News headlines in November 2019

  1. Community Efforts are Key When Addressing HIV/AIDS

    ABUJA, Nov 30 (IPS) - Three years ago, I led an evaluation of an HIV project that focused on increasing access to quality care and supporting services for people living with HIV in Nigeria. It also aimed to reduce HIV-related stigma and discrimination.

  2. Hola, Madrid! African Development Bank takes the continent’s climate agenda to COP25 in Spain

    ABIDJAN, Cote d’Ivoire, Nov 30 (IPS) - The Bank is playing a leading role in guiding progress on climate change on the continent. The Bank has doubled its total climate change commitment to $25 billion between 2020 and 2025.The African Development Bank will on Monday kick off a campaign to plead the continent's case at the world's leading climate change conference.

  3. Cabo Verde's Morna for UNESCO list, Belgium’s Carnival of Aalst to Go?

    PARIS, Nov 29 (IPS) - Morna, the haunting, traditional music of Cabo Verde, is slated to join UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage List when a committee meets in Bogotá, Colombia, Dec. 9 to 14, to consider submissions from around the world.

  4. Water Is Worth More than Milk in Extrema, Brazil

    EXTREMA, Brazil, Nov 29 (IPS) - "They called me crazy" for fencing in the area where the cows went to drink water, said Elias Cardoso, on his 67-hectare farm in Extrema, a municipality 110 km from São Paulo, Brazil's largest metropolis.

  5. Nuclear False Warnings & the Risk of Catastrophe

    WASHINGTON DC, Nov 29 (IPS) - Forty years ago, on Nov. 9, the U.S. Defense Department detected an imminent nuclear attack against the United States through the early-warning system of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). U.S. bomber and missile forces went on full alert, and the emergency command post, known as the "doomsday plane," took to the air.

  6. COP25: UN Climate Change Conference, 5 Things You Need to Know

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 29 (IPS) - Climate change is happening—the world is already 1.1°C warmer than it was at the onset of the industrial revolution, and it is already having a significant impact on the world, and on people's lives. And if current trends persist, then global temperatures can be expected to rise by 3.4 to 3.9°C this century, which would bring wide-ranging and destructive climate impacts.

  7. Net Closes on Daphne Caruana Galizia's Killers, Sending a Powerful Signal of No Impunity for Corruption

    BRATISLAVA, Nov 29 (IPS) - Press freedom campaigners and journalists in Malta are hoping they could soon see justice for murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia – and that a powerful message will be sent across Europe that a free press can deny corrupt officials the power to act with impunity

  8. Did Sri Lanka’s Presidential Election Bring Back a Polarising Wartime Figure?

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Nov 28 (IPS) - The Economist proclaimed recently that Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the man who, as secretary of defense, presided over this horrifying episode (the final phase of Sri Lanka's terrorist inspired internal conflict), has just been elected president of Sri Lanka.

  9. Running from the Storm - How Bangladesh’s Climate Migrants are Becoming Food Secure

    BHOLA, Bangladesh, Nov 28 (IPS) - It was almost a decade ago when Ruma Begum and her family left their home in Bangladesh's coastal Tazumuddin upazila or sub-district and travelled some 50 km away to start a new life. They had been driven out of their home by an extreme and changing climate that has continued to ravage the district of Bhola.

  10. Climate Change-Related New Record-Breaking Events: It’s Time to Think Outside the Box

    ILLINOIS, United States, Nov 28 (IPS) - Recently, Italy declared a State of Emergency because of record-breaking flooding while on 11 November, it did not rain anywhere on the continent of Australia, also breaking a record.