News headlines in September 2016, page 2

  1. South Sudan and Uganda's Intertwined History of Violence

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota, USA, Sep 27 (IPS) - Uganda has and continues to play a major role in fueling the conflict in South Sudan. The recent events in South Sudan have brought that moral challenge into a very sharp focus.

  2. AfDB Injects USD 1 Billion to End Youth Unemployment in Africa

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    ROME, Sep 27 (IPS) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) together with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is embarking on the initiative "Jobs for Youth in Africa", aimed to put an end to youth unemployment in the continent by creating 8 million agribusiness jobs within five years. The president of the AfDB, a former Nigerian minister of agriculture, Akinwumi Adesina visited the Agripreneurs training centre at IITA today, and reiterated his commitment to the initiative.

  3. Unregulated Promotion of Mining in Malawi Brings Hazards and Hardships

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    LILONGWE, Sep 27 (IPS) - Nagomba E. is no longer young; her hip is giving her trouble and her back is stooped from years of bending over her corn and rice fields. Yet every morning, at the crack of dawn, the wiry 74-year-old sets out on a strenuous half-hour walk to fetch water from a nearby river so that her ailing husband can take a bath. Despite her limp, Nagomba moves fast and with the sure-footedness of a mountain goat.

  4. A Historic Day in Colombia

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    BOGOTA, Colombia, Sep 27 (IPS) - Betsaida and her family abandoned their home and a small business in the port of Tumaco, in the Pacific of Colombia, and were forced to follow the road that more than 7 million displaced Colombians have as a result of the armed conflict.

  5. What Does Leaving No One Behind Really Mean?

    Monday, September 26, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 26 (IPS) - One year after UN member states adopted the ambitious 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda their repeated vow to "leave no one behind" seems almost as idealistic and impractical as ever.

  6. Two years on, Peña Nieto cannot brush off Ayotzinapa stain

    Monday, September 26, 2016

    MEXICO CITY, Sep 26 (IPS) - There are certain events that mark a turning point in a country. The way a government decides to handle them defines the way they will go down in the history books.

  7. Canals Save Cambodian Farmers in Times of Drought

    Monday, September 26, 2016

    KAMPONG SPEU PROVINCE, Sep 26 (IPS) - In Kampong Speu province, when the wet weather doesn't come, as in other parts of Cambodia, it can affect whether food goes on the dinner table.

  8. Global South Address Sustainable Development Challenges

    Sunday, September 25, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 (IPS) - On Friday, a group of 134 developing nations, known as the Group of 77 (G77), came together for a meeting to address challenges and solutions in achieving sustainable development. In attendance were G-77 Foreign Ministers, the President of the General Assembly, the UN Secretary-General and other UN senior officials.

  9. Governments Band Together to Address Antibiotic Resistance

    Saturday, September 24, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 24 (IPS) - The looming threat of a world where even minor infections are deadly has led governments to commit to collective action against antibiotic resistance at the UN General Assembly earlier this week.

  10. The Right to Development at 30 Years

    Friday, September 23, 2016

    GENEVA, Sep 23 (IPS) - It's had a very useful if sometimes controversial past and it will have great relevance for many more years ahead. That's the sense one has about the Declaration on the Right to Development as it is commemorated 30 years after its adoption by the United Nations General Assembly in 1986.