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Ethiopia’s Smoldering Oromo

Monday, April 11, 2016

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Apr 11 (IPS) - The Ethiopian government's most serious domestic political crisis in more than a decade began over a scruffy football field appropriated by local officials for development.

Need to Encourage Agriculture

Friday, April 08, 2016

JUBA, South Sudan, Apr 08 (IPS) - Facing an unprecedented economic crisis, South Sudan -- the newest nation of the world -- has urged its 12 million inhabitants to turn to agriculture instead of depending on declining oil revenues.

Global Guidelines on Land Tenure Making Headway in Latin America

Thursday, April 07, 2016

SANTIAGO, Apr 07 (IPS) - Voluntary guidelines on land tenure adopted by the international community to combat the growing concentration of land ownership and improve secure access to land have begun to make headway in Latin America, a region that is a leader in the fight against hunger and that is taking firm steps towards achieving food security.

War zones littered with more than just land mines

Monday, April 04, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 04 (IPS) - Land mines are not the only type of explosive devices that families returning home after conflicts risk stumbling across, representatives from the UN's Mine Action Service (UNMAS) told journalists here Monday.

International Community Falls Short on Syrian Resettlement

Thursday, March 31, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 31 (IPS) - "We cannot respond to refugee crises by closing doors and building fences," said UN High Commissioner For Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi in his opening address to a high-level event in Geneva.

By the end of the meeting, however, the international community remained reluctant to welcome refugees.

UN Chief Lauds Oman for Discreet Role in Peace Talks

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 30 (IPS) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has singled out Oman as perhaps the only Arab country in the Gulf playing a discreet role – mostly behind-the- scenes – in helping resolve some of the military and political conflicts in the war-ravaged region.

Yemen’s Health Crisis is “Critical,” Says WHO

Monday, March 28, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 28 (IPS) - The health situation in Yemen has severely deteriorated and is critical, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported.

Peace in Colombia, Shielded by International Support

Friday, March 25, 2016

BOGOTA, Mar 25 (IPS) - "It was not possible" to reach a final agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the Colombian government's lead negotiator, Humberto de la Calle, announced in Havana on Wednesday Mar. 23 – the deadline set for a peace deal.

Western Powers Unlikely to Impose Arms Embargo on Saudi Arabia

Thursday, March 24, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 24 (IPS) - As hundreds of civilians continue to be killed in the ongoing conflict in Yemen, one of the leading human rights organization is calling for an arms embargo – specifically against Saudi Arabia which is leading a coalition of eight countries battling Houthi rebels in the war-ravaged neighbouring country.

Will Children of Colombia Know Peace at Last?

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 22 (IPS) - "No child in Colombia today knows what it is like to live in a country at peace," said UN Children's Fund's (UNICEF) Representative in Colombia Roberto De Bernardi during the launch of a new report.

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