News headlines in September 2017, page 2

  1. Malawi’s Communal Fight Against Deadly Avian Disease

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    LILONGWE, Sep 27 (IPS) - Lydia Katengeza, a community vaccinator with the Nathenje Community Vaccination Association (NCVA), wakes up as early as 5 a.m., ready with her I-2 vaccine vial in a storage container in her hand. She moves from one house to another, visiting each poultry farmer. All of them are alerted a day in advance so that they don't release their free-range chickens in the morning.

  2. Thousands Rally to Mark Second Anniversary of UN´s SDGs

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

  3. Where Do 50 Million Tonnes a Year of Toxic E-Waste Go?

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    ROME, Sep 27 (IPS) - Each year, the electronics industry generates up to 41 million tonnes of e-waste, but as the number of consumers rises, and the lifespan of devices shrinks in response to demand for the newest and best, that figure could reach 50 million tonnes this year, according to specialised studies.

  4. Mercury Mining Awaits International Control in Mexico

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    MEXICO CITY, Sep 26 (IPS) - For environmentalist Patricia Ruiz the only word that comes to mind is "devastating," when describing the situation of mercury mining in her home state of Querétaro in central Mexico.

  5. More Public Spending, Not Tax Cuts, for Sustainable, Inclusive Growth

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 26 (IPS) - The Trump administration's promise to increase infrastructure spending should break the straightjacket the Republicans imposed on the Obama administration after capturing the US Congress in 2010. However, in proportionate terms, it falls far short of Roosevelt's New Deal effort to revive the US economy in the 1930s.

  6. Global Companies Give Africa a Second Look

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 26 (IPS) - When travelling abroad for work and looking for accommodation, Joe Eyango, a Cameroonian living in the US, considers two factors: convenient transportation from the airport and around the city and reliable Internet access. He is a university professor and wants to be able to jet in, hit the ground running, make his presentation and zoom off to another destination in a day or two.

  7. Crisis in Cameroon Spurs Govt Crackdown on Press

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    YAOUNDE, Sep 26 (IPS) - "For too long we have been afraid to speak out against injustices and all sorts of atrocities happening in Cameroon, thinking it will protect us. If I were to repeat what I have done on Canal 2 English , I will do it again. I now stand ready for any eventuality," says Cameroonian journalist Elie Smith.

  8. Public-Private Partnerships as the Answer . . . What was the Question?

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    NEW YORK, Sep 26 (IPS) - In discussions at the UN about achieving Agenda 2030, it has become de rigueur to highlight the role of the private sector. It is often introduced as the discovery of the idea that private sector investment and financing is indispensable to achieving Agenda 2030.

  9. Trump’s Threat of Total Destruction Is Unlawful & Extremely Dangerous

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    NEW YORK, Sep 25 (IPS) - President Trump's threat of total destruction of North Korea is utterly unacceptable. Also deplorable is the response of North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on 23 September at the United Nations.

  10. Even in School, More Than Half of All Children Aren’t Learning, Says UNESCO

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 (IPS) - Six out of ten children in the world are not achieving basic proficiency in reading and mathematics, a new report by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) shows.