remains unclear after lawmakers approved a proposal to deport them. The Cabinet in Jerusalem voted unanimously Sunday to close the isolated Holot detention facility in the Negev Desert. Holot houses thousands of Africans who entered Israel illegally. The center is due to shut down in three months, and residents will face the option of leaving the country or going to prison. Impoverished Africans, mostly from war-torn Eritrea and Sudan,...

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:46:31 -0500

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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:30:00 -0500

Mugabe Heads for Impeachment After Ignoring Resignation Deadline
When Zimbabwe’s military sent tanks into the capital, Harare, and took President Robert Mugabe into custody nearly a week ago, it was clear they wanted a quick resolution to the growing discontent with the longtime president. But now, with Mugabe refusing to resign despite repeated attempts at persuasion, and with parliament threatening to begin impeachment proceedings Tuesday, the military could be on a long and complicated path with a formidable opponent: Mugabe himself. WATCH:...

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:12:30 -0500

China's Deep Ties to Zimbabwe Could Grow After Mugabe Era
Under Robert Mugabe's decades-long rule over Zimbabwe, China grew into one of the African nation's biggest investors, trading partners and diplomatic allies.   Now, as Zimbabwe appears on the verge of its first transition of power since independence, Beijing is poised to be among the biggest winners.   A look at the increasingly close relationship between the two countries:   The back story   Mugabe began drawing closer to China's communist leaders...

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:35:28 -0500

Kenyan Supreme Court Upholds October Election Results
Kenya’s Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that Uhuru Kenyatta won last month's presidential election, striking down arguments that the law was not followed in conducting the repeat poll. Chief Justice David Maraga announced the decision following three days of hearings. “The presidential election of 26th October is hereby upheld as is the election of the third respondent,” he said. The head of the court dismissed the two petitions filed by a former lawmaker and two human...

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 03:34:06 -0500

Zimbabwe's President Clings to Power After Being Sacked As Ruling Party Leader
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe addressed the nation in a televised speech Sunday after being sacked as the ruling party leader. Reading his statement in a hesitant manner, the 93-year-old leader said “the pillars of state remained functional” during the most recent political turmoil and made it known he would preside over his party's congress in December. Zlatica Hoke reports.

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:49:00 -0500

Mugabe Faces Impeachment, Ignores Resignation Deadline
Zimbabwe's longtime president Robert Mugabe has ignored a Monday noon deadline to either step down or face impeachment. Mugabe made clear in a televised speech Sunday that he did not intend to resign. Millions tuned in to radio and television Sunday expecting to celebrate the end of what has been 37 years of Mugabe's autocratic rule. They were bitterly disappointed - some to the point of tears - to hear Mugabe say he will preside over his ZANU-PF party congress next...

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:45:22 -0500

15 Dead, 5 Hurt in Stampede for Food Aid in Morocco
A stampede in a southern Moroccan village left at least 15 people dead and five others injured Sunday as food aid was being distributed, the Interior Ministry said. The crush took place in Sidi Boulalam, in the province of Essaouira, as a local association was distributing food aid in a local weekly "souk," or market, the ministry said in a statement.   King Mohammed VI has given instructions that "all measures be taken to help the victims and their families,"...

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:04:12 -0500
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Naby Keita: From the streets of Guinea to a record £48m Liverpool move
Naby Keita's journey from breaking things while shopping with his mother in Guinea to a record £48m move to Liverpool.

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:01:58 GMT

Gen Constantine Chiwenga: The army chief who took power from Mugabe
The army general who ruthlessly crushed the opposition in Zimbabwe is now being hailed as a political saviour.

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:00:57 GMT

Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe 'let wife Grace usurp power'
The impeachment of Zimbabwe's president will start on Tuesday, a ruling party official says.

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:45:22 GMT

Sevilla v Liverpool: Defender Joel Matip does not travel in Champions League
Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Champions League game between Sevilla and Liverpool.

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:31:20 GMT

What next for the Mugabes?
We look at some of the options for Zimbabwe, its president, and his wife after the military takeover

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:47:55 GMT

Zimbabwe's week of upheaval in under two minutes
From tanks heading toward the capital Harare on Tuesday to President Robert Mugabe's surprise speech.

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:49:27 GMT

Kenya Supreme Court upholds Uhuru Kenyatta poll win
The main opposition has rejected the ruling, saying it will not recognise the new government.

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:15:20 GMT

Morocco food stampede kills 15
The incident occurred as a charity aid was distributing aid in the town of Sidi Boulaalam.

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:37:34 GMT

Tattoos, piercing and dreadlocks on Egypt's streets
What's the new hair craze? Young Egyptians know it all.

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:52:47 GMT

How great is China's influence?
The news that the head of Zimbabwe's military visited China days before it took power has sparked questions.

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:22:19 GMT