News headlines in November 2011, page 2

  1. Political Will — and Money — Needed for Disaster Management

    Wednesday, November 30, 2011

    Managing the impact of increased disasters due to climate change will only be possible if such efforts are led by local communities, say non-governmental organisations working in climate change.

  2. CLIMATE CHANGE: Kashmiri Farmers Left High and Dry

    Wednesday, November 30, 2011

    Sammad Sheikh of Tangchekh village in north Kashmir cannot understand why the rice fields that his family cultivated for generations are drying up.

  3. Observing Deforestation from Space

    Wednesday, November 30, 2011

    Global climate change can now be observed from space. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) launched a new technology that can survey the world’s forests via satellites and provide a more accurate, global picture of common threats to the environment, such as deforestation, degradation or illegal logging.

  4. Pakistan Calls NATO Raid 'Act of Aggression'

    Wednesday, November 30, 2011

    The Pakistani military has called the NATO cross-border air attack on a military checkpoint that killed 24 soldiers a deliberate act of aggression.

  5. TAJIKISTAN: President Taking a Press Beating in Dushanbe

    Wednesday, November 30, 2011

    Following a diplomatic faux pas that enraged Russia, the knives seem to be out for Tajikistan's long-time president, Imomali Rahmon.

  6. Q&A: 'Brazil's Foreign Aid Must Include Respect for Human Rights'

    Wednesday, November 30, 2011

    Amnesty International in Brazil will focus on the violence that plagues the favelas or shantytowns of this southern Brazilian city and the impact of construction work in preparation for the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016, to check that human rights are being respected.

  7. Lessons for Africa at Busan Aid Forum

    Wednesday, November 30, 2011

    There are many inspiring stories that delegates from Africa attending the ongoing Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness can take home to provide insights to their respective countries on making the transformation to middle-income economies.

  8. COLOMBIA: Worse than Fiction

    Wednesday, November 30, 2011

    A teenage love story is the fictional plot device in a new Colombian film, Silence in Paradise, about the all-too-real phenomenon of the 'false positives' — the euphemism used to describe army killings of young civilians passed off as guerrilla casualties.

  9. Business as Development Tool

    Wednesday, November 30, 2011

    The idea of business as an effective development tool is gaining ground at Busan where hundreds of experts are gathered to charter a new chapter in global aid amidst growing political and economic uncertainty among donors.

  10. EGYPT: ‘Army On Its Way Out’

    Wednesday, November 30, 2011

    Egyptians in Cairo and Alexandria went to the polls on Monday in the first parliamentary elections since the January 25 protest movement drove former president Hosni Mubarak from a 30-year grip on power.