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No Ordinary Match

David S. Evangelista is President and Managing Director of Special Olympics Europe Eurasia.

The post No Ordinary Match appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:20:38 +0000

Male Survivors of Sexual Violence Suffer in Silence Due to Stigma

Zack Baddorf is an All Survivors Project Researcher

The post Male Survivors of Sexual Violence Suffer in Silence Due to Stigma appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:09:21 +0000

Kenyan Journalists Feel Heat of Govt Pressure

Freedom of the press in Kenya is facing its biggest challenge since independence, with government censorship on the rise both during and since last year’s general election. Kenya’s media landscape includes five major television stations and well over 90 FM radio stations, two national leading newspapers (the Daily Nation and Standard), with a few more […]

The post Kenyan Journalists Feel Heat of Govt Pressure appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:19:00 +0000

The United Nations Strongly Supports Kenya’s Push to Achieve Universal Health Care

Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.

The post The United Nations Strongly Supports Kenya’s Push to Achieve Universal Health Care appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:47:12 +0000

The Government of Kenya and United Nations Partnership to Achieve Universal Health Care Inspires Many in Silicon Valley and the Stanford, U.C. Berkeley Communities

Recently, some of us from the Stanford University and U.C. Berkeley community had the privilege of hosting Siddharth Chatterjee, the United Nations Resident Coordinator for Kenya and his team at the Silicon Valley, where he spoke at the 2018 African Diaspora Investment Symposium. The Kenya team also met with academics, Directors of Centers and students […]

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Fri, 09 Mar 2018 15:25:23 +0000

Political Dominoes Topple in Ethiopia

The dominoes keep falling in Ethiopia, with one of the most significant crashing down. Just over a month after the Ethiopian government’s surprise decision early January to close a notorious prison and release political prisoners, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced on Feb. 15 his shock resignation in another apparent bid to placate the turmoil that’s […]

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Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:56:22 +0000

Women Miners Stake a Claim in Zimbabwe

This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8.

The post Women Miners Stake a Claim in Zimbabwe appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 12:31:11 +0000
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South Sudan Nonprofit Calls for Restriction on Imported Seeds
A local organization that distributes seeds in South Sudan's Gbudue state wants the government to restrict international groups from importing seed into the country.   The nonprofit Global Agriculture Innovation & Solutions Ltd. (GAIS) works with 200 farmers across Gbudue.   GAIS Executive Director Mike Gaga says he does not understand why the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), a United Nations agency, imports seeds from other countries to distribute to farmers in...

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:15:24 -0400

UN: $1.7 Billion Needed for DRC Humanitarian Crisis
International donors will meet next month in Geneva to address the growing humanitarian disaster in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the lack of funding for 13 million people in dire need. “Humanitarian needs, caused by internal conflict, have doubled over the last year,” U.N. Humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock told Security Council members on Monday. The United Nations is hoping to receive commitments for $1.7 billion for this year, nearly four times the amount requested in 2017, at...

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:10:17 -0400

Zimbabwe's Leader Calls Out Those Stashing Millions of Dollars Overseas
Zimbabwe's new leader has publicly named more than 1,800 companies and individuals accused of illegally stashing hundreds of millions of dollars overseas and not bringing the money home under a now-expired amnesty deal. President Emmerson Mnangagwa has vowed to fight corruption after the dramatic resignation in November of longtime leader Robert Mugabe, whose government was accused of widespread mismanagement of the once-prosperous country. Mnangagwa in December announced the...

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:09:04 -0400

Canada Announces Peacekeeping Mission in Mali
Canada has announced a peacekeeping effort in the West African country of Mali that includes six helicopters and some support troops. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said Monday the deployment will be 12 months. The mission will include two Chinook helicopters for airlift operations and four armed Griffon helicopters for escort purposes. The number of troops has not been determined yet. Mali has been in turmoil since a 2012 uprising prompted mutinous soldiers to overthrow the...

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:44:35 -0400

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Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:30:00 -0400

UN Condemns Congo's 'Unlawful' Crackdown on Protests
The United Nations on Monday condemned Congolese security forces for killing at least 47 people, including women and children, in "unlawful and unjustified" crackdowns on protests during 2017 and early this year. Democratic Republic of Congo is facing growing public unrest since President Joseph Kabila refused to step down after his mandate expired at the end of December 2016, and after repeated delays to an election meant to replace him. Security forces shot dead at least...

