Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Vaccine inequity posing ‘significant risk’ to global economic recovery: UN report

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Although the outlook for global growth has improved, the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as inadequate progress on vaccination in poorer countries, are putting...

One Health Approach Key to Tackling Africas Challenges

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IBADAN, Nigeria, May 11 (IPS) - The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that global health challenges cannot be solved only by health sector...

Kenyas Dryland Farmers Embrace Regenerative Farming to Brave Tough Climate

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MAKUENI, Kenya, May 11 (IPS) - It is an uncommon occurrence to see farms with flourishing healthy crops in Kenya’s semi-arid Makueni County....

Pakistanis in Italy: Against All Odds

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ROME, May 11 (IPS) - Daud Khan, Ahmed Raza and Mahnoor Malik speak to a young immigrant in Italy about his journey to...

5 things you should know about the state of the global economy

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Is this the year we overcome the global economic crisis caused by the pandemic? Are our jobs in danger? Who has lost the most...

Free up ‘bottlenecks’ stifling Africa’s agri-food sector, urges FAO chief

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The UN agriculture chief warned on Monday that severe underfunding of Africa’s agri-food sector has boosted food insecurity and was hampering the future development of...

NYC teacher suspended after alleged ‘inappropriate sexual act’ during Zoom lesson

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Summary List PlacementA New York City teacher was suspended after investigators accused her of performing an "inappropriate sexual act" during a Zoom lesson. The New...

‘I am alive, but I feel like I am dead’: a migrant grieves the...

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Misrah, an undocumented migrant worker, and her family, left their home in Ethiopia hoping for a better life. Instead, her three children are now...

Latin America Bets Heavily on Hydrogen

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MEXICO CITY, May 08 (IPS) - Several Latin American countries are stepping up the pace to generate hydrogen for various uses in transportation...

Stop evictions in East Jerusalem neighbourhood immediately, UN rights office urges Israel

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The UN’s human rights office (OHCHR), on Friday, called on Israel to immediately halt all forced evictions, including those in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood...

Brazil: UN rights office urges independent probe into deadly police operation in Rio de...

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The UN's human rights office (OHCHR) on Friday called for an independent, thorough and impartial investigation into a major police operation in a favela in the...

Africa Goes Digital

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UNITED NATIONS, May 07 (IPS) - In rebuilding after COVID-19, policymakers must invest in innovative technology to leapfrog obstacles to inclusive development. Africa...

The Illusion of Digital Inclusion in the Post-COVID World

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BANGKOK, Thailand, May 07 (IPS) - We are living through a decisive moment. The COVID-19 pandemic’s devasting impact is reaching every corner of...

Dr Aqsa Sheikh: Transgender Doctor Injecting Hope During COVID Pandemic

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NEW DELHI, India, May 07 (IPS) - When Dr Aqsa Sheikh Tweeted and asked if she was the only transgender person to head...

Guterres renews zero-emissions appeal to avoid falling into climate abyss

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All countries should commit to zero carbon emissions by 2050 if the world is to avoid a disastrous 2.4 degree Celsius temperature rise by...