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Zimbabwe’s Afforestation Challenge — Global Issues

Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland East province. Perennial dry conditions have also seen Zimbabwe struggle with annual wild fires that have destroyed large tracts of land and damaged the soil, effectively providing the right conditions for turning parts of the country into mini deserts.Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPS by Ignatius Banda (bulawayo) Friday, March 27, 2020 Inter Press Service BULAWAYO, […]

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Changing Weather Patterns Spell Doom for Unprepared Pakistan Farmers — Global Issues

Inconsistent rainfall can be disastrous for winter and summer crops in Pakistan, where many farmers are still unaware of how to adapt to climate change. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPS by Xari Jalil Friday, March 13, 2020 Inter Press Service Mar 13 (IPS) – Unpredictable weather patterns in the form of excessive or prolonged rainfall are wreaking […]

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Let’s prevent post-partum depression and provide care to those in need — Global Issues

Credit: Patrick Burnett/IPS Opinion by Ifeanyi Nsofor (abuja) Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Inter Press Service Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor is a medical doctor, the CEO of EpiAFRIC, Director of Policy and Advocacy for Nigeria Health Watch ABUJA, Feb 25 (IPS) – Recently, Nigerian feminist author Ukamaka Olisakwe spoke about her post-partum depression after giving birth in […]

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A Flashback to Biological Warfare of a Bygone Era — Global Issues

Biological weapons. Credit: United Nations Opinion by Ameen Izzadeen (colombo, sri lanka) Monday, February 10, 2020 Inter Press Service COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Feb 10 (IPS) – In the wake of the latest coronavirus outbreak, movie buffs are drawing an eerie parallel with the film Contagion, a 2011 thriller based on a lethal airborne virus called […]

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Inequality, Stagnation and Instability ‒ the New Normal for Finance Capitalism — Global Issues

Inequality out in the open. Credit: A.D. McKenzie/IPS by Yilmaz Akyuz (geneva) Friday, January 24, 2020 Inter Press Service Yilmaz Akyüz is former Director, UNCTAD, and former Chief Economist, South Centre, Geneva GENEVA, Jan 24 (IPS) – The failure of large-scale bailout operations, historically low interest rates and rapid injection of liquidity to bring about […]

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‘Unprecedented Terrorist Violence’ in West Africa, Sahel Region — Global Issues

A girl runs outside a small community school in Korioume, Mali, where children lack basic equipment, including notepads and pens. Parts of the school have been attacked and in 2013 the village was a Jihadist stronghold. Credit: OCHA/Eve Sabbagh Opinionunited nations Thursday, January 09, 2020 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Jan 09 (IPS) – The […]

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A Tribute to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed (1936 – 2019) — Global Issues

Opinion by Nayema Nusrat (new york) Monday, December 23, 2019 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Dec 23 (IPS) – “When I think about Bangladesh, I think about everybody. Not everybody is enjoying Rabindranath and the great literature and culture that Bangladesh has. But I think everybody has got the right to have this experience”, deeply […]

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Industrial Energy Efficiency is a Climate Solution — Global Issues

Staff from MCI Santé Animale, one of the 18 companies that have participated in energy management training organized by UNIDO´s Industrial Energy Accelerator in partnership with the Moroccan government, at work, as the country moves to reduce its reliance on fossil fuel imports. Credit: UNIDO Opinion by Tareq Emtariah (vienna) Friday, December 13, 2019 Inter […]

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Mainstreaming Leprosy-affected People a Big Challenge in Bangladesh — Global Issues

Dr David Pahan, Country Director of Lepra Bangladesh. Credit: Rafiqul Islam / IPS by Rafiqul Islam (dhaka, bangladesh) Thursday, December 12, 2019 Inter Press Service DHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 12 (IPS) – When Feroza Begum was first diagnosed with leprosy in 2006, it felt as though she had been struck by a thunderbolt due to the […]

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Why Is Growth Slowing in China? — Global Issues

Opinion by Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Vladimir Popov (berlin and kuala lumpur) Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Inter Press Service BERLIN and KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (IPS) – China’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 14%. Since then, its growth rate has declined by more than half to 6.6% in 2018. The five-year moving average growth rate […]

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