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Since its inception, back in 1964, IPS has believed in the role of information as a precondition for lifting communities out of poverty and marginalization. This belief is reflected in our historic mission: “giving a voice to the voiceless”– acting as a communication channel that privileges the voices and the concerns of the poorest and creates a climate of understanding, accountability and participation around development, promoting a new international information order.
Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso: Climate Change Triggers Rural Exodus

Ibrahim Harouna and his neighbours sit under a tree at his uncle’s house, playing chess and chatting amid the simmering heat of...
Mobile data Africa

Africans Charged More Than 3.5 Times The “Affordable” Rate For Mobile Data

People living in Africa are charged an average of 7.1 per cent of their monthly salary for a gigabyte (GB) of mobile data,...
Nutrition Africa

Nutrition: The Best Investment For A Developing Africa

There is evident correlation between countries with high levels of children under five years of age who are stunted or wasted and...
African Farmers

Agro-Tech Offers Answers For African Farmers At Iowa Meet

Experts vaunted new strains of seeds, drone aircraft and other technological breakthroughs as solutions-in-the-making for farmers in Africa, where hunger, drought and...
Desertification

Q&A: Holistic Land Management – Only A Movement Can Prevent Desertification

Desertification is not cheap. It has social, cultural, environmental and of course economic costs to reverse what it destroys.

Let Plants Be Thy Medicine – You Are What You Eat

United Nations World Food Day is celebrated around the world on October 16 under the theme: “Our Actions ARE Our Future. Healthy...
Africa’s Mineral Wealth

Africa’s Mineral Wealth May Just Have To Stay In The Ground To Protect A...

As a result of climate change, resource extraction industries in Africa will be impacted by asset stranding, researchers say.
African Development Bank

African Development Bank Plans For A Self-sufficient, Integrated And Industrialised Continent

Arama Sire Camara, a fruit and vegetable seller in the province of Kindia, some 135 km from the Guinean capital of Conakry,...
video

‘I Want My Kids To Know What A Rhino And Turtle Are’ – #ClimateStrike...

From Nigeria, to Kenya to the Democratic Republic of Congo, to South Africa, thousands of African climate campaigners have taken to the...
Ugandan Students

Ugandan Students Turn Waste To Wealth

Namugongo is a lush, forested community in central Uganda where tall trees are home to colourful birds and noisy monkeys.
Africa’s Food Economy

SME’s The Main Drivers Of Africa’s Food Economy

Viola Kiptanui, a resident of Langas estate in the outskirts of Kenya’s Eldoret town, has discovered a new way of life –...
Tree Planting Africa

What Would It Really Take To Plant A Trillion Trees?

Tree planting is capturing the minds of those who look for fast climate action. Earlier this month, the Ethiopian Government announced a...
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