News headlines in August 2017, page 5

  1. Resettling Congolese Refugees in Angola, a New Shot at a Normal Life

    Thursday, August 17, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 17 (IPS) - The UN's refugee agency is relocating more than 33,000 Congolese refugees from overcrowded temporary shelters in northern Angola to a more permanent establishment in Lóvua.

  2. When Policies Speak the Same Language, Africa’s Trade and Investment Will Listen

    Thursday, August 17, 2017

    MAPUTO, Aug 17 (IPS) - The rising Maputo-Catembe Bridge is a hard-to-miss addition to Mozambique's shoreline.

  3. Minamata Convention, Curbing Mercury Use, is Now Legally Binding

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    ROME, Aug 16 (IPS) - The Minamata Convention -- a legally-binding landmark treaty, described as the first new environmental agreement in over a decade – entered into force August 16.

  4. Wonder Woman Should STILL be a UN Ambassador

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    NEW YORK, Aug 15 (IPS) - I realize it's a lot easier saying this now after the film of the same name has come out and has taken over $400 million in US box office receipts. It is at present taken the 8th most revenue for a super hero comic book ever.

  5. Population Aging: Hallmark of the 21st Century

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    NEW YORK, Aug 15 (IPS) - While rapid population growth may be the defining feature of the 20th century, with world population nearly quadrupling from 1.6 to 6.1 billion, the hallmark of the 21st century is likely to be population aging.

  6. What Does “Climate-Smart Agriculture” Really Mean? New Tool Breaks It Down

    Monday, August 14, 2017

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 14 (IPS) - A Trinidadian scientist has developed a mechanism for determining the degree of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) compliance with respect to projects, processes and products.

  7. New Tool Separates Wheat from Chaff for Climate-Smart Ag Finance

    Monday, August 14, 2017

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 14 (IPS) - Climate-smart agriculture seeks to achieve food security and broader development goals under a changing climate and increasing food demand. 

  8. Will Renewable Energies Finally Get Their Chance in Argentina?

    Monday, August 14, 2017

  9. Yemen: African Migrants Beaten, Starved, Sexually Violated by Criminal Groups

    Monday, August 14, 2017

    ROME, Aug 14 (IPS) - African migrants who arrive on Yemen's shores --that's if they are not forced into the sea to drown—risk to fall in the hands of criminal networks who hold them captive for several days to extort money in exchange for their "freedom," according to UN sources.

  10. One in 10 Displaced Syrians Returned Home

    Monday, August 14, 2017

    ROME/GENEVA, Aug 14 (IPS) - This year alone, between January and July, 602,759 displaced Syrians returned home, according to reports from the UN Migration Agency and implementing partners on the ground. Around 6 million Syrians currently remain displaced within their own country.