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Climate Refugees and a Collapsing City

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

DHAKA, BANGLADESH, Nov 25 (IPS) - With multiplying impacts of climate change - increasing floods, cyclones, and drought - thousands of climate refugees are migrating to Dhaka. And the city, well beyond its carrying capacity, is bursting at the seams.

Did Argentina’s Elections Mark Start of Shift to the Right in South America?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

, Nov 24 (IPS) - Different degrees of economic problems are a common denominator in South American countries where governments that identify as leftist may start to fall, in a shift that began in Argentina and could continue among its neighbours to the north.

Not Yet Curtains for BRICs

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

NEW DELHI, Nov 24 (IPS) - With Goldman Sachs folding up its haemorrhaging BRIC fund, is it curtains for the acronym that defined the investment bankers' fancy for emerging markets? It certainly appears so after China's stock market crash and a fast slowing economy triggered fears that the dragon will set off the next global recession.

Searching for Nutrition in South Africa’s Food Maze

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

CAPE TOWN, Nov 24 (IPS) - Every Tuesday, there is something unusually exciting at no 7 Cwango Crescent, The Business Place, in Philippi, near Cape Town.  Here, ​ dozens of chemically free green vegetable crate loads are visible. So are the unlabelled rows of empty packets. It's the packing day.

Analysis: Are Young People the Answer to Africa's Food Security?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Lusaka, Zambia, Nov 24 (IPS) - Are you young, energetic, creative, ambitious and need a job? Africa's agriculture sector needs you!

Cubans Seeking the American Dream, Stranded in Costa Rica

Monday, November 23, 2015

SAN JOSÉ, Nov 23 (IPS) - Thousands of Cubans heading for the United States have been stranded at the Costa Rican-Nicaraguan border since mid-November, waiting for the authorities in Managua to authorise their passage north.

OPINION: Keep Family Farms in Business with Youth Agripreneurs

Monday, November 23, 2015

IBADAN, Nigeria, Nov 23 (IPS) - Finding a way to allow youth to contribute their natural and ample energies to productive causes is increasingly the touchstone issue that will determine future prosperity.

Against the Odds, Caribbean Doubles Down for 1.5 Degree Deal in Paris

Monday, November 23, 2015

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov 23 (IPS) - Negotiators from the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are intent on striking a deal to keep the global temperature rise at 1.5 degrees of pre-industrial levels, but many fear that a 10-year-old agreement to buy cheap petroleum from Venezuela puts their discussions in jeopardy.

Asia Wants Paris Climate Talks to Tackle Historic Emissions and Make Some Real Change

Sunday, November 22, 2015

NEW DELHI, India, Nov 22 (IPS) - On a late Friday afternoon as choking smog descended on the Indian Capital, Francois Richier, the French ambassador to India , took some hard questions from scores of journalists about the upcoming climate change talks in Paris this month.

Aflatoxins: Poisoning Health and Trade in Sub-Saharan Africa

Friday, November 20, 2015

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Nov 20 (IPS) - Aflatoxin contamination is a growing threat to trade, food and health security in sub-Saharan Africa, where smallholder farmers are challenged by food production and now climate change, researchers said.

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