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Guinea’s Returnee Migrants Harness the Strength of Unity

Elhadj Mohamed Diallo was a prisoner in Libya between October and November 2017, but he was not helpless. Far from his home in Guinea he understood the power of an organised union. He mobilised other detainees around him to maintain order in the prison and to demand better conditions while in detention. And when he […]

The post Guinea’s Returnee Migrants Harness the Strength of Unity appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:50:47 +0000

Becoming Drought Resilient: Why African Farmers Must Consider Drought Tolerant Crops

The latest UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s annual Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition Report highlighted drought as one of the key factors contributing to the continuing rise in the number of hungry people in sub-Saharan Africa. And in South Africa, the Government’s Crop Estimates Committee announced that the country would harvest 20 […]

The post Becoming Drought Resilient: Why African Farmers Must Consider Drought Tolerant Crops appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 09:38:14 +0000

Using Climate-Smart Solutions to Promote Peace in South Sudan

Almost a month to go ahead of the traditional rainy season in Gbudue State, 430 kilometres west of South Sudan’s capital, Juba, smallholder farmers are already tilling their land as they prepare to plant purer, drought-tolerant seeds. “We are preparing our land this early because we are never sure when it is likely going to […]

The post Using Climate-Smart Solutions to Promote Peace in South Sudan appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 17:53:11 +0000

Free Stella Nyanzi, Demand Pan African Activists in Ghana

On Saturday 9th March, a small group of activists from Ghana, concerned by the continued incarceration of Ugandan feminist activist Dr Stella Nyanzi, rallied by the symbolic national independence Square to raise awareness on the dangers of remaining quiet to injustice. Despite living in an era of whistleblowers and pushing to hold our leaders accountable, […]

The post Free Stella Nyanzi, Demand Pan African Activists in Ghana appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 10:50:37 +0000

Innovative Sustainable Business: A Three Trillion-Dollar Opportunity that UN Environment Wants People to Develop

In the East African region, communities around the continent’s largest water body, Lake Victoria, regard the water hyacinth as a great menace that clogs the lake and hampers their fishing activities. But in Lagos, Nigeria, some groups of women have learned how to convert the invasive weed into a resource, providing them with the raw […]

The post Innovative Sustainable Business: A Three Trillion-Dollar Opportunity that UN Environment Wants People to Develop appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 16:00:31 +0000

UN Pays Homage to Staffers Who Died in Plane Crash

The United Nations headquarters is in mourning – and the UN flag is at half mast. The deaths of 21 UN staffers March 10, on board an Ethiopian Airlines flight in Addis Ababa, is one of the biggest tragedies in the extended UN family—with a flashback to the deaths of 22 people, mostly UN staffers, […]

The post UN Pays Homage to Staffers Who Died in Plane Crash appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 10:06:18 +0000

Nigeria Mourns the Loss of Leading African Academic Who Was in Ethiopian Airlines Crash

Nigeria is mourning along with the rest of the world after the downing of Ethiopian Airlines Flight, which claimed all of the 157 lives onboard. The fatalities included people from 35 countries, 19 United Nations officials and two Nigerians, one of whom was regarded as Africa’s leading academic and labelled a genius by many.  Professor […]

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Mon, 11 Mar 2019 11:54:44 +0000
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Powerful Algerian Party Abandons Beleaguered Bouteflika
 An influential Algerian party that was a long-time supporter of Abdelaziz Bouteflika has criticized the ailing president for seeking to stay in power, another setback for the ruling elite in the face of mass demonstrations. The National Rally for Democracy (RND), a member of the ruling coalition, has joined ruling party officials, unions and business tycoons who have abandoned Bouteflika in recent days, after nearly a month of street demonstrations protests. "The candidacy...

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 06:48:56 -0400

Tax Authority Warns it Will Name Corrupt South Sudan Officials
The South Sudan National Revenue Authority is threatening to publicly shame government and bank officials who steal tax revenue. The Authority said it collected more than $9 million in February 2019 compared to $4.7 million dollars the month before, but Authority Commissioner Olympio Attipoe says a few, corrupt tax officials are still steering a significant amount of money into their private accounts. He said the tax body will soon publicly announce their names. Last month the...

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 03:02:48 -0400

Zimbabweans Unite to Assist Those Affected By Cyclone Idai
Zimbabweans have started raising funds and donating goods to help those affected by Cyclone Idai. The Red Cross says the storm killed more than 100, with many others still missing. Columbus Mavhunga in Harare reports.

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 01:05:00 -0400

US Military Denies Rights Group Allegations of Civilian Casualties in Somalia
A human rights group says 14 civilians were killed during five U.S. airstrikes in Somalia in the last two years, an allegation the U.S. military strongly denies. Amnesty International issued a civilian casualty report Tuesday, which included accounts from 65 eyewitness interviews, several photos, satellite imagery and social media posts as evidence of airstrikes in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region from October 2017 to December 2018. The rights group concludes that its report...

