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Kenya-Somali row: Has a phone call brought peace?

Kenya accused its neighbour of staging an "unwarranted attack" on its territory. (BBC News)


Babacar Sarr: How did an international footballer become a wanted man - then disappear?

Babacar Sarr is on the run from rape accusations in Norway. (BBC News)


Coronavirus: What misinformation has spread in Africa?

Which claims about the coronavirus are gaining the most traction in Africa? (BBC News)


Nine footballers die in Guinea bus crash

A bus crash in Guinea results in the deaths of nine players from second division side Etoile de Guinee. (BBC News)


Coronavirus: South Africa's President Ramaphosa warns of crisis

The first case in South Africa has been detected in a 38-year-old who visited Italy with his wife. (BBC News)


Nigeria housing: 'I live in a floating slum' in Lagos

Millions of Nigerians live in flimsy housing under very precarious circumstances. (BBC News)


The Ethiopian man leading the fight against the coronavirus

As World Health Organization chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has people hanging on his every word. (BBC News)


Letter from Africa: Fake news and Nigeria's media

He was pilloried after a false story circulated that he had thrown a tantrum at the US consulate. (BBC News)


Cameroonian filmmaker: 'Why I made a film for £5,000'

Olivier Assoua migrated to Europe at 16 - years later he returned to Cameroon to make a film about migration. (BBC News)


War of words as Nigerian English recognised by Oxford English Dictionary

Not everyone is happy that the Oxford English Dictionary now includes several unique Nigerian words. (BBC News)


The Ethiopians returning home to start businesses

The Ethiopian government is asking citizens living abroad to return home and help expand its economy. (BBC News)


Coronavirus: How ready is Africa for an outbreak of Covid-19?

Africa is yet to suffer a major outbreak of the coronavirus Covid 19, but if it did strike the consequences could be catastrophic. BBC correspondents around the continent explain. (BBC News)


Coronavirus: South Africa's economic victims

How a health crisis on the other side of the world spelled disaster for a South African industry. (BBC News)


Nneamaka Anyanwu: 'I'm empowering girls through basketball'

Nneamaka Anyanwu started an initiative to help underprivileged girls in Nigeria through basketball. (BBC News)


Why are Kenyan pupils not getting enough sleep?

Kenyan pupils are increasingly being asked to be at school by 6:30am despite classes not starting until 8am. (BBC News)


Training troops for the 'world's most dangerous' peacekeeping mission

The British Army is preparing to send troops into Mali, to join a UN peacekeeping mission. (BBC News)


The music teacher who makes his own trombones

Dan Abisi learnt how to make brass instruments after he noticed a rise in popularity in schools. (BBC News)


Feminists Rewrite Their Realities Across the Global Map

Laila Malik is Information, Communication and Media Coordinator, Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)

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VIDEO: I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights

The narrative surrounding women’s rights in 2020 carries much hope and possibility. This year’s International Women’s Day, bearing the theme “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights,” falls on the celebration’s 110th anniversary. The occasion is monumental, and with 10 years remaining to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, such milestone moments will be written […]

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Landmark deep-sea mission to boost ocean action

A deep-sea scientific mission to uncharted depths in the Maldives and Seychelles will gather valuable data to support the Commonwealth Blue Charter on ocean action and train local scientists. The newest Commonwealth member country, Maldives, has joined Seychelles to launch a major joint scientific expedition to investigate unexplored depths of the Indian Ocean. The ground-breaking […]

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Sticky Floors, Glass Ceilings & Biased Barriers: the Architecture of Gender Inequality

This article is part of special IPS coverage of International Women’s Day on March 8 2020

 

Pedro Conceição is Director of the Human Development Report Office, UNDP

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On 8th March – and All the Other Days: Each for Equal

This article is part of special IPS coverage of International Women’s Day on March 8 2020

 

Gender equality is a basic human right and a prerequisite for sustainable development, so why does inequality persist in so many countries, and what can we all do to address it?

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Want to Go for Inclusive Climate Action? Then Start with Integrating Gender Equality into Climate Finance

This article is part of special IPS coverage of International Women’s Day on March 8 2020

 

Verania Chao is Programme Specialist, Climate Change and Gender Equality/Inclusion, UNDP and Koh Miyaoi is UNDP Asia-Pacific Gender Team Leader/Regional Gender Advisor

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Realising Women’s Rights Difficult for Africa’s Fragile States

This article is part of special IPS coverage of International Women’s Day on March 8 2020

 

The world marks International Women’s Day on Mar. 8 under the theme I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights. IPS takes a look at the complex challenges facing African women.

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Q&A: Learning Diplomacy From Flipping Burgers at McDonald’s

This article is part of special IPS coverage of International Women’s Day on March 8 2020

 

For International Women’s Day, IPS UN is featuring female permanent representatives who to share about their work, inspiration and challenges in an otherwise male-dominated field. This profile is part of the series.

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Target Men to Reach Our HIV Goals

Women are the face of HIV in Africa, yet four of every 10 persons living with HIV in East and Southern Africa are men. Despite higher rates of HIV infection among women, more men living with HIV are dying. Men are often left behind by programs that aim to reduce HIV rates as well as […]

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Slavery Modernises, Adapts to Stay Alive in Brazil

“Slave labour is not declining; it has taken on new forms and is growing; it expanded to new sectors where it did not previously exist,” said Ivanete da Silva Sousa, an activist in the fight against modern-day slavery in northern Brazil. This scourge expanded from livestock farming, charcoal and sugar production and other rural activities […]

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Many Milestones but Painfully Slow Progress Towards Gender Equality

This article is part of special IPS coverage of International Women’s Day on March 8 2020

 

Farhana Haque Rahman is Senior Vice President of IPS Inter Press Service; a journalist and communications expert, she is a former senior official of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

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There Can Be No Green Peace Without Gender Equality

This article is part of special IPS coverage of International Women’s Day on March 8 2020

 

Jennifer Morgan is the Executive Director of Greenpeace International

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The Future Pacific Island Children Want

For 13-year-old Karen Semens, growing up on Pohnpei — one of the four main island states in the Federated States of Micronesia, which comprises of more than 600 islands in the western Pacific Ocean — the main challenge is being a girl. “In our culture, girls don’t have the same rights and opportunities nor do […]

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Q&A: ‘Place Gender Equality at the Heart of our Work’

This article is part of special IPS coverage of International Women’s Day on March 8 2020

 

For International Women’s Day, IPS United Nations is featuring female permanent representatives who to share about their work, inspiration and challenges in an otherwise male-dominated field. This is the first in the series.

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