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  1. Huge moment for Ethiopia as Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace prize

    Saturday, October 12, 2019

    ADDIS ABABA, Oct 12 (IPS) - It's one of the world's most prestigious honours, and has been awarded to Ethiopia's prime minister in recognition of his inspired leadership across the Horn of Africa. But the award also comes at a time when his domestic policies and credibility are under increasing strain.Ethiopia found itself in the global spotlight for all the right reasons after Abiy Ahmed, its young, dynamic prime minister was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

  2. Obama’s Portraitist Challenges Napoleon’s Painter

    Friday, October 11, 2019

    PARIS, Oct 11 (IPS) - Fresh from unveiling a huge statue of a black man on horseback in New York's Times Square, renowned African American artist Kehinde Wiley flew to France this week to "meet" 18th-century French painter Jacques-Louis David.

  3. Justin Trudeau´s Blackface

    Friday, October 11, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Oct 11 (IPS) - Politics is a dodgy game, maybe even more so if you represent political views based on a moral approach.

    When the charismatic Justin Trudeau, son of a cosmopolitan liberal who served as Canada´s Prime Minister for 16 years, in 2015 was elected Prime Minister it was within a global political climate different from what it is today.

    Barack Obama was in the White House, Angela Merkel served her third period as German Chancellor, and the UK Government had not yet announced its country's withdrawal from the EU. Nevertheless, Russia had three months before Trudeau´s election annexed Crimea, while Viktor Orbán´s Hungarian government the month before initiated the construction of a 4 metres high barrier along its nation´s eastern and southern borders to keep immigrants out.

  4. For Some in Kashmir Marriage Equates to Sexual Slavery

    Friday, October 11, 2019

    SRINAGAR, Oct 11 (IPS) - This is part of a series of features from across the globe on human trafficking. IPS coverage is supported by the Riana Group.Haseena Akhtar was only 13 when an agent told her parents that they could earn a good amount of money by letting her marry a Kashmiri man. The man was, however, three times older than Akhtar, the agent said.

  5. Wanted: Bold Leadership by António Guterres: On Sustainable Funding of United Nations

    Friday, October 11, 2019

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Oct 11 (IPS) - The United Nations is faced with a financial crisis once again. Leaders of as many as 64 countries who paraded and pontificated at the UN General Assembly and its multiple Summit meetings in September 2019 were deadbeats, who had not paid their dues in full to the UN for this year.

  6. Austerity, the “New Normal”

    Friday, October 11, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Oct 11 (IPS) - While this week Ministers of Finance and economists meet in Washington to confront global economic challenges at the IMF and World Bank Annual Meetingsthe majority of the world population lives with austerity cuts and see their living standards deteriorating. World leaders must reverse this trend.

  7. Aid Groups Warn of Humanitarian Crisis from Turkey’s Assault on Syria

    Thursday, October 10, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 10 (IPS) - Aid groups operating in northeastern Syria have been raising the alarm about civilian casualties and an impending humanitarian crisis this week, as Turkey began a military assault on the turbulent region's Kurdish militants.

  8. The Role of Emerging Technologies in Military Conflicts

    Thursday, October 10, 2019

    STOCKHOLM, Oct 10 (IPS) - Throughout history, technology has transformed armed conflict. The carnage of First World War battlefields is a stark example of what happens when advances in weaponry outpace the normative frameworks around its use.

  9. UN’s Cash Crisis Can Have Serious Consequences, Staff Unions Warn

    Thursday, October 10, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 10 (IPS) - The UN's smoldering cash crisis, which has threatened staff salaries and payments to vendors, has triggered strong reactions and rattled the over 6,400 staffers who work in the 39-storeyed Secretariat building in New York.

  10. Abortion Remains an Unresolved Issue: ICPD25 Meeting next Month

    Wednesday, October 09, 2019

    TOKYO, Japan, Oct 09 (IPS) - Currently, the topic of abortion as human rights leaves the world bustling. When the state of Alabama1 in the United States enacted a very strict ban on abortion, it shocked the world. This prompted so-called conservative movements, led by female business owners, to make a full-scale advertisement in the New York Times claiming abortion is a human right2 ; hence the global debate between pro-life and pro-choice.

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