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:11:50 -0400

Interview: Zimbabwe's New Opposition Leader Faces Vote
Ahead of Zimbabwe's crucial elections this year, the biggest opposition party has selected a charismatic lawyer and pastor to challenge the military-backed president in the first vote without former leader Robert Mugabe in decades.   It will be a hard road for 40-year-old Nelson Chamisa, who became head of the MDC-T party this month after the February death from cancer of Morgan Tsvangirai. Chamisa will face President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former confidant of Mugabe. Mnangagwa,...

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:31:04 -0400

After 2016 Election, US Poised to Fight Fake News - in Kenya
Just ahead of Kenya's disputed 2017 election, video clips started spreading on social media of a slick-looking CNN broadcast asserting that President Uhuru Kenyatta had pulled far ahead in the polls. But the CNN broadcast was fake, splicing together real coverage from CNN Philippines with other footage with the network's iconic red logo superimposed in the corner. It happened with a BBC video, too, and with a photo purportedly of Kenyan security forces killing protesters that was...

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:58:09 -0400

Nigeria Skips African Summit in Blow to Free Trade Deal
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will not attend the African Union summit in Rwanda this week, an official statement said Sunday, in a blow to plans to launch a major free trade treaty across 54 countries. The meeting in Kigali is intended to formally launch the African Continental Free Trade Area Treaty, which Nigeria's cabinet endorsed last Wednesday. Buhari was scheduled to leave Abuja on Monday ahead of Wednesday's launch but pulled out to allow for more...

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 11:00:53 -0400

Armed Anglophone Separatists in Cameroon Kidnap 40
Armed separatists in Cameroon have abducted 40 people, including a government official. The abductions occurred as President Paul Biya dispatched a minister to the troubled English speaking regions on a peace building mission. Cameroon businessman Angelbert Etoga has returned to his home town, Yaounde, 24 hours after he was abducted and released by armed separatist groups. He says he and about 36 others were on a bus traveling to Lebialem in southwestern Cameroon to attend a political...

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 10:11:21 -0400

Ethnic Violence in Congo's Northeast Displaces 60,000
The assailants attacked under cover of darkness, slaughtering Nguli Nzafi 's wife and three children with machetes and arrows. The 71-year-old, who also lost all 40 of his cattle in the violence, was forced to flee on foot some 90 kilometers (56 miles) to safety in the town of Bunia. "I have lost everything because I no longer have my wife nor my children," he says. "I cannot eat nor sleep. I'm afraid that this fighting is as bad as the war in...

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:40:58 -0400
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Ahly striker Azaro eyes World Cup success with Morocco
Striker Walid Azaro says Morocco 'are ready for the World Cup' as he prepares to join up with the national team for the friendlies later this month.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:34:02 GMT

Spanish ship seized by Italy for saving migrants from Libya return
A Spanish group's ship brought 216 migrants to Sicily instead of allowing them to be taken back to Libya.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:18:51 GMT

Robots and automation: How Africa is at risk
A report warns of the threat posed by automation to Africa - but says there is time to prepare.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:33:54 GMT

Zimbabwe stolen funds amnesty: Millions still to be returned
President Emmerson Mnangagwa names hundreds of firms who refused to return funds stashed abroad.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:07:03 GMT

Ghanaian animal imitator has Guinness World Record ambitions
Ghanaian teenager Justice Osei has a talent for imitating animal species, with over 50 in his repertoire.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:11:16 GMT

Zamalek knocked out of Confed Cup by Ethiopia's Welayta Dicha
Egyptian giants Zamalek suffer a humiliating exit from the African Confederation Cup, losing 4-3 on penalties at home to Ethiopia's Welayta Dicha.

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:20:25 GMT

Keita on target as Leipzig beat Bayern
Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich lose at RB Leipzig, their first defeat in 19 matches in all competitions.

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 19:44:47 GMT

Rome prosecutor to Egyptian student's death
Mariam Moustafa, who died on Wednesday, was an Egyptian national who was born in Rome.

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 16:18:57 GMT

Why Angolan singer Toty Sa'Med writes songs in Kimbundu
Toty Sa'Med can't say more than a few words in Kimbundu but is writing songs in the Angolan language.

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:23:03 GMT

The dancing slum kids tipped for stardom by Rihanna
The Ikorodu Kids are a dance troupe from Nigeria who are getting rave reviews from celebrities.

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:08:33 GMT