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  1. The Triple Humanitarian Crisis and Why Kenya Deserves An A + in its Response

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 01 (IPS) - The United Nations Deputy Secretary General, Ms Amina Mohammed recently commended "Kenya's exemplary role in its response to COVID-19 and in advancing Agenda 2030".

  2. Shareholder Capitalism’s Ugly Legacy

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 29 (IPS) - Milton Friedman's libertarian economics advocating shareholder capitalism has influenced generations trying to understand the economy, not only in the US, but all over the world.

  3. How to Make Nutritious Food Affordable for the 1 Billion Africans

    ADDIS ABABA, Sep 28 (IPS) - One of the biggest revelations of the COVID-19 pandemic has been that people with pre-existing, diet-related conditions such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, are more at risk of suffering severe forms of the disease leading to a need for intensive hospitalization.

  4. No More Excuses – Time for Global Economic Solutions

    NEW YORK, Sep 28 (IPS) - On 29 September, the world's heads of state will come together (virtually) at an extraordinary meeting to discuss financing for development during the 75th UN general assembly. This will be crucial in the battle to address the Coronavirus crisis.

  5. Scientists Draw up Guidelines to Help Agri-food Companies Align with 2030 Agenda

    AMURU, Uganda/NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 23 (IPS) - In Amuru district, 47 kilometres from Gulu town in northwestern Uganda, the Omer Farming Company has proven that it is possible to farm on thousands of acres of land using methods that conserve the environment and its biodiversity.

  6. Africa at the Crossroads: Time to Abandon Failing Green Revolution

    STOCKHOLM, CAMBRIDGE (US), Sep 23 (IPS) - As COVID-19 threatens farming communities across Africa already struggling with climate change, the continent is at a crossroads. Will its people and their governments continue trying to replicate industrial farming models promoted by developed countries? Or will they move boldly into the uncertain future, embracing ecological agriculture?

  7. Central Sahel - Shaping peace together with women and young people Statement for International Peace Day

    NEW YORK, Sep 21 (IPS) - The countries of Central Sahel—Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger—face an unprecedented crisis, marked by violent extremism, forced displacement, and rising insecurity. The sharp increase in armed attacks on communities, health centres, schools and other public institutions and infrastructure has disrupted livelihoods and access to social services. The impact on affected people is devastating.

  8. ‘Waste is only Waste when you Waste it’ – Could Ecobricks be the Solution to Uganda’s Housing and Pollution Problem?

    MPIGI/MUKONO/KAMPALA, Uganda, Sep 21 (IPS) - About 40 kilometres out of Uganda's capital, Kampala, in the Mpigi area, you can find an entire village hill with houses that have plastic bottles walls and car tyre rooftops.

  9. Peace is the North Star During and the Post COVID-19 Pandemic

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 21 (IPS) - Amid various global conflicts in the 1980s and 1990s, the International Day of Peace (IDOP) was established to commemorate the strengthening of the ideals of peace globally. Today, peace is not just the absence of conflict, but a key prerequisite for development. It is in recognition of the crucial linkages between peace, respect for human rights and sustainable development that more than 36 indicators for peace were included across the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  10. COVID-19 - Possible Human Rights Crisis in Asia as Disparities Expected to Widen

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 17 (IPS) - The negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to be felt long after the COVID-19 health risk is resolved, a high-level meeting under the auspices of the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA), heard.

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