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  1. South Africa has Failed to Harness the Digital Revolution: How It Can Fix the Problem

    Nov 05 (IPS) - The COVID-19 pandemic has precipitated a migration from physical work spaces in many sectors of the economy to online, digital services, supported by staff working from home. Parts of the economy such as mining, manufacturing and hospitality still require workers to be physically present. But other sectors have discovered that virtual platforms are effective substitutes for offices.

  2. Solving the Challenge of Food Security Key to Peacebuilding in the Sahel

    BONN, Germany, Nov 03 (IPS) - In 2013, when Jamila Ben Baba started her company, the first privately owned slaughterhouse in Mali, she did so in the midst of a civil war as Tuareg rebels grouped together in an attempt to administer a new northern state called Azawad.

  3. Africa Must not Assume a ‘Business as Usual’ Approach to COVID-19 Recovery

    NAIROBI, Nov 03 (IPS) - The corona virus pandemic is impacting Africa's population in quite differentiated ways and is significantly entrenching inequality. At the greatest risk are lives and livelihoods of the poor.

  4. Driving Climate Change from the Top in the Dominican Republic

    SANTO DOMINGO, Nov 02 (IPS) - When President Luis Abinader arrived at his inauguration in an electrically driven car as a symbolic gesture of his Government's intentions to make sustainable development one of its main objectives – he signalled the start of addressing climate change commitments in the country.

  5. In the Face of a Pandemic, the World Turns to Trade

    MEXICO, Oct 29 (IPS) - Greatly affected by the coronavirus pandemic, international trade can play a key role in the economic recovery, but must overcome obstacles, such as protectionism and commercial disputes, especially between United States and China.

  6. Reclaiming Africa’s Early Post-independence History

    ACCRA, Ghana, Oct 29 (IPS) - In 1965, Kwame Nkrumah described the paradox of neocolonialism in Africa, in which "the soil continue to enrich, not Africans predominantly, but groups and individuals who operate to Africa's impoverishment." He captured what continues to be an essential feature of Africa's political economy.

  7. The Mental Health Consequences of the Lekki Toll Gate Attack

    ABUJA, Oct 28 (IPS) - On October 20, 2020, young Nigerians who were protesting against police brutality were shot by men in Nigerian military uniforms. Unarmed, peaceful citizens were massacred at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, southwest Nigeria.

  8. Using Traditional and Indigenous Food Resources to Combat Years of Successive Drought

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Oct 27 (IPS) - For Zimbabwean farmer Sinikiwe Sibanda, planting more sorghum and millet than maize has paid off.

    As the coronavirus pandemic has led to decreased incomes and increased food prices across the southern African nation -- it is estimated that more than 8 million Zimbabweans will need food aid until the next harvest season in March -- Sibanda's utilisation of traditional and indigenous food resources could provide a solution to food security here.

  9. 'The Sahel - a Microcosm of Cascading Global Risks Converging in One Region'

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 22 (IPS) - The European Commission this week pledged $27.8 million in humanitarian support to the Sahel region as floods and the coronavirus pandemic exacerbate the stability in a region deeply in conflict.

    While the figure is less than 2 percent of the $2.4 billion that the United Nations has appealed for, Amnesty International researcher Ousmane Diallo says that despite past donations from international development partners to Sahelian countries, the situation hasn't improved over the years.

  10. Enhanced Social Protection an Opportunity Asia Pacific Must Grasp

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Oct 20 (IPS) - In the fight against COVID-19, success has so far been defined by responses in Asia and the Pacific. Many countries in our region have been hailed as reference points in containing the virus. Yet if the region is to build back better, the success of immediate responses should not distract from the weaknesses COVID-19 has laid bare. Too many people in our region are left to fend for themselves in times of need. This pandemic was no exception. Comprehensive social protection systems could right this wrong. Building these systems must be central to our long-term recovery strategy.

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