News headlines in September 2018

  1. More Women Owning Agricultural Land in Africa Means Increased Food Security and Nutrition

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 30 (IPS) - Despite women being key figures in agriculture and food security, gender inequality is holding back progress towards ending hunger, poverty, and creating sustainable food systems. 

  2. Q & A: Why Switching to Renewable Energy Sources is No Longer a Matter of Morality, But of Economics

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 30 (IPS) - When the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) was founded eight years ago, the general public thought that renewable energies would never replace oil and coal. Today, the tables have turned.

  3. Venezuela’s Surname Is Diaspora

    CARACAS, Sep 28 (IPS) - They sell their houses, cars, motorcycles, household goods, clothes and ornaments - if they have any - even at derisory prices, save up a few dollars, take a bus and, in many cases, for the first time ever travel outside their country: they are the migrants who are fleeing Venezuela by the hundreds of thousands.

  4. Impunity, Harsh Laws Trouble Journalists in South Asia as Protesters March on the U.N. For Release of Bangladeshi Journalist

    HYDERBAD, Sep 28 (IPS) - It has been six and half years since the killing of Bangladeshi journalists Meherun Runi and Sagar Sarwar in Dhaka. Runi, a senior reporter from the private TV channel ATN Bangla, and her husband Sarwar, news editor from Maasranga TV, were hacked to death at their home on Feb. 11, 2012.

  5. Muslim Allies In the Fight Against Extremism

    NEW YORK, Sep 28 (IPS) - Abe Radkin is International Coordinator of the Global Hope Coalition.With the rise of violent extremism worldwide has come the stereotyping of an entire religion. In many countries and across many borders, Muslims have been vilified for events they are just as outraged at.

  6. A UN High-Level Meeting May See Hopes to End Tuberculosis

    NEW DELHI, Sep 28 (IPS) - Bobby John is a New Delhi based physician and global health advocate. In the early months of 1993, there was frenetic activity within the Geneva headquartered WHO's Communicable Diseases program, to get Tuberculosis designated as a Global Emergency.

  7. The Shrinking Space for Media Freedom in Uganda

    KAMPALA, Sep 27 (IPS) - Last month, a horrifying video circulated on social media in Uganda. It shows Reuters photographer, James Akena, surrounded by Uganda Peoples Defence Force soldiers who beat him as he raised his hands in the air in surrender. He was unarmed and held only his camera. 

  8. Water Scarcity and Poor Water Management Makes Life Difficult for Egyptians

    ROME, Sep 27 (IPS) - Local residents in Cairo are becoming concerned and discontent as water scarcity is reaching a critical point in the capital and the rest of the country.

  9. Europe Leads the Way in Development Index 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Sep 27 (IPS) - Anita Käppeli is European Outreach Director at the Center for Global Development (CGD) & Lee Robinson is a researcher at the Center for Global Development. We just published the Commitment to Development Index (CDI) 2018which ranks 27 of the world's richest countries on how well their policies help the more than five billion people living in poorer countries.

  10. Without Food Security, There Is No Peace

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 27 (IPS) - Reversing years of progress, global hunger is on the rise once again and one of the culprits is clear: conflict.