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  1. Biofortified Crops Improve Farmers’ Livelihoods in Zimbabwe

    Monday, January 27, 2020

    HARARE, Zimbabwe, Jan 27 (IPS) - HarvestPlus* Steven Seremwe, who is 57 years old, was retrenched from his job as an administrator at Lake Shore Missions in 2012. He decided to focus on farming, and he started growing various crops—white maize, sugar beans, and sweet potatoes, among others—for consumption and sale.

  2. US-Iran Confrontation & Implications for India

    Monday, January 27, 2020

    NEW DELHI, Jan 27 (IPS) - Simi Mehta holds a PhD in American Studies from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She was a Fulbright Fellow at the Ohio State UniversityThe unease in the relations between the US and Iran have been in the international news for around a month now. Both sides have not shied away from using outright methods of warfare like the use of ballistic missiles and assassinations, along with attempts at economic and diplomatic sanctions.

  3. China Ranked World’s Second Largest Arms Producer Trailing Behind US

    Monday, January 27, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 27 (IPS) - Donald Trump, the vociferously unpredictable US president, has long chastised China for seeking "unfair" advantage over trade and tariffs, violating intellectual property rights and "manipulating" the country's currency to its advantage.

  4. Inequality, Stagnation and Instability ‒ the New Normal for Finance Capitalism

    Friday, January 24, 2020

    GENEVA, Jan 24 (IPS) - The failure of large-scale bailout operations, historically low interest rates and rapid injection of liquidity to bring about a strong recovery from the 2008-2009 financial crisis and recession created a widespread concern that advanced economies suffered from a chronic demand gap and faced the spectre of stagnation.

  5. Nature Losses Threaten Emerging Economies

    Friday, January 24, 2020

    Jan 24 (IPS) - More than half of worldwide GDP is moderately or highly dependent on nature, putting biodiversity loss among the top five risks to the global economy, according to a report presented at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

  6. When UN’s Cash Crisis Undermines Human Rights, Are the World’s Torturers the Key Beneficiaries?

    Friday, January 24, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 24 (IPS) - The UN's ongoing cash crisis, which has virtually destabilized the Organization's day-to-day operations, has also undermined the human rights mandate of the Geneva-based Human Rights Council (HRC).

  7. At the International Summit on Balanced & Inclusive Education: A Call to Transform Globally

    Friday, January 24, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 24 (IPS) - In an increasingly unequal and divided world, what role can education play to achieve sustainable development globally?

  8. Experts laud International Court of Justice Order on Myanmar to Halt all Genocidal Conduct

    Friday, January 24, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 24 (IPS) - In a groundbreaking and much anticipated ruling delivered on Thursday, the International Court of Justice demanded that Myanmar halt all measures that contribute to the genocide of the Rohingya community. 

  9. Am I Abused or Am I a Failure to Adjust? - A Migrant’s Story

    Friday, January 24, 2020

    NEW YORK, Jan 24 (IPS) - Every year hundreds of immigrants leave their homes and trail to a land of dream and hope where they aspire to find peace, happiness and sometimes a little bit of safety compared to what they leave behind.

  10. Top UN Court Orders Myanmar to Protect Rohingya from Genocide

    Thursday, January 23, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 23 (IPS) - Myanmar must take steps to protect its minority Rohingya population, the top UN court unanimously ruled on Thursday.

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