News headlines for “G8: Too Much Power?”, page 2

  1. 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.

  2. 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.   

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Beware Proposed E-commerce Rules

    Tuesday, February 05, 2019

    GENEVA and KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 05 (IPS) - In Davos in late January, several powerful governments and their allies announced their intention to launch new negotiations on e-commerce. Unusually, the intention is to launch the plurilateral negotiations in the World Trade Organization (WTO), an ostensibly multilateral organization, setting problematic precedents for the future of multilateral negotiations.

  8. Nigerians Hear How Irregular Migration 'Is Like Going to Kill Yourself'

    Friday, February 01, 2019

    BENIN CITY, Nigeria, Feb 01 (IPS) - "Don't assume if you attempt the journey your fortune will change for the better," a woman says over the public address system in the crowded Uselu market in Benin City, the capital of Nigeria's Edo State. "Many embarked on the journey and never made it. Many people are dying in the Sahara Desert." 

  9. Ethics for artificial intelligence

    Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 29 (IPS) - Owing to our varied circumstances and experiences, there are contradictory tendencies to either exaggerate or underestimate the power and importance of artificial intelligence (AI) in contemporary society.

  10. 2019: Year of Return for African Diaspora

    Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 29 (IPS) - Benjamin Tetteh is a writer for Africa Renewal published by the United Nations.

    In the heart of Accra, Ghana's capital, just a few meters from the United States embassy, lie the tombs of W. E. B. Du Bois, a great African-American civil rights leader, and his wife, Shirley.

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