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  1. Forcing Displaced Nigerians May Worsen Humanitarian Crisis

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    Maiduguri City, Nigeria, Oct 13 (IPS) - Haja grabbed her eight children and fled as Boko Haram set her home ablaze two years ago. Today we sit in her hut in a displacement camp, and she wonders how she is going to keep her children fed. I've spoken to many families in Nigeria's north-eastern Monguno town. Their stories paint a horrifically detailed picture of the brutal violence these communities have endured over the past eight years.

  2. Rights of Rural Women Have Seen Uneven Progress in Latin America

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

  3. Trump, Korea, the Ban, & Where Hope Lies

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    NEW YORK, Oct 12 (IPS) - There is much to celebrate in the Nobel Peace Prize Committee's decision to award this year's prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).

  4. Will EU & US Part Ways on Iran Nuclear Deal?

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    STOCKHOLM, Oct 11 (IPS) - The Iran nuclear deal has demonstrated that diplomacy can triumph in nuclear non-proliferation: dialogue, rather than military action, can convince states to forgo pursuing nuclear weapons. The European Union has long played an instrumental role in the multilateral diplomacy that produced the historic deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  5. How to Eradicate Rural Poverty, End Urban Malnutrition – A New Approach

    Monday, October 09, 2017

    ROME, Oct 09 (IPS) - Population growth, increasing urbanisation, modern technologies, and climate change are transforming the world at a fast pace. But what direction are these transformations headed in? Are they benefitting the poor and the food insecure? And will the food systems of the future be able to feed and employ the millions of young people poised to enter labour markets in the decades to come?

  6. Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty a Significant Milestone

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    NEW YORK, Sep 27 (IPS) - Presently, the entire world is hostage to a nuclear crisis expressed in the language of war and destruction by the leaders of North Korea and the United States We can look over the abyss and the reality of the consequence of the uses of nuclear weapons strikes fear and terror in the hearts of any sane person.

  7. Thousands Rally to Mark Second Anniversary of UN´s SDGs

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

  8. Where Do 50 Million Tonnes a Year of Toxic E-Waste Go?

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    ROME, Sep 27 (IPS) - Each year, the electronics industry generates up to 41 million tonnes of e-waste, but as the number of consumers rises, and the lifespan of devices shrinks in response to demand for the newest and best, that figure could reach 50 million tonnes this year, according to specialised studies.

  9. Mercury Mining Awaits International Control in Mexico

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    MEXICO CITY, Sep 26 (IPS) - For environmentalist Patricia Ruiz the only word that comes to mind is "devastating," when describing the situation of mercury mining in her home state of Querétaro in central Mexico.

  10. Global Companies Give Africa a Second Look

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 26 (IPS) - When travelling abroad for work and looking for accommodation, Joe Eyango, a Cameroonian living in the US, considers two factors: convenient transportation from the airport and around the city and reliable Internet access. He is a university professor and wants to be able to jet in, hit the ground running, make his presentation and zoom off to another destination in a day or two.

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