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  1. In the Face of a Pandemic, the World Turns to Trade

    MEXICO, Oct 29 (IPS) - Greatly affected by the coronavirus pandemic, international trade can play a key role in the economic recovery, but must overcome obstacles, such as protectionism and commercial disputes, especially between United States and China.

  2. Nuclear Arms Control in Crisis While US Exerts Pressure on Treaty Signatories

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 29 (IPS) - Responding to a question, Albert Einstein, the German-born physicist who won the 1921 Nobel Prize for Physics, predicted rather ominously: "I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."

  3. Crisis alla Turca II ‒ From Currency Crisis to Debt Crisis?

    GENEVA, Oct 29 (IPS) - The meltdown of the Turkish currency that began in 2018 has continued unabated with the decline reaching unprecedented proportions in recent days.  The causes of that turmoil including underlying financial fragilities and political shocks were discussed in a previous piece by this author.  Since then the economy has become even more vulnerable in these respects. 

  4. Reclaiming Africa’s Early Post-independence History

    ACCRA, Ghana, Oct 29 (IPS) - In 1965, Kwame Nkrumah described the paradox of neocolonialism in Africa, in which "the soil continue to enrich, not Africans predominantly, but groups and individuals who operate to Africa's impoverishment." He captured what continues to be an essential feature of Africa's political economy.

  5. Distributed Generation Provides Hope of Energy for the Poor in Brazil

    RÍO DE JANEIRO, Oct 28 (IPS) - "Showing solidarity is consuming the energy generated in your own municipality" - this is the motto of a project of distributed electricity generation in one of Brazil's many poor neighbourhoods.

  6. Cultivating a Eco-friendly Culture in Indonesia's Schools

    JAKARTA, Oct 28 (IPS) - In West Jakarta, Indonesia, teachers at the private Santo Kristoforus High School are so environmentally conscious they make other schools seem a little bit green when it comes to environmental education.

    "We integrate environmental issues into science, especially natural science subjects. At school we teach them to conserve water and electricity. And since we don't have a designated area for students to grow and learn about plants, we organise field trips to botanical gardens in the capital Jakarta and surrounding towns," teacher Senobius Santi told IPS.

  7. $280m ‘Dark Money’ Spent by US Christian Right Groups Globally

    LONDON, Oct 28 (IPS) - US Christian right groups, many with close links to the Trump administration, have spent at least $280m in ‘dark money' fuelling campaigns against the rights of women and LGBTIQ people across five continents, openDemocracy can reveal today.

  8. Global Data Community's Response to COVID-19

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 28 (IPS) - The world is currently counting more than 42 million confirmed cases of the COVID-19 and over 1 million deaths since the start of the pandemic.1

  9. The Mental Health Consequences of the Lekki Toll Gate Attack

    ABUJA, Oct 28 (IPS) - On October 20, 2020, young Nigerians who were protesting against police brutality were shot by men in Nigerian military uniforms. Unarmed, peaceful citizens were massacred at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, southwest Nigeria.

  10. The Path to Global Food Security

    URBANA, Illinois, Oct 27 (IPS) - This year, the Nobel Peace Prize recognised the inextricable link between hunger and conflict. With climate change as a further complicating factor, research, investment, and coordination with local farmers are critical for ensuring food security for all.

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