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To Defend the Environment, Support Social Movements Like Berta Cáceres and COPINH

Monday, April 20, 2015

BERKELEY, California, Apr 20 (IPS) - The 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize for Central and South America has been awarded to Berta Cáceres, an indigenous Honduran woman who co-founded the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras, known as COPINH.

Giving African Artists Their Names

Sunday, April 19, 2015

PARIS, Apr 19 (IPS) - Quick now, can you name a famous African sculptor from the 1800s or even the early 20th century?

Q&A: Iranian Balochistan is a “Hunting Ground” – Nasser Boladai

Friday, April 17, 2015

GENEVA, Apr 17 (IPS) - Nasser Boladai is the spokesperson of the Congress of Nationalities for a Federal Iran (CNFI), an umbrella movement aimed at expanding support for a secular, democratic and federal Iran. IPS spoke with him in Geneva, where he was invited to speak at a recent conference on Human Rights and Global Perspectives in his native Balochistan region.

Fears Grow for Indigenous People in Path of Massive Ethiopian Dam

Friday, April 17, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Apr 17 (IPS) - A United Nations mission is due to take place this month to assess the impact of Ethiopia's massive Gilgel Gibe III hydroelectric power project on the Omo River which feeds Lake Turkana, the world's largest desert lake, lying mostly in northwest Kenya with its northern tip extending into Ethiopia.

Latin America Heralds New Era with United States

Monday, April 13, 2015

PANAMA CITY, Apr 13 (IPS) - Latin America presented its own recipes for development in the new era of relations with the United States in the Seventh Summit of the Americas, where Cuba took part for the first time and the U.S. said it would close the chapter of "medd with impunity" in its neighbours to the south.

Land Seizures Speeding Up, Leaving Africans Homeless and Landless

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

HARARE, Apr 08 (IPS) - There is a new scramble for Africa, with ordinary people facing displacement by the affluent and the powerful as huge tracts of land on the continent are grabbed by a minority, rights activists here say.

Civil Society and Politics March for Negev Bedouin Recognition

Saturday, April 04, 2015

JERUSALEM, Apr 04 (IPS) - There was a symbolic dimension to a recent four-day march from the periphery of Israel to the corridors of power in Jerusalem to seek recognition for Bedouin villages.

Global Civil Society to the Rescue of the Amazon

Thursday, April 02, 2015

ROME, Apr 02 (IPS) - A global civil society petition to save the Amazon is circulating on the internet and its promoters say that once one million signatures have been collected indigenous leaders will deliver it directly to the governments of Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela.

Opinion: Where Does Nigeria Go From Here?

Thursday, April 02, 2015

NEW YORK/ABUJA, Apr 02 (IPS) - After several tension-filled months, a majority of Nigerians swept in an opposition leader and former military man, Muhammadu Buhari, to succeed incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, whose failure to contain a terrorist wave in the northern states doomed his re-election chances.

Four Fast Facts to Debunk Myths About Rural Women

Monday, March 23, 2015

PARIS, Mar 23 (IPS) - We are lucky to live in a country that has long since abandoned the image of the damsel in distress. Even Disney princesses now save themselves and send unsuitable "saviours" packing. But despite the great strides being made in gender equality, we are still failing rural women, particularly women farmers.

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