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Kenya Is Doing Its Part to Battle Drought, We Must Too
Siddharth Chatterjee is the UN Resident Coordinator to Kenya and Aida Mengistu, Acting Head, OCHA Regional Office for Southern and Eastern Africa.

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:11:58 +0000

Indigenous Women: The Frontline Protectors of the Environment
Indigenous women, while experiencing the first and worst effects of climate change globally, are often in the frontline in struggles to protect the environment. A forum organized by the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) brought together indigenous women from around the world to discuss the effects of climate change in their communities and […]

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:23:04 +0000

Long Way to Go for Indigenous Rights Protection
Despite progress, many gaps remain in international indigenous rights protection, said representatives during an annual UN meeting. More than 1000 indigenous representatives from around the world have gathered at the UN for the 16th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII). This year’s meeting focuses on the UN Declaration on the Rights […]

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:11:18 +0000

Indigenous Peoples – Best Allies or Worst Enemies?
It all happened on the very same day—4 April. That day, indigenous peoples were simultaneously characterised as fundamental allies in the world’s war on hunger and poverty, while being declared as collective victims of a “tsunami” of imprisonments in Australia. See what happened. Australia must reduce the “astounding” rates of imprisonment for indigenous peoples and […]

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:23:39 +0000

With an Eye on Electoral Violence, Kenya Keeps Tight Rein on Media
This article is part of special IPS coverage of World Press Freedom Day.

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:12:52 +0000

Reclaiming the Bandung Spirit for Shared Prosperity
Noeleen Heyzer, former Executive Secretary of UN-ESCAP and Under-Secretary-General of the UN. She was also special advisor to the UN-Secretary-General for Timor Leste.

Anis Chowdhury, former professor of economics at the University of Western Sydney, held senior United Nations positions during 2008-2015 in New York and Bangkok.

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:17:03 +0000

“The Ocean Is Not a Dumping Ground”
Nasseem Ackbarally interviews the President of Mauritius, AMEENAH GURIB-FAKIM

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:02:21 +0000
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Senegal to Introduce HPV Vaccine to Battle Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer is preventable, yet it remains the most common type of cancer in Africa, the World Health Organization says. WHO data show that Senegal currently has one of the world's highest rates of the disease, with over 1,400 new cases diagnosed each year. The country's health officials have stepped up efforts against the disease with a nationwide campaign to vaccinate girls against the virus that causes cancer. On a recent day at the Philippe Maguilen Senghor health...

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:29:14 -0400

Former Street Boy Jazzing Up Nairobi Streets with His Saxophone
If you’ve been walking through downtown Nairobi lately, you may have seen Moses Odhiambo. The 29-year-old self-taught saxophonist has been drawing crowds and inspiring a love of music in young people who, like himself, are growing up on the streets. Moses Odhiambo plays his saxophone amid the usual buzz of evening rush hour in Nairobi’s central business district.   He performs here every Tuesday and Thursday.   A small crowd gathers. Today marks one year since he...

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:42:39 -0400

South Africa’s Zuma Signs Anti-Money-Laundering Bill
South African President Jacob Zuma has signed the anti-money laundering bill FICA, which allows increased scrutiny of the bank accounts of “prominent individuals,” including himself, into law, his office said Saturday. The country risked being kicked out of global fraud monitor, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), if the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment (FICA) bill was not signed by June. Fight against global financial crime The bill, intended to bolster the fight against...

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:44:30 -0400

Somali Lawmaker Narrowly Escapes Roadside Blast
A member of Somalia's parliament escaped unharmed Friday after a roadside explosion targeted his vehicle in Mogadishu, officials said. Abdifatah Omar Halane, a spokesman for Mogadishu's mayor, told VOA that the explosion targeted Mohamud Abukate, a member of the lower house of the parliament. Two soldiers who were riding with him and a civilian bystander were wounded in the explosion, he said. Security officials said the MP was on his way to the residence of another MP in the...

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:52:00 -0400

MSF Evacuates International Staff in South Sudan's Upper Nile
Doctors Without Borders said it has evacuated international staff from two towns in South Sudan because of intense fighting between the army and rebel groups. The medical aid group, known by its French acronym MSF, said Thursday it removed foreign staff from the towns of Aburoc and Kodok, in the former Upper Nile state. MSF's country head of mission, Marcus Bachman, told VOA's South Sudan in Focus that domestic staff will maintain essential medical services in the area as long...

