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  1. African Development Bank plans to Make the Continent a World leader in Renewables

    Monday, November 11, 2019

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 11 (IPS) - Africa, where close to half of its 1.2 billion have access to electricityis set to become a world leader in renewable energy. As global business and development leaders met in Johannesburg, South Africa, to attend the Africa Investment Forum (AIF), one of the key focuses of the deals being discussed was around sustainable, renewable energy.

  2. The Slippery Slope to Autonomous Killing Machines

    Monday, November 11, 2019

    UTRECHT, The Netherlands, Nov 11 (IPS) - Would you trust an algorithm with your life? If that thought makes you uncomfortable, then you should be concerned about the artificial intelligence (AI) arms race that is secretly taking off, fueled by the arms industry.

  3. Call to Action as Thousands Breathe New Life to the Cairo Promise at ICPD 25 Summit in Nairobi This Week

    Monday, November 11, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 11 (IPS) - Every day 830 women die while giving life. At least 33,000 girls are forced into child marriage with 11,000 girls undergoing female genital mutilation. These are some of the cruel realities young women face every day. However, there is renewed hope that delegates expected to attend the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Nairobi this week will re-energise and breathe new life to the Cairo Promise.

  4. Central America - Fertile Ground for Human Trafficking

    Friday, November 08, 2019

    SAN SALVADOR, Nov 08 (IPS) - Central America is an impoverished region rife with gang violence and human trafficking - the third largest crime industry in the world - as a major source of migrants heading towards the United States.

  5. UN Peacekeeping Should Not Violate Charter or Principles of Sovereignty of Member States

    Friday, November 08, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 08 (IPS) - Given the political, economic and social exigencies of contemporary peacekeeping, it is important that the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) remains engaged in the process.

  6. Mo Money Mo Solutions - the African Development Bank Ready to Double Investment Across the Continent

    Friday, November 08, 2019

    COTONOU, Benin, Nov 08 (IPS) - Buses carrying cross-border traders and goods from Cotonou in Benin to the Malian capital of Bamako in Mali have recently been using the Lomé route — traveling through the capital of Togo and then getting onto the Ouagadougou corridor on their way to the Malian capital.

  7. Zimbabwe’s Inflation Makes it Hard to Keep Track of Cost of Living

    Friday, November 08, 2019

    HARARE, Nov 08 (IPS) - Stung by the country's spiralling inflation, Zimbabwe's government workers took to the streets this week for the first ever police-sectioned march demanding improved wages.

  8. Can India's Solar Gift Help a Cash-Strapped UN?

    Friday, November 08, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 08 (IPS) - While the UN grapples with weighty global matters, can an Indian gift solve an unlikely matter of great concern to journalists and staffers – a partial shutdown of an escalator as part of the world body's austerity measures?

  9. Nearly Half of Nepali Children Still Malnourished

    Friday, November 08, 2019

    KATHMANDU, Nov 08 (IPS) - Progress in reducing malnutrition has stalled. What can be done to ensure enough of the right food for all?For the first two decades after 1990, Nepal took great strides in reducing malnutrition. But progress has stalled.

  10. The Nairobi Summit Is about the Future of Humanity and Human Prosperity

    Friday, November 08, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 08 (IPS) - As we count down the remaining days to the opening of the Nairobi Summit or the International Conference for Population and Development(ICPD), I am confounded by how much humanity has managed to simultaneously empower more women than at any other time in history, while at the same time failing to see that ‘women's issues' are actually ‘everyone's issues'.

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