News headlines in August 2018, page 2

  1. Why India’s Solar Water-Drawing ATMs and Irrigation Pumping Systems offer Replicable Strategies

    Tuesday, August 28, 2018

    NEW DEHLI, Aug 28 (IPS) - At New Delhi's Savda Ghevra slum settlement, waterborne diseases have become less frequent thanks to solar-powered water ATMs that were installed here as a social enterprise venture three years ago.

  2. Damning U.N. Report Outlines Crimes Against Rohingya As Children Suffer from Trauma One Year Later

    Monday, August 27, 2018

    DHAKA, Aug 27 (IPS) - At 12, Mohammed* is an orphan. He watched his parents being killed by Myanmar government soldiers a year ago. And he is one of an estimated half a million Rohingya children who have survived and been witness to what the United Nations has called genocide.

  3. How Safe Drinking Water in Rural Vanuatu Will Save Women Time While Aiding in Economic Development

    Monday, August 27, 2018

    JOHANNESBURG, Aug 27 (IPS) - Access to safe water for drinking and an adequate supply of water for other purposes is challenging in the rural areas of Vanuatu. A new project, that uses solar water pumping technology, will save time and energy for rural women whose task it is to collect and make water more accessible to their communities.

  4. Making the Case for Investing in Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

    Monday, August 27, 2018

    LONDON, Aug 27 (IPS) - Ruth Romer is Private Sector Advisor, WaterAid UK.

    Tea picker Bina, 45 from Sylhet, Bangladesh, used to walk for an hour each day to collect water from a well, also using water from a nearby stream, which was contaminated. Bina and her children were often sick as a result; leading to missed work and a loss of income.

  5. Annan Victim of One of the Greatest Fake News Concoctions in History

    Monday, August 27, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 27 (IPS) - Ian Williams is a former President of the UN Correspondents' Association (UNCA) and author of UNtold: The Real Story of the United Nations in Peace and War.

    Looking at the deserved outpouring of eulogies over Kofi Annan I could not help remembering the advice of the old Latin saying, "Say nothing about the dead unless it's good."  

  6. Shared Humanity our Only Hope Against Hatred

    Sunday, August 26, 2018

    NAIROBI, Aug 26 (IPS) - Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya and was born in the city that was Mother Teresa's home- Calcutta, India.

    "If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other." This profound statement was made by the late Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa, who was born on this day, August 26, 1910. An icon of love, tolerance, generosity and tremendous integrity and spirituality.

  7. Lee, Journalist Banned from UN for Misconduct, Plans to Fight Back

    Friday, August 24, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 24 (IPS) - The United Nation's Department of Public Information (DPI) last week withdrew UN press credentials from Matthew Lee, a longstanding journalist who reported for his blog, Inner City Press (ICP).

  8. When Being ‘Offensive’ or ‘Morally Improper’ Online Carries an Indeterminate Jail Sentence in East Africa

    Friday, August 24, 2018

    DAR ES SALAAM, Aug 24 (IPS) - JamiiForums was Tanzania's largest whistleblowing online platform, with one million visitors each day. But now some 90 percent of staff has been retrenched and the owners are considering shutting down their offices since the June implementation of the country's online content communication law.

  9. The Fight for the Right to Abortion Spreads in Latin America Despite Politicians

    Thursday, August 23, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Aug 23 (IPS) - The Argentine Senate's rejection of a bill to legalise abortion did not stop a Latin American movement, which is on the streets and is expanding in an increasingly coordinated manner among women's organisations in the region with the most restrictive laws and policies against pregnant women's right to choose.

  10. Q&A: Comoros Power Grab Rejected by Opposition, Amid Pleas for International Intervention

    Thursday, August 23, 2018

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Aug 23 (IPS) - President Azali Assoumani of the Comoros Islands is tightening his grip on power. First, he insisted on holding a referendum allowing him to extend his term of office and abolish the country's constitutional court. Which he won. And now, the lawyer of former President Ahmed Abdallah Sambi has said that his client has been charged Tuesday with corruption and the misappropriation of public funds in a passport fraud.