News headlines for “Causes of Poverty”

  1. New Technology Alone Won’t Halt Aflatoxin Menace, Experts Warn

    Thursday, February 22, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 22 (IPS) - In the absence of concerted efforts to raise awareness on the dangers of aflatoxin to humans and domestic animals, advances in technology for early detection of aflatoxin in cereals and seeds such as maize will come to naught, experts warn.

  2. Crowd-sourced Data and a Mobile Phone Application Are Making Cities Safer for Women

    Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb 21 (IPS) - When Shiba Kurian alighted from Chennai's city train, the evening office-returning crowd was thick and jostling. Having booked a ride-hail cab she walked out to the entrance. Instead of the cab for which she had to wait an hour, ribald comments and derisive laughter came her way from a group of roadside Romeos.

  3. African Brain Drain: Is There an Alternative?

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    DOUALA, Cameroon, Feb 20 (IPS) - Luc Ngwéa Cameroonian researcher and freelance consultant, is the author of a series of studies on higher education and has taught at the University of Douala (Cameroon), and at universities in Nanterre and Avignon (France)."Brain drain is particularly acute in sub-Saharan Africa," says the World Economic Outlook (October 2016), a report published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). "The migration of young and educated workers takes a large toll on a region whose human capital is already scarce. The concentration of migrants among those who are educated is higher than in other developing economies.

  4. Robots, Unemployment ... and Immigrants

    Monday, February 19, 2018

    ROME, Feb 19 (IPS) - Roberto Savio is founder of IPS Inter Press Service and President EmeritusAmazon has recently introduced Amazon Go, a shop where the customer enters, chooses a product from the shelves, charges the price on a magnetic card and swipes it on the way out, transferring the charge to the customer's bank account . No queues, no cashiers, fast and easy, and the first shop in Seattle has been a roaring success.

  5. Latin America Focuses on Attacking Pockets of Rural Poverty

    Sunday, February 18, 2018

    SANTIAGO, Feb 18 (IPS) - Identifying territories where rural poverty is most entrenched in Latin America and the Caribbean to apply new tools and innovative policies to combat hunger is the new strategy that will be discussed at a ministerial meeting to be held in early March.

  6. A Crisis Deepens in Libya but Where Are the Cameras?

    Friday, February 16, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 16 (IPS) - Perhaps no major political or humanitarian disaster is as overlooked as the ongoing crisis in Libya. For example, although the New York Times in September 2017 published a total of seven articles mentioning Libya, only one of them touched on the violence ripping it apart. Even the Times' gesture merely highlighted the latest permutation of the US government's foreign military decisions.

  7. A Restructured African Development Bank Plans to Meet Economic Challenges Facing Continent

    Friday, February 16, 2018

    ABIDJAN, Cote d’Ivoire, Feb 16 (IPS) - Akinwumi A. Adesina is President of the African Development BankOver the past few years, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has confirmed its position as Africa's premier development finance institution, generating significant impact on the continent's economic and social development.

  8. UN Seeks Private Sector Leadership to End Violence Against Children

    Thursday, February 15, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb 15 (IPS) - It may seem as if achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16, and its target of ending all violence against children, depends mostly on action from governments and civil society. But we also need leadership from the business community to achieve a world where every child is free from violence, abuse, trafficking and torture.

  9. Turning Promise into Action: Working Towards Gender Equality

    Thursday, February 15, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 15 (IPS) - Persistent and pervasive gender-based discrimination is undermining sustainable development and preventing communities and countries from reaching their full potential, said a UN agency.

  10. African Migration to Europe, Not a Crisis but an Opportunity

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Feb 14 (IPS) - An increasingly common justification for European development assistance to Africa is the notion that it will reduce migration from the South. While this sounds intuitive and makes for an appealing argument, the research shows that it is highly unlikely.

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