News headlines in 2016, page 4

  1. Empowering Women to Coexist with Drought in Northeast Brazil

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    CARAÚBAS, Brazil, Dec 20 (IPS) - "The vegetable garden changed my life," said Rita Alexandre da Silva, in the village of Primeiro do Maio where 65 families have obtained land to grow crops since 1999, in this municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, in Northeast Brazil.

  2. Security Council Agrees to Send UN Monitors to Aleppo

    Monday, December 19, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 19 (IPS) - The UN Security Council - which has long struggled to find common ground on Syria - has unanimously approved a resolution allowing the UN to monitor the evacuation of civilians from Aleppo.

  3. Carbon Tax Could Boost Green Energy in Bangladesh

    Monday, December 19, 2016

    DHAKA, Dec 19 (IPS) - Bangladesh is weighing a World Bank proposal to introduce a carbon tax, the first of its kind in the South Asian nation, amid fears of a backlash from consumers.

  4. Bring Back Our Girls Campaign Faces "Hope Fatigue"

    Friday, December 16, 2016

    NEW YORK, Dec 16 (IPS) - The Bring Back Our Girls Campaign has experienced some successes but must now overcome the challenge of hope fatigue, Bring Back Our Girls campaign co-founder Saudatu Mahdi told IPS in a recent interview.

  5. Refugees from Boko Haram Languish in Cameroon

    Friday, December 16, 2016

    MINAWAO CAMP, Cameroon, Dec 16 (IPS) - Tears spring to Aichatou Njoya's eyes as she recalls the day Islamic militants from Boko Haram arrived on her doorstep in Nigeria.

  6. Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Heads for 50 Years of UN Failure

    Thursday, December 15, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 15 (IPS) - Come 2017, the United Nations will mark the 50th anniversary of one of the world's longstanding unresolved political problems firmly entrenched on the UN agenda: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict dating back to the Six Day War in June 1967.

  7. More of the Same: World Bank Doing Business Report Continues to Mislead

    Thursday, December 15, 2016

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 (IPS) - The World Bank's Doing Business Report 2017, subtitled ‘Equal Opportunity for All', continues to mislead despite the many criticisms, including from within, levelled against the Bank's most widely read publication, and Bank management promises of reform for many years.

  8. New Technologies, a Focus of Debate in Biodiversity Conference

    Wednesday, December 14, 2016

    CANCUN, Mexico, Dec 14 (IPS) - Synthetic biology, geoengineering and the recognition of ancestral knowledge are the issues that have generated the most heated debate in the United Nations Conference on Biodiversity, which ends in this Mexican resort city on Friday Dec. 17.

  9. War of Words in UN Security Council as Aleppo's Civilians Suffer

    Wednesday, December 14, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 14 (IPS) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told UN Security Council members of credible reports of civilians in Aleppo being summarily executed during an emergency meeting held on Tuesday.

  10. For South Asian Policy-Makers, Climate Migrants Still Invisible

    Tuesday, December 13, 2016

    NEW DELHI, Dec 13 (IPS) - Tasura Begum straightens up from picking a bushel of green chilis and looks at the mighty Padma River flowing by, wondering whose life it ruined today.