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  1. US Casts 45 Vetoes and CountingWhile Protecting a Client State

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, May 14 (IPS) - The UN Security Council (UNSC), the most powerful political body at the United Nations, has largely remained silent or ineffective in resolving one of the longstanding military conflicts in the Middle East involving Israelis and Palestinians.

  2. Russias Sputnik Diplomacy

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, May 13 (IPS) - While Western countries were busy with their own vaccination campaigns, Russia has filled the leadership vacuum in developing countries.

    Amid the West’s scramble for vaccines, a trickle of news flies under the radar. Argentina becomes the first country in South America to produce Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine. The first shipment of Sputnik V is promised to Peru by May.

  3. Biogas in Argentina: Turning an Environmental Problem into a Solution

    - Inter Press Service

    BUENOS AIRES, May 11 (IPS) - "Until five years ago, we didn't know about the circular economy, but today our waste generates environmentally neutral products that also offer a return,” says José Luis Barrinat, manager of a cooperative that brings together some 550 small farmers in Monje, Argentina.

  4. One Health Approach Key to Tackling Africas Challenges

    - Inter Press Service

    IBADAN, Nigeria, May 11 (IPS) - The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that global health challenges cannot be solved only by health sector interventions.

  5. Kenyas Dryland Farmers Embrace Regenerative Farming to Brave Tough Climate

    - Inter Press Service

    MAKUENI, Kenya, May 11 (IPS) - It is an uncommon occurrence to see farms with flourishing healthy crops in Kenya’s semi-arid Makueni County. But in Kithiani village, Justus Kimeu’s two-acre piece of land stands out from the rest. After embracing the regenerative agriculture (RA) technique, the 52-year-old farmer is looking forward to a bumper harvest of maize as all his neighbours count their losses following this year’s failed season.

  6. US Support for Vaccine Waiver Welcome, but More Needed

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    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 11 (IPS) - Thanks to President Biden, the US now supports a suspension of intellectual property (IP) rights to increase vaccine supplies. However, without vaccine developers sharing tacit technical knowledge for safe vaccine mass production, it will be difficult to rapidly scale up vaccine output.

  7. Equipped by US & Israeli Firms, Police in Botswana Search Phones for Sources

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, May 11 (IPS) - Oratile Dikologang was naked when police officers pulled black plastic over his head during his detention in April 2020. It was difficult to breathe, but the interrogation continued, he told CPJ in a recent phone interview.

  8. Bridging the Digital Divide Will Save Our Planet

    - Inter Press Service

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    NEW YORK, May 10 (IPS) - Data, analysis and information are essential building blocks in our race to save humanity from the clear and present risks posed by the climate crisis.

  9. How to Assess the Willingness of US to Suspend Patent Protection on Vaccines?

    - Inter Press Service

    BRUSSELS / ROME, May 10 (IPS) - The news of the Biden Administration's willingness to lift intellectual property rights protections in the case of the Covid-19 pandemic has sent the world into turmoil, even though in recent days this willingness had become increasingly airy.

  10. The Illusion of Digital Inclusion in the Post-COVID World

    - Inter Press Service

    BANGKOK, Thailand, May 07 (IPS) - We are living through a decisive moment. The COVID-19 pandemic’s devasting impact is reaching every corner of the world. As we look back at this period, we will see history divided into a pre-COVID and a post-COVID world.

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