News headlines in July 2012, page 24

Overpopulation on Uganda’s Mount Elgon Kills Hundreds

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

BUDUDA, Uganda, Jul 04 (IPS) - The Ugandan government says it will forcibly remove people settling on the steep slopes of Mount Elgon in eastern Uganda’s Bududa District, as the growing population has resulted in increased landslides in recent years.

Fishermen Caught on a Political Hook

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

KARACHI, Jul 04 (IPS) - “The number will never come to zero and in a few months you will see as many captive fishermen, maybe even more to fill the prison barracks,” says Mohammad Ali Shah of the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF), following the release of more than 300 Indian fishermen from Pakistani jails.

Waste Not, Want Not — Providing for South Africa’s Food Security

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

As South Africa grapples with reducing its sanitation backlog, scientists seem to have found a way to reduce the build up while simultaneously combatting the country’s food insecurity. The solution? Safely using human waste as fertiliser.

Overpopulation on Uganda’s Mount Elgon Kills Hundreds

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

The Ugandan government says it will forcibly remove people settling on the steep slopes of Mount Elgon in eastern Uganda’s Bududa District, as the growing population has resulted in increased landslides in recent years.

FILM: Murder and Threats Can't Stop Fight for Gay Rights in Uganda

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 04 (IPS) - In Uganda, like in many sub-Saharan African countries, same-sex relationships are illegal and punishable by incarceration in prison for up to 14 years, legislation that is supported by a majority of Ugandans and influenced by the lobbying efforts of U.S. evangelical churches.

New World Bank Chief Backs Defunding Bangladesh Bridge Project

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

WASHINGTON, Jul 03 (IPS) - On Monday, his first day in office, new World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said he sees the institution's recent decision to pull out of a massive bridge project in Bangladesh as "appropriate".

Q&A: Changing Argentina’s Energy Mix Will Take Intelligence and Time

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

BUENOS AIRES, Jul 03 (IPS) - The recovery of state control over the oil company YPF was a strategic move for Argentina, which is highly dependent on fossil fuels. But the country needs to incorporate cleaner sources of energy, and this will take time, says energy expert Mariana Matranga in this interview.

Tests Point to Possible Arafat Poisoning

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

DOHA, Qatar, Jul 03 (IPS) - It was a scene that riveted the world for weeks: The ailing Yasser Arafat, first besieged by Israeli tanks in his Ramallah compound, then shuttled to Paris, where he spent his final days undergoing a barrage of medical tests in a French military hospital.

Canada Severely Curtails Refugee Health Care

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

MONTREAL, Jul 03 (IPS) - As major cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) came into effect across Canada last week, medical professionals say both refugees and the Canadian healthcare system as a whole will pay a heavy price.

Q&A: Sustainable Development Key to Reducing Drug Use

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 03 (IPS) - "Drugs and crime threaten one of our most important goals - to ensure sustainable development around the world," United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated on Jun. 26, during a General Assembly debate on drugs and crime  as a threat to development.

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