News headlines in January 2015, page 3

  1. Developing Nations Write Hopeful New Chapters in a Toxic Legacy

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    NEW YORK, Jan 27 (IPS) - The village of Dong Mai in Vietnam's agricultural heartland had a serious problem.

  2. OPINION: The Corporate Takeover of Ukrainian Agriculture

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    OAKLAND, United States, Jan 27 (IPS) - At the same time as the United States, Canada and the European Union announced a set of new sanctions against Russia in mid-December last year, Ukraine received 350 million dollars in U.S. military aid, coming on top of a one billion dollar aid package approved by the U.S. Congress in March 2014. 

  3. Zimbabwe Battles with Energy Poverty

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015

  4. Cuba and U.S. Skirt Obstacles to Normalisation of Ties

    Monday, January 26, 2015

    HAVANA, Jan 26 (IPS) - The biggest discrepancies in the first meeting to normalise relations between Cuba and the United States, after more than half a century, were over the issue of human rights. But what stood out in the talks was a keen interest in forging ahead, in a process led by two women.

  5. OPINION: Looking Two Steps Ahead into Saudi Arabia’s Future

    Monday, January 26, 2015

    WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (IPS) - Much has been written about King Abdullah's legacy and what Saudi Arabia accomplished or failed to accomplish during his reign in terms of reform and human rights. Very little has been written about the role that Muhammad bin Nayef, the newly appointed deputy to the crown prince, could play in the new Saudi Arabia under King Salman.

  6. Africa’s Rural Women Must Count in Water Management

    Monday, January 26, 2015

    NAIROBI, Jan 26 (IPS) - More women's voices are being heard at international platforms to address the post-2015 water agenda, as witnessed at the recently concluded international U.N International Water Conference held from Jan. 15 to 17 in Zaragoza, Spain.

  7. Renewables Can Benefit Water, Energy and Food Nexus

    Monday, January 26, 2015

    ABU DHABI, Jan 26 (IPS) - With global energy needs projected to increase by 35 percent by 2035, a new report says meeting this demand could increase water withdrawals in the energy sector unless more cost effective renewable energy sources are deployed in power, water and food production.

  8. Not Without Our Daughters: Lambada Women Fight Infanticide and Child Trafficking

    Monday, January 26, 2015

    CHANDAMPET, India, Jan 26 (IPS) - At 11 years of age, Banawat Gangotri already has four years of work experience as a farm labourer. The child, a member of the nomadic Lambada community from the village of Bugga Thanda in India's southern Telangana state, plucked cotton and chillies from nine a.m. until 5 p.m. for about a dollar daily.

  9. Aboriginal Businesses Stimulate Positive Change in Australia

    Monday, January 26, 2015

    MOSSMAN, Queensland, Australia, Jan 26 (IPS) - Roy Roger Gibson, an indigenous Kuku Yalanji elder, would watch thousands of tourists and vehicles trampling his pristine land while working on the sugarcane fields in Far North Queensland. His people were suffering and their culture was being eroded. The native wildlife was disappearing. He dreamt of turning this around.

  10. Zimbabwe Faces Troubling Spike in Cases of Multi-Drug Resistant TB

    Sunday, January 25, 2015

    HARARE, Jan 25 (IPS) - About eight years ago, 44-year-old Tilda Chihota was struck with tuberculosis which kept her bed-ridden for over six months at her rural home in Zimbabwe's Mwenezi district, 144 kilometres southwest of Masvingo, the country's oldest town.