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:18:09 -0400

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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:30:00 -0400

Congo's Ethnic Violence Displaces More Than 1M People
The United Nations has issued a flash appeal of $64.5 million to provide emergency assistance over the next six months to hundreds of thousands of people uprooted by ethnic violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo's southern Kasai, Lomami and Sankuru provinces. The United Nations reports that more than 1 million people have been forcibly displaced since violence erupted in August, when government soldiers killed a local tribal leader in Kasai province. Over the past eight months,...

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:09:35 -0400

11 Dead of Mystery Illness in Liberia as Ebola Is Ruled Out
United Nations officials say at least 11 people have died from a mysterious illness in Liberia, and tests have been negative for the Ebola virus. The World Health Organization said Friday that authorities are looking into whether the people were sickened by something they ate or were exposed to a chemical or bacteria. Five others remain hospitalized in Sinoe County, about 250 miles (400 kilometers) outside the capital, after complaining of abdominal pains. Two are critically...

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:05:08 -0400

Pope Visits Cairo During Tumultuous Times for Egypt's Christians
Pope Francis is making a two-day visit to Egypt intended to strengthen inter-faith efforts in a region boiling with religious turmoil. Security was tight surrounding the visit Friday, but some locals say they are still nervous after Islamic State attacks on churches in recent weeks. VOA’s Heather Murdock has more from Cairo.

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:55:00 -0400

Pope Visits Cairo in Tumultuous Times for Egyptian Christians
Pope Francis arrived Saturday at a stadium in an eastern Cairo suburb to lead Mass on his second day of a historic visit to Egypt.   The Catholic pontiff arrived in a simple blue Fiat, with his window rolled down, a contrast to the tight security in place for his two-day visit.   Organizers say 25,000 Egyptian Catholics are attending the Mass. Many of them held yellow balloons. Others waved the yellow-and-white Vatican flags as he rode in an open-roofed golf cart around the...

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:22:53 -0400

No Confirmation of Reported Changes to US Immigration Policies for Somalis
Somalia's ambassador to the U.S., Ahmed Isse Awad, says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has informed his embassy the agency will no longer arrest illegal Somali immigrants in their homes or at their workplaces. However, federal authorities have not confirmed that there has been any shift in policy. Awad said the agency reached the decision after his embassy expressed concern to immigration authorities regarding the recent arrests of 11 Somalis in Virginia, Minnesota and...

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:36:34 -0400
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Madagascar and Mauritius progress in CHAN qualifiers
Malawi and Seychelles are knocked out of the qualifiers for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), losing to Madagascar and Mauritius respectively.

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:22:09 GMT

Caf confirm Mali's suspension has been lifted by Fifa
The Confederation of African Football (Caf) confirms that the suspension of Mali's FA (FEMAFOOT) has been lifted by the sport's world body Fifa.

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:14:21 GMT

The 'cardinal's' tips on how to become a fashion king
'Cardinal' Ekoumany is the President of the Ivory Coast Sapeurs. Video produced by Daniel South

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:38:46 GMT

Pope Francis visits bombed Coptic church during Egypt visit
Francis is on a short visit to Egypt, where he has urged religious leaders to help end violence.

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:40:45 GMT

Niger 'cleared' over Areva uranium deal
A group of MPs says French nuclear giant is solely responsible for a controversial $320m deal.

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:54:04 GMT

Manchester United tribute to Nigerian fans killed in Calabar
Players will wear black armbands in honour of fans electrocuted watching match on TV.

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:48:49 GMT

Tanzania's President Magufuli sacks 10,000 over fake certificates
Tanzanian President John Magufuli sacks 10,000 civil servants found to have false qualifications.

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:23:30 GMT

Donkeys in Africa under threat as demand for hides grows
The use of donkey hides in Chinese traditional medicine has seen Africa's donkey population halve in the past 20 years.

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:29:00 GMT

DR Congo: UN peacekeepers face fresh sexual abuse claims
A Romanian peacekeeper in DR Congo is among five being investigated for sexual abuse and exploitation.

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:44:50 GMT

The Gambia's President Adama Barrow on his first 100 days
Adama Barrow took power in The Gambia 100 days ago - what has he achieved?

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:21:13 GMT