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U.N. Remains Divided Over Domestic and State Terrorism

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 01 (IPS) - When nine African-American worshippers were gunned down by a white supremacist inside a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina last month, there was a sharp division of opinion in the United States whether that murderous act of killing innocent civilians constituted a "hate crime" or an "act of terrorism."

Rome March Celebrate Pope’s Call for Urgent Climate Action

Sunday, June 28, 2015

ROME, Jun 28 (IPS) - People of faith, civil society groups, and communities affected by climate change marched together in Rome Sunday Jun. 28 to express gratitude to Pope Francis for the release of his Laudato Si encyclical on the environment, and call for bolder climate action by world leaders.

German Development Cooperation Piggybacks Onto Africa’s E-Boom

Friday, June 26, 2015

BERLIN, Jun 26 (IPS) - In a major paradigm shift, the German government is now placing its bets on digitalisation for its development cooperation policy with Africa, under what it calls a Strategic Partnership for a 'Digital Africa'.

Charleston Church Shooting Sparks Debate on Race in South Africa

Friday, June 26, 2015

NEW YORK, Jun 26 (IPS) - South Africa's old guard of separatist whites who supported the racist policy of apartheid have been reading with interest about Dylann Roof, accused assassin in the deaths of nine churchgoers at the Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Opinion: Sub-Saharan Africa, Addis and Paris

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

ROME, Jun 23 (IPS) - After the turn of the century, growth in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) picked up again after a quarter century of near stagnation for most, mainly due to increased world demand for minerals and other natural resources.

Opinion: Pope Francis’ Timely Call to Action on Climate Change

Monday, June 22, 2015

BOSTON, Jun 22 (IPS) - Pope Francis just issued Laudato Si, the first ever encyclical about ecology, which promises to be a highly influential document for years to come. The encyclical, which is the most authoritative teaching document a Pope can issue, delivered a strong message addressing the moral dimension of the severe ecological crisis we have caused with our "throwaway culture" and general disregard for our common home, the Earth.

Pope Could Upstage World Leaders at U.N. Summit in September

Thursday, June 18, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 18 (IPS) - Judging by his recent public pronouncements - including on reproductive health, biodiversity, the creation of a Palestinian state, the political legitimacy of Cuba and now climate change – Pope Francis may upstage more than 150 world leaders when he addresses the United Nations, come September.

South Sudan Again Tops Fragile States Index

Thursday, June 18, 2015

SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick, Canada, Jun 18 (IPS) - For the second year in a row, South Sudan has been designated as the most fragile nation in the world, plagued by intensifying internal conflict that has displaced more than two million of its people.

Could Peacekeeping Wives Deter Sexual Abuse in U.N. Overseas Operations?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 17 (IPS) - Back in November 2007, about 108 military personnel from an Asian country, serving with the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti, were deported home after being accused of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of minors.

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