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  1. Solar Energy Provides Hope for Poor Neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019

    BUENOS AIRES, Feb 12 (IPS) - Solar panels shine on the rooftop terraces of 10 neat buildings with perfectly straight lines and of uniform height, an image of modernity that contrasts with the precariously-built dwellings with unplastered concrete block walls just a few metres away, with rooms added in a disorderly manner, surrounded by a tangle of electric cables.

  2. 12 Years Behind a Stove—A Undocumented Immigrant in New York City

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019

    NEW YORK, Feb 12 (IPS) - One chilly afternoon in November 2005, Hilarino came by Pedro's house in Oaxaca, Mexico, driving a shiny red car.

    "Pedro!" he shouted, "We are leaving in March. There is a route North to the U.S. that passes along the sea."

  3. Billions of Swedish Krona Supported the Struggle against Apartheid

    Monday, February 11, 2019

    STOCKHOLM, Feb 11 (IPS) - "Why didn't they stop us? Probably they were not aware of the scope of the operation. The money was transferred through so many different channels. We were clever, " Birgitta Karlström Dorph says. Between 1982 and 1988 she was on a secret mission in South Africa.

  4. Ghana Won't Have Press Freedom Without Accountability

    Monday, February 11, 2019

    NEW YORK, Feb 11 (IPS) - Jonathan Rozen is Africa Research Associate at the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)Three bullets, fired at close range by two assassins on a black and blue Boxer motorbike on January 16, 2019, killed investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale Divelaaccording to Sammy Darko, a lawyer working on Divela's case.

  5. Farmers Secure Land and Food Thanks to ‘Eyes in the Sky’

    Monday, February 11, 2019

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Feb 11 (IPS) - Six years ago while wondering how best to use her engineering skills, Tanzanian ICT entrepreneur Rose Funja decided to enter an innovation competition. Years later she has turned a digital idea into a viable business that helps smallholder farmers across the East African nation access credit.   

  6. Seas of Death and Hope

    Monday, February 11, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 11 (IPS) - The Mediterranean Sea is currently a sea of death. On the 20th of June every year, i.e. The World Refugee Dayan organization called UNITED for Intercultural Action publishes a "List of Deaths", summarising information on where, when and under which circumstances a named individual has died due to the "fatal policies of fortress Europa". The data are collected through information received from 550 network organisations in 48 countries and from local experts, journalists and researchers in the field of migration. The list issued in 2018 accounted for 27 000 deaths by drowning since 1993, often hundreds at a time when large embarkations capsize. These deaths account for 80 per cent of all the entries,1 there are probably thousands more dead, corpses that were never found and/or not accounted for.

  7. Is UN Planning to Replace Humans with Machines & Robots?

    Monday, February 11, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 11 (IPS) - The United Nations-- once facetiously described as an institution whose bloated bureaucracy moves at the leisured pace of a paralytic snail -- is steadily zooming into the field of fast-paced, cutting-edge digital technology where humans may one day be replaced with machines and robots.

  8. Transforming Economies, States, & Societies – Building Evidence for Achieving SDGs

    Friday, February 08, 2019

    HELSINKI, Finland, Feb 08 (IPS) - Kunal Sen is Director, UN University, World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

    Following on from Finn Tarp, my predecessor, is a daunting prospect, but I look forward to working with my colleagues at UNU-WIDER and with our many partners to build on the achievements of the past 10 years.

  9. Blue Economy: The New Frontier for Africa's Growth & How Japan Can Help

    Friday, February 08, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 08 (IPS) - An interview with Siddharth Chatterjee UN Resident Coordinator to Kenya by Nikkei Shimbun, Japan and reproduced by IPS.

  10. Deported Salvadoran Women Pin Their Hopes on Poultry Production

    Friday, February 08, 2019

    Feb 08 (IPS) - Salvadoran farmer Lorena Mejía opens an incubator and monitors the temperature of the eggs, which will soon provide her with more birds and eggs as the chickens hatch and grow up.

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