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  1. Bringing #MeToo to the Fashion Industry

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 15 (IPS) - The global #MeToo movement has put a spotlight on sexual harassment and violence in various industries including the film and music industries. Is it now time for the fashion industry to address these issues within their supply chains, one organisation says.

  2. The Hidden Economic Costs of Displacement

    Thursday, February 14, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 14 (IPS) - While the impacts of displacement on wellbeing are well-known, one group has pointed to the equally burdensome economic costs for those displaced as well as host communities.

  3. Economic Crisis Can Trigger World War

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019

    KUALA LUMPUR and BERLIN, Feb 12 (IPS) - Economic recovery efforts since the 2008-2009 global financial crisis have mainly depended on unconventional monetary policies. As fears rise of yet another international financial crisis, there are growing concerns about the increased possibility of large-scale military conflict.

  4. Billions of Swedish Krona Supported the Struggle against Apartheid

    Monday, February 11, 2019

    STOCKHOLM, Feb 11 (IPS) - "Why didn't they stop us? Probably they were not aware of the scope of the operation. The money was transferred through so many different channels. We were clever, " Birgitta Karlström Dorph says. Between 1982 and 1988 she was on a secret mission in South Africa.

  5. Ghana Won't Have Press Freedom Without Accountability

    Monday, February 11, 2019

    NEW YORK, Feb 11 (IPS) - Jonathan Rozen is Africa Research Associate at the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

    Three bullets, fired at close range by two assassins on a black and blue Boxer motorbike on January 16, 2019, killed investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale Divelaaccording to Sammy Darko, a lawyer working on Divela's case.

  6. Farmers Secure Land and Food Thanks to ‘Eyes in the Sky’

    Monday, February 11, 2019

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Feb 11 (IPS) - Six years ago while wondering how best to use her engineering skills, Tanzanian ICT entrepreneur Rose Funja decided to enter an innovation competition. Years later she has turned a digital idea into a viable business that helps smallholder farmers across the East African nation access credit.   

  7. Blue Economy: The New Frontier for Africa's Growth & How Japan Can Help

    Friday, February 08, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 08 (IPS) - An interview with Siddharth Chatterjee UN Resident Coordinator to Kenya by Nikkei Shimbun, Japan and reproduced by IPS.

  8. Time, Gentlemen, Please—Next President of the World Bank

    Thursday, February 07, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Feb 07 (IPS) - Owen Barder is Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development (CGD), Vice President and Director of CGD, Europe.

    It is time for an open, fair, merit-based process to appoint the next President of the World Bank. And I'll explain below why I think the Europeans may, at last, break the cartel that has prevented this.

  9. Financial Globalization, North-South Wealth Distribution and Resource Transfers

    Wednesday, February 06, 2019

    GENEVA, Feb 06 (IPS) - Yilmaz Akyüz is former Director, UNCTAD, and former Chief Economist, South Centre, Geneva.

    At a time when the world economy is seen poised for yet another financial turmoil, there is a widespread recognition that emerging economies (EMEs) are particularly vulnerable because of their deepened integration into the global financial system. What is less appreciated is the implication of financial globalization and integration for external wealth distribution between emerging and advanced economies and resource transfers from the former to the latter.

  10. Ethiopia Juggles Refugees and Shoppers Coming from Eritrea Amid New Peace

    Wednesday, February 06, 2019

    ADDIS ABABA, Feb 06 (IPS) - The sudden peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea, and the opening of their previously closed and dangerous border, sent shockwaves of hope and optimism throughout the two countries. But a new issue has arisen: whether Eritreans coming into Ethiopia should still be classed as refugees.

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