Thursday, December 05, 2013
YAOUNDÉ, Dic 05 (IPS) - Lydia Njang, a widow and mother of five from Cameroon's North West Region, has lost her farmland three times.
Sunday, December 01, 2013
AUKI, Malaita Province, Solomon Islands, Dic 01 (IPS) - Logging is the largest industry in the Solomon Islands, an archipelago located northwest of Fiji, where 80 percent of the islands are covered in tropical rainforest. But, although timber accounts for 60 percent of this South Pacific nation's export earnings, most local communities have experienced no beneficial development.
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.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
PUERTO AYACUCHO, Venezuela, Nov 26 (IPS) - The presence of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is evident in Venezuela's Amazon region, where the guerrillas can be seen on speed boats, in camps, or interacting with local indigenous communities.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
KIGALI, Nov 26 (IPS) - "There is a saying that all Rwandans believe in. You can't forgive if you forget, but when you remember, you know what harmed you and you can forgive and move forward," Honore Gatera tells IPS as he walks through the grounds of the Kigali Memorial Centre in Rwanda's capital.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
RAIPUR, India, Nov 23 (IPS) - Deep in the forests of central India live the Gond tribals, an almost forgotten lot, neglected as much by the state as by mainstream media. Many cannot read or write. But thanks to a new technology, and the rapid spread of mobile phones through India, they are now picking up their cell phone and making their voice heard.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
CAÑO DE UÑA, Amazonas, Venezuela, Nov 19 (IPS) - "All of the countries of the Amazon basin say they want to protect the environment, but they all have agreements with transnational corporations for the construction of roads or for mining and exploitation of forests," Curripaco indigenous leader Gregorio Díaz Mirabal, from the south of Venezuela, told Tierramérica.*
Friday, November 15, 2013
JAKARTA, Nov 15 (IPS) - Indonesia's rainforests are facing "legal land grabs", allege NGOs. Its ancient communities are finding that their ancestral lands are slipping into the hands of foreign companies for oil palm cultivation, as demand for the product grows in Europe, India and China.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
AUKI, Malaita Province, Solomon Islands, Nov 13 (IPS) - Anguish over the whereabouts of loved ones who went missing during a five-year civil conflict that ended a decade ago continues for countless families in the Solomon Islands. Searching for the remains of those who disappeared is vital to enduring peace in this culturally diverse south-west Pacific island nation of 550,000.
Monday, November 11, 2013
GEORGETOWN, Nov 11 (IPS) - Guyana is engaged in a balancing act to save its rainforest, regarded as a living treasure, from the destructive activities of miners digging their way to another kind of treasure buried beneath this fragile ecosystem.
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