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UN Response Teams Underfunded as Costs Hit Staggering $23.5 Billion

UN response teams that help the most vulnerable people in the world are still largely underfunded, a new status report has revealed. The funding available to the teams is no match for the record number of people—141 million—who need assistance today. Newer and protracted conflicts have raised the bar of funding requirements to a staggering […]

The post UN Response Teams Underfunded as Costs Hit Staggering $23.5 Billion appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:24:11 +0000

No Wall for Ethiopia, Rather an Open Door—Even for Its Enemy

It’s one thing to read about the exodus of souls flowing out of Eritrea, it’s quite another to look into the tired eyes, surrounded by dust and grime, of a 14-year-old Eritrean girl who’s just arrived on the Ethiopian side of the shared border. She is carrying a scruffy plastic bag. Inside are a few […]

The post No Wall for Ethiopia, Rather an Open Door—Even for Its Enemy appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:01:37 +0000

Sexual Violence Fuels Vicious Recruitment Cycle in Congolese Militia

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the active recruitment of young girls by armed militias has produced disastrous effects—facing social stigma when they’re freed, many girls find their way back to these violent groups and rejoin them. Half of the girls, employed as what are called “operation units”, are sexually assaulted by soldiers. Among […]

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Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:00:45 +0000

Achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Kenya through Innovative Financing

Siddharth Chatterjee is the UN Resident Coordinator to Kenya.

The post Achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Kenya through Innovative Financing appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:56:55 +0000

Africa: Drought and Jobless, Hopeless Youth, Fertile Grounds for Extremism

This story is part of special IPS coverage of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, observed on June 17.

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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 06:27:56 +0000

Safeguarding Precious Crop Genes in Trust for Humanity

A genetic resource centre run by the Nigeria-based International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has banked thousands of crop varieties for disaster relief and research, holds the world’s largest and most diverse collection of cowpeas, and contains some of Africa’s rarest insect species. In times of crises when farmers lose their seeds, the genetic resource […]

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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:01:55 +0000

Africa Could Help Feed the World – If Its Fertile Land Doesn’t Vanish

The 23rd World Day to Combat Desertification was celebrated in Burkina Faso’s capital of Ouagadougou on June 15 with a call to create two million jobs and restore 10 million hectares of degraded land. Three African heads of state took part in the celebrations: Ibrahim Boubacar Kéita from Mali, Mahamadou Issoufou from Niger and Roch […]

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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 21:59:48 +0000
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Zimbabwe Churches Mount Campaign for Violence-free Polls
Churches in Zimbabwe have launched a campaign to promote tolerance and peace as the country prepares for next year’s elections. A pro-democracy coalition of NGOs in Zimbabwe says it is worried by tensions building in the southern African nation. In an interview after the launch of a 12 month program to promote peaceful elections, Reverend Kenneth Mtata, the secretary-general of Zimbabwe Council of Churches said his organization notes Christians make up the majority of the country’s...

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:29:11 -0400

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We are live. In Extra Time Shaka answers your questions about politics in Africa.

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:30:00 -0400

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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:30:00 -0400

10 More Mass Graves Uncovered in Restive Central Congo
Authorities say 10 more mass graves have been uncovered in the restive region of central Congo where the Catholic church has estimated more than 3,300 people have died.   Maj. Gen. Joseph Ponde told journalists that armed forces were alerted to the graves by Red Cross officials and villagers in the area.   He said seven of the 10 new mass graves were located in Diboko. A U.N. team is due to arrive on the scene Wednesday.   Human rights officials say 42 mass graves...

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:22:42 -0400

Food Prize Laureate: Future of African Youth Lies in Agriculture, Not Europe
Making agriculture profitable and "cool" for young people in Africa is key to lifting millions out of poverty and stemming migration to Europe, said the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB). Akinwumi Adesina was named the winner of this year's World Food Prize on Monday for his decades-long work to boost food production in his native Nigeria, increase access to credit for small farmers across Africa and transform the continent's agriculture. Kenneth Quinn,...

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:29:53 -0400

Congo Finds 10 More Mass Graves in Insurgency-hit Kasai Region
Congolese authorities have identified 10 more mass graves in a region where the military and militia fighters accuse each other of summary executions and burials. The 10 new graves announced by the military on Monday bring to 52 the total number of such sites found in the Kasai region since the start of an insurrection last August by the Kamuina Nsapu militia, which wants the withdrawal of military forces from the area. Army prosecutor General Joseph Ponde told reporters in the capital...

