News headlines in December 2014, page 4

  1. Kenya’s Economy Sees Growth at Top But No ‘Trickle-Down’

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    NAIROBI, Dic 17 (IPS) - David Kamau is a small-scale maize farmer in Nyeri, Central Kenya, some 153 kms from the capital Nairobi. He recently diversified into carrot farming but is still not making a profit.

  2. Aboriginal Knowledge Could Unlock Climate Solutions

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    CAIRNS, Queensland, Dic 17 (IPS) - As a child growing up in Far North Queensland, William Clark Enoch would know the crabs were biting when certain trees blossomed, but now, at age 51, he is noticing visible changes in his environment such as frequent storms, soil erosion, salinity in fresh water and ocean acidification.

  3. UNIDO Development Initiative Gains Momentum in ACP Nations

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    BRUSSELS, Dic 17 (IPS) - The inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) initiative of the U.N. Industrial Development Organisation to promote industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalisation and environmental sustainability is gaining momentum in the countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group. 

  4. ‘Record’ Illicit Money Lost by Developing Countries Triples in a Decade

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Dic 16 (IPS) - Developing countries are losing money through illicit channels at twice the rate at which their economies are growing, according to new estimates released Tuesday. Further, the total volume of these lost funds appears to be rapidly expanding.

  5. Russian Arms Producers Move Ahead of Western Rivals

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, Dic 16 (IPS) - The world's top 100 arms producing companies racked up 402 billion dollars in weapons sales and military services in 2013, according to the latest figures released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

  6. OPINION: Give Peace a Chance – Run with Youth

    Monday, December 15, 2014

    JUBA, Dic 15 (IPS) - Rambang "Raymond" Tot Deng was 18 and attending his final year of school when fighting erupted in South Sudan's capital Juba, one year ago. In the ensuing violence, as Raymond's schoolbooks burned, thousands of South Sudanese were killed, including two of his cousins.

  7. Nigeria struggles to care for its adolescents living with HIV

    Monday, December 15, 2014

    Dic 15 (IPS) - HIV among teenagers is devastating families in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa, where AIDS has become the No. 1 killer of adolescents.

  8. The Sad Future of Our Planet

    Monday, December 15, 2014

  9. Filipino Children Make Gains on Paper, But Reality Lags Behind

    Monday, December 15, 2014

    MANILA, Dic 15 (IPS) - Mae Baez sees some of the darkest sides of communications technology.

  10. Dirty Energy Reliance Undercuts U.S., Canada Rhetoric at Climate Talks

    Saturday, December 13, 2014

    LIMA, Dic 13 (IPS) - While U.S. and Canadian officials delivered speeches about how the world needs to step up to their responsibilities at the U.N. climate negotiations in Lima, Peru, activists from North America demanded clear answers back home on their governments' relationships with fossil fuel corporations, as well as the future of several major oil projects across the continent.