News headlines in April 2013, page 3

  1. Ivorian’s Snub Government

    Monday, April 29, 2013

    ABIDJAN, Apr 29 (IPS) - Last week's local elections in Côte d'Ivoire were supposed to be a contest between members of the current governing coalition. But in municipal races, independent candidates claimed more seats than either of the coalition's two main parties, suggesting possible dissatisfaction with President Alasanne Ouattara at the local level.

  2. Post-Conflict Trauma Haunts Solomon Islands

    Monday, April 29, 2013

    HONIARA, Solomon Islands, Apr 29 (IPS) - After ten years of working towards peace and reconciliation in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, following a five-year civil conflict known as the ‘Tensions' (1998-2003) which left 30,000 people displaced and hundreds unaccounted for, people now go about their daily lives in improved freedom and personal security. But below the surface, untreated post-conflict trauma continues to impact many individuals and communities.

  3. Bedouin Resist Israeli Shove

    Monday, April 29, 2013

    KHAN AL-AHMAR, Occupied West Bank, Apr 29 (IPS) - Dozens of metal and wooden tents cling to the rocky hillside, just outside of Jerusalem along the road leading to the Dead Sea, while the unmistakable red roofs of Israeli settlements peak out from behind opposite hilltops.

  4. Somali Journalist Living and Working on the Edge

    Monday, April 29, 2013

    MOGADISHU, Apr 29 (IPS) - When journalist Mohamed Ibrahim Rageh was shot by unknown assailants outside his home in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Apr. 22, his name was added to a list of four journalists who have been killed in this Horn of Africa nation since January.

  5. Leave It in the Ground, Climate Activists Demand

    Sunday, April 28, 2013

    UXBRIDGE, Canada, Apr 28 (IPS) - Nearly 70 percent of known reserves of oil, gas and coal must remain in the ground to avoid dangerous climate change. So why did the energy industry spend 674 billion dollars in 2012 looking for more?

  6. Christians Feel the Heat of Religious Intolerance

    Sunday, April 28, 2013

    LAHORE, Apr 28 (IPS) - Younas Gill, a self-employed tax accountant, sits on the pavement in Joseph Colony, Lahore, staring at the place where, until about a month ago, his home had stood.

  7. Greeks Fight Canadian Gold-Diggers

    Saturday, April 27, 2013

    HALKIDIKI, Greece, Apr 27 (IPS) - Any sense of tranquility that hangs around the mountain of Skouries in northern Greece, 80 km east of Greece's second largest city Thessaloniki, is a façade. Home to some of the oldest forests in Greece, the pristine region is now a battleground, as the local population takes on the Canadian mining giant Eldorado Gold Corporation and its local subsidiary, Hellas Gold.

  8. U.S. Cities Joining Push to Dump Fossil Fuel Investments

    Friday, April 26, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Apr 26 (IPS) - Nearly a dozen U.S. cities have announced their interest in withdrawing municipal investments from fossil fuel companies, joining a fast-growing movement among colleges and universities that supporters say is allowing citizens concerned with environmental degradation and global climate change to act in lieu of federal action from the U.S. Congress.

  9. No Consensus on Judicial Reforms in Argentine Congress

    Friday, April 26, 2013

    BUENOS AIRES, Apr 26 (IPS) - Comprehensive judicial reforms pushed by the government of Argentina on the argument that they will democratise the justice system are moving ahead in Congress in the midst of staunch resistance by the opposition, heated debate, and threats of future lawsuits challenging them as unconstitutional.

  10. U.N. Task Force Purges Stigmas on Sexual Rights

    Friday, April 26, 2013

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 26 (IPS) - Ishita Chaudhry spent the past 36 hours listening to U.N. delegates discuss population growth and development. She noticed that on "controversial" topics, such as sexual and reproductive rights, young people's voices often get lost.