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:28:19 -0400

Tanzania Threatens Crackdown on LGBT Advocates
Tanzania has threatened to arrest and expel activists, as well as de-register all non-governmental organizations that campaign for gay rights. Homosexuality is a criminal offense in the East African nation, where the law states that suspects convicted of having "carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature" could face up to 30 years in jail. At a rally late on Sunday, Tanzania's Home Affairs Minister Mwigulu Nchemba said both domestic and foreign campaigners...

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:15:13 -0400

Witnesses in Somalia Report Sinking Ship After Explosion
Officials and residents in Somalia's Puntland region say they saw a large ship off the country's coast explode and gradually begin to sink Monday. Witnesses in the coastal town of Muranyo describe the ship as looking like a warship, although it was not possible to immediately identify the vessel. They say two other ships in the area came to the aid of the sinking ship and rescued its crew. The region is frequently patrolled by the European Union Naval Force Somalia to disrupt...

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:35:49 -0400

Boot Camps, Internships Train 'Climate Champions' in Uganda
When Josephine Kiiza first moved from Kampala to Masaka, in southern Uganda, to flee civil war raging in the 1980s, she had no money, land or food in her name. "My in-laws gave us two piglets, which brought us manure to farm a plot of leased land, crops we could sell at the market, and ultimately enough money to buy our own piece of land," she told Reuters, keeping an eye on her constantly buzzing phone. Today she owns a dozen acres of land, where she has trained hundreds of...

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:37:49 -0400

Zimbabwe Pastor, Government Critic Arrested After Speech
Zimbabwe police have arrested a popular pastor after he addressed protesting university students. Lawyer Harrison Nkomo said Evan Mawarire, a preacher and anti-government activist, was Monday charged with disorderly conduct in a public place.   He said police picked up Mawarire for addressing medical students protesting against a planned fee increase by the University of Zimbabwe.   The lawyer said police were "assessing whether to allow him pay a fine or take him to...

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:27:18 -0400

Climate Change Could Bring Malaria Risk to Ethiopia's Highlands
Ethiopia’s highlands traditionally have a built-in protection for the people who live there. The elevation and the cool temperatures have meant that malaria, the deadly mosquito-borne illness, cannot be transmitted.   But climate change may be putting an end to that safeguard. A new study led by a researcher at the University of Maine found that since 1981, the elevation needed to protect people from malaria has risen by 100 meters. For the first time, people living in Ethiopia’s...

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:03:53 -0400
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What questions do you have about ambulance services where you are?
We are investigating emergency services in Africa. What questions do you have about ambulance services in your country?

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:57:20 GMT

No school, no play
How former Liverpool footballer Salif Diao is trying to ensure aspiring players do not abandon school to pursue a career.

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:23:55 GMT

Diouf: Gerrard needs to know Senegal is bigger than Liverpool
Senegalese footballer El Hadji Diouf shares his unvarnished thoughts on former Liverpool team-mates Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher.

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:10:53 GMT

George Soros 'plotted to oust Equatorial Guinea's leader'
The claim has been made by a former British mercenary who led his own failed coup attempt in 2004.

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:02:12 GMT

Salif Diao: I had to sleep rough before Monaco trials
Former Senegal midfielder had to spend 10 days sleeping rough under a stadium while awaiting his trial with his first club.

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:59:48 GMT

DR Congo's Mabiala joins Portland Timbers
Major League Soccer side Portland Timbers sign DR Congo international Larrys Mabiala from Turkish club Kayserispor.

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:48:15 GMT

Henry Onyekuru: Everton close to signing Nigeria striker
Everton are close to completing a £7m deal for KAS Eupen's Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru.

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:28:42 GMT

Nigerian university builds trench to stop Boko Haram attacks
The university in north-eastern Nigeria has repeatedly been attacked by Boko Haram militants.

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:46:53 GMT

Africa agriculture pioneer wins 2017 World Food Prize
African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina wins the prestigious World Food Prize for his work to boost yields and farm incomes.

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:26:03 GMT

Bertrand Traore: Lyon sign Chelsea striker for £8.8m
Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore joins Lyon for a fee of £8.8m on a five-year contract.

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:32:13 GMT