News headlines in May 2014, page 3

  1. Offsets to Cushion South African Carbon Tax

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    CAPE TOWN, May 28 (IPS) - To curb greenhouse gas emissions, South Africa wants to put a tax on carbon emissions from big polluters.

  2. Indian Girls Break Taboos on Menstrual Hygiene

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    BETTIAH, India, May 28 (IPS) - Fifteen-year-old Nasreen Jehan, a student in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, proudly flaunts a yellow and red beaded bracelet encircling her wrist. This humble accessory, she tells IPS, is her most treasured possession.

  3. Obama Announces Final Afghanistan Withdrawal by End-2016

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    WASHINGTON, May 28 (IPS) - U.S. President Barack Obama announced Tuesday his intention to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2016.

  4. Schools Reflect Segregation in Chile’s Educational System

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  5. Poetry, Politics and the French Far Right

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    PARIS, May 27 (IPS) - As acclaimed writers arrived in France this week for an international poetry festival, many expressed shock at finding that 25 percent of the country's vote had gone to a far-right party in elections for the European Parliament.

  6. Somalia Warns Kenyan Refugee Expulsion Will Lead to ‘Chaos and Anarchy'

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    NAIROBI, May 27 (IPS) - Somalia's Minister for Interior and Federalism Affairs Mohamud Moalim Yahye has told IPS that the hasty repatriation and mass deportation of its citizens by Kenya could compromise recent, critical security improvements made by regional governments against the Islamic extremist group, Al-Shabaab.

  7. Burundi Headed for Election Turmoil as Ruling Party Allegedly Arms Youth Wing

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    BUJUMBURA, May 27 (IPS) - Burundi could be heading for political violence ahead of the 2015 elections amid allegations that the ruling National Council for the Defence of Democracy-Forces for Defence of Democracy (CNDD-FDD) has been arming its youth wing.

  8. Wary of Climate Change, Indonesia Looks to Lawmakers for Solutions

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    JAKARTA, May 27 (IPS) - Comprised of over 17,000 islands that are highly susceptible to rising seas, Indonesia is taking stock of its position as the world's third leading emitter of greenhouse gases after the United States and China.

  9. Protests Threaten to Paralyse Brazil Ahead of World Cup

    Monday, May 26, 2014

    RIO DE JANEIRO, May 26 (IPS) - As the FIFA World Cup approaches, the streets of Brazil are heating up with strikes and demonstrations, and there are worries that the social unrest could escalate into a wave of protests similar to the ones that shook the country in June 2013.

  10. Divided Opinions on Feasibility of Kenya’s Option B+ Roll Out

    Monday, May 26, 2014

    NAIROBI, May 26 (IPS) - Kenya's health sector has been facing significant challenges, ranging from a shortage of health care providers to a series of labor strikes. The problems have not only disrupted health services, but have HIV experts divided on whether to roll out Option B+ nationwide or just to pilot it in high volume facilities such as major referral hospitals.