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  1. Nairobi Summit to Redouble Efforts to Urgently Deal with Reproductive Rights for Women and Girls

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 12 (IPS) - More than 6 000 delegates in the population development sector are gathering in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi this week to renew the promise made to girls and women 25 years ago in Cairo.

  2. African Development Bank plans to Make the Continent a World leader in Renewables

    Monday, November 11, 2019

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 11 (IPS) - Africa, where close to half of its 1.2 billion have access to electricityis set to become a world leader in renewable energy. As global business and development leaders met in Johannesburg, South Africa, to attend the Africa Investment Forum (AIF), one of the key focuses of the deals being discussed was around sustainable, renewable energy.

  3. Call to Action as Thousands Breathe New Life to the Cairo Promise at ICPD 25 Summit in Nairobi This Week

    Monday, November 11, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 11 (IPS) - Every day 830 women die while giving life. At least 33,000 girls are forced into child marriage with 11,000 girls undergoing female genital mutilation. These are some of the cruel realities young women face every day. However, there is renewed hope that delegates expected to attend the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Nairobi this week will re-energise and breathe new life to the Cairo Promise.

  4. Mo Money Mo Solutions - the African Development Bank Ready to Double Investment Across the Continent

    Friday, November 08, 2019

    COTONOU, Benin, Nov 08 (IPS) - Buses carrying cross-border traders and goods from Cotonou in Benin to the Malian capital of Bamako in Mali have recently been using the Lomé route — traveling through the capital of Togo and then getting onto the Ouagadougou corridor on their way to the Malian capital.

  5. Zimbabwe’s Inflation Makes it Hard to Keep Track of Cost of Living

    Friday, November 08, 2019

    HARARE, Nov 08 (IPS) - Stung by the country's spiralling inflation, Zimbabwe's government workers took to the streets this week for the first ever police-sectioned march demanding improved wages.

  6. Urgent Need to Replace Competition with Cooperation in the Aral Sea Basin

    Thursday, November 07, 2019

    NUR-SULTAN CITY, Kazakhstan, Nov 07 (IPS) - The water resources in Central Asia's Aral Sea Basin support the lives and livelihoods of about 70 million people — a population greater than Thailand, France, or South Africa.

  7. Trade Liberalization for Development?

    Tuesday, November 05, 2019

    KUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Nov 05 (IPS) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and the World Trade Organization (WTO), all dominated by rich countries, have long promoted trade liberalization as a ‘win-win' solution for "all people—rich and poor—and all countries—developed and developing countries", arguing that "the gains are large enough to enable compensation to be provided to the losers".

  8. Africans Charged More Than 3.5 Times the 'Affordable' Rate for Mobile Data

    Monday, November 04, 2019

    Nov 04 (IPS) - People living in Africa are charged an average of 7.1 per cent of their monthly salary for a gigabyte (GB) of mobile datamore than 3.5 times the threshold considered affordable.

  9. Going with the Wind: Transition to Clean Energy in Latin America & the Caribbean

    Thursday, October 31, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 31 (IPS) - The UN Climate Action Summit 2019, which took place in the days leading up to the 74th UN General Assembly, delivered new pathways and practical actions for governments and private sector to intensify climate action.

  10. Red Alert for Blue Planet and small island states

    Thursday, October 31, 2019

    ROME, Oct 31 (IPS) - Barely a week passes without alarming news of the most recent scientific research into the global climate crisis compounding a growing sense of urgency, particularly the impact on small island states from rising sea levels and extreme weather.

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