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  1. Digital Crusaders: Technology Offers Weapons for the Battle Against Corruption

    Tuesday, December 18, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Dec 18 (IPS) - Chris Wellisz is on the staff of Finance and Development at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) *Oleksii Sobolev was a fund manager by day and a pro-democracy protester by night. After work, he would leave his office at Dragon Asset Management in Kiev to join the crowds camped out in Independence Square demanding the resignation of a president they viewed as corrupt.

  2. Local Communities Question Benefits of Mayan Train in Southern Mexico

    Monday, December 17, 2018

    FELIPE CARRILLO PUERTO, Mexico, Dec 17 (IPS) - "If thousands of people flock to this town, how will we be able to service them? I'm afraid of that growth," ZendyEuán, spokeswoman for a community organisation,said in reference to the Mayan Train (TM) project, a railway network that will run through five states in southern Mexico.

  3. Tunisia – the Exception

    Monday, December 17, 2018

    SIDE BOUZID, Tunisia, Dec 17 (IPS) - Eight years have passed since the Arab Spring. In many countries, the uprising was crushed, but in Tunisia democracy gained a foothold. Arbetet Global travelled to the small country town Side Bouzid to find out why.

  4. Global Migration Compact May Help Combat the Myth that Migrants are Liabilities

    Monday, December 17, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 17 (IPS) - Kingsley Ighobor, Africa Renewal* In August 2018, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May visited countries in Africa, sparking hope of increased foreign direct investments (FDI) in the continent.

  5. From Irregular Migrant to Graduate Lawyer: One Woman's Journey to Success

    Monday, December 17, 2018

    DAKAR, Dec 17 (IPS) - Masters of Laws student Khoudia Ndiaye will graduate from Senegal's University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) next year. The 24-year-old, who specialised in notarial law and dreams of becoming a notary, wants to bring justice closer to local communities like those in her local district of Hann Bel-Air, in Senegal's capital Dakar, where she rarely sees female lawyers.

  6. “No One Listened to Us!” The Ixiles of Guatemala

    Monday, December 17, 2018

    Stockholm/Rome, Dec 17 (IPS) - According to the Mexican Interior Ministry more than 7,000 Central American migrants have during the last month arrived at the US-Mexico border. Despite warnings by officials that they will face arrests, prosecution and deportation if they enter US territory, migrants state they intend to do so anyway, since they are fleeing persecution, poverty and violence. This is not new, in 1995 I visited Ixil and Ixcan, two Guatemalan areas mainly inhabited by Ixiles. My task was to analyse the impact of a regional development programme aimed at supporting post-conflict indigenous communities. United Nations has estimated that between 1960 and 1996 more than 245,000 people (mostly civilians) had been killed, or "disappeared" during Guatemalan internal conflicts, the vast majority of the killings were attributed to the army, or paramilitary groups.

  7. Brazil Will Test a Government in Direct Connection with Voters

    Friday, December 14, 2018

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 14 (IPS) - The government that will take office on Jan. 1 in Brazil, presided over by Jair Bolsonaro, will put to the test the extreme right in power, with beliefs that sound anachronistic and a management based on a direct connection with the public.

  8. Senior UN Official Resigns Undermining Sexual Abuse Charges

    Friday, December 14, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 14 (IPS) - The UN's heavily-hyped "zero tolerance" policy on sexual abuse is being ridiculed once again --– this time with the abrupt resignation of the head of the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) who faced charges of sexual harassment and was the subject of an inquiry by the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS).

  9. Not Just the Big Guys Are Against the Compact

    Thursday, December 13, 2018

    MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 13 (IPS) - A few hours after the adoption of the United Nation's Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in Marrakech, a consortium of Moroccan human rights organisations—La Vie Campesina—held a sit in protest in front of Marrakech's Grand Post Office. In the statement issued on December 11, the leaders of the 15 organisations denounced the compact.

  10. Q&A: Conflict in Africa makes Migration Compact Useless

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 12 (IPS) - IPS Correspondent Danielle Engolo interviews EVANS TEKENGE MANUIKA, head of All for the Integration of Migrants in Morocco (ATIMA)

    The recently adopted Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration continues to generate enormous debate as to its pros and cons. Evans Tekenge Manuika, head of All for the Integration of Migrants in Morocco (ATIMA), who spoke to IPS at the  conference, warned that the Compact will remain a dead letter without peace in Africa.

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