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Why the African Free Trade Area Could be the Game-Changer for the Continent’s Economies — Global Issues

A bigger free trade area will not only boost intra-regional trade, it will also hasten the development of regional supply chains. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS. Sunday, August 02, 2020 Inter Press Service Aug 02 (IPS) – Most economists see structural transformation as one of the main routes to Africa’s sustainable development. What it means is changing […]

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Journals Opening up to Science Expertise from South — Global Issues

Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS by Fiona Broom Friday, July 17, 2020 Inter Press Service Jul 17 (IPS) – Global travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak are accelerating a trend towards research publications focussed on the global South, publishers say. It means the days of fly-in-fly-out field work may be winding back for […]

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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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