News headlines for “Causes of Poverty”, page 6

  1. Migrants Without Shoes

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018

    DHAKA, Jan 23 (IPS) - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2013.

  2. Wealth Concentration Continues to Increase

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 23 (IPS) - As the ‘masters of the universe' gather for their annual retreat at Davos, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has just published its Inclusive Development Index (IDI) for the second time.

  3. China’s Mass Market Adopts Mobile Payments

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 23 (IPS) - China's mass-market adoption of mobile payments in recent years has stunned observers. In 2016, more than 500 million Chinese used mobile payments and transacted 97 billion times on nonbank mobile apps.

  4. Left Behind: Families of Migrants Wait in Limbo

    Saturday, January 20, 2018

    NANKAR, Bangladesh, Jan 20 (IPS) - Wahid Haider talks about his son's departure to Italy almost seven years ago without regret or hesitation. Haider has not seen Nayeem, now 30 years old, since he left Nankar in search of better economic prospects, travelling through Romania, where he spent several months, before entering Italy.

  5. Davos: a Tale of Two Mountains

    Thursday, January 18, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 18 (IPS) - As the elite in the world of finance gather in the Swiss luxury town of Davos, rallies are taking place around the world as citizens demand for solutions to rising inequality.

  6. Argentina’s Law on Forests Is Good, But Lacks Enforcement

    Thursday, January 18, 2018

  7. Caught Between Two Countries

    Thursday, January 18, 2018

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Jan 18 (IPS) - Three friends are relaxing in a quiet courtyard. They speak English with a strong American accent and talk about their disadvantaged neighborhoods. Their tattoos depict a rough life on the street. One of them calls Massachusetts home, while the others grew up in Georgia.

  8. Chance for Kenya to Make Amends for Post-Election Sexual Violence

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    NAIROBI, Jan 17 (IPS) - I had already heard many disturbing stories of violence by the time I interviewed Mercy Maina, whose name I have changed to protect her privacy.  Even so, what Mercy told me was truly disturbing. She said she was raped during the post-election violence in August alongside her sister by two men wearing uniforms and helmets, and carrying guns and walkie-talkies.

  9. PPPs Likely to Undermine Public Health Commitments

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 (IPS) - The United Nations Agenda 2030 for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is being touted in financial circles as offering huge investment opportunities requiring trillions of dollars. In 67 low- and middle-income countries, achieving SDG 3 — healthy lives and well-being for all, at all ages — is estimated to require new investments increasing over time, from an initial $134 billion annually to $371 billion yearly by 2030, according to recent estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO) reported in The Lancet.

  10. 40% of India’s Thermal Power Plants in Water-Scarce Areas, Threatening Shutdowns

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 17 (IPS) - New WRI research finds that 40 percent of the country's thermal power plants are located in areas facing high water stress, a problem since these plants use water for cooling. Scarce water is already hampering electricity generation in these regions—14 of India's 20 largest thermal utilities experienced at least one shutdown due to water shortages between 2013-2016, costing the companies $1.4 billion.

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