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Q&A: Malawi’s President Banda Confident ‘I Will Win this Election’

Monday, April 14, 2014

, Apr 14 (IPS) - Malawi's President Joyce Banda is campaigning ahead of next month's elections to extend her term of office. But many believe that the massive public service corruption scandal here has weakened her chances of winning.

Taliban Back On The Scene

Sunday, April 13, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Apr 13 (IPS) - Mushfiq Wali, a 22-year-old shoemaker, loves watching films in the local Pashto language. But he says the Taliban are a killjoy: their bomb attacks have led to the closure of movie theatres, again. "They don't spare anything that brings happiness."

U.S. Blasted on Failure to Ratify IMF Reforms

Saturday, April 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, Apr 12 (IPS) - While Republicans complain relentlessly about U.S. President Barack Obama's alleged failure to exert global leadership on geo-political issues like Syria and Ukraine, they are clearly undermining Washington's leadership of the world economy.

Developing Nations Seek U.N. Retaliation on Bank Cancellations

Thursday, April 10, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 10 (IPS) - The 132-member Group of 77, the largest single coalition of developing nations, has urged Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to provide, "as soon as possible...alternative options for banking services" in New York City following the mass cancellation of bank accounts of U.N. missions and foreign diplomats.

World Bank, IMF Urged to Act on New Inequality Focus

Thursday, April 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, Apr 10 (IPS) - Global income inequality threatens economic and social viability, according to a World Bank report released Thursday, reiterating a new but increasingly forceful narrative from both the bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF).

OP-ED: The World Bank’s Waste of Energy

Thursday, April 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, Apr 10 (IPS) - The World Bank's job is to fight poverty. Key to lifting people out of poverty is access to reliable modern energy. It makes sense.

Obama Says Gender Pay Gap Is No Myth, It’s Math

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

WASHINGTON, Apr 09 (IPS) - Since his re-election in 2012, President Barack Obama has stepped up his rhetoric around gender equality issues in the United States, but he has yet to get a partisan U.S. Congress to go along with a series of legislative proposals he put forward.

Soaring Child Poverty – a Blemish on Spain

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

MALAGA, Spain, Apr 09 (IPS) - "I don't want them to grow up with the notion that they're poor," says Catalina González, referring to her two young sons. The family has been living in an apartment rent-free since December in exchange for fixing it up, in the southern Spanish city of Málaga.

U.S.-Colombia Labour Rights Plan Falls Short

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

WASHINGTON, Apr 09 (IPS) - Three years after Colombia agreed to U.S. demands to better protect labour rights and activists, a "Labour Plan of Action" (LPA) drawn up by the two nations is showing mixed results at best, according to U.S. officials and union and rights activists from both countries.

Colombia’s Breadbasket Feels the Pinch of Free Trade

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

IBAGUÉ, Colombia, Apr 08 (IPS) - "Things are getting worse and worse," Enrique Muñoz, a 67-year-old farmer from the municipality of Cajamarca in the central Colombian department of Tolima, once known as the country's breadbasket, said sadly.

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