News headlines in January 2018, page 2

  1. Renewed Partnership to End Hunger in Africa by 2025

    Monday, January 29, 2018

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jan 29 (IPS) - After a period of prolonged decline, world hunger is on the rise. Africa has the highest rates of hunger in the world, and they are increasing. Agricultural and livestock productivity in Africa is under threat. This is largely due to conflict and climate change.

  2. For Millions of Indian Women, Marriage Means Migration

    Sunday, January 28, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Jan 28 (IPS) - Rekha Rajagopalan, a 26-year-old schoolteacher, migrated to the Indian capital city of New Delhi from southern Chennai in 2015 after her marriage. The reason was simple. Rekha's husband and his family were based in Delhi, so like millions of other married Indian women, she left her maternal home to relocate to a new city with her new family.

  3. Why Release of Two Journalists in Ethiopia Does not Signal End to Press Crackdown

    Friday, January 26, 2018

    NEW YORK, Jan 26 (IPS) - On January 10, radio journalists Darsema Sori and Khalid Mohammed were released from prison after serving lengthy sentences related to their work at the Ethiopian faith-based station Radio Bilal. Despite their release and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn's promise earlier this month to free political prisoners, Ethiopia's use of imprisonment, harassment, and surveillance means that the country continues to be a hostile environment for journalists.

  4. Closure of Ethiopia’s Most Notorious Prison: A Sign of Real Reform or Smokescreen? 

    Friday, January 26, 2018

    ADDIS ABABA, Jan 26 (IPS) - Ethiopia's most notorious prison lurks within the capital's atmospheric Piazza, the city's old quarter popular for its party scene at the weekend when the neon signs, loud discos and merry abandon at night continue into the early hours of the morning.

  5. Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities Vital to the Global Environment

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 25 (IPS) - Indigenous Peoples and local communities are some of the best environmental stewards. Their livelihoods and cultures depend on forests, clean water and other natural resources, so they have strong incentives to sustainably manage their lands.

  6. Breaking Barriers in Bangladesh

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

    NILPHAMARI, Bangladesh, Jan 25 (IPS) - It's nearing 4:30 p.m. on a foggy day, but there seems to be no great hurry amongst the workers to wind up their day in a factory producing high-end designer bags. Located in the Export Processing Zone (EPZ) of Nilphamari, a northern district 40 kilometers from the divisional headquarters of Rangpur in Bangladesh, the area is known for creating job opportunities for the local population.

  7. Biodiversity and Food Security: the Focus of the World Potato Congress

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

    LIMA, Jan 25 (IPS) - Potatoes were first taken out of Peru, where they originated, 458 years ago to feed the world. Half a millennium later, potatoes have spread throughout the planet but there are challenges to preserve the crop's biodiversity as a source of food security, as well as the rights of the peasants who sustain this legacy for humanity.

  8. The Future of Our Cities: New Agenda, New Faces, New Year

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018

    NAIROBI, Jan 24 (IPS) - Urban development is one of our greatest challenges. While the world is highly urbanizing, our cities are transforming the nexus for the social, economic, environmental and political realities of our times.

  9. Aid Group Shines Spotlight on the Neglected

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 24 (IPS) - Though 2017 was marked by stories of humanitarian disasters around the world, many crises remain under the radar with devastating consequences for those affected, a new report says.

  10. Migrants Without Shoes

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018

    DHAKA, Jan 23 (IPS) - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2013.