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  1. US Democracy Faces Gravest Danger

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jan 06 (IPS) - Unless the Republicans and Democrats put the nation above their party and personal interests, our democracy will face the gravest danger in more than a hundred years.

    Authoritarianism will creep in, leading to the collapse of American political institutions and the demise of our democracy as we know it.

  2. Global food prices rose ‘sharply’ during 2021

    - UN News

    The UN’s benchmark food and commodity prices index rose sharply on average through 2021, compared with the previous year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) informed on Thursday. 

  3. Population Ageing: An Inescapable Future

    - Inter Press Service

    PORTLAND, USA, Jan 05 (IPS) - The ageing of human populations is an inescapable demographic future. That evolving and universal future is increasingly challenging governments and the public, who are by and large ill prepared for that certain future.

  4. Truth as War Causality? The Case of Ethiopia

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    STOCKHOLM, Jan 05 (IPS) - A brutal drama is unfolding in Ethiopia and it is difficult to find straightforward accounts of what is happening there. However, this does not prevent people from taking a unilateral stand for either of the factions involved in the disaster.

  5. Ecstasy as Zimbabwe’s Small-holder Farmers Secure European Pineapple Market

    - Inter Press Service

    Harare, Zimbabwe, Jan 04 (IPS) - In her wildest dreams, smallholder farmer Sarudzai Sithole never imagined that her pineapples could someday stock the produce section of Europe’s finest supermarkets.

  6. Why Does Yangtze River Have its Own Protection Law?

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    AUSTRALIA, Jan 03 (IPS) - The new Yangtze River Protection Law (YRPL), which came into effect on March 1, 2021, is China’s first legislation on a specific river basin. The Yangtze River is China’s longest and largest river system, stretching over 6,300 kilometres and has over 700 tributaries. With a drainage basin covering more than 1.8 million square kilometres, approximately one-fifth of China’s total land area, the river basin is home to over 40% of the country’s population.

  7. First Person: The entrepreneur helping Middle Eastern women enter the digital economy

    - UN News

    Mona Ataya, a Palestinian-Lebanese entrepreneur based in the United Arab Emirates, runs the largest online marketplace for mothers in the Middle East. In recognition of her achievements, she has been chosen as one of the six eTrade for Women Advocates for 2021-2022, by the UN trade agency, UNCTAD. 

  8. The Impact of Air Pollution on Child Health

    - Inter Press Service

    Dec 23 (IPS) - Air pollution is a global public health crisis, and air pollution levels in India are among the highest in the world, posing a heavy threat to the country’s health and economy. According to the 2019 World Air Quality ReportIndia is home to 21 of the 30 most polluted cities in the world. In these cities, air quality can be as much as 10 times over the safe limits of air pollution recommended by the WHO.

  9. Uruguay Launches Sovereign Bond Linked to Climate Targets

    - Inter Press Service

    BUENOS AIRES, Dec 23 (IPS) - Sustainable finance continues to expand in Latin America, as governments and companies take advantage of growing interest among investors in instruments that protect biodiversity and respond to the climate crisis. In 2020, more than US$16 billion of green, social and sustainable bonds were issued in the region.

  10. Extraordinary Lives of Indian Muslim Women Documented

    - Inter Press Service

    Lucknow, India, Dec 23 (IPS) - It’s time the achievements of Indian Muslim women were documented to make their contribution to society visible, says international health and gender expert Dr Farah Usmani.

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