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  1. Model trade deal con

    Monday, February 26, 2018

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb 26 (IPS) - In early 2016, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement -- involving twelve countries on the Pacific Ocean rim, including the USA -- was signed in New Zealand. Right after his inauguration in January 2017, newly elected US President Donald Trump withdrew from the TPP, effectively killing the agreement as its terms require the participation of both the US and Japan.

  2. A New Dawn for South Africa

    Thursday, February 22, 2018

    DOHA, Qatar, Feb 22 (IPS) - Mia Swart is a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Doha Center*In the post-Apartheid era, it is safe to say that Jacob Zuma has become the most reviled public figure in South Africa. Zuma was essentially discredited even before he became president in 2009 by his two essential weaknesses: his relationship with money and his lack of personal integrity.

  3. New Technology Alone Won’t Halt Aflatoxin Menace, Experts Warn

    Thursday, February 22, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 22 (IPS) - In the absence of concerted efforts to raise awareness on the dangers of aflatoxin to humans and domestic animals, advances in technology for early detection of aflatoxin in cereals and seeds such as maize will come to naught, experts warn.

  4. A Crisis Deepens in Libya but Where Are the Cameras?

    Friday, February 16, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 16 (IPS) - Perhaps no major political or humanitarian disaster is as overlooked as the ongoing crisis in Libya. For example, although the New York Times in September 2017 published a total of seven articles mentioning Libya, only one of them touched on the violence ripping it apart. Even the Times' gesture merely highlighted the latest permutation of the US government's foreign military decisions.

  5. A Restructured African Development Bank Plans to Meet Economic Challenges Facing Continent

    Friday, February 16, 2018

    ABIDJAN, Cote d’Ivoire, Feb 16 (IPS) - Akinwumi A. Adesina is President of the African Development BankOver the past few years, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has confirmed its position as Africa's premier development finance institution, generating significant impact on the continent's economic and social development.

  6. African Migration to Europe, Not a Crisis but an Opportunity

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Feb 14 (IPS) - An increasingly common justification for European development assistance to Africa is the notion that it will reduce migration from the South. While this sounds intuitive and makes for an appealing argument, the research shows that it is highly unlikely.

  7. Village Savings: Helping Small Farmers Weather Climate Shocks

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    LUSAKA, Zambia, Feb 14 (IPS) - In the past, Lameck Sibukale only knew savings in the form of rearing chickens, goats and more importantly, cattle—a long cherished cultural heritage of the Tonga-speaking people of southern Zambia.

  8. Intellectual Property Regime Undermines Equity, Progress

    Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 (IPS) - Over the last few decades, people in the developing world have been rejecting the intellectual property (IP) regime as it has been increasingly imposed on them following the establishment of the World Trade Organization (WTO) including its trade-related intellectual property rights (TRIPs) regime. IP rights (IPRs) have been further enforced through ostensible free trade agreements (FTAs) and investment treaties among two (bilateral) or more (plurilateral) partners.

  9. Stock Market Turmoil May Expose Flaws in Global Finance

    Monday, February 12, 2018

    PENANG, Malaysia, Feb 12 (IPS) - Was last week's global stock market sell-off only a "correction" or does it signify a new period of financial instability, caused by major flaws in the world financial system?

  10. Ethnic Violence in Ethiopia Stoked by Social Media from U.S.

    Sunday, February 11, 2018

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Feb 11 (IPS) - In Ethiopia social media is a double-edged sword: capable of filling a sore need for more information but also of pushing the country toward even greater calamity.

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