News headlines in March 2014, page 2

  1. OP-ED: Egypt’s Death Sentences Test U.S. Resolve

    Friday, March 28, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Mar 28 (IPS) - The summary mass trial and sentencing of 529 Egyptians to death this week is yet another example of Egypt's descent into lawlessness and blatant miscarriage of justice.

  2. 20 Years On - Rwanda Uses Genocide Reconciliation to Boost Economic Growth

    Friday, March 28, 2014

    KIGALI, Mar 28 (IPS) - It's almost 20 years now since Sylidio Gashirabake, a Hutu, was a perpetrator in Rwanda's genocide. It's also almost 20 years since his neighbour, Augustin Kabogo, a Tutsi, lost his sister and family in the violence. But today, both men work side-by-side in their joint business venture in Kirehe district in southeastern Rwanda.

  3. To Spy To Live

    Friday, March 28, 2014

    GAZA CITY, Mar 28 (IPS) - "If you want to live and receive medical treatment, you have my number, so you can call me and agree to my request. You will then get medical help, and survive." The request, the patient said, was from an Israeli intelligence officer looking to recruit him in exchange for treatment.

  4. Executions on the Upswing

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 27 (IPS) - The number of recorded executions carried out worldwide rose 14 percent last year, as anti-terrorism measures in Iraq and hardline drug polices in Iran accounted for more than half of all reported government-sanctioned killings in 2013.

  5. Drugmakers Agree to U.S. Ban on Livestock Antibiotics

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Mar 27 (IPS) - Pharmaceutical companies have overwhelmingly agreed to new U.S. government guidelines aimed at decreasing the use of antibiotics in the raising of livestock, new data shows.

  6. In Venezuela, a Popular Uprising, or Class Warfare?

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 27 (IPS) - This much is known: at least 33 people are dead and 461 have been wounded. The rest – questions of who, why and what next for Venezuela – has largely been a matter of speculation.

  7. Ugandans Fight for the Right to Access Their Own Medical Records

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

    KAMPALA, Mar 27 (IPS) - Dressed in a white dress with black polka dots and pink and red carnations, white knee-high socks and matching patent shoes, Babirye, recently celebrated her second birthday. 

  8. Look Who’s Helping Olive Ridley

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

    GANJAM, India, Mar 27 (IPS) - When Olive Ridley sea turtles nest on the beach in his village, little Warthy Raju can barely wait for the millions of hatchlings, with their three-inch shells and thumb-sized heads, to scramble out.

  9. Côte d’Ivoire’s Middle Class - Growing or Disappearing?

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

    ABIDJAN, Mar 27 (IPS) - "I'm middle class. Definitively," Sonia Anoh, a young and independent 30-year-old Ivorian tells IPS. Anoh has a master's degree, earns 1,470 dollars a month working in marketing, lives alone, owns a car and is now shopping for a home. 

  10. A Call for Universal Access to Safe, Legal Abortion

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Mar 26 (IPS) - Lawmakers and civil society leaders from over 30 countries are calling for universal access to safe, legal abortion.