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  1. Kenya and Ethiopia Join Forces to Advance Peace, Security, Development and Hope

    Monday, July 24, 2017

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 24 (IPS) - The Horn of Africa is often synonymous with extreme poverty, conflict, demographic pressure, environmental stress, and under-investment in basic social services such as health, education, access to clean water and infrastructure.

  2. Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast Pools Efforts Against Climate Change

    Monday, July 24, 2017

    HONE CREEK, Costa Rica, Jul 24 (IPS) - Jonathan Barrantes walks between the rows of shoots, naming one by one each species in the tree nursery that he manages, in the south of Costa Rica's Caribbean coastal region. There are fruit trees, ceibas that will take decades to grow to full size. and timber species for forestry plantations.

  3. Parliamentarians Study Nexus of Youth, Refugees and Development

    Friday, July 21, 2017

    AMMAN, Jordan, Jul 21 (IPS) - Held for the first time in the Arab world, an annual meeting of Asian and Arab Parliamentarians examined how regional conflicts hinder the development of effective policies to achieve sustainable development, particularly as they generate large numbers of refugees, internally displaced persons and migrants.

  4. UAE Leading the Way on Shifting to Greener Energy

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    ABU DHABI, Jul 20 (IPS) - Much of the world is moving away from oil for its electricity generation, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), which says that globally the fossil fuel has dropped from a 25 percent share to 3.6 percent over the last four decades.

  5. Local Farmers and Consumers Create Short Food Supply Chains in Mexican Cities

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    MEXICO CITY, Jul 20 (IPS) - Víctor Rodríguez arranges lettuce, broccoli, potatoes and herbs on a shelf with care, as he does every Sunday, preparing to serve the customers who are about to arrive at the Alternative Market of Bosque de Tlalpan, in the south of the Mexican capital.

  6. Early Death in Russia

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    MOSCOW and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 20 (IPS) - The transition to market economy and democracy in the Russian Federation in the early 1990s dramatically increased mortality and shortened life expectancy. The steep upsurge in mortality and the decline in life expectancy in Russia are the largest ever recorded anywhere in peacetime in the absence of catastrophes such as war, plague or famine.

  7. Farming Beyond Drought

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul 20 (IPS) - The Caribbean accounts for seven of the world's top 36 water-stressed countries and Barbados is in the top ten. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) defines countries like Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, and St. Kitts and Nevis as water-scarce with less than 1000 m3 freshwater resources per capita.

  8. WHO Urges Govt’s to Raise Taxes on Tobacco

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - Seven million people die each year from tobacco-related deaths, according to a new report published by the World Health Organisation today.

  9. Educating Children One Radio Wave at a Time

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - Nigeria's conflict has displaced more than a million children, leaving them without access to education. However, an innovative radio program aims to transform this bleak scenario.

  10. Post-Soviet Russian economic collapse

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    MOSCOW and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 19 (IPS) - Wide-ranging economic reforms following the demise of the Soviet Union at the end of December 1991 mainly resulted in economic collapse in most successor states. By the mid-1990s, output had fallen by about half compared to 1989. Meanwhile, income inequalities rose sharply as real incomes declined dramatically for most, while death rates increased by over half as life expectancy declined dramatically.

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