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Slum-Dwelling Still a Continental Trend in Africa

Friday, May 22, 2015

HARARE, May 22 (IPS) - Nompumelelo Tshabalala, 41, emerges from her dwarf ‘shack' made up of rusty metal sheets and falls short of bumping into this reporter as she bends down to avoid knocking her head against the top part of her makeshift door frame.

Bougainville: Former War-Torn Territory Still Wary of Mining

Friday, May 22, 2015

, May 22 (IPS) - From Arawa, once the capital city of Bougainville, an autonomous region in eastern Papua New Guinea in the southwest Pacific Ocean, a long, winding road leads high up into the Crown Prince Ranges in the centre of the island through impenetrable rainforest.

Ethiopia’s First Film at Cannes Gives Moving View of Childhood, Gender

Friday, May 22, 2015

CANNES, May 22 (IPS) - A boy, a sheep and a stunning mountain landscape. These are the three stars of Lamb, a poignant film directed by 36-year-old Yared Zeleke and Ethiopia's first entry in France's prestigious Cannes International Film Festival.

Caribbean Looks to France as Key Partner in Climate Financing

Friday, May 22, 2015

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, May 22 (IPS) - By the time leaders of the international community sit down in Paris later this year to discuss climate change, at least two Caribbean leaders are hoping that France can demonstrate its commitment to assisting their adaptation efforts by re-joining the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).

Opinion: Voice of Civil Society Muffled in Post-2015 Negotiations for Better Future

Friday, May 22, 2015

LONDON, May 22 (IPS) - In September, the United Nations will agree on new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will set development priorities for the next 15 years. The draft goals that have been developed are ambitious – they seek to end poverty and ensure no one is left behind.

A Chimera in Growing Cooperation Between China and Brazil

Thursday, May 21, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 21 (IPS) - A total of 35 agreements and contracts were signed during Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang's visit to Brazil, as part of the growing ties between the two countries. But there is one project that drew all the attention: the Transcontinental Railway.

Germany’s Asylum Seekers – You Can't Evict a Movement

Thursday, May 21, 2015

BERLIN, May 21 (IPS) - In a move to take their message of solidarity to refugees across the country and calling for their voices to be heard in Europe's ongoing debate on migration, Germany's asylum seekers have taken their nationwide protest movement for change on the road under the slogan: "You Can't Evict a Movement!".

Opinion: New World Information Order, Internet and the Global South – Part I

Thursday, May 21, 2015

VILLAGE TUDOROVICI, Montenegro, May 21 (IPS) - More than four decades ago, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) launched the concept of a New International Information Order (NIIO).

Climate Change: Some Companies Reject ‘Business as Usual’

Thursday, May 21, 2015

PARIS, May 21 (IPS) - When it comes to climate change, business as usual is simply "not an option".

Pakistan’s Streets Kids Drop the Begging Bowl, Opt for Pencils Instead

Thursday, May 21, 2015

KARACHI, May 21 (IPS) - Khalil Ahmed's life story sounds like it could have come straight out of the plot of a Bollywood flick, but it didn't. And that makes it all the more inspiring.

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