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  1. Forcing Displaced Nigerians May Worsen Humanitarian Crisis

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    Maiduguri City, Nigeria, Oct 13 (IPS) - Haja grabbed her eight children and fled as Boko Haram set her home ablaze two years ago. Today we sit in her hut in a displacement camp, and she wonders how she is going to keep her children fed. I've spoken to many families in Nigeria's north-eastern Monguno town. Their stories paint a horrifically detailed picture of the brutal violence these communities have endured over the past eight years.

  2. Land Settlement Empowers: Bangladesh Sets an Example

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    Maijdee, Noakhali (Bangladesh), Oct 13 (IPS) - History was made for 400 landless families in the remote char lands of Noakhali district. On October 11, they all received land titles from the government for which they had waited for over two decades. In Bangladesh, as in other countries, the title is a permanent legal ownership document.

  3. Up to 100 Million Girls Unprotected Against Child Marriage

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 12 (IPS) - Over 20,000 girls are married before the age of 18 every day around the world as countries continue to lack legal protections, according to a new study.

  4. Rights of Rural Women Have Seen Uneven Progress in Latin America

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

  5. Strengthening Youth Potential and the Prospects for a Better Future

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Oct 12 (IPS) - Investing in youth by developing their potential through education, job creation and instilling the values that advance the cause of humanity is the most daunting, yet promising challenge facing world leaders.

  6. Transforming Agriculture in Africa

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, Oct 12 (IPS) - The African rural world is one I know well. I grew out of rural poverty myself and went to a rural school without electricity and lived in a village where we had to walk for kilometers to find water. We had to study after dark with candles or kerosene lanterns. By God's grace, I made it out of poverty to where I am today. But for tens of millions of those in similar situations, especially in rural Africa, the outcomes are not like mine. For most, the potential has simply been wasted.

  7. Trump, Korea, the Ban, & Where Hope Lies

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    NEW YORK, Oct 12 (IPS) - There is much to celebrate in the Nobel Peace Prize Committee's decision to award this year's prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).

  8. Biotechnology Part of the Solution to Africa’s Food Insecurity, Scientists Say

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    NAIROBI, Oct 12 (IPS) - A growing number of African countries are increasingly becoming food insecure as delayed and insufficient rainfall, as well as crop damaging pests such as the ongoing outbreak of the fall armyworm, cause the most severe maize crisis in the last decade.

  9. The IMF and Climate Change: Three Things Christine Lagarde Can Do to Cement Her Legacy on Climate

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    WASHINGTON DC, Oct 11 (IPS) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and climate change do not often appear in the same headline together. Indeed, environmental issues have been, at most, peripheral to the Fund's core functions. But now economists inside and outside the IMF are beginning to understand that climate change has significant implications for national and regional economies, and so it's worth reconsidering the Fund's role in addressing the climate challenge.

  10. Will EU & US Part Ways on Iran Nuclear Deal?

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    STOCKHOLM, Oct 11 (IPS) - The Iran nuclear deal has demonstrated that diplomacy can triumph in nuclear non-proliferation: dialogue, rather than military action, can convince states to forgo pursuing nuclear weapons. The European Union has long played an instrumental role in the multilateral diplomacy that produced the historic deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

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