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1.7 Billion Dollars Needed to Improve Ebola-hit Countries' Health Care, Says Oxfam

Thursday, April 16, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 16 (IPS) - The international humanitarian charity Oxfam is calling on the World Bank and major donors to raise 1.7 billion dollars to improve poor health systems in Ebola-affected countries and strengthen community networks for preventing another epidemic.

Call for a Modern ‘Legal Arsenal’ to Fight All Crimes

Thursday, April 16, 2015

VIENNA, Apr 16 (IPS) - A modern ‘legal arsenal' comprising the rule of law is the best weapon to combat crime and terror and to end the vicious circle of poverty, according to experts gathered in Doha, Qatar, for the Apr. 12-19 United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, organised by the Vienna-based United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Europe’s Unregulated Lobbying Opens Door to Corruption, Says Rights Group

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

ROME, Apr 15 (IPS) - Lobbying is an integral part of democracy, but multiple scandals throughout Europe demonstrate that a select number of voices with more money and insider contacts can come to dominate political decision-making – usually for their own benefit.

Clean Cookstoves Could Change the Lives of Millions in Nepal

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

PHARPING, Nepal, Apr 15 (IPS) - When 26-year-old Laxmi married into the Archaya household in Chhaimale village, Pharping, south of Nepal's capital Kathmandu, she didn't think she would be spending half the day in the kitchen inhaling smoke from the stove.

EU Inaction Accused of Costing Lives in the Mediterranean

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

ROME, Apr 15 (IPS) - "The unbearable number of lives lost at sea will only grow if the European Union does not act now to ensure search-and-rescue operations across the Mediterranean," Human Rights Watch warned Apr. 15.

Antigua Draws a Line in the Sand

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Apr 15 (IPS) - Jabberwock beach, located on the northeastern coast of Antigua, features a mile-long white sand beach and is a favourite with locals and visitors alike. 

Acid Attacks Still a Burning Issue in India

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

NEW DELHI, Apr 15 (IPS) - Vinita Panikker, 26, considers herself "the world's most unfortunate woman".

Kenya Orders Somali Refugee Camp Sheltering Thousands to Move

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

NEW YORK, Apr 14 (IPS) - The United Nations, which is sheltering over 600,000 refugees from war-torn Somalia, has been ordered by Kenyan authorities to relocate the camp in three months.

First-Ever Training in Emergency Medicine Begins in Ghana

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

NEW YORK, Apr 14 (IPS) - In a collaborative effort between the University of Michigan, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, a teaching hospital and other medical groups, Ghana has launched its first-ever training programme in emergency medicine and nursing.

Togolese Candidates Hope for Change in Upcoming Polls

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

NEW YORK, Apr 14 (IPS) - Togolese opposition leaders are issuing calls for change - the mantra of President Barack Obama – as they seek the end of the 50-year dynasty of the Gnassingbe family in Togolese politics.

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