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Zimbabwe Faces Troubling Spike in Cases of Multi-Drug Resistant TB

Sunday, January 25, 2015

HARARE, Jan 25 (IPS) - About eight years ago, 44-year-old Tilda Chihota was struck with tuberculosis which kept her bed-ridden for over six months at her rural home in Zimbabwe's Mwenezi district, 144 kilometres southwest of Masvingo, the country's oldest town.

Africa Needs to Move Forward on Renewable Energy

Thursday, January 22, 2015

ABU DHABI, Jan 22 (IPS) - Diversification of Africa's electricity sources by embarking on renewable energy solutions – such as solar, wind, geothermal and hydro power – is being heralded as a solution to the continent's energy poverty.

Fighting Extremism with Schools, Not Guns

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

KARACHI, Jan 21 (IPS) - As a wave of outrage, crossing Pakistan's national borders, continues a month after the Dec. 16 attack on a school in the northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, some citizens are turning away from collective expressions of anger, and beginning the hard work of building grassroots alternatives to terrorism and militancy.

OPINION: After the Terrorist Attacks in Paris

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 (IPS) - What happened in Paris on Jan. 7 – known all over the world – is totally unacceptable and inexcusable.

Aid Freeze Over Energy Controversy a Blow to Tanzanian Economy

Sunday, January 18, 2015

DAR ES SALAAM, Jan 18 (IPS) - As foreign donors drag their feet on injecting badly needed cash into the government's coffers, local analysts are increasingly worried that this will affect implementation of key development projects that require donor funding.

Zimbabwe's Children Are the Battlefield in War to Contain HIV/AIDS

Saturday, January 17, 2015

HARARE, Jan 17 (IPS) - Fifty-one-year-old Mateline Msipa is living with HIV. Her 17-year-old daughter, born after Msipa was diagnosed with the virus, may also have it, but she has never been tested.

Africa Must Prioritise Water in Its Development Agenda

Thursday, January 15, 2015

ZARAGOZA, Jan 15 (IPS) - Although African countries have been lauded for their efforts towards ensuring that people have access to safe drinking water in keeping with Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), they have nonetheless come under scrutiny for failure to prioritise water in their development agendas.

Press Looks at Future After “Charlie”

Thursday, January 15, 2015

PARIS, Jan 15 (IPS) - In the wake of last week's attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead, a heated battle of opinion is being waged in France and several other countries on the issue of freedom of expression and the rights of both media and the public.

Papal Visit Rekindles Hopes in Former War Zone

Thursday, January 15, 2015

MADHU, Sri Lanka, Jan 15 (IPS) - Jessi Jogeswaran, a 20-year-old woman from Sri Lanka's northern Jaffna district, waited over six hours with 18 friends in the sweltering heat just to get a glimpse of Pope Francis on Jan. 14.

Boko Haram Insurgents Threaten Cameroon's Educational Goals

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

MAROUA, Far North Region, Jan 14 (IPS) - "I'd quit my job before going to work in a place like that." That is how a primary school teacher responded when IPS asked him why he had not accepted a job in Cameroon's Far North region.

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