News headlines in March 2014, page 4

  1. Zimbabwe’s Growing Electronic Waste Becomes a Real Danger

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    HARARE, Mar 25 (IPS) - Electronic waste in Zimbabwe is becoming "an emerging environmental crisis that is by and large unheralded," according to Steady Kangata, the education and publicity manager of the government-run Environmental Management Agency (EMA).

  2. Anger Rises Over Racism in India

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    NEW DELHI, Mar 25 (IPS) - L. Khino, 27, vividly remembers Christmas Eve at the Indian capital's famed Connaught Place shopping hub four years ago: the blinking lights, the buzzing crowd, the winter chill - and the salty taste of her tears.

  3. U.S. Joins Global Transparency Tide in Extractives Sector

    Monday, March 24, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Mar 24 (IPS) - An unusual combination of industry, government, investors and civil society here is celebrating the United States' initial acceptance into a prominent global initiative aimed at strengthening transparency and accountability in the extractives industry.

  4. The Uses of Ukraine

    Monday, March 24, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Mar 24 (IPS) - The observation that the Chinese characters for the word "crisis" combine the characters for "danger" and "opportunity" has become a staple of Washington foreign policy discourse for years.

  5. Women Seek Stand-Alone Goal for Gender in Post-2015 Agenda

    Monday, March 24, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 24 (IPS) - The 45-member U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) concluded its annual 10-day session Saturday with several key pronouncements, including on reproductive health, women's rights, sexual violence, female genital mutilation (FGM) and the role of women in implementing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  6. Putting Climate Polluters in the Dock

    Monday, March 24, 2014

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 24 (IPS) - Can Caribbean governments take legal action against other countries that they believe are warming the planet with devastating consequences?

  7. Zimbabwe Traverses a Rugged Political Terrain

    Monday, March 24, 2014

    HARARE, Mar 24 (IPS) - Leroy Muzamani from Zimbabwe's low income suburb, Highfield, sits with his chin resting on his hands.

  8. Beyond the Millennium Development Goals

    Monday, March 24, 2014

    GENEVA, Mar 24 (IPS) - The United Nations' Post-2015 Development Agenda should not simply extend the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), or reformulate the goals, but focus instead on global systemic reforms and secure an accommodating international environment for sustainable development.

  9. Sri Lanka Prepares for Geneva Showdown

    Monday, March 24, 2014

    COLOMBO, Mar 24 (IPS) - As Sri Lanka steadfastly refuses any external inquiry into human rights abuses allegedly committed when the government pushed a military victory over Tamil rebels in its decades-long sectarian conflict, right groups say the global community is left with no option but to push for an international investigation.

  10. Ukraine Confronts Another Split

    Sunday, March 23, 2014

    DONETSK, Ukraine, Mar 23 (IPS) - In Donetsk's Lenin Square, Yuroslav Korotenko keeps a constant vigil inside a tent erected just a few feet away from a massive statue of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin.