News headlines in November 2016

  1. Subway Will Modernise – and Further Gentrify – Historical Centre of Quito

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    QUITO, Nov 30 (IPS) - Success can kill, when it comes to cities. Spain's Barcelona is facing problems due to the number of tourists that it attracts. And the historic centre of Ecuador's capital city, Quito, a specially preserved architectural jewel, is losing its local residents as it gentrifies.

  2. Rohingya Refugees Trapped in Limbo

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    DHAKA, Nov 30 (IPS) - Amid growing persecution by Myanmar's military, thousands of minority Rohingya Muslims in its western state of Rakhine have fled their frontier villages and are languishing along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border for lack of shelter and emergency supplies.

  3. Looking into the Eyes of Central American Refugees in a Time of Hate and Fear 

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    MEXICO CITY, Nov 30 (IPS) - Ten years ago I arrived in Mexico for the first time. A heavy backpack strapped around my waist, I toddled over a large, concrete bridge that divides Mexico and Guatemala.

  4. Debate Roils India Over Family Planning Method

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    NEW DELHI, Nov 29 (IPS) - The Indian government's decision to make injectable contraceptives available to the public for free under the national family planning programme (FPP) has stirred debate about women's choices in the world's largest democracy and second most populous country.

  5. “Bonn Has Become an Insider Tip on the International Stage”

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    ROME/BONN, Nov 29 (IPS) - With around 320,000 inhabitants on 141 square kilometres, no other relatively small city has played such a historically critical role like the City of Bonn.

  6. “Dead Men Don’t Vote” in Gambia

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    JOHANNESBURG, Nov 29 (IPS) - "Dead men don't vote," said a Gambian political activist known as Mama Africa. She spoke during an event on the side-lines of the 59th Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) held in Gambia's capital Banjul last month.  The focus was the crackdown on freedom of expression and assembly ahead of the 2016 presidential elections.

  7. Journalism in Honduras Trapped in Violence

    Monday, November 28, 2016

    TEGUCIGALPA, Nov 28 (IPS) - It was in the wee hours of the morning on October 19 when journalist Ricardo Matute, from Corporación Televicentro's morning newscast, was out on the beat in San Pedro Sula, one of the most violent cities in Honduras.

  8. Selling Their Bodies for Fish and a Handful of Shillings

    Monday, November 28, 2016

    KWALE, Kenya, Nov 28 (IPS) - It's Saturday morning and Hafsa Juma* is seated on a traditional mat known locally as a mkeka under the scorching sun outside her homestead, located near Gasi Beach on the Kenyan coast.

  9. UN Security Council Seats Taken by Arms Exporters

    Monday, November 28, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 28 (IPS) - Nine of the world's top ten arms exporters will sit on the UN Security Council between mid-2016 and mid-2018.

  10. The Cuban Revolution Has Lost Its Founder and Leader

    Saturday, November 26, 2016

    HAVANA, Nov 26 (IPS) - Fidel Castro, who survived more than 600 assassination attempts and remained in power longer than any other leader in the history of Cuba, died Friday night at the age of 90.