sábado, 17 de noviembre de 2018

Inter Press Service | News and Views from the Global South

Inter Press Service | News and Views from the Global South


MinamataConvention-140x105.jpgE-Commerce Giants Under Fire for Retailing Hazardous Mercury-Based Cosmetics
Thalif Deen
A coalition of over 50 civil society organizations (CSOs), from more than 20 countries, have urged two of the world’s largest multi-billion dollar E-commerce retailers – Amazon and eBay – to stop marketing “dangerous and illegal mercury-based skin lightening creams.” The protest is part of a ... MORE > >

IMG_0590-1024x683-140x105.jpgRohingya Protest Against Return to Myanmar and Halt Repatriation
Naimul Haq
Thousands of Rohingya refugees in camps in Cox’s Bazar, the southern-most coastal district in Bangladesh, protested on Thursday, Nov. 15, against an attempt to send them back to Myanmar. The voluntary repatriation was scheduled to begin Thursday as per a bilateral agreement reached at the end of ... MORE > >

8295616911_fa38633b66_z-140x105.jpgKenya Looks to Lead the Way in Developing the Blue Economy’s Potential
Ambassador Macharia Kamau
For many years now, the economic potential of the African continent has been discussed, promoted and hailed by everyone from economists to policymakers to world leaders – and with very good reason. After all, Africa is a vast, populous, developing continent with enormous natural and human resource ...MORE > >

a-4-140x105.jpgWomen Make the Voice of Indigenous People Heard in Argentina
Daniel Gutman
The seed was planted more than 20 years ago by a group of indigenous women who began to gather to try to recover memories from their people. Today, women are also the main protagonists of La Voz Indígena (The Indigenous Voice), a unique radio station in northern Argentina that broadcasts every day ... MORE > >

35138836746_cdaf4189a0_z-140x105.jpgQ&A: All Sustainable Development Goals Relate in Some Way to the Oceans
Carmen Arroyo
When Peter Thomson, the United Nation’s Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, heard in 2010 there was going to be a 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, he knew he had to include the ocean question. Thomson had just been appointed Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the U.N. that year. ... MORE > >

Donald-J.-Trump_2-140x105.jpgTrump’s Anti-Media Rhetoric Resonates Worldwide
Thalif Deen
A former French president once remarked: Never pick a fight with a little kid or the press. The kid will throw the last stone at you and the press will have the last word. But that obviously does not apply to a teflon-coated Donald Trump because nothing apparently sticks on him – even as he ... MORE > >

32515991885_4b3845442c_z-140x105.jpgUsing Data to Restore Land
Tharanga Yakupitiyage
A new landmark initiative aims to make quality data and tools available to the international community in order to combat an “existential crisis”: land degradation. The Land Degradation Neutrality Initiative (LDN), launched by United Nations-backed partnership the Group of Earth Observations ... MORE > >

44048457200_20d312b4e4_z-140x105.jpgCreating Beauty and Worth from Bamboo Enhances the Livelihoods of Ghana’s Artisans
Jamila Akweley Okertchiri
Yaw Owiredu Mintah from Ghana has been working as an all-round processor of bamboo and rattan trees since the 1980s. And while he says that he can do most things with bamboo like weaving, framing and finishing, he admits, “I need to improve my skills and designs because all of us are, most of the ...MORE > >

cholera-nigeria-140x105.jpgNortheast Nigeria: Urgent Need to Combat Deadly Cholera Outbreaks
Janet Cherono
The number of people who have been affected by cholera in northeast Nigeria has increased to 10,000. The disease is spreading quickly in congested displacement camps with limited access to proper sanitation facilities. One of the major causes of the outbreak is the congestion in the camps that ... MORE > >

Fishermen-prepare-for-fishing-mission--1024x683-140x105.jpgLack of Funds Prevent Ugandan Communities from Investing in Cage Aquaculture
Wambi Michael
Colvince Mubiru had heard about cage fish farming on Uganda’s lakes. The small business owner decided to try his hand at it and spent USD8,000 to set up farming cages for Nile Tilapia on Lake Victoria, expecting to reap a huge profit. But just six months into his enterprise, he made huge ... MORE > >

a-3-140x105.jpgDiversifying Crops to Help Overcome Drought in Brazil
Mario Osava
Dozens of trucks used to leave São Gonçalo every day, carrying the local agricultural production, mainly coconuts, to markets throughout Brazil, including the cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, more than 2,000 kilometers away. The prosperity of that district in Sousa, a municipality in the ...MORE > >

marco-napoli-140x105.jpgMarco Napoli, 86, Ensured the Survival of IPS at UN
Thalif Deen
Marco Napoli, who passed away on November 6, began his early professional career as a New York-based correspondent for several international news organizations, including the Italian Il Progresso News, back in the 1960s, long before he was Regional Director, IPS North America. Marco ... MORE > >

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