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Africa Gains Momentum in Green Climate Solutions

Promoting the widespread use of innovative technologies will be critical to combat the hostile effects of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and many African countries are already leading the way with science-based solutions. The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) and World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) provide support for countries in making sound policy, […]

The post Africa Gains Momentum in Green Climate Solutions appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Thu, 17 May 2018 13:07:54 +0000

We Need a Gender Shift to save Our Girls from the Jaws of Extremism

Ambassador Amina Mohamed EGH, CAV is the Cabinet Secretary for Education in the Government of Kenya and co-chair of High Level Platform for Girls Education. Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.

The post We Need a Gender Shift to save Our Girls from the Jaws of Extremism appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Mon, 14 May 2018 14:27:23 +0000

U.S. Signals New Approach to Horn of Africa Ally

The April inauguration of Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister came amid much fanfare and raised expectations for the future of true democracy in Ethiopia, while far less publicized though relevant developments in the American capital could also play a significant role in shaping that future. At a relatively youthful and spritely 42 years of age, Abiy […]

The post U.S. Signals New Approach to Horn of Africa Ally appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Thu, 10 May 2018 12:13:42 +0000

Despite Setbacks, Africa Viewed as Continent of Hope, Promise & Vast Potential

Africa has long been one of the world’s most beleaguered continents – singled out mostly for its conflicts, political and economic instability, rising poverty and hunger, inequalities and its environmental challenges. And in international circles, it is described as “Afro-pessimism.” Still, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has a more positive perspective of the long-suffering continent. Far […]

The post Despite Setbacks, Africa Viewed as Continent of Hope, Promise & Vast Potential appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Mon, 07 May 2018 11:29:02 +0000

Low Awareness Restrains Growth of Solar Technologies

Every year, Amos Chandiringa, 43, a farmer in Nemaire village in Makoni district in northeastern Zimbabwe, laboriously waters his tobacco nursery with a watering can. The toil of the job often leaves him without the energy or time to do other household chores. “I live near a dam, so I’ve access to plenty of water, […]

The post Low Awareness Restrains Growth of Solar Technologies appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Mon, 07 May 2018 00:04:46 +0000

In South Sudan, Denial of Humanitarian Aid is a War Tactic

Christine Monaghan is research officer, Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict

The post In South Sudan, Denial of Humanitarian Aid is a War Tactic appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Fri, 04 May 2018 09:08:40 +0000

Leading from the Front: Zambia Launches Plant a Million Trees Initiative

As global climate experts meet in Bonn this week to discuss how to take climate action forward, Zambia counts itself amongst the leaders as President Edgar Lungu officially launches the Plant a Million (PAM) trees Initiative. In fact, the initiative is even more ambitious than its name implies, and aims at planting at least two […]

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Thu, 03 May 2018 12:42:00 +0000
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Killings, Kidnappings Mar Cameroon National Day Celebrations
As President Paul Biya led National Day celebrations in Yaounde on Sunday, several policemen were killed, soldiers wounded and mayors kidnapped in Cameroon by suspected armed separatists who had warned against celebrating the central African state's national day in English-speaking regions. A Nigerian military contingent -- part of the Cameroon effort to fight a Boko Haram insurgency -- sang before Biya, cabinet ministers, diplomats and thousands of people during the National Day...

Sun, 20 May 2018 17:36:40 -0400

Deadly Tropical Cyclone Hits Horn of Africa
At least 22 people have been killed, and others are still missing after heavy rains from tropical cyclone hit the Horn of Africa. At least 15 were killed in Awdal region in the self-declared republic of Somaliland, according to regional governor Abdirahman Ahmed Ali, while another person was killed in the town of Berbera in Sahil region. Ali said the report is still preliminary and the death toll could rise as they try to reach remote areas of the region affected by the rains. Most...

Sun, 20 May 2018 10:55:59 -0400

Thousands Seek Refuge in DR Congo
The U.N. refugee agency reports an uptick in fighting in south-eastern Central African Republic has driven more than 7.000 people to abandon their homes and seek refuge in a remote area in DR Congo over the past week. The U.N. refugee agency describes the refugees as desperate, weary and in urgent need of assistance. UNHCR spokesman William Spindler says thousands of people, mainly women and children, have fled over difficult terrain to escape violence in Central African Republic. He...

Sun, 20 May 2018 09:45:43 -0400

DRC Launching Ebola Vaccination Campaign to Stop New Outbreak
The Democratic Republic of Congo plans to launch an Ebola vaccination program Monday to stop another widespread outbreak of the deadly disease. More than 4,000 doses of vaccine have been shipped to the large port city of Mbandaka, where three cases of the virus have been confirmed since last week and two are suspected. More vaccine is on the way. Twenty-six Ebola-related deaths have been reported in northwestern DRC since April along with a number of suspected...

Sun, 20 May 2018 07:15:55 -0400

Somali Fishermen Struggle to Compete with Foreign Vessels
Despite having some of the richest waters in Africa, Somalia's fishing industry faces many challenges. Reporting for VOA in the port city of Bossaso, Jason Patinkin takes us to meet fishermen struggling to make ends meet, and a group of women who hope a new U.N. program to support fish markets will improve their livelihoods.

