News headlines in April 2015, page 3

  1. The U.N. at 70: A Time for Compliance

    Monday, April 27, 2015

    VICTORIA, British Columbia, Canada, Apr 27 (IPS) - At key anniversaries of the U.N., there have been calls for compliance with international instruments.

  2. Grenada Braces for Impacts of Climate Change

    Monday, April 27, 2015

  3. Middle East Conflicts Trigger New U.S.-Russia Arms Race

    Monday, April 27, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 27 (IPS) - The escalating military conflicts in the Middle East – and the month-long aerial bombings of Yemen by an Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia – have triggered a new arms race in the politically-volatile region.

  4. Opinion: Arab Youth Have No Trust in Democracy

    Monday, April 27, 2015

    ROME, Apr 27 (IPS) - The results of a survey of what 3,500 young people between the ages of 18 and 24 – in all Arab countries except Syria – feel about the current situation in the Middle East and North Africa have just been released.

  5. New Anti-Terrorism Law Batters Cameroonians Seeking Secession

    Sunday, April 26, 2015

    YAOUNDE, Apr 26 (IPS) - Cameroon's government under President Paul Biya is bearing down on a separatist movement fighting for the rights of a minority English-language region, using as its weapon a sweeping new anti-terrorism law introduced at the end of last year.

  6. Swelling Ethiopian Migration Casts Doubt on its Economic Miracle

    Saturday, April 25, 2015

    ADDIS ABABA, Apr 25 (IPS) - The 28 Ethiopian migrants of Christian faith murdered by the Islamic State (IS) on Apr. 19 in Libya had planned to cross the Mediterranean Sea in search of work in Europe.

  7. Kenyan Pastoralists Protest Wanton Destruction of Indigenous Forest

    Saturday, April 25, 2015

    NAIROBI, Apr 25 (IPS) - Armed with twigs and placards, enraged residents from a semi-pastoral community 360 km north of Kenya's capital, Nairobi, protested this week against wanton destruction of indigenous forest – their alternative source of livelihood.

  8. Push to Privatise Education in Global South Challenged

    Friday, April 24, 2015

    LONDON, Apr 24 (IPS) - The multinational education and publishing company Pearson PLC was challenged during its annual general meeting on Apr. 24 by representatives of civil society and trade union groups over various profit-driven programmes aimed at expanding private education in numerous countries in the global South. 

  9. U.N. Committee Gets ‘Unhindered Access’ to Azerbaijan’s Detention Centres – But Is it Enough?

    Friday, April 24, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 24 (IPS) - Months after being denied access to Azerbaijan's places of detention, the head of the United Nation's Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) announced Friday that his four-member delegation had successfully conducted investigations of Azerbaijani prisons, police stations and investigative isolation units.

  10. Media Watchdog Unveils Top Ten Worst Censors

    Friday, April 24, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 24 (IPS) - While technology has given millions greater freedom to express themselves, in the world's 10 most censored countries, this basic right exists only on paper, if at all.