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OPINION: Banks, Inequality and Citizens

Thursday, January 22, 2015

ROME, Jan 22 (IPS) - Every day we receive striking data on major issues which should create tumult and action, but life goes on as if those data had nothing to do with people's lives.

Africa Needs to Move Forward on Renewable Energy

Thursday, January 22, 2015

ABU DHABI, Jan 22 (IPS) - Diversification of Africa's electricity sources by embarking on renewable energy solutions – such as solar, wind, geothermal and hydro power – is being heralded as a solution to the continent's energy poverty.

Prosecutor’s Death a Test for Argentine Democracy

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Jan 21 (IPS) - The death of a special prosecutor investigating one of the biggest unresolved mysteries in the history of Argentina, the bombing of a Jewish community centre over 20 years ago, has put to the test an immature democracy that is caught up in a web of conspiracy theories and promiscuity between the secret services and those in power.

The Bahamas' New Motto: 'Sand, Surf and Solar'

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

ABU DHABI, Jan 21 (IPS) - When it comes to tourism in the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM), The Bahamas -- 700 islands sprinkled over 100,000 square miles of ocean starting just 50 miles off Florida -- is a heavyweight.

Fighting Extremism with Schools, Not Guns

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

KARACHI, Jan 21 (IPS) - As a wave of outrage, crossing Pakistan's national borders, continues a month after the Dec. 16 attack on a school in the northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, some citizens are turning away from collective expressions of anger, and beginning the hard work of building grassroots alternatives to terrorism and militancy.

OPINION-CUBA/US: Catching a Glimpse of the Possible Future

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

HAVANA, Jan 21 (IPS) - All Cubans, on either side of the Florida Straits, but in places like Spain, France or Greenland – where there must be a couple of Cubans - as well felt it was a historic moment that included each and every one of us, when U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Dec. 17 the normalisation of relations after half a century of hostility.

Final Push to Launch U.N. Negotiations on High Seas Treaty

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 20 (IPS) - The United Nations will make its third - and perhaps final - attempt at reaching an agreement to launch negotiations for an international biodiversity treaty governing the high seas.

From Bullets to Ballots: The Face of Sri Lanka’s Former War Zone

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

VAVUNIYA, Sri Lanka, Jan 20 (IPS) - In four months' time, Sri Lanka will mark the sixth anniversary of the end of its bloody civil conflict. Ever since government armed forces declared victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on May 19, 2009, the country has savored peace after a generation of war.

OPINION: After the Terrorist Attacks in Paris

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 (IPS) - What happened in Paris on Jan. 7 – known all over the world – is totally unacceptable and inexcusable.

Caribbean Youth Ready to Lead on Climate Issues

Monday, January 19, 2015

PORT OF SPAIN, Jan 19 (IPS) - At 24 years old, Stefan Knights has never been on the side of those who are sceptical about the reality and severity of climate change.

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