News headlines in April 2017, page 3

  1. Long Way to Go for Indigenous Rights Protection

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 25 (IPS) - Despite progress, many gaps remain in international indigenous rights protection, said representatives during an annual UN meeting.

  2. Indigenous Peoples - Best Allies or Worst Enemies?

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    ROME, Apr 25 (IPS) - It all happened on the very same day—4 April. That day, indigenous peoples were simultaneously characterised as fundamental allies in the world's war on hunger and poverty, while being declared as collective victims of a "tsunami" of imprisonments in Australia. See what happened.

  3. With an Eye on Electoral Violence, Kenya Keeps Tight Rein on Media

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    NAIROBI, Apr 25 (IPS) - As the clock ticks down to Kenya's general elections slated for Aug. 8, a move by the Kenya Communication Authority (CAK) to make journalists adhere to guidelines on election coverage has elicited fear that the government could be trying to control how they report on the polls.

  4. How Feminists Have Catapulted Women to National Leadership Roles

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    NEW YORK, Apr 24 (IPS) - Hillary Clinton did not make it to the top, but Theresa May, the British prime minister, and Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany, did. Since Sirimavo Bandaranaike became the world's first female prime minister, in Sri Lanka in 1960, one-hundred women have been heads of state or government around the world.

  5. Fate of Earth Must Not be Decided by US & Fellow Nuclear States

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    VICTORIA, BC, Canada, Apr 24 (IPS) - When the United Nations continues its negotiations in June for an international treaty against nuclear weapons, there must be a treaty that should cover every single aspect of the devastating weapons --- and leading eventually to their total elimination from the world's military arsenals.

  6. Women Clearing Bombs in Cambodia

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    PHNOM PENH, Apr 24 (IPS) - Mao Neav takes a few quick steps out into the field, followed by her faithful dog Onada, tail wagging, tongue out and panting, ready for what is out there. The field is peppered with cluster bombs.

  7. Trump’s First 100 Days: a Serious Cause for Concern

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    PENANG, Apr 24 (IPS) - This week, Donald Trump will mark his first hundred days as US President.  It's time to assess his impact on the world, especially the developing countries.

  8. Building resilient rural livelihoods is key to helping Yemen

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    ROME, Apr 24 (IPS) - People in Yemen are currently suffering from the world's largest humanitarian crisis.

    More than 17 million people around Yemen's rugged landscape are acutely food insecure, and the figure is likely to increase as the ongoing conflict continues to erode the ability to grow, import, distribute and pay for food. More than 7 million people are on the verge of famine, while the rest are marginally meeting the minimum day-to-day nutritional needs thanks to external humanitarian and livelihoods support. Large-scale famine is a real risk that will cast an awful shadow for generations to come.

  9. Reclaiming the Bandung Spirit for Shared Prosperity

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    Bangkok and Sydney, Apr 24 (IPS) - "The despised, the insulted, the hurt, the dispossessed—in short, the underdogs of the human race were meeting. ... Who had thought of organizing such a meeting? And what had these nations in common? Nothing, it seemed to me, but what their past relationship to the Western world had made them feel. This meeting of the rejected was in itself a kind of judgment upon the Western world!."

    —Richard Wright, The Color Curtain .

  10. Bamboo Gaining Traction in Caribbean as Climate Savior

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 24 (IPS) - Keen to tap its natural resources as a way to boost its struggling economy, Guyana struck a multi-million-dollar deal with Norway in 2009.