Tuesday, January 28, 2014
WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (IPS) - Development activists and rights watchdogs are applauding a surprise strengthening of environmental and human rights policies governing U.S. development funding and overseas financial assistance.
Friday, January 24, 2014
NAIROBI, Jan 24 (IPS) - Kenyan government security forces are forcefully evicting thousands of people, including the indigenous Sengwer tribe, from the Embobut forest in western Kenya by burning homes and possessions in an effort to promote forest conservation, safeguard urban water access and "remove squatters".
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
FOZ DO IGUAÃ‡U/PAULO AFONSO, Brazil, Jan 22 (IPS) - The Itaparica hydroelectric power plant occupied land belonging to the Pankararu indigenous people, but while others were compensated, they were not. They have lost land and access to the São Francisco river, charge native leaders in Paulo Afonso, a city in northeastern Brazil.
Friday, January 17, 2014
NAIROBI/HARARE, Jan 17 (IPS) - With its two-trillion-dollar economy, recent discoveries of billions of dollars worth of minerals and oil, and the number of investment opportunities it has to offer global players, Africa is slowly shedding its image as a development burden.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
TORONTO, Jan 16 (IPS) - Many of the challenges faced by the Conservative government in its relations with Canada's aboriginal peoples may come to a head at the 200th birthday events for Sir John A. Macdonald, the country's first prime minister, set for Jan. 11, 2015.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Jan 16 (IPS) - Tanzanian authorities are finding it increasingly difficult to deal with ongoing conflicts between farmers and pastoralists as they fight over limited land and water resources in this East African nation.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (IPS) - A recent article by IPS journalist Ngala Killian Chimtom described the struggle of the Baka of Cameroon to maintain their indigenous culture and livelihoods while coping with the rapidly-changing environment around them.
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
ASUNCIÃ“N, Jan 07 (IPS) - The Sawhoyamaxa indigenous community in Paraguay have spent over 20 years fighting to get back their land, which they were pushed off by cattle ranchers.
Monday, January 06, 2014
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Jan 06 (IPS) - Ali Nyenge, a resident of Iputi ward in Tanzania's northern Ulanga District, woke up as anti-poaching security officers surrounded his home. He says they accused him of illegal hunting and in front of his 11-year-old son, made him take his clothes off, poured salt water on his body and whipped him with a cane.
Monday, December 30, 2013
MINDOUROU, Cameroon, Dic 30 (IPS) - Essomba Dominique, a Baka man from Mindourou in Cameroon's East Region, sits dulled-eyed in front of his hut, known in the Baka language as the ‘mongoulou'.
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