News headlines in February 2020, page 2

  1. Tanzania Investigative Journalist Pays Heavily for Freedom

    - Inter Press Service

    KAMPALA, Feb 25 (IPS) - After six months in prison, Tanzanian investigative journalist Erick Kabendera has finally been released at a cost of $118,000.

  2. Lucky Trump Looking Smug

    - Inter Press Service

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    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 25 (IPS) - Meeting the President of the Republic of Korea in September 2019, President Donald J Trump bragged that the "US economy is the envy of the world". Trump reiterated such claims in his State of the Union address in early February, hailing his own policies with typical humility.

  3. UN Chief Should Lead by Example on Human Rights

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 25 (IPS) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has long needed to overhaul his approach to human rights. Hopefully his call to action announced in Geneva yesterday is the start of something new.

  4. Three Financial Firms Could Change the Direction of the Climate Crisis – and Few People Have Any Idea

    - Inter Press Service

    Feb 25 (IPS) - A silent revolution is happening in investing. It is a paradigm shift that will have a profound impact on corporations, countries and pressing issues like climate change. Yet most people are not even aware of it.

  5. Preserving World’s Biodiversity: Negotiations Convene at FAO Headquarters

    - Inter Press Service

    ROME, Feb 24 (IPS) - "The world out there is watching and waiting for results," Elizabeth Maruma Mrema warns while talking to IPS regarding the preservation of biodiversity of our planet.

  6. India’s Orange Farmers Search for Sustainable Agriculture

    - Inter Press Service

    JAMPUI HILLS, India, Feb 24 (IPS) - India's Jampui Hills – a picturesque hill station in the north eastern province — has been know for decades as the Orange Bowl. But a changing climate has led farmers on a search for sustainable agriculture.

    Hillol Datta, 26, travelled for two days from Kolkata to Jampui Hills – a picturesque hill station in the north eastern province of India – to see its fruit-laden orange orchards. However, after driving for several hours, all that the young traveller saw were bald patches along the hill slopes and scattered rows of areca (nut) palm trees.

  7. Ugandan Farmer Ends Food Insecurity for Family & Community

    - Inter Press Service

    KAMPALA, Uganda, Feb 24 (IPS) - In Aboke, Uganda, a modest restaurant serves locals breakfast, lunch and dinner. Carol Agoa isn't just the owner and cook, she also supplies all of the food for her restaurant.

  8. No Country On track to Ensuring a Better Future for its Children

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 21 (IPS) - There is no country that is on the right path to ensure the safety, health and proper environment for their children, an explosive report has claimed. 

  9. SDGs Corporate Tracker to Monitor Progress of UN’s Development Agenda

    - Inter Press Service

    AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, Feb 21 (IPS) - This year marks just ten years ahead of the deadline for completing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

    These universally supported targets were always ambitious in their scope – yet what is clearer now than ever before is that quicker progress is crucial in the decade to come.

  10. Women Bear the Burden of India's Water Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    Feb 21 (IPS) - Across cities and villages in India, an impending water crisis is at our doorsteps. India will face a water shortfall of almost 50 percent by 2030if our water use continues its current pattern. Last year, Chennai and Bangalore showed us what water scarcity looks like; the statistics are no longer just numbers on paper, they have become our reality.

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