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  1. Why Release of Two Journalists in Ethiopia Does not Signal End to Press Crackdown

    Friday, January 26, 2018

    NEW YORK, Jan 26 (IPS) - On January 10, radio journalists Darsema Sori and Khalid Mohammed were released from prison after serving lengthy sentences related to their work at the Ethiopian faith-based station Radio Bilal. Despite their release and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn's promise earlier this month to free political prisoners, Ethiopia's use of imprisonment, harassment, and surveillance means that the country continues to be a hostile environment for journalists.

  2. Closure of Ethiopia’s Most Notorious Prison: A Sign of Real Reform or Smokescreen? 

    Friday, January 26, 2018

    ADDIS ABABA, Jan 26 (IPS) - Ethiopia's most notorious prison lurks within the capital's atmospheric Piazza, the city's old quarter popular for its party scene at the weekend when the neon signs, loud discos and merry abandon at night continue into the early hours of the morning.

  3. Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities Vital to the Global Environment

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 25 (IPS) - Indigenous Peoples and local communities are some of the best environmental stewards. Their livelihoods and cultures depend on forests, clean water and other natural resources, so they have strong incentives to sustainably manage their lands.

  4. Breaking Barriers in Bangladesh

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

    NILPHAMARI, Bangladesh, Jan 25 (IPS) - It's nearing 4:30 p.m. on a foggy day, but there seems to be no great hurry amongst the workers to wind up their day in a factory producing high-end designer bags. Located in the Export Processing Zone (EPZ) of Nilphamari, a northern district 40 kilometers from the divisional headquarters of Rangpur in Bangladesh, the area is known for creating job opportunities for the local population.

  5. Biodiversity and Food Security: the Focus of the World Potato Congress

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

    LIMA, Jan 25 (IPS) - Potatoes were first taken out of Peru, where they originated, 458 years ago to feed the world. Half a millennium later, potatoes have spread throughout the planet but there are challenges to preserve the crop's biodiversity as a source of food security, as well as the rights of the peasants who sustain this legacy for humanity.

  6. The Future of Our Cities: New Agenda, New Faces, New Year

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018

    NAIROBI, Jan 24 (IPS) - Urban development is one of our greatest challenges. While the world is highly urbanizing, our cities are transforming the nexus for the social, economic, environmental and political realities of our times.

  7. Migrants Without Shoes

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

    Thursday, January 18, 2018

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