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  1. Tobacco Consumption Slows in the West, Grows in Africa, say Researchers

    - Inter Press Service

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jun 21 (IPS) - Cigarette smuggling has emerged as one of the most lucrative enterprises between Zimbabwe and South Africa, with border authorities seizing contraband worth millions of dollars in recent years.

  2. OECDs Regressive World Corporate Income Tax Reform

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 21 (IPS) - After decades of rejecting international tax cooperation under multilateral auspices, rich countries have finally agreed. But, by insisting on their own terms, progressive corporate income tax remains distant.

    Tax avoidance and evasion by transnational corporations (TNCs) are facilitated by ‘tax havens’ – jurisdictions with very low ‘effective’ taxation rates. Intense competition among developing countries to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) makes things worse.

  3. Taliban: The Return of Misogynistic Gynophobes in Afghanistan

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, Jun 17 (IPS) - Gynophobia is defined as an intense and irrational fear of women or hatred of women, it may be characterized as a form of specific phobias, which involves a fear that is centered on a specific trigger or situation, which in the case of gynophobia is women.

  4. Frankincense and Myrrh Have New Economic Resonance for Women in Kenyas Arid North

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, Jun 16 (IPS) - Clad in traditional regalia and necklaces of richly coloured beads that form magnificent patterns around their necks, an army of women from the pastoral Rendile community that resides at the heart of Marsabit, a county in Kenya’s arid north, is on a mission.

  5. Sanctions on Russia already hitting remittance-dependent countries in Central Asia: IOM

    - UN News

    As the UN marks the International Day of Family Remittances on Thursday, there is concern that economic contraction and job losses in Russia - likely to now rise further as a result of sanctions imposed since the invasion of Ukraine - are already having an impact on remittance-dependent communities in Central Asia, according to experts with the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

  6. Researchers Strive for Technological Innovations to Achieve Food Security in Africa

    - Inter Press Service

    KIGALI, Jun 15 (IPS) - A few years ago, after coming up with a project of launching the first-ever unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in Rwanda, entrepreneur Mamy Muziga Ingabire identified the need to provide farmers with information related to their activity – such as the health status of crops.

  7. Despite Unspeakable Hardships, Migrants Keep One Billion People Alive

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Jun 15 (IPS) - Here goes another fact: 230 million migrant workers are now a major life-saving source for up to one billion people starving in the world’s poorest communities, as well as a vital lifeline for the economy of their countries of origin.

  8. The Weaponization of Energy & Europe's Way Out

    - Inter Press Service

    BRUSSELS, Jun 14 (IPS) - The fast-changing environment requires Europe’s energy system not only to adapt but to also find the right mechanisms to ensure its unity in the face of turbulent challenges.

  9. SWIFT Dollar Decline

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 14 (IPS) - US-led sanctions are inadvertently undermining the dollar’s post-Second World War dominance. The growing number of countries threatened by US and allied actions is forcing victims and potential targets to respond pro-actively.

  10. Southern Winds in Magallanes Fuel Green Hydrogen in Chile

    - Inter Press Service

    SANTIAGO, Jun 13 (IPS) - Patagonia’s strong winds are driving projects that will place Magallanes, in the extreme south of Chile, in a privileged position to produce and export green hydrogen and help the country move towards carbon neutrality.

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