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  1. Corruption Kills

    - Inter Press Service

    ABUJA, May 24 (IPS) - Nigeria’s accountant-general, the administrative head of the country’s treasury, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly stealing 80 billion naira ($134 million). This is a staggering theft in a country that has an estimated poverty rate of 95 million (48% of the population) and some of the worst health indices in the world.

  2. Employee-run Companies, Part of the Landscape of an Argentina in Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    BUENOS AIRES, May 24 (IPS) - "All we ever wanted was to keep working. And although we have not gotten to where we would like to be, we know that we can," says Edith Pereira, a short energetic woman, as she walks through the corridors of Farmacoop, in the south of the Argentine capital. She proudly says it is "the first pharmaceutical laboratory in the world recovered by its workers."

  3. Fighting Inflation Excuse for Class Warfare

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 (IPS) - A class war is being waged in the name of fighting inflation. All too many central bankers are raising interest rates at the expense of working people’s families, supposedly to check price increases.

  4. Youth Survivors, Activists Will Hold Governments Accountable to Call to Action on Ending Child Labour

    - Inter Press Service

    DURBAN, May 20 (IPS) - Governments of the world must focus on providing quality free education and prosecuting corrupt officials and people who siphon state and donor funds as crucial steps towards taking decisive action to fight child labour across the globe.

  5. Youth Demand a Voice in Call-To-Action on Child Labour

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 20 (IPS) - Ashley has vast work experience. She has laboured by the sweat of her brow in the blistering sun on the streets of Guatemala, in the open fields on farmlands and indoors, toiling for long hours to the hum of a sewing machine.

  6. As COVID Wanes, Tuberculosis Deaths Must Become Visible

    - Inter Press Service

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 19 (IPS) - It is time to treat the scourge of Tuberculosis scourge with the same urgency as we did the COVID-19 pandemic.

  7. Former Child Labourer, now Lawyer, Passes on the Light of Freedom to Others

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 19 (IPS) - Amar Lai’s first memories are working alongside his parents and siblings in a quarry, breaking rocks. He was aged four.

  8. Debt Distress in Africa: Problems and Ways Forward

    - Inter Press Service

    PRETORIA, South Africa, May 19 (IPS) - The COVID pandemic has had a profoundly negative impact on Africa’s sovereign debt situation. Currently, 22 countries are either in debt distress or at high risk of debt distress.

  9. Technology for Tracing the Work of Child Labour Could Help End the Practice

    - Inter Press Service

    DURBAN, May 18 (IPS) - Technology used to trace the origin and price of consumer goods to ensure farmers earn fair profits could easily be adapted as a tool to fight child labour Fair Trade living wage and income lead Isa Miralles told delegates at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour.

  10. Political Will and Partnerships Key to Ending Child Labour, says ILOs Joni Musabayana

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 18 (IPS) - With a strong commitment from governments, businesses, labour and consumers, the scourge of child labour can be eliminated, says Dr Joni Musabayana, Director of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Pretoria, South Africa.

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