News headlines in June 2011, page 5

  1. UNICEF Leads 'Back to School' Initiative in Cote d'Ivoire

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011

    When the five-month-old political standoff in Cote d'Ivoire came to an end in early April, the strife-torn West African nation was expected to return to normal - later than sooner.

  2. COLOMBIA: Kidnapped in No Man's Land

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011

    'Today we are launching the new campaign for demobilisation in Caguán. Planting seeds of hope against the terror of the FARC,' Colombian Defence Minister Rodrigo Rivera recently wrote in his Twitter account.

  3. Tourism, Climate Change - Threats to Antarctic Wilderness

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011

    Too many tourists and too much climate change are the main concerns of environmental organisations and the governments of signatory countries of the Antarctic Treaty, which came into effect 50 years ago.

  4. UGANDA-HEALTH: When Women go Without Needed Contraceptives

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011

    When the monthly contraceptive injection that Bernadette Asiimwe, a mother of four, got from government health centres in western Uganda was out of stock for weeks, she fell pregnant with her fifth child.

  5. Africa-Wide Trade Zone Could Boost South-South Cooperation

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011

    The plan to create a new 26-nation liberalised trade zone for Africa, spanning the length of the continent from Cape to Cairo, could open up more possibilities for South-South cooperation that would benefit Africans.

  6. BANGLADESH: Child Smugglers Risk Life for a Few Dollars

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011

    Thirteen-year-old Jamal is a Bangladeshi bootlegger who carries goods from Haridaspur town in the Indian state of West Bengal to the border district of Jessore in southwest Bangladesh, playing cat-and-mouse with Indian frontier guards every day.

  7. ZIMBABWE: Harvesting Water for Food Security

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011

    Earth mounds running across her field hold back the water that Caroline Ndlovu uses to grow maize, pumpkins, beans and watermelons long after the short rainy season in this arid part of Zimbabwe.

  8. INDIA: With No IT Sector, Kashmir Lags Behind

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011

    At a time when information technology has revolutionised life across the globe, Kashmir in north India lags behind the rest of the country, and the world, because it has no IT industry to speak of.

  9. MIDEAST: A Zionist Way to Back Palestinians

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011

    To many people Rabbi Arik Ascherman would appear to be a contradiction in terms. He is an ardent Zionist and religious Jew who believes that God made a covenant with the Jewish people and the Land of Israel. But the core of Ascherman’s Zionist ideology revolves around fighting for human rights, especially those of the Palestinians.

  10. Mauritania Could Lose Its Capital City to the Sea

    Monday, June 27, 2011

    For the past five years, water has been seeping out of the ground beneath parts of Nouakchott, undermining foundations and transforming some areas of the Mauritanian capital into uninhabitable marshes.