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Africa Needs to Move Forward on Renewable Energy

Thursday, January 22, 2015

ABU DHABI, Jan 22 (IPS) - Diversification of Africa's electricity sources by embarking on renewable energy solutions – such as solar, wind, geothermal and hydro power – is being heralded as a solution to the continent's energy poverty.

The Bahamas' New Motto: 'Sand, Surf and Solar'

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

ABU DHABI, Jan 21 (IPS) - When it comes to tourism in the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM), The Bahamas -- 700 islands sprinkled over 100,000 square miles of ocean starting just 50 miles off Florida -- is a heavyweight.

Fighting Extremism with Schools, Not Guns

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

KARACHI, Jan 21 (IPS) - As a wave of outrage, crossing Pakistan's national borders, continues a month after the Dec. 16 attack on a school in the northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, some citizens are turning away from collective expressions of anger, and beginning the hard work of building grassroots alternatives to terrorism and militancy.

OPINION-CUBA/US: Catching a Glimpse of the Possible Future

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

HAVANA, Jan 21 (IPS) - All Cubans, on either side of the Florida Straits, but in places like Spain, France or Greenland – where there must be a couple of Cubans - as well felt it was a historic moment that included each and every one of us, when U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Dec. 17 the normalisation of relations after half a century of hostility.

Final Push to Launch U.N. Negotiations on High Seas Treaty

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 20 (IPS) - The United Nations will make its third - and perhaps final - attempt at reaching an agreement to launch negotiations for an international biodiversity treaty governing the high seas.

From Bullets to Ballots: The Face of Sri Lanka’s Former War Zone

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

VAVUNIYA, Sri Lanka, Jan 20 (IPS) - In four months' time, Sri Lanka will mark the sixth anniversary of the end of its bloody civil conflict. Ever since government armed forces declared victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on May 19, 2009, the country has savored peace after a generation of war.

Caribbean Youth Ready to Lead on Climate Issues

Monday, January 19, 2015

PORT OF SPAIN, Jan 19 (IPS) - At 24 years old, Stefan Knights has never been on the side of those who are sceptical about the reality and severity of climate change.

Cuban Diplomacy Looks Towards Both Brussels and Washington

Monday, January 19, 2015

HAVANA, Jan 19 (IPS) - Cuba has decided to move ahead in its talks with the European Union towards an agreement on cooperation parallel to the negotiations aimed at normalising relations with the United States after more than half a century of hostility.

In India’s Western Gujarat State, Sustainable Energy Starts With the Sun

Monday, January 19, 2015

BARODA, India, Jan 19 (IPS) - It began with an experiment to install photovoltaic cells over an irrigation canal that forms part of the Sardar Sarovar canal network – a massive hydel power project across the River Narmada that irrigates some 1.8 million hectares of arable land in the western Indian state of Gujarat.

Pacific Islands Call for New Thinking to Implement Post-2015 Development Goals

Monday, January 19, 2015

SYDNEY, Jan 19 (IPS) - As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of poverty-alleviation targets set by the United Nations, come to a close this year, countries around the world are taking stock of their successes and failures in tackling key developmental issues.

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