Sun, 20 May 2018 05:31:00 -0400

Somali Fishermen Struggle to Compete with Foreign Vessels
Each morning, fishermen in the northern Somali port city of Bosaso pull in their catch of tuna, marlin, and more. The waters off northern Somalia are some of the richest in Africa. As businessmen and women on the beach haggle over the shining piles of fresh fish, the daily catch looks like a rich haul. But all is not well here for local fishermen. Many of them complain about larger, foreign boats that enter Somali waters, outfishing the locals. WATCH: Somali Fishermen Struggle to...

Sun, 20 May 2018 05:30:23 -0400

Uncertainty Strains Ethiopian Refugees in a Kenya Camp
Two months ago, Kote Adi fled Moyale, Ethiopia, after government soldiers there opened fire on civilians, killing at least nine. Kote and his pregnant wife found shelter in a tent in northeastern Kenya’s Dambala Fachana refugee camp, but weeks of heavy rain have displaced them again. “Our plastic shelters were flooded with water,” said Kote Adi, who is settling into a new tent site on higher ground. Hardship and uncertainty haunt him and thousands of others who’ve left Moyale, a...

Sun, 20 May 2018 05:30:06 -0400

Somali Refugee Makes History in Britain
He is a former refugee, a Muslim, and now the first Somali-British mayor, the youngest ever Lord Mayor for Sheffield city in the United Kingdom. The 28-year-old Magid Magid has also become the first Green Party mayor. He was sworn in Friday. "This really was a victory for the Somalis and other Muslim communities in Sheffield," Kaltum Osman, a young Somali woman who also won a seat at Sheffield's City Council, told VOA Somali. "This was a victory for the young men and...

Sat, 19 May 2018 12:48:12 -0400

Tensions Rise in Cameroon Ahead of National Day
Cameroon has again imposed a curfew on its English-speaking regions, where armed separatists vow the country's national day will not be celebrated May 20. Hundreds of troops deployed from Cameroon's capital Yaounde carried out parade rehearsals in the southwestern town of Buea, as armed separatists chased out some public officials and closed some schools. People are scared, says Monjowa Lifaka, Buea-based lawmaker of the ruling CPDM party, because of calls on social media for...

Sat, 19 May 2018 10:49:06 -0400

Congo: 3 New Ebola Cases Confirmed in City
Three new cases of the often lethal Ebola virus have been confirmed in a city of more than 1 million people, Congo’s health minister announced, as the spread of the hemorrhagic fever in an urban area raised alarm. The statement late Friday said the confirmed cases are in Mbandaka city, where a single case was confirmed earlier in the week. There are now 17 confirmed Ebola cases in this outbreak, including one death, plus 21 probable cases and five suspected ones. The World Health...

Sat, 19 May 2018 05:26:52 -0400

US Aid Group: 8 Abducted Staffers Freed in South Sudan
The U.S.-based aid group World Vision says eight local staffers and a Ugandan who were abducted earlier this week in civil war-torn South Sudan have been released. They were seized Monday while driving in a convoy outside the Equatorian town of Yambio. The statement Friday says the United Nations and local authorities led negotiations for their release.  Neither South Sudan's government nor opposition has taken responsibility for the abduction. Each often blames the other...

Fri, 18 May 2018 13:42:24 -0400
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Sierra Leone sports minister hopes to restore peace
Sierra Leone's new sports minister, Ibrahim Nyelenkeh, wants domestic league football to resume in 90 days as he aims to restore peace in his country's FA.

Sun, 20 May 2018 14:06:46 GMT

Nigeria defender Ebuehi joins Benfica on five-year deal
Portuguese giants Benfica complete the signing of Nigeria international defender Tyronne Ebuehi from Dutch club ADO Den Haag.

Sat, 19 May 2018 16:35:09 GMT

Ivory Coast seeks CAS intervention in Fifa 'relentless' demands
The Ivory Coast Football Federation (FIF) asks the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) to review Fifa's latest decision to audit the football body.

Sat, 19 May 2018 14:47:48 GMT

Letter from Africa: Why is no-one talking about the Zamfara conflict?
The brewing crisis in Nigeria's Zamfara State has the potential to become as deadly as the Boko Haram conflict.

Fri, 18 May 2018 23:35:29 GMT

DR Congo Ebola outbreak 'not global emergency'
The World Health Organization says it believes the outbreak can be brought under control.

Fri, 18 May 2018 16:05:42 GMT

Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on fighting corruption
Nigeria's former Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala wants people to speak out about corruption.

Fri, 18 May 2018 13:05:10 GMT

'I know all about AK-47s - and now apples!'
Errol April is a soldier-turned-apple farmer who believes in redistributing land in South Africa.

Fri, 18 May 2018 11:07:06 GMT

World Cup 2018: Italian side AS Roma adopts Nigeria for tournament in Russia
With Italy failing to qualify for the World Cup, Serie A side AS Roma adopt Nigeria as their team at the World Cup in Russia.

Fri, 18 May 2018 10:56:11 GMT

'We do custom artwork on our skateboards'
Former professional skateboarder Kent Lingeveldt has turned his sport into a business.

Fri, 18 May 2018 10:49:26 GMT

What happened to Cape Town's 'Day Zero'?
Cape Town's "Day Zero" when taps would run dry, has been postponed - but drought problems remain.

Fri, 18 May 2018 10:45:21 GMT