News headlines in April 2011, page 3

  1. WEST AFRICA: Building a Regional Response to Locusts

    Thursday, April 28, 2011

    The period between May and August is when farmers in the West African Sahel fear the arrival of swarms of locusts. This year, efforts to limit the devastation will be strengthened by coordination across the region thanks to the Africa Project to Combat Locust Invasions.

  2. BANGLADESH: Women Defy Islamic Clergy

    Thursday, April 28, 2011

    Bangladeshi women are pushing government to implement the recently approved National Women Development Policy (NWDP) 2011, which has met with strong resistance from Islamic clergy.

  3. MIDEAST: Countdown to Birth of New Nation Begins

    Thursday, April 28, 2011

    The countdown to the birth of an independent Palestinian state continues as September approaches. Although the new state will have the moral support of the majority of the international community, Israel’s lack of flexibility - supported by a possible U.S. veto - could stymie any recognition of permanent borders by the U.N. Security Council.

  4. PAKISTAN: Health Workers Without Maternity Leave

    Wednesday, April 27, 2011

    Shazia Kiran is seven months pregnant with her third child and worried she might be unable to juggle her work and the responsibilities of caring for a newborn. But what worries her more is that she has no maternity benefits, and she has not received her salary as a Lady Health Worker (LHW) for the last three months.

  5. BALKANS: Cornered Hopelessly at Work

    Wednesday, April 27, 2011

    Katka Ceh has been selling vegetables at Pancevo’s open-air market since losing her job as a pre-school teacher in the nearby village of Kovacica more than a year ago.

  6. /CORRECTED REPEAT*/DEVELOPMENT: IBSA Fund Packs Small But Sustainable Punches

    Wednesday, April 27, 2011

    Despite only three million dollars a year coming into the India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Fund for Poverty and Hunger Alleviation, it aims to pack punches above its weight with small but sustainable projects.

  7. Brazil at Risk of Agrarian Counter-Reform

    Wednesday, April 27, 2011

    A process of 'agrarian counter-reform' is taking place in Brazil, according to activist João Pedro Stédile, a leader of the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST).

  8. Brazil at Risk of Agrarian Counter-Reform

    Wednesday, April 27, 2011

    A process of 'agrarian counter-reform' is taking place in Brazil, according to activist João Pedro Stédile, a leader of the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST).

  9. Battle Continues for Libya's Misurata

    Wednesday, April 27, 2011

    Libya's opposition fighters are battling Muammar Gaddafi's forces on the country's western border, while fighting continues in the besieged city of Misurata.

  10. ARGENTINA: Free Books in Public Places to Woo Readers

    Wednesday, April 27, 2011

    'This book has not been lost. It has no owner; it is part of the Argentine Free Book Movement, and it was left in this place so that you would find it.'