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Analysis: Mega-Cities, Mortality and Migration, A Snapshot of Post-U.N. World Population

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 25 (IPS) - As the international community marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, one question worthy of some reflection is: Is world population better or worse off demographically since the establishment of the U.N.?

Big Trouble in the Air in India

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

NEW DELHI, Feb 25 (IPS) - Like many others of her age, 15-year-old Aastha Sharma, a Class 10 student at a private school in India's capital, New Delhi, loves being outdoors, going for walks with her friends and enjoying an occasional ice-cream. But the young girl can't indulge in any of these activities.

Tackling Corruption at its Root in Papua New Guinea

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

SYDNEY, Feb 24 (IPS) - Corruption, the single largest obstacle to socioeconomic development worldwide, has had a grave impact on the southwest Pacific Island nation of Papua New Guinea. While mineral resource wealth drove high gross domestic product (GDP) growth of eight percent in 2012, the country is today ranked 157th out of 187 countries in terms of human development.

At the Margins of a Hot War, Somalis Are ‘Hanging on by a Thread’

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

NEW YORK, Feb 24 (IPS) - After twin suicide bombings at a popular Mogadishu hotel last week that killed 25 and wounded 40, news reporters were seen swarming through the city, spotlighting the victims, the assassins, the motives and the official response.

Can Nepal’s TRC Finally Bring Closure to its War Survivors?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

KATHMANDU, Feb 24 (IPS) - The picture of Muktinath Adhikari, principal of Pandini Sanskrit Secondary School in the Lamjung district of west Nepal who was killed during the country's decade-long civil conflict, became an iconic portrayal of the brutality of the bloody ‘People's War'.

Argentina Moves Towards Marriage of Convenience with China

Monday, February 23, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Feb 23 (IPS) - The government of Argentina is building a marriage of convenience with China, which some see as uneven and others see as an indispensable alliance for a new level of insertion in the global economy.

Analysis: Economic Growth Is Not Enough

Monday, February 23, 2015

NEW YORK, Feb 23 (IPS) - Recent new data show a worrying picture of Latin America and the Caribbean. Income poverty reduction has stagnated and the number of poor has risen — for the first time in a decade — according to recent figures from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Indigenous Food Systems Should Be on the Development Menu

Monday, February 23, 2015

ROME, Feb 23 (IPS) - Overcoming hunger and malnutrition in the 21st century no longer means simply increasing the quantity of available food but also the quality.

The Hidden Billions Behind Economic Inequality in Africa

Saturday, February 21, 2015

HARARE, Feb 21 (IPS) - Reports this year of illicit moneys from African countries stashed in a Swiss bank – indicating that corruption lies behind much of the income inequality that affects the continent – have grabbed international news headlines.

Biogas Eases Women’s Household Burden in Rural Cuba

Friday, February 20, 2015

, Feb 20 (IPS) - On the blue flame of her biogas stove, it takes half as long for rural doctor Arianna Toledo to heat bath water and cook dinner as it did four years ago, when she still used electric power or firewood.

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