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Aboriginal Businesses Stimulate Positive Change in Australia

Monday, January 26, 2015

MOSSMAN, Queensland, Australia, Jan 26 (IPS) - Roy Roger Gibson, an indigenous Kuku Yalanji elder, would watch thousands of tourists and vehicles trampling his pristine land while working on the sugarcane fields in Far North Queensland. His people were suffering and their culture was being eroded. The native wildlife was disappearing. He dreamt of turning this around.

From Bullets to Ballots: The Face of Sri Lanka’s Former War Zone

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

VAVUNIYA, Sri Lanka, Jan 20 (IPS) - In four months' time, Sri Lanka will mark the sixth anniversary of the end of its bloody civil conflict. Ever since government armed forces declared victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on May 19, 2009, the country has savored peace after a generation of war.

Pacific Islands Call for New Thinking to Implement Post-2015 Development Goals

Monday, January 19, 2015

SYDNEY, Jan 19 (IPS) - As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of poverty-alleviation targets set by the United Nations, come to a close this year, countries around the world are taking stock of their successes and failures in tackling key developmental issues.

Aid Freeze Over Energy Controversy a Blow to Tanzanian Economy

Sunday, January 18, 2015

DAR ES SALAAM, Jan 18 (IPS) - As foreign donors drag their feet on injecting badly needed cash into the government's coffers, local analysts are increasingly worried that this will affect implementation of key development projects that require donor funding.

Papal Visit Rekindles Hopes in Former War Zone

Thursday, January 15, 2015

MADHU, Sri Lanka, Jan 15 (IPS) - Jessi Jogeswaran, a 20-year-old woman from Sri Lanka's northern Jaffna district, waited over six hours with 18 friends in the sweltering heat just to get a glimpse of Pope Francis on Jan. 14.

In the Shadow of Glacial Lakes, Pakistan’s Mountain Communities Look to Climate Adaptation

Thursday, January 15, 2015

BINDO GOL, Pakistan, Jan 15 (IPS) - Khaliq-ul-Zaman, a farmer from the remote Bindo Gol valley in northern Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, has long lived under the shadow of disaster.

Boko Haram Insurgents Threaten Cameroon's Educational Goals

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

MAROUA, Far North Region, Jan 14 (IPS) - "I'd quit my job before going to work in a place like that." That is how a primary school teacher responded when IPS asked him why he had not accepted a job in Cameroon's Far North region.

European Citizens Call for Increased Aid to Developing World

Monday, January 12, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 12 (IPS) - An overwhelming majority of citizens in the 28-member European Union (EU) - which has been hamstrung by a spreading economic recession, a fall in oil prices and a decline of its common currency, the Euro - has expressed strong support for development cooperation and increased aid to developing nations.

Women ‘Sewing’ a Bright Future in Northern Pakistan

Monday, January 12, 2015

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jan 12 (IPS) - At 46, Naseema Nashad is starting her life over, not out of choice but out of necessity. The Afghan woman was just 25 years old when Taliban militants stormed Kabul and her family was forced to flee to neighbouring Pakistan to escape what they knew would be a brutal regime.

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