News headlines in August 2016, page 2

  1. Kenya Has Made Impressive Gains Under New Constitution, but the Hard Work is Just Beginning

    Friday, August 26, 2016

    NAIROBI, Aug 26 (IPS) - On August 27 Kenyans will be celebrating not just the promulgation of the new Constitution six years ago, but also the tangible gains made throughout the country.

  2. Chatterjee, new Resident Coordinator, to lead 25 UN agencies in East Africa

    Friday, August 26, 2016

    NAIROBI, KENYA, Aug 26 (IPS) - Siddharth Chatterjee, the Representative of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) in Kenya, has been appointed UN Resident Coordinator, where he will lead and coordinate 25 UN agencies in East Africa. At the same time, he will also serve as the Resident Representative of the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

  3. Devastating Earthquake Demolishes Central Italy

    Thursday, August 25, 2016

    ROME, Aug 25 (IPS) - At 3.36am on  August 24, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake wreaked havoc and destruction in central Italy.

  4. Tracing War Missing Still a Dangerous Quest in Sri Lanka

    Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    MANNAR, Aug 24 (IPS) - As Sri Lanka readies to begin the grim task of searching for thousands of war missing, those doing the tracing on the ground say that they still face intimidation and threats while doing their work.

  5. The Lesser Sex

    Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    ROME, Aug 24 (IPS) - Sakina's  glare is empty. Her defeated, glassy eyes scan the room passively. The subdued silence and withered frame expose her fragility.

  6. Ships Bring Your Coffee, Snack and TV Set, But Also Pests and Diseases

    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    ROME, Aug 23 (IPS) - "Every evening, millions of people all over the world will settle into their armchairs to watch some TV after a hard day at work. Many will have a snack or something to drink…

  7. Smart Technologies Key to Youth Involvement in Agriculture

    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    BONN, Germany, Aug 23 (IPS) - She is only 24 and already running her father's farm with 110 milking cows. Cornelia Flatten sees herself as a farmer for the rest of her life.

  8. Concern over Profit-Oriented Approach to Biodiversity in Latin America

    Monday, August 22, 2016

    MEXICO CITY, Aug 22 (IPS) - In July 2015, the Mexican government granted a U.S. corporation permission for the use of genetic material obtained in Mexican territory for commercial and non-commercial purposes, in one of the cases that has fuelled concern in Latin America about the profit-oriented approach to biodiversity.

  9. US, EU Accused of Paying Lip Service to Global Arms Treaty

    Monday, August 22, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 22 (IPS) - The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which was aimed at curbing the flow of small arms and light weapons to war zones and politically-repressive regimes, is being openly violated by some of the world's arms suppliers, according to military analysts and human rights organizations.

  10. Breaking the Silence on Gender-Blind Transport

    Monday, August 22, 2016

    ROME, Aug 22 (IPS) - In today's "Post-Feminist" world, it is time to pose a fundamental question. If we are really raking in the liberating outcomes of a "gender-just" 21st century, why do the vast majority of young girls and women, the world over, continuously refuse to speak out in the face of verbal, sexual and physical harassment on public transport?