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Central African Republic:Male Survivors of Sexual Violence Suffer Due to Stigma

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:40:16 GMT

[IPS] Bangui -In the Central African Republic, 45-year-old "Theodore" was captured by an armed group in February 2017 during an attack on his village of Mingala in the country's southeast. He was taken with 21 other men to a nearby ad hoc rebel military base and locked up in a house-turned-prison guarded by six armed men.

Ghana:Farmers Granted First-Time Ownership of Timber Trees

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:27:51 GMT

[WCF] Accra - UN International Day of Forests announcement positions farmers to benefit from agroforestry and contribute to fight against deforestation and climate change Ghanaian Forestry Commission approves tree registration for 150 cocoa farmers near Asankrangwa, in Ghana's Western Region Shade trees are conducive to a positive cycle of afforestation on cocoa farms

Africa:Why Unesco's 'Nature Based Solutions' to Water Problems Won't Work in Africa

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:25:17 GMT

[The Conversation Africa] Each year the United Nations releases a World Water Development Report, a document that explores potential solutions to the globe's water problems. The 2018 report focuses on "nature based solutions. The authors suggest that this approach will:

Africa:Achieving Universal Access to Water and Sanitation

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:15:55 GMT

[IPS] United Nations -At the start of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly of the United Nations I emphasized our common goal: peace and a decent life for all people on a sustainable planet. Many leaders echoed this overarching priority at the general debate and beyond.

Africa:Time to Resolve a Cursed Old Water Problem

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:24:33 GMT

[IPS] Hamilton, Canada -"You cannot manage what you do not measure" is a long-familiar saying to many, nowhere more so than in professional water circles at almost every level.

Africa:How Nature Can Quench Our Thirst & Bring Water Back to Our Ecosystems

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:23:57 GMT

[IPS] Nairobi -Freshwater makes up only 2.5% of all water we have on earth. Readily accessible freshwater - which is found in rivers, lakes, wetlands and aquifers - accounts for less than one per cent of the world's water supply. It is vital for the existence of nearly every species on earth.

Africa:The Role of Law Schools in Shaping Global Gender Justice

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:22:21 GMT

[IPS] United Nations -March 8th, 2018, International Women's Day, saw an extraordinary global mobilization for gender equality. In the last year, global movements for gender equality- from marches to powerful grassroots organizing and viral social media campaigns, such as #MeToo and #TimesUp in the United States and other countries- have galvanized the world's attention like never before.

Africa:The Year of the Female - an Exciting Time to Be a Woman

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:18:22 GMT

[This is Africa] There is so much we can do as individuals to effect a positive change in the lives of women and girl children, says Sarah Nyengerai.

Africa:Will the Next War Be About Water?

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:13:12 GMT

[IPS] United Nations -One of the first resolutions adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, on the location of the headquarters of the Organization, gives the United Nations "exclusive rights over the subsoil of land conveyed to it, and in particular the right to make constructions underground and to obtain therefrom supplies of water."

Kenya:No Ordinary Match

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:26:46 GMT

[IPS] Nairobi, Kenya -The parched earth made for a tough football pitch, but the youth of Loresho Primary school were determined. It was blue against yellow- two teams competing for the coveted prize of pride and victory.

North Africa:Water Stress Poses Greatest Threat to Mena Region

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:28:00 GMT

[IPS] Rome -This year, World Water Day, celebrated annually on 22 March, is themed "Nature for Water", examining nature-based solutions (NBS) to the world's water problems.

Sudan:Dr Faisal Underscores State Support to All Development Projects in South Kordofan

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:07:20 GMT

[SNA] Khartoum -The Assistant of President of the Republic, Dr Faisal Hassan Ibrahim has underlined the state support to all development and service projects in South Kordofan State.

Africa:Water, Sanitation & Hygiene - First Response in Conflicts & Natural Disasters

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:03:49 GMT

[IPS] United Nations -When disaster strikes, or conflict rages, families soon discover their most urgent need - water. In such precarious situations, access is usually limited or non-existent, and children and their families are forced to put themselves in further danger in the quest for water.

Kenya:How Nairobi Can Fix Its Serious Waste Problem

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:01:40 GMT

[The Conversation Africa] Uncollected solid waste is one of Nairobi's most visible environmental problems. Many parts of the city, especially the low and middle-income areas, don't even have waste collection systems in place. In high income areas, private waste collection companies are booming. Residents pay handsomely without really knowing where the waste will end up.

Ethiopia:Need for Relief Swells Despite Decrease in Number of Affected

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:06:27 GMT

[Addis Fortune] In its 2018 Humanitarian & Disaster Resilience Plan (HDRP), the Ethiopian government, jointly with its humanitarian partners, has revealed that the amount of people in need of humanitarian assistance has decreased.

