News headlines for “G8: Too Much Power?”

  1. Cabo Verde Hoists the Blue Flag

    - Inter Press Service

    MINDELO, Cabo Verde, Jan 26 (IPS) - On 20 January, the world’s best sailors arrived in Mindelo, Cabo Verde, completing the initial leg of the 2023 edition of The Ocean Race. Coinciding with this stop was the launch of Cabo Verde’s first blue bond at the Ocean Summit, an event jointly organized by The Ocean Race and the Government of Cabo Verde on the sidelines of the grueling round-the-world race. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was in attendance as this year’s keynote speaker.

  2. New Business Technology Transfer Provides Benefits for African Pharmaceutical Industry

    - Inter Press Service

    KIGALI, Jan 25 (IPS) - A few months after German biotechnology company BioNTech announced the establishment of the first-ever local vaccine manufacturing in Rwanda, experts believe the successful implementation of such initiatives across the continent will require countries to acquire know-how while encouraging potential industrial partners in the pharmaceutical industry.

  3. Digital Politics: Disconnected Citizens Are Kept Away from Opportunities

    - Inter Press Service

    BRUSSELS, Jan 25 (IPS) - In 2022, Saudi Arabia “quietly” sentenced Salma al-Shehab to 34 years in prison over her Twitter activity, marking the longest Saudi sentence ever for a peaceful activist. Fast forward and award-winning Ugandan author Kakwenza Rukirabashaija was charged with two counts of "offensive communication" after making unflattering remarks about the president and his son on Twitter. The message is clear: your well-crafted 280 characters can land you in jail.

  4. We Want to Be Legal; We're Not 'Zama Zama' Criminals Say South African Artisanal Miners

    - Inter Press Service

    JOHANNESBURG, Jan 23 (IPS) - Mining towns across South Africa have become hostage to a booming but bloody illegal mining economy.

  5. The People of Africa Need Relief: the Biden Administration can Provide it

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 19 (IPS) - United States Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is traveling to South Africa, Zambia, and Senegal this week in the hopes of strengthening U.S.-Africa relations at a time of waning U.S. influence on the continent — the first in a series of Biden administration trips announced at last month’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.

  6. The Value of Strong Multilateral Cooperation in a Fractured World

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 18 (IPS) - The multilateral system, even in the face of heightened geopolitical tension and big power rivalry, remains the uniquely inclusive vehicle for managing mutual interdependencies in ways that enhance national and global welfare. The complex challenges of a global pandemic, climate emergency, inequality and the risk of nuclear conflict cannot be dealt with by one country or one region alone. Coordinated collective action is required.

  7. Africa's Vast Arable Land Underutilized for Both Cash and Food Crops

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Jan 16 (IPS) - Concerns are rife that while Africa is growing more crops, these are not for food and that on the current trajectory, present food import costs into Africa, now estimated at 55 billion US dollars a year, could double by 2030.

  8. African Journalists: More Training & Resources will Boost Climate Change Coverage

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 16 (IPS) - At the end of a five-minute newscast from a makeshift studio in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, the venue of COP27, Cotonou-based journalist Ghyslaine Florida Zossoungbo was able to provide real-time information to her compatriots back home in the Republic of Benin.

  9. Why U.S.-Africa Relations and Africa Matter More Now Than Ever

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 10 (IPS) - President Biden and leaders of 49 invited African countries and the African Union met in Washington last month for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit — a meeting that all parties hope will launch a strengthened partnership to deliver benefits for the peoples of both the U.S. and Africa.

  10. Greening the City Gets Community Treatment in Zimbabwe

    - Inter Press Service

    Jan 10 (IPS) - It's a typical story in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city. With the failure to provide services such as refuse collection by the local municipality, township residents dump garbage wherever they fancy, and with time, dumpsites become "official."

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