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  1. DR Congo’s Mai-Ndombe Forest ‘Savaged’ As Landless Communities Struggle

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    INONGO, Democratic Republic of Congo, Apr 17 (IPS) - Thousands of logs loaded into makeshift boats at the port of Inongo at Lake Mai-Ndombe stand ready to be transported to Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

  2. Africa Grapples With Huge Disparities in Education

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 17 (IPS) - Africa Renewal*At the dawn of independence, incoming African leaders were quick to prioritize education on their development agendas. Attaining universal primary education, they maintained, would help post-independence Africa lift itself out of abject poverty.

  3. Brexit Reopens Old Wounds in Northern Ireland

    Monday, April 16, 2018

    Apr 16 (IPS) - In less than 12 months, the United Kingdom will leave the EU. One of the hardest issues to solve is how to handle the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Border shop employees are particularly worried about what's going to happen with their jobs.In a bus sits a man wearing a chequered shirt and cap. His age is difficult to determine. He could be 45, 55 or 65 years old; life treats us so differently.

  4. Food Is the Answer: Perugia International Journalism Festival

    Friday, April 13, 2018

    PERUGIA, Italy, Apr 13 (IPS) - The twelfth International Journalism Festival on April 12-15 has drawn 710 speakers from 50 different countries, becoming the biggest journalism festival in Europe.

  5. Tunneling Through the Andes to Connect Argentina and Chile

    Friday, April 13, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Apr 13 (IPS) - Visionaries imagined it more than 80 years ago, as a way to strengthen the integration between Argentina and Chile. Today it is considered a regional need to boost trade flows between the two oceans. Work on a binational tunnel, a giant engineering project in the Andes, is about to begin.

  6. First They Came for the Rohingya

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    Apr 12 (IPS) - Other ethnic minorities will be Myanmar's next victims.In recent months, international media coverage of Myanmar has focused on the plight of the Rohingya people in the west of the country. And for good reason: Since August 2017, brutal army attacks on this Muslim ethnic minority have sent more than 750,000 people — 90 percent of the Rohingya population living in Rakhine state — fleeing over the border to Bangladesh, in what can only be described as a coordinated campaign of genocide.

  7. Caribbean Eyes Untapped Potential of World’s Largest Climate Fund

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 12 (IPS) - The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) also known as the 5Cs, is looking for ways to boost the region's access to the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

  8. The UN tells private enterprise leaders that “Business as Usual Won’t Work”.

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 11 (IPS) - As global citizens face an array of issues from unemployment to discrimination, affecting their livelihoods and potential, a UN agency called upon businesses to employ a new, sustainable, and inclusive model that benefits all.

  9. Drowning for Progress in Cambodia

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    KBAL ROMEAS, Cambodia, Apr 10 (IPS) - Suddenly the road ends. The cart track disappears under the water. A vast lake stretches out in front of me. I have to transfer from a motorbike to a canoe. "Tuk laang," my guide says coolly. "The water is rising."

  10. International Community Ramps Up Action on Venezuela Crisis

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 10 (IPS) - One year into the most recent series of protests and a humanitarian crisis with no end in sight, international groups have called for action to help protect Venezuelans. A complex political and economic crisis in Venezuela has left millions without access to basic services and resources, prompting UN agencies and human rights groups like Human Rights Watch to speak up and urge action.

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