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Foreign Fighter Recruits: Why the U.S. Fares Better than Others

Friday, April 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, Apr 17 (IPS) - More than 25,000 fighters seeking to wage "jihad" or an Islamic holy war have left home to join terrorist networks abroad, according to a United Nations report released earlier this month.

Q&A: Iranian Balochistan is a “Hunting Ground” – Nasser Boladai

Friday, April 17, 2015

GENEVA, Apr 17 (IPS) - Nasser Boladai is the spokesperson of the Congress of Nationalities for a Federal Iran (CNFI), an umbrella movement aimed at expanding support for a secular, democratic and federal Iran. IPS spoke with him in Geneva, where he was invited to speak at a recent conference on Human Rights and Global Perspectives in his native Balochistan region.

Fears Grow for Indigenous People in Path of Massive Ethiopian Dam

Friday, April 17, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Apr 17 (IPS) - A United Nations mission is due to take place this month to assess the impact of Ethiopia's massive Gilgel Gibe III hydroelectric power project on the Omo River which feeds Lake Turkana, the world's largest desert lake, lying mostly in northwest Kenya with its northern tip extending into Ethiopia.

Investigation Tears Veil Off World Bank’s “Promise” to Eradicate Poverty

Thursday, April 16, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 16 (IPS) - An expose published Thursday by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and its media partners has revealed that in the course of a single decade, 3.4 million people were evicted from their homes, torn away from their lands or otherwise displaced by projects funded by the World Bank.

1.7 Billion Dollars Needed to Improve Ebola-hit Countries' Health Care, Says Oxfam

Thursday, April 16, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 16 (IPS) - The international humanitarian charity Oxfam is calling on the World Bank and major donors to raise 1.7 billion dollars to improve poor health systems in Ebola-affected countries and strengthen community networks for preventing another epidemic.

Kenya Orders Somali Refugee Camp Sheltering Thousands to Move

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

NEW YORK, Apr 14 (IPS) - The United Nations, which is sheltering over 600,000 refugees from war-torn Somalia, has been ordered by Kenyan authorities to relocate the camp in three months.

First-Ever Training in Emergency Medicine Begins in Ghana

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

NEW YORK, Apr 14 (IPS) - In a collaborative effort between the University of Michigan, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, a teaching hospital and other medical groups, Ghana has launched its first-ever training programme in emergency medicine and nursing.

Togolese Candidates Hope for Change in Upcoming Polls

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

NEW YORK, Apr 14 (IPS) - Togolese opposition leaders are issuing calls for change - the mantra of President Barack Obama – as they seek the end of the 50-year dynasty of the Gnassingbe family in Togolese politics.

Sudanese Leader Presumed Winner in Largely Uncontested Poll

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

NEW YORK, Apr 14 (IPS) - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is predicted to roll up an easy victory in national polls this week, adding another five-year term to his already 26 years in office.

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