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Touaregs Seek Secular and Democratic Multi-Ethnic State

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

LEKORNE, France, Jul 23 (IPS) - The government of Mali and Touareg rebels representing Azawad, a territory in northern Mali which declared unilateral independence in 2012 after a Touareg rebellion drove out the Malian army, resumed peace talks in Algiers last week, intended to end decades of conflict.

Indigenous Communities Say Education, Funding Key to Fighting HIV/AIDS

Monday, July 21, 2014

SYDNEY, Jul 21 (IPS) - Marama Pala, hailing from Waikanae on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand, was diagnosed with HIV at 22. The news of her diagnosis spread like wildfire in her tight-knit Maori community.

Zimbabwe’s Unfolding Humanitarian Disaster - We Visit the 18,000 Forcibly Relocated to Ruling Party Farm

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

MASVINGO, Zimbabwe, Jun 25 (IPS) - As the villagers sit around the flickering fire on a pitch-black night lit only by the blurry moon, they speak, recounting how it all began.

They take turns, sometimes talking over each other to have their own experiences heard. When the old man speaks, everyone listens. "It was my first time riding a helicopter," John Moyo* remembers.

EU Aims to Scuttle Treaty on Human Rights Abuses

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 24 (IPS) - When the United Nations began negotiating a Code of Conduct for Transnational Corporations (TNCs) back in the 1970s, the proposal never got off the ground because of vigourous opposition both from the powerful business community and its Western allies.

Quest for Self-Determination Continues in New Caledonia

Monday, June 09, 2014

SYDNEY, Jun 09 (IPS) - Since the French overseas territory of New Caledonia in the South Pacific was reinstated on the United Nations Decolonisation List in 1986, the indigenous Kanak people have struggled not only against socio-economic disadvantages, but also for the right to determine their political future after more than a century of colonialism.

When Nature Gets a Price Tag

Monday, June 09, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 09 (IPS) - How much does a forest cost? What's the true economic value of an ocean? Can you pay for an alpine forest or a glacial meadow? And – more importantly – will such calculus save the planet, or subordinate a rapidly collapsing natural world to market forces?

Kiribati President Purchases ‘Worthless’ Resettlement Land as Precaution Against Rising Sea

Monday, June 09, 2014

NAVIAVIA, Fiji, Jun 09 (IPS) - You can count the inhabitants of this isolated, tidy village of multi-coloured houses and flower bushes among global warming's first victims – but not in the usual sense.

Bagua Massacre – A Test for Justice in Peru

Friday, May 16, 2014

LIMA, May 16 (IPS) - The trial of 52 indigenous people that just got underway for a 2009 massacre near the city of Bagua in northwest Peru will test the judicial system's independence and ability to impart justice.

Traditional Wisdom to the Rescue in Cyclone Season

Monday, May 12, 2014

PORT BLAIR, Andaman Islands, India, May 12 (IPS) - May and November bring the most vicious cyclones to the Bay of Bengal rim countries in Southeast Asia.

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