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 23:05:09 -0400

Zimbabweans Unite to Ease Cyclone Idai's Effects
Zimbabweans have started raising funds and donating goods to provide relief to those who have been affected by Cyclone Idai, which the government says has killed nearly 100 people and displaced hundreds. The government says people are wary of who receives the donations. At a local church, volunteers arrange donated items destined for places affected by Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe. Food, water, blankets, clothing – are all found here. The volunteers then load them onto waiting trucks –...

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 22:55:25 -0400

UN Calls Cyclone Idai One of Southern Hemisphere's Worst Storms
Cyclone Idai may be one of the worst weather disasters ever recorded in the southern hemisphere, U.N. experts say, with Mozambique suffering the brunt of the storm. Idai tore across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe late last week, leaving behind a trail of devastation, including more than 350 people killed, hundreds missing, and hundreds of thousands homeless. Mozambique's death toll exceeded 200 Tuesday, President Filipe Nyusi said, after saying earlier the final number of dead...

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 22:00:59 -0400

With Photos, Kenyans Say #Wecannotignore 1 Million Hungry People
Prominent Kenyans shared pictures of drought-hit communities on Twitter on Tuesday, calling for greater government action to end a hunger crisis which has left 1 million people short of food. #WeCannotIgnore was trending in the east African nation as human rights activists, journalists and ordinary citizens shared images of a child begging for water and elderly people in arid counties, like Turkana, where drought is a recurrent problem. "If hunger is not killing them, then Govt...

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 21:36:15 -0400

AP Explains: Why Southern African Cyclone Is So Shattering
The lives of hundreds of thousands of people are at risk after a cyclone ripped into central Mozambique and heavy rains continue to fall. Aid groups report people clinging to rooftops and trees as rivers burst their banks and waters rise. Authorities openly worry that the world has not grasped the severity of the crisis. Here is a look at the disaster that has killed untold hundreds of people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Will the death toll rise? Almost certainly....

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:50:25 -0400

Algerian Doctors, Students Protest as New Deputy PM Promises Change
Algeria's new Deputy Prime Minister Ramtane Lamamra says that President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika has vowed to hand over power to whoever is elected to succeed him, following a planned national dialogue conference under the auspices of former U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi. Lamamra said a new constitution and other changes to the current regime will be enacted, followed by elections, which have been postponed until next year. Doctors and students protested Tuesday against the government of...

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:10:11 -0400

Mozambique Braces for Rising Death Toll After Cyclone
Mozambique braced itself Tuesday for a mounting death toll and a host of humanitarian needs in the wake of Cyclone Idai, which hit the coastal city of Beira on Friday, before moving through Mozambique and on to Malawi and Zimbabwe. The initial, official death toll in the country stood at 84, but Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi announced late Monday, after flying over the affected areas, that he estimated the number could be as high as 1,000. The International Federation of...

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:03:30 -0400

High-Stakes Boeing Inquiry Hinges on Ethiopia Black Box Secrets
The investigation into the final minutes of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 turned on Tuesday to the secrets in the cockpit voice recorder as Boeing and a shaken global aviation industry hung on the outcome. The voices of Captain Yared Getachew and First Officer Ahmednur Mohammed could reveal what led to the March 10 crash of the Boeing 737 MAX that has worrying parallels with another disaster involving the same model off Indonesia in October. The twin disasters killed 346...

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:45:58 -0400
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Ghana’s Fabin to take charge of Uganda at U-17 Nations Cup
Samuel Fabin, who took Ghana to the quarter-finals of the U-17 World Cup in 2017, is appointed as Uganda's coach ahead of next month's U-17 Nations Cup.

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 11:03:39 GMT

Currency artist Ezeanyika Anthony Chibuzor on his life in London
Nigerian 'currency artist' Ezeanyika Anthony Chibuzor found life a struggle after moving to London.

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:32:26 GMT

Cyclone Idai devastation in pictures
Millions of people were in the direct path of the cyclone which struck last week.

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:59:44 GMT

Cyclone Idai: 'Massive disaster' in Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Hundreds of thousands of people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi could be affected, UN says.

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:27:09 GMT

Emmanuel Ndoumbe Bosso: Abducted Cameroonian coach released
The coach of Cameroonian top-flight side Yong Sports Academy of Bamenda, Emmanuel Ndoumbe Bosso, is released after being abducted by gunmen.

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 08:54:18 GMT

Oussama Idrissi: Cleared to play for Morocco by Fifa
Netherlands-born Oussma Idrissi receives clearance from Fifa to swap national allegiances and play for Morocco.

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 05:32:45 GMT

Cyclone Idai: 'Humanitarian disaster' in southern Africa
The president of Mozambique has declared Cyclone Idai "a humanitarian disaster of great proportion".

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 23:38:44 GMT

Survivors rescued from cyclone Idai are lifted by land and air
Rescue operations continue to recover survivors from the floods caused by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique.

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 23:29:26 GMT

Boeing expects 737 Max software fix by end of March
The aviation giant tells airlines it will have new software to control the controversial MCAS system.

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:41:23 GMT

Kenyan anger over Turkana 'starvation' being ignored
The Kenyan government says more than a million people face food shortages because of the drought.

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:12:53 GMT