Tag: Africa

Portable Ginnery Could Revive Kenyas Ailing Cotton Industry

A mini ginnery could ensure the future of the cotton industry in Kenya. Credit: Wilson Odhiambo/IPS by Wilson Odhiambo (nairobi) Friday, April 19, 2024 Inter Press Service NAIROBI, Apr 19 (IPS) – Kirinyaga University may have just breathed new life into Kenya’s ailing cotton industry as varsity dons develop a portable cotton ginnery. For an industry […]

Africa Pushing Limits To Boost Renewable Energy Supply Chain, Security Access

Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid is the current African Union (AU) commissioner for Energy and Infrastructure. She believes that cross-border approaches are critical for clean energy affordability. Credit: Aimable Twahirwa/IPS by Aimable Twahirwa (abu dhabi) Wednesday, April 17, 2024 Inter Press Service ABU DHABI, Apr 17 (IPS) – Investors, regulators, researchers, policymakers, and representatives of renewable energy companies, […]

Rural Entrepreneurs Thriving Against All Odds in Zimbabwe

Tapera Saizi, a carpenter stationed at Juru Growth Point, has managed to take care of his family through his rural business. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPS by Jeffrey Moyo (juru growth point, zimbabwe) Tuesday, April 16, 2024 Inter Press Service JURU Growth Point, ZIMBABWE, Apr 16 (IPS) – With heavy sweat drenching his face and his shirt soaked […]

Leaders Need to Break the Chokehold of Debt and Austerity. Our Health Depends on it

The annual World Bank-IMF Spring meetings will take place April 17-19 in Washington DC. Opinion by Jaime Atienza (washington dc) Monday, April 15, 2024 Inter Press Service WASHINGTON DC, Apr 15 (IPS) – As leaders gather for the Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank amid the cherry blossom trees of Washington, DC, there is […]

Women Affected by Gender-Biased Climate Change Deserve Justice

More research is needed into the negative impacts of climate change on women for them to access climate justice. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS by Busani Bafana (bulawayo) Thursday, April 11, 2024 Inter Press Service BULAWAYO, Apr 11 (IPS) – While research into the unequal impacts of climate change on women is growing, more is needed to enable […]

Rwanda: A Ravaged Country That Bounced Back

Opinion by Margee Ensign (blagoevgrad, bulgaria) Thursday, April 11, 2024 Inter Press Service BLAGOEVGRAD, Bulgaria, Apr 11 (IPS) – As we contemplate the clouded futures of Gaza, Ukraine, and other dire conflict zones that get far less coverage, it may be instructive to recall the surprising success story of a ravaged country that bounced back: Rwanda. […]

Kwibuka30: Learning from the Past, Safeguarding the Future Against Genocide

Alice Wairimu Nderitu Opinion by Alice Wairimu Nderitu (united nations) Tuesday, April 09, 2024 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Apr 09 (IPS) – One should never lose sight that for people who experienced genocide, the warning signs were there. Genocide is a process. It requires preparation and capacities to carry it out. The 1994 genocide against […]

30 Years On, Genocide Survivors Embark on a Journey To Build a Resilient Future

Dignitaries, including several heads of state and leaders of international organizations, joined Rwanda for the 30th commemoration of the Genocide Against the Tutsi, also known as Kwibuka 30. Credit: Aimable Twahirwa/IPS by Aimable Twahirwa (kigali) Monday, April 08, 2024 Inter Press Service KIGALI, Apr 08 (IPS) – A minute of silence was observed on April 7 […]

16,000km in 352 days: UK man runs length of Africa – Times of India

Sore and sandblasted but triumphant, runner Russ Cook reached the northernmost point of Africa on Sunday, almost a year after he set off from its southern tip on a quest to run the length of the continent. Dozens of supporters gathered on a rocky outcrop beside the Mediterranean in northern Tunisia, cheering on the British […]

When is Eid al-Fitr 2024 and how is it celebrated?

EXPLAINER The three-day festival celebrates the completion of the fasting month of Ramadan by Muslims across the world. As the fasting month of Ramadan comes to an end, Muslims around the world are preparing for Eid al-Fitr, the “festival of breaking the fast”. According to astronomical calculations, the month of Ramadan is expected to last […]

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