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Even the Rich Have Not Harnessed Full Potential of Digital Economy

Thursday, July 30, 2015

PARIS, Jul 30 (IPS) - The digital economy permeates countless aspects of the world economy, impacting sectors as varied as banking, retail, energy, transportation, education, publishing, media or health. But the full potential of the digital economy has yet to be realised even in the world's most advanced and emerging countries, says a new report.

Birth Registrations Plummet in Wake of Ebola Epidemic

Thursday, July 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 30 (IPS) - Liberia's Ebola epidemic may have subsided but the after effects are still being felt, with tens of thousands of infants going unregistered at birth, the U.N. children's agency UNICEF says.

World Population to Hit 8.5 Billion by 2030

Thursday, July 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 30 (IPS) - The global population has now reached 7.3 billion. In the last 12 years, the world has added approximately one billion people, and in the next 15 years this is expected to occur again.

One Tune, Different Hymns – Tackling Climate Change in South Africa

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

CAPE TOWN, Jul 28 (IPS) - Anti-nuclear energy activists are up in arms, and have taken to vigils outside South Africa's parliament in Cape Town to protest against President Jacob Zuma's push for nuclear development.

Obama Seeks August Deadline for End to South Sudan War

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Jul 28 (IPS) - U.S. President Barack Obama, in a meeting with regional African leaders, threatened new sanctions for the warring factions in South Sudan if a peace deal is not be reached by Aug. 17.

Kenya’s Climate Change Bill Aims to Promote Low Carbon Growth

Monday, July 27, 2015

NAIROBI, Jul 27 (IPS) - Alexander Muyekhi, a construction worker from Ebubayi village in the heart of Vihiga County in Western Kenya, and his school-going children can now enjoy a tiny solar kit supplied by the British-based Azuri Technologies to light their house and play their small FM radio.

Opinion: Developing Nations Set to Challenge Rich Ahead of SDG Summit

Monday, July 27, 2015

NEW YORK, Jul 27 (IPS) - The final round of negotiations on the Sustainable Development Goals – the successor to the Millennium Development Goals, due to be inaugurated in September at the U.N. General Assembly – is now underway in New York.

Obama Walks Fine Line in Kenya on LGBTI Rights

Saturday, July 25, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 25 (IPS) - U.S. President Barack Obama spoke in Nairobi at the end of a two-day visit Saturday, focusing on Kenya's economy and the fight against terrorism, but also briefly touching on gay rights and discrimination.

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