News headlines in November 2011, page 3

  1. CLIMATE CHANGE-AFRICA: Farming By Phone

    Wednesday, November 30, 2011

    Francis Mburu used to keep indigenous cattle in Entasopia village in the semi- arid Kajiado region, 160 kilometres southwest of Nairobi. However, increasing temperatures and frequent droughts in Kenya have made this difficult in recent years.

  2. Clinton Champions Gender Agenda at Busan

    Wednesday, November 30, 2011

    Women toil in the fields for most of their lives producing food and strengthening the largely agricultural economy of African countries, but when their fathers, husbands or older sons die, they are no longer welcome on land they may have tended for years.

  3. AFGHANISTAN: False Intelligence, True Tragedies

    Wednesday, November 30, 2011

    A night raid in Hakimabad in the heart of eastern Nangarhar province shows the face of U.S.-led presence in Afghanistan, and what it means to local people.

  4. ISRAEL: Eritreans Flee From Dictatorship to Detention

    Wednesday, November 30, 2011

    Standing across the street from the American embassy in Tel Aviv, more than 200 Eritrean asylum seekers chanted 'Yes to justice! Yes to humanity!', and demanded international intervention to stop torture camps in the Egyptian Sinai. Protests by African asylum seekers in Israel are growing, in the face of increasingly tough policies by the Israelis.

  5. Will Texas Execute Man, Despite Untested Evidence?

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011

    To date, 138 people have been exonerated from death row in the United States. That figure represents 11 percent of the 1,277 executions carried out since the reinstatement of the death penalty in the country in 1976.

  6. Nicaragua Sows Quality Seeds to Reap Quantity

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011

    'Using high quality seed, I harvested 20 quintals (one quintal = 100 pounds), while with ordinary seed I only get 10 quintals,' Vilma Rodríguez, a beneficiary of a seed production programme in the northwestern Nicaraguan province of Estelí, told IPS.

  7. Aid Dependency on the Decline

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011

    Poor countries have depended on rich nations to supplement their sector budget without which millions of people would have continued to live in abject poverty. Have the years of funding made these countries any less dependent?

  8. Forest-Dependent Communities Lobby for End of REDD+

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011

    Organisations working with indigenous peoples living in forests say the United Nations programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD+) is just another way for big corporates to reap huge profits.

  9. Lessons from the Andes on Budgeting to Close the Gender Gap

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011

    Three countries in South America's Andean region, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru, have a great deal to teach and share with those meeting in Busan, South Korean this week to discuss, among other things, how to make sure that development aid incorporates a gender focus in order to be effective.

  10. ‘Nothing at Busan for African Women, Children’

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011

    Although there has been considerable progress towards reducing maternal and infant mortality, millions of women and children in Africa are still in need of better health services, food and sanitation.