News headlines for “G8: Too Much Power?”

  1. In Sub-Saharan Africa and Elsewhere, We Need to Look Harder for Tuberculosis

    - Inter Press Service

    JOHANNESBURG, Oct 21 (IPS) - Before COVID-19 came along, tuberculosis (TB) was a primary focus of health authorities in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2019, approximately 1.4 million people were diagnosed with TB in the region, but epidemiologists estimated that 1 million more had TB but were neither diagnosed nor treated.

  2. Climate Change: How 1.3 Billion Africans Cause Least But Suffer Most

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Oct 20 (IPS) - While Africa reportedly causes just 4 percent of global emissions of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) —an acidic colourless gas with a density about 53% higher than that of dry air, causing climate change—, this vast continent, home to over 1.300 billion inhabitants in 52 countries, bears the heaviest brunt of 80 percent of the climate crisis destructive impacts.

  3. Fair Tax Plan Could Prejudice Global South

    - Inter Press Service

    BRATISLAVA, Oct 20 (IPS) - An agreement between 136 countries aimed at forcing the world’s biggest companies to pay a fair share of tax has been condemned by critics who say it will benefit richer states at the expense of the global South.

  4. Turning Carriers of Water into Managers of Water

    - Inter Press Service

    Bulawayo, ZIMBABWE, Oct 19 (IPS) - Each morning, Langelihle Tshuma checks her taps to confirm the water supply before preparing for the day ahead.

  5. A School & Cultural Institution Aims to Level the Playing Field for Women & Girls in Rural Uganda

    - Inter Press Service

    TRONDHEIM, Norway / DENVER, USA, Oct 18 (IPS) - As we honored women and girls last week, on the annual International Day of Rural Women on October 15, we want to highlight how a community is coming together to change the lives and livelihoods of rural women and girls in Uganda.

  6. Table Banking Helping Women in Kenya to Put Food on the Table

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Oct 15 (IPS) - Pascaline Chemutai’s five acres of land located in the country’s breadbasket region of Rift Valley recently produced 115 bags of maize, each weighing 90 kilograms. She tells IPS that of these, 110 bags will be transported to traders in Nairobi and neighbouring Kiambu County at a negotiated price of $23 per bag.

  7. How Land Management Can Restore Hope to Women in Rural Kenya

    - Inter Press Service

    HYDERABAD, India, Oct 14 (IPS) - Jenifer Kamba, 33, has always loved farming – a love passed on to her by her late husband after they married 14 years ago. The young farmer duo grew maise, pepper and vegetables on their two-acre farm in Kivandini of Kenya’s Machakos county. Even after her husband died five years ago, Kamba didn’t stop farming.  However, of late, the soil looks dry, and her production has declined considerably.

  8. UN Chief, in an Unprecedented War of Words, Battles it out with a Member State

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 11 (IPS) - A growing diplomatic battle is being played out at the United Nations between Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and one of the world body’s member states: the politically-troubled Ethiopia which is desperately in need of international humanitarian assistance.

  9. Mounting Scramble for Coronavirus Vaccines in Zimbabwe

    - Inter Press Service

    HARARE, Zimbabwe, Oct 08 (IPS) - More than a month ago, she lost her parents, brother, and wife, to the coronavirus. Then her fiancé battled COVID-19, but 27-year-old Melinda Gavi said she had not contracted the disease.

  10. Stop Calling the Military Budget a Defense Budget

    - Inter Press Service

    SAN FRANCISCO, USA, Oct 06 (IPS) - It’s bad enough that mainstream news outlets routinely call the Pentagon budget a “defense” budget. But the fact that progressives in Congress and even many antiwar activists also do the same is an indication of how deeply the mindsets of the nation’s warfare state are embedded in the political culture of the United States.

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