South Africa:Why Setting Up 24 Hour Clinics in South Africa's Busiest City Is a Good Idea

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:35:16 GMT

[The Conversation Africa] The City of Johannesburg is planning to provide 24-hour clinics in an attempt to increase access to health care. In 2017, the City of Joburg started extending its clinic hours at 13 of its 81 clinics, which close at 6pm instead of 4pm. But a resolution passed by the council means that the service will be extended at clinics elsewhere. Health and medicine editor Candice Bailey spoke to Professor Laetitia Rispel about the pros and the cons of setting up a 24-hour clinic service.

Kenya:Kenya Lead Victims Denied Their Day in Mombasa Court

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:07:43 GMT

[Deutsche Welle] A landmark class action suit against the Kenyan government and a company over compensation for victims of pollution scheduled to start today was held up by two conflicting lawyers, prolonging the plaintiffs' misery.

Africa:Arresting Girls for Being Pregnant Will Not End Teenage Pregnancy

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:40:58 GMT

[This is Africa] We are failing our girls by denying them information about sex, says Kagure Mugo.

Africa:Is UN's Ambitious Global Compact the Last Word On the Migrant Crisis?

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:36:06 GMT

[IPS] United Nations -As the death toll keeps mounting and the humanitarian crises continue unabated, the life of the average migrant or refugee has largely turned out to be an unmitigated nightmare.

Africa:Biodiversity and Land Degradation - New Expert Insights

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:16:06 GMT

[IPS] Pretoria, South Africa -This month, five landmark expert assessment reports by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) will be considered by Governments for final approval in Medellín, Colombia.

South Africa:How Much Money Will #lifeesidimeni Families Be Awarded On Monday?

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:23:41 GMT

[Bhekisisa] The families of the nearly 150 mental health patients who died in the Life Esidimeni tragedy will know on Monday how much they will be compensated.

Ethiopia:Destructive Constructions

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:50:12 GMT

[Addis Fortune] Years have passed since the Ethiopian government decided that that best way to attain economic development is through infrastructure investment. Supported by great public spending, Ethiopia has seen massive construction projects that are upending the natural features of the nation, writes Ambessaw Assegued (

Ghana:ISD Leads 'Clean Ghana Campaign' Implemenation

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:50:30 GMT

[Ghana Govt.] As part of their mandate to spearhead the implementation of governmental campaign programmes, staff of the Information Services Department (ISD) and the Ministry of Information have undertaken a clean-up exercise at their offices in Accra.

South Africa:#Listeriosis - Another Life Esidimeni?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:37:47 GMT

[Bhekisisa] Both tragedies could have been avoided had provincial health departments listened to the people who rely on them.

Africa:Surrogate Hopes to Save Northern White Rhino

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:49:50 GMT

[East African] Scientists are planning to use a southern white rhino as a surrogate in efforts to save the northern white rhino that is facing extinction.

Africa:Hunters Should Stop Using Lead Bullets and Help Save the Vultures

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:59:09 GMT

[The Conversation Africa] Vultures in Africa are in crisis. Across the continent their numbers have declined so rapidly that most species are now endangered or critically endangered. This means they face extinction in the wild.

South Africa:Explainer - What's Behind the Rabies Outbreak in South Africa

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:55:46 GMT

[The Conversation Africa] In the last four months five cases of rabies in humans have been reported in South Africa, and an additional two cases are probable. The country's National Institute of Communicable Diseases warns that steps need to be taken to curb the trend. The Conversation Africa's health and medicine editor Candice Bailey spoke to the institute's Jacqueline Weyer about these concerns.

Ghana:IFC Rolls Out Programme for Financing for Female Entrepreneurs

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:50:55 GMT

[Ghanaian Times] The International Financing Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group with focus on the private sector has rolled out a programme targeted at encouraging financing for female entrepreneurs in the country.

South Africa:Poor Blacks Are Ready for Real Land Reform, but Who Will Benefit?

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:15:30 GMT

[Fahamu] The South African parliament has voted for a motion to amend the constitution that will allow the government to expropriate private land without compensation. However, a true resolution of the land question must be in accordance with the needs of those who work and live off the land. This means the destruction of all existing tribal and feudal relations in the rural areas and the nationalisation of the land.

Egypt:Electricity Min. Opens Largest Egyptian Solar Station

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:00:05 GMT

[Egypt Online] Egypt's Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker and Aswan Governor Magdy Hegazy inaugurated on Tuesday 13/3/2018 the first phase of Egypt's Infinity Solar power plant.