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Bringing the Bridges Home

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

BERLIN, Apr 23 (IPS) - As foreign forces withdraw slowly from Afghanistan, they leave behind a vulnerable band of people who were their ears and guides on the ground. These people who served as interpreters, face a life of threats and uncertainties. Many have been killed.

Nigeria - From Sticks and Machetes to Rocket-propelled Grenades

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

LAGOS, Nigeria, Apr 22 (IPS) - Nigerians are beginning to adjust to the sad reality that they live in a country where suicide bombers and terrorists could be lurking around the next corner thanks to a ready supply of advanced weapons smuggled through the country's porous borders. 

Weak Laws and Capitalist Economy Deplete Kenya’s Natural Wealth

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

NAIROBI, Apr 22 (IPS) - Each season Peter Gichangi, a vegetable and arrowroot commercial farmer who owns four hectares of land in Nyeri County, Kenya's Central Province, cultivates his crops near the Nduyi River.

Imprisoning Themselves to Stay Safe

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

TUZ KHORMATO, Iraq, Apr 22 (IPS) - "I don't dare tell you who the murderers are but their target is just us, Turkmens," says Ahmed Abdulla Muhtaroglu, sitting by the portrait of his brother killed last year.

Informal Carpentry Hammers Away Zimbabwe’s State Revenue

Monday, April 21, 2014

HARARE, Apr 21 (IPS) - Tracy Chikwari, a 36-year-old single mother of two and informal furniture dealer in Harare, Zimbabwe's capital, is all smiles as she talks about her flourishing business.

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.

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