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  1. Unregulated Autonomous Weapons Systems Pose Risk to Africa

    - Inter Press Service

    GENEVA, Jun 04 (IPS) - UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called on countries to conclude by 2026 negotiations on a legally binding instrument to prohibit Autonomous Weapons Systems (AWS).

  2. Chad: Dictatorship Continues by Other Means

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, May 31 (IPS) - On 6 May, people went to the polls in Chad, ostensibly to elect a president who’d usher in democratic civilian rule. Ten days later, the Constitutional Council confirmed there’d be no change: the elected president was the leader of the military-backed transitional government supposedly handing over power, Mahamat Idriss Déby.

  3. There can be No Special Status for Public Officials

    - Inter Press Service

    BERLIN, Germany, May 28 (IPS) - In an interview with Herta Däubler-Gmelin who served as Federal Minister of Justice from 1998 to 2002, and as a Member of the German Bundestag from 1972 to 2009. The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Khan, last week requested arrest warrants for three Hamas leaders as well as for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Defence Minister Yoav Galant. They are accused of various war crimes and crimes against humanity. But what does this mean and where do things go from here?

  4. Small Island Nations Demand Urgent Global Action at SIDS4 Conference

    - Inter Press Service

    ANTIGUA, May 27 (IPS) - The once-in-a-decade SIDS Conference opened in Antigua and Barbuda today, with a clear message: the world already knows the challenges that SIDS face—now it’s time for action.“This year has been the hottest in history in practically every corner of the globe, foretelling severe impacts on our ecosystems and starkly underscoring the urgency of our predicament. We are gathered here not merely to reiterate our challenges, but to demand and enact solutions,” declared Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Brown at the opening of the Fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States on May 27.

  5. Malawi Moves To Regulate Carbon Trading Amid Transparency Concerns in Global Market

    - Inter Press Service

    BLANTYRE, Malawi, May 27 (IPS) - Malawi is increasingly pitching carbon trading as a source of revenue it needs to bolster the economy, which is suffering from foreign exchange shortages caused by a large trade imbalance and being buffeted by several shocks, including the climate crisis.

  6. Democracy, Civic Space and Fundamental Freedoms Are under Attack, but Civil Society Is Here to Stay

    - Inter Press Service

    GABORONE, Botswana, May 23 (IPS) - Sarah Strack is Forus DirectorDuring the Forus network’s General Assembly which took place in Gaborone, Botswana, civil society organisations from across 65 countries highlighted the challenges facing them globally in an increasingly polarised and crisis-hit world.

  7. North Macedonia Turns Back the Clock

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, May 23 (IPS) - The old guard is back in North Macedonia, as the former ruling party – the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization – Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity (VMRO-DPMNE) – returns to parliamentary and presidential power.

  8. Panama’s Elections: Has Impunity Prevailed?

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, May 21 (IPS) - Regional experts called it Panama’s most important election since the 1989 US invasion that deposed de facto president General Manuel Noriega. Panamanians went to the polls amid high inflation and unemployment, with a stagnating economy. Endemic corruption was also high on their long list of concerns, along with access to water, education and a collapsing social security system.

  9. Billions will Vote this Year – LGBTIQ+ People Must not be Excluded

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, May 20 (IPS) - This year has been called the ‘super election’ year, with 3.7 billion people potentially going to the polls. This historic political moment is also an opportunity to reflect on what these billions of voter experiences will look like. Who will vote, who can run for office and who might be excluded from the political process?

  10. Women Organize to Fight Coastal Erosion in Southeastern Brazil

    - Inter Press Service

    ATAFONA, Brazil, May 17 (IPS) - Sonia Ferreira watched as the sea toppled buildings all around her for years. Finally, the impact of the rise in sea levels wrecked her home in 2019. Fishermen find their access to a fishing port limited, affecting their livelihoods. The residents of the coastal town of Atafona in southeastern Brazil count their losses to rising sea levels and climate change.

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