Wednesday, December 04, 2013
BANGKOK, Dic 04 (IPS) - Only 16 percent of Africa's population of over a billion is online. But as Internet and mobile phone connectivity grows rapidly, the continent wants to join forces with Asian powerhouses to change its digital landscape.
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
WASHINGTON, Dic 03 (IPS) - The gap in health standards between the world's poorest countries and the more advanced middle-income nations could close by the year 2035, according to a major new report published Tuesday by Britain's The Lancet medical journal.
Sunday, December 01, 2013
CAIRO, Dic 01 (IPS) - "Subsidies from the Arab world are large and reflect Arabs' love towards the Egyptian people, but we cannot depend on that to build an economy that can compete with other countries," said economist Dr Alia el Mahdi.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
BHUBANESWAR, India, Nov 30 (IPS) - More than a month after Cyclone Phailin battered Orissa, tribes in the eastern Indian coastal state are still feeling its wrath. Besides the damage to their homes and hearths, it has also meant a loss of their traditional food.
Friday, November 29, 2013
PESHAWAR, Nov 29 (IPS) - A blockade of NATO supplies to Afghanistan by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan's party has ended up hitting Pakistan's legal trade with its neighbour, say local traders and truckers.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
KAMPALA, Nov 28 (IPS) - Uganda may have the third-highest fertility rate in the world but where there is life, death is inevitable. And it is a certainty that Regina Mukiibi Mugongo made the most of when she became this East African nation's first ever funeral director almost two decades ago.
Monday, November 25, 2013
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 25 (IPS) - The world's poorest countries are rethinking economic policies that - even during periods of breakneck growth - have failed to provide quality employment capable of matching a demographic boom.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
WARSAW, Nov 24 (IPS) - The U.N. climate talks in Warsaw ended in dramatic fashion Saturday evening in what looked like a schoolyard fight with a mob of dark-suited supporters packed around the weary combatants, Todd Stern of the United States and Sai Navoti of Fiji representing G77 nations.
Friday, November 22, 2013
WARSAW, Nov 22 (IPS) - Power generation is a major contributor to the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming. Choosing the right options for less-polluting energy sources in the future is a vital question – in which energy-starved Africa has a keen interest.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (IPS) - Nearly two weeks after Typhoon Haiyan devastated parts of the central Philippines, experts and activists here are warning that post-disaster reconstruction needs to be more transparent than past such efforts, while also focusing on a long-term assistance strategy that goes beyond immediate emergency relief.
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