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  1. Lessons from Nigeria in Responding to Coronavirus

    Friday, March 20, 2020

    ABUJA, Mar 20 (IPS) - Coronavirus is now a pandemic and the World Health Organization considers Europe as its new epicenter. Italy, Spain and France are on lockdown and several nations are banning travelers from countries where cases are on the rise.

  2. Never Give up on Women’s Rights – Edna Ismail

    Friday, March 20, 2020

    NEW YORK, Mar 20 (IPS) - For Dr Edna Adan Ismail maternal health and midwifery is deeply personal. In an interview with Women Deliver Young Leader Musu Bakoto SawoIsmail recalls her mother's devasting experiences which impacted on her own life's choices.

  3. State Intervention Necessary to Overcome Covid-19 Threats

    Thursday, March 19, 2020

    BERLIN and KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (IPS) - It is now clear that most East Asian government responses to novel coronavirus or Covid-19 outbreaks have been effective. In Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan, the number infected have remained relatively low despite their proximity and vulnerability, while containment in China and South Korea has been impressive.

  4. COVID-19 in Africa: Fewer Cases So Far, and More Preparation Needed

    Thursday, March 19, 2020

    Mar 19 (IPS) - The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, recently declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, has taken the world by surprise. The good news is that tremendous scientific and technological advances have permitted scientists to understand a lot about this virus in a short amount of time.

  5. Use Stimulus Packages for Longer Term Progress

    Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    SYDNEY, Mar 18 (IPS) - The coronavirus pandemic seems to have finally forced governments around the world to ditch their obsession (at least for the moment) with delivering budget surplus. As stock markets tumble, stimulus measures, worth billions of dollars, are announced to boost investor confidence and consumer spending to keep economies running.

  6. Creating Opportunities to Nurture Agripreneurship among Africa’s Youth

    Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    IBADAN, Nigeria, Mar 18 (IPS) - With the increasing domestic and regional demand for diversified and processed food, there is a high opportunity to develop the agrifood business in Africa as well as a need to create opportunities to nurture agripreneurship among the continent's growing ranks of unemployed youth."

  7. Why Nigeria Knows Better How to Fight Corona Than the US

    Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 (IPS) - The coronavirus disease, otherwise known as COVID-19, was first reported in Wuhan, China on the last day of December 2019. When it began to spread rapidly, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared it a public health emergency of international concern on 30 January 2020.

  8. Share Buybacks Enable Predatory Value Extraction

    Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Mar 17 (IPS) - ‘Getting government out of the way', the neoliberal ‘free market' mantra, was supposed to boost private investment. Instead, business investment has declined as a consequence. Many economies now seem incapable of making much needed investments to sustain growth, apparently due to ‘capital allocation' problems.

  9. Fight, Not Flight, Must Be the Strategy for Flattening the COVID-19 Curve

    Monday, March 16, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 16 (IPS) - The number of coronavirus cases in Kenya has jumped to three after the government confirmed two more cases. President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced a raft of proactive measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

  10. Rural Poverty and Disability in Ethiopia

    Friday, March 13, 2020

    PHILADELPHIA and NEW DELHI, Mar 13 (IPS) - With about 109 million people, Ethiopia is the second most populous nation in Africa after Nigeria, and the fastest growing economy in the region. However, it is also one of the poorest, with a per capita income of $790.

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