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As Nuke Talks Begin, U.N. Chief Warns of Dangerous Return to Cold War Mentalities

Monday, April 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 27 (IPS) - Against the backdrop of a new Cold War between the United States and Russia, two of the world's major nuclear powers, the United Nations is once again playing host to a four-week-long international review conference on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Opinion: Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realising Rights

Monday, April 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 27 (IPS) - Our world is out of balance. It is both wealthier and more unequal today than at any time since the Second World War.

No Woman, No World

Monday, April 27, 2015

The U.N. at 70: A Time for Compliance

Monday, April 27, 2015

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Canada, Apr 27 (IPS) - At key anniversaries of the U.N., there have been calls for compliance with international instruments.

Middle East Conflicts Trigger New U.S.-Russia Arms Race

Monday, April 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 27 (IPS) - The escalating military conflicts in the Middle East – and the month-long aerial bombings of Yemen by an Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia – have triggered a new arms race in the politically-volatile region.

Opinion: Arab Youth Have No Trust in Democracy

Monday, April 27, 2015

ROME, Apr 27 (IPS) - The results of a survey of what 3,500 young people between the ages of 18 and 24 – in all Arab countries except Syria – feel about the current situation in the Middle East and North Africa have just been released.

New Anti-Terrorism Law Batters Cameroonians Seeking Secession

Sunday, April 26, 2015

YAOUNDE, Apr 26 (IPS) - Cameroon's government under President Paul Biya is bearing down on a separatist movement fighting for the rights of a minority English-language region, using as its weapon a sweeping new anti-terrorism law introduced at the end of last year.

Swelling Ethiopian Migration Casts Doubt on its Economic Miracle

Saturday, April 25, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Apr 25 (IPS) - The 28 Ethiopian migrants of Christian faith murdered by the Islamic State (IS) on Apr. 19 in Libya had planned to cross the Mediterranean Sea in search of work in Europe.

Kenyan Pastoralists Protest Wanton Destruction of Indigenous Forest

Saturday, April 25, 2015

NAIROBI, Apr 25 (IPS) - Armed with twigs and placards, enraged residents from a semi-pastoral community 360 km north of Kenya's capital, Nairobi, protested this week against wanton destruction of indigenous forest – their alternative source of livelihood.

Push to Privatise Education in Global South Challenged

Friday, April 24, 2015

LONDON, Apr 24 (IPS) - The multinational education and publishing company Pearson PLC was challenged during its annual general meeting on Apr. 24 by representatives of civil society and trade union groups over various profit-driven programmes aimed at expanding private education in numerous countries in the global South. 

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