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Nuclear Testing, Never Again — Global Issues

Credit: United Nations Opinion by Daryl G. Kimball (washington dc) Wednesday, July 01, 2020 Inter Press Service Daryl G. Kimball is Executive Director of the Arms Control Association (ACA) and publisher of the organization’s monthly journal, Arms Control Today WASHINGTON DC, Jul 01 (IPS) – Seventy-five years ago, on July 16, the United States detonated […]

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2020 Desertification and Drought Day — Global Issues

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Inter Press Service As populations become larger, wealthier, and more urban, there is far greater demand for land. “If we keep producing and consuming as usual, we will eat into the planet’s capacity to sustain life… …until there is nothing left but scraps.” — Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive Secretary of the UN […]

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Digital Agriculture Benefits Zimbabwe’s Farmers but Mobile Money is Costly — Global Issues

A communal farmer harvesting her maize crop in Seke communal lands, Zimbabwe. In recent years, Zimbabwe has witnessed a rapid growth in digital agriculture. Credit: Tonderayi Mukeredzi/IPS by Tonderayi Mukeredzi (harare) Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Inter Press Service HARARE, May 27 (IPS) – In recent years, Zimbabwe has witnessed a rapid growth in the use […]

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COVID-19 Has Blown Away the Myth About ‘First’ and ‘Third’ World Competence — Global Issues

johannesburg Friday, May 15, 2020 Inter Press Service JOHANNESBURG, May 15 (IPS) – One of the planet’s – and Africa’s – deepest prejudices is being demolished by the way countries handle COVID-19.  For as long as any of us remember, everyone “knew” that “First World” countries – in effect, Western Europe and North America – […]

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Press Freedom Needs Protection from Pandemic too — Global Issues

by Farhana Haque Rahman (rome) Thursday, April 30, 2020 Inter Press Service Farhana Haque Rahman is Senior Vice President of IPS Inter Press Service; a journalist and communications expert, she is a former senior official of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. ROME, Apr 30 (IPS) – […]

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Bridging the Gap between Hunger & Food Waste During a Pandemic — Global Issues

Feeding India volunteers and Hunger Heroes serving meals to school children. Credit: Zomato Feeding India Opinion by Seema Sanghavi (new delhi) Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Inter Press Service NEW DELHI, Apr 14 (IPS) – Seema Sanghavi is Founder Cooks Who FeedOn March 12, the first email came in. An email from a boutique hotel that […]

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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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