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Ostracised and Isolated: Muslim Prisoners in the U.S.

Friday, April 18, 2014

NEW YORK, Apr 18 (IPS) - Such stigma now surrounds the word ‘terrorist' that most recoil from it, or anyone associated with it, as though from a thing contagious; as though, by simple association, one could land in that black hole where civil liberties are suspended in the name of national security.

South Sudan Dictates Media Coverage of Conflict

Friday, April 18, 2014

JUBA, Apr 18 (IPS) - As rebel forces loyal to South Sudan's former vice president Riek Machar declared on Tuesday Apr. 15 that they had captured the key oil town of Bentiu, the government has been accused of clamping down on local media in an attempt to influence the reporting on the conflict.

U.S. Terror Suspects Face “Terrifying” Justice System

Thursday, April 17, 2014

NEW YORK, Apr 17 (IPS) - The sun is just setting as the group huddles closer together, their faces barely visible in the gathering dusk. Simple, hand-made signs read: ‘Stand for Justice'.

Sweet Dreams are Made of Rwandan Ice Cream

Thursday, April 17, 2014

BUTARE, Rwanda, Apr 17 (IPS) - From all across Rwanda, and even from parts of neighbouring Burundi, people flock to the southern town of Butare to a little shop called Inzozi Nziza or Sweet Dreams. They come here for a taste of something of the unknown, something most have never tasted in their lives — the sweet, cold, velvety embrace of ice cream.

Afghanistan Turns a Political Corner

Thursday, April 17, 2014

JALALABAD, Afghanistan, Apr 17 (IPS) - The Afghanistan presidential election is turning out to be a tale of two narratives. But the more positive and democratic one could be winning the day.

U.N. Visa Denials Appendage of U.S. Foreign Policy

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 15 (IPS) - The United States has rarely, if ever, denied a visa to a head of state seeking to visit the United Nations to address the 193-member General Assembly, the highest policy making body in the organisation.

Court Upholds Most of U.S. “Conflict Minerals” Law

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, Apr 15 (IPS) - The United States' second-highest court has upheld most of a landmark U.S. law requiring companies to ascertain and publicly disclose whether proceeds from minerals used to manufacture their products may be funding conflict in central Africa.

Côte d’Ivoire’s Tech Solutions to Local Problems

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ABIDJAN, Apr 15 (IPS) - When Ivorian Thierry N'Doufou saw local school kids suffering under the weight of their backpacks full of textbooks, it sparked an idea of how to close the digital gap where it is the largest — in local schoolrooms.

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."

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