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Kenya and Ethiopia Join Forces to Advance Peace, Security, Development and Hope

Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.

The post Kenya and Ethiopia Join Forces to Advance Peace, Security, Development and Hope appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:59:56 +0000

Pope Francis Donates to FAO for Drought, Conflict-Stricken East Africa

As an unprecedented gesture, Pope Francis has donated 25,000 euro to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa. Pope Francis said the funds are “a symbolic contribution to an FAO programme that provides seeds to rural families in areas affected by the combined effects of […]

The post Pope Francis Donates to FAO for Drought, Conflict-Stricken East Africa appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:45:38 +0000

Educating Children One Radio Wave at a Time

Nigeria’s conflict has displaced more than a million children, leaving them without access to education. However, an innovative radio program aims to transform this bleak scenario. Concerned by the ongoing insecurity and its impacts, the UN’s children agency (UNICEF) created a radio program to help educate displaced children in the Lake Chad region. “Boko Haram […]

The post Educating Children One Radio Wave at a Time appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:40:47 +0000

East Africa’s Poor Rains: Hunger Worsened, Crops Scorched, Livestock Dead

Poor rains across East Africa have worsened hunger and left crops scorched, pastures dry and thousands of livestock dead, the United Nations food and agriculture agency has warned in a new alert. The most affected areas, which received less than half of their normal seasonal rainfall, are central and southern Somalia, South-Eastern Ethiopia, northern and […]

The post East Africa’s Poor Rains: Hunger Worsened, Crops Scorched, Livestock Dead appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 05:32:29 +0000

Southern Africa’s Marshall Plan to Stop Voracious Crop Worm

Southern African countries have agreed on a multi-pronged plan to increase surveillance and research to contain the fall army worm, which has cut forecast regional maize harvests by up to ten percent, according to a senior U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) official. The crop-eating fall army worm (Spodoptera frugiperda), first detected in Central and […]

The post Southern Africa’s Marshall Plan to Stop Voracious Crop Worm appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:01:04 +0000

2 Billion People Don’t Have Access To Clean Water, Opens up Fissures of Inequality

More than two billion people lack access to clean and safe drinking water, according to a new report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Although significant progress to ensure access to drinking water has been achieved, there is still a long way to go to ensure its quality—deemed free from pollutants and safe for […]

The post 2 Billion People Don’t Have Access To Clean Water, Opens up Fissures of Inequality appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:52:35 +0000

An African Atlas for Youth and Sustainable Development

As its population changes, Africa has the potential to transform its society into one that is productive and prosperous, according to a new report. With increasing life expectancy and declining mortality and fertility rates, many African nations are seeing profound shifts in their demographics that have significant implications for social and economic development. Approximately 60 […]

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Fri, 07 Jul 2017 07:51:04 +0000
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Young African Entrepreneur Develops Rival to YouTube
A Ghanaian teenager wanted to develop a video search engine that could challenge the dominance of YouTube. As Faith Lapidus reports, he's well on his way.

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:08:00 -0400

Kenyan President Fails to Show for Election Debate
Kenyan opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga on Monday fielded questions alone on stage after his rival, President Uhuru Kenyatta, failed to show up for a debate between the two. Odinga, who is the flagbearer for the National Super Alliance coalition, said his top priorities if elected in the Aug. 8 general election would be to lower food prices and rent and tackle youth unemployment. "First is the issue of putting food on the table, reducing the cost of living for the...

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:55:31 -0400

‘Mama Nyandeng' Says She Has Reconciled With South Sudan's President Kiir
A well-known South Sudanese politician who a few months ago had called on government soldiers to lay down their weapons saying that would leave President Salva Kiir with no power, said Monday she has reconciled with the president. Rebecca Nyandeng, widow of South Sudan founding father John Garang and former adviser on gender affairs to the president, told South Sudan in Focus that in a meeting in Kamapla last week between her, President Kiir, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, and former...

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:53:00 -0400

Interior Ministers from Europe, Africa Meet to Tackle Migrant Crisis
European and African ministers are meeting in Tunisia about efforts to regulate the flow of refugees from Africa to Europe, primarily along the deadly central Mediterranean route originating in Libya. In a declaration Monday in Tunis, the capital, the ministers said they agreed on a multi-pronged approach to the crisis, including informing people about the risks of illegal migration and the possibility of voluntarily returning home, addressing why migrants leave home and beefing up...

