News headlines in January 2017

  1. ‘World Must Implement Pledges on Women’s Human Rights’

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    ROME, Jan 31 (IPS) - "Women's economic empowerment in the changing world of work" will provide concrete, practical and action-oriented recommendations that will cover significant new ground, on overcoming structural barriers to gender equality, gender-based discrimination and violence against women at work, a senior United Nations official stressed.

  2. Kenyans Turn to Wild Fruits and Insects as Drought Looms

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    NAIROBI, Jan 31 (IPS) - Too hungry to play, hundreds of starving children in Tiaty Constituency of Baringo County instead sit by the fire, watching the pot boil, in the hope that it is only a matter of minutes before their next meal.

  3. Insecurity Fuelling Food Shortages in Lake Chad Basin: UN Coordinator

    Monday, January 30, 2017

    Jan 30 (IPS) - Children under five years of age are not surviving due to severe food shortages in some parts of the Lake Chad region, says Toby Lanzer, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel.

  4. The US War on Muslim Refugees

    Monday, January 30, 2017

    LONDON, Jan 30 (IPS) - The gloves are off. With today's Executive Order on "Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals," President Donald J. Trump has declared war on Muslim refugees around the world.

  5. Pakistani Reporters in the Crosshairs

    Monday, January 30, 2017

    PESHAWAR, Jan 30 (IPS) - The Federally Administered Tribal Areas located on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border remain one of the most perilous places in the world to be a reporter, with journalists walking a razor's edge of violence and censorship.

  6. Shocks for Developing Countries from President Trump’s First Days

    Monday, January 30, 2017

    PENANG, Jan 30 (IPS) - His first days in office indicate that President Donald Trump intends to implement what he promised, with serious consequences for the future of the United Nations, trade, the environment and international cooperation, and developing countries will be most affected.

  7. Demonstrating the Power of Partnerships: The Potential for Universal Health Care in Kenya

    Monday, January 30, 2017

    GENEVA, Jan 30 (IPS) - Even as the global community set out the 17 Sustainable Development Goals last year, a realization that stood out is that no single unit has the wherewithal to achieve such lofty goals – they will only be achieved through partnerships.

  8. Riverbank Populations Displaced by Dams in Brazil Miss Old Way of Life

    Sunday, January 29, 2017

    SENTO SE, Brazil, Jan 29 (IPS) - "Now we have internet and TV. Before, we didn't even have electricity, but it was better," said Lourival de Barros, one of the people displaced by the hydropower plants which have mushroomed aorund Brazil, mainly since the 1970s.

  9. ‘For Trump, Media Is Public Enemy Number One’

    Friday, January 27, 2017

    ROME, Jan 27 (IPS) - "Alarmed" by the new administration's repeated attacks on the media and blatant disregard for facts in the first three days of Donald Trump's presidency, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on Trump and his team to stop undermining the First Amendment and start defending it.

  10. Farmer Field Schools Help Women Lead on Climate Change

    Friday, January 27, 2017

    KAMPALA, Uganda, Jan 27 (IPS) - Discussions around climate change have largely ignored how men and women are affected by climate change differently, instead choosing to highlight the extreme and unpredictable weather patterns or decreases in agricultural productivity.