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:21:53 -0400

UN Urges Nigeria to Rescue All Chibok Girls, Ensure Schooling
A United Nations human rights committee called on the Nigerian government on Monday to step up efforts to rescue all women and girls abducted by Boko Haram and to ensure they return to school without stigma. Roughly 100 of the 270 girls abducted by the Islamist militants at their secondary school in Chibok in northeast Nigeria in April 2014 have been released and another 60 have escaped, but about 100 are still believed to be in captivity. Nigeria was one of eight countries whose...

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:55:23 -0400

Burundi School Director: 6 Teens Likely Seeking Better Life
Six Burundian teenagers who disappeared after an international robotics competition in Washington probably left because life is hard in the East African nation, not because they feared insecurity at home, the director of a school that sent two of the teens said Monday. Esperence Niyonzima, who is the director of Iteletique, said parents she spoke with "were not concerned" by their disappearance. "These teens are young," Niyonzima said. "I do not think they...

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:27:12 -0400

Swaziland Cuts HIV Infection Rate in Half
The U.S. government says the HIV epidemic is "coming under control" in Swaziland, the country with the world's highest prevalence of the virus. The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) said Monday that new infections among adults in Swaziland have dropped by nearly half since 2011. It said the latest research also shows that life-saving anti-retroviral treatment has doubled in the country during the same time period and now reaches over 80 percent of...

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:16:33 -0400

Kenyan Girls to Fly to Google Headquarters After Inventing App to End FGM
Animated chatter spills out from a corner of tech giant Google's Nairobi offices as five Kenyan schoolgirls discuss their upcoming trip to California where they hope to win $15,000 for I-cut, an app to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The five teenagers, aged 15 to 17, are the only Africans selected to take part in this year's international Technovation competition, where girls develop mobile apps to end problems in their communities. "FGM is a big problem affecting...

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:23:53 -0400

Deepening Food Crisis Pushes Nigeria's Northeast Closer to Famine
Famine could soon strike tens of thousands of people in northeast Nigeria as food stocks run low, prices soar and aid supplies dwindle due to the Boko Haram insurgency, a leading humanitarian agency said on Monday. The hunger crisis is set to worsen by late August as the lean season before harvest takes its toll, driving up the number of people in need of food aid by at least half a million to 5.2 million, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). About 50,000 people are...

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:21:27 -0400

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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:30:00 -0400

Three African Nations Face Important Polls in August
Three African nations are holding major elections in August: oil giant Angola, East African powerhouse Kenya and tiny, rapidly developing Rwanda. Campaigning is under way in all three nations ahead of these votes. While these nations are geographically, politically and economically very different, analysts say each of these polls could be a turning point for their nation. Rwanda First up is tiny, landlocked Rwanda, which will vote August 3-4. Again, the undisputed favorite is the...

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:06:35 -0400
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Nigeria has over 50% of the world's out-of-school children
Nigeria's government says the country has 10.5 million out of the world's 20 million children out of school.

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:44:24 GMT

Drugs cocktail 'cut HIV deaths by 27%'
Three lives were saved for every 100 treated, a trial using a mix of drugs found.

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:54:45 GMT

Stravinsky in South Africa: The composer who defied apartheid
When celebrated Russian-born composer Igor Stravinsky visited South Africa in 1962, he defied racist laws to perform his music to a black audience.

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:13:24 GMT

Nigeria's President Buhari 'expected back from UK within two weeks'
President Muhammadu Buhari has been receiving medical treatment in the UK for an undisclosed illness.

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:27:09 GMT

Nigerian president Buhari is 'very, very ok', a governor says
The Nigerian president was pictured for the first time in almost 80 days on Sunday.

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:27:00 GMT

Nelson Mandela: Ramlakan book on final days withdrawn
South Africa's first black president's family says the book by his doctor contained personal details.

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:11:06 GMT

Rio Tinto facing probe over Guinea deal
Probe is "into suspected corruption in the conduct of business in the Republic of Guinea".

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:09:24 GMT

Togo international Djene joins Getafe on four-year deal
Togo international Djene Dakonam Ortega, 25, joins La Liga side Getafe on a four-year deal.

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:24:11 GMT

Eric Bailly: Man Utd defender's European ban extended to three matches
Manchester United defender Eric Bailly is banned for two more European games for his Europa League red card against Celta Vigo.

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:12:56 GMT

Meet the "Afro-fashion magician" who creates dresses in minutes
Ugandan designer Latif Madoi is making a name for himself with his unique brand of "fast fashion".

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:09:20 GMT