Home »

Ghana’s Grains and Groundnuts Face Increasing Contamination Amid Increasing Temperatures

Ghana’s Grains and Groundnuts Face Increasing Contamination Amid Increasing Temperatures

Oct. 16 | Ghanian smallholder farmer Regina Dabiali says they are increasingly losing out on harvests as their grains are becoming affected by aflatoxins. Courtesy: Albert Oppong-Ansah/IPS By Albert Oppong-AnsahBONO EAST REGION, Ghana , Oct 16 2019 – Adwoa...

Holding Transnational Corporations Accountable for Human Rights Abuses

Holding Transnational Corporations Accountable for Human Rights Abuses

Oct. 16 | Shayda Naficy is a Senior Program Director at Corporate Accountability. Her areas of expertise include international human rights, global democracy movements, and water privatization and water management*.   Ebuata Philip Jakpor, a journalist and...

Let Plants be Thy Medicine – You Are What You Eat

Let Plants be Thy Medicine – You Are What You Eat

Oct. 16 | Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS By Esther Ngumbi and Ifeanyi NsoforILLINOIS, United States / ABUJA, Oct 16 2019 – United Nations World Food Day is celebrated around the world on October 16 under the theme: “Our Actions ARE Our Future. Healthy Diets...

Election Death Toll Underscores Afghanistan’s Fragile Democracy

Election Death Toll Underscores Afghanistan’s Fragile Democracy

Oct. 16 | The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan documented some 100 attacks in the Afghanistan’s presidential election period, from Jun. 8 to Sept. 30. Some 85 civilians died and 373 others were injured. Pictured here is a dated photo of the country’s...

Vibrant Civil Society Essential for Sustainable Development in Iran

Vibrant Civil Society Essential for Sustainable Development in Iran

Oct. 15 | President Hassan Rouhani of Iran By Sohrab Razzaghi and Masana Ndinga-KangaJOHANNESBURG / AMSTERDAM, Oct 15 2019 – 2019 has not been a good year for Iranian human rights activists. At a time where civic space had completely closed, many watched...

Stop the Waste: UN Food Agencies Call for Action to Reduce Global Hunger

Stop the Waste: UN Food Agencies Call for Action to Reduce Global Hunger

Oct. 15 | According to the UN, an estimated one-third of all food is lost or wasted worldwide as it moves from where it is produced to where it is eaten. By External SourceUNITED NATIONS, Oct 15 2019 – With one-third of food produced for human consumption...

The IPCC’s Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere – What it means for Africa’s coastal cities

The IPCC’s Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere – What it means for Africa’s coastal cities

Oct. 15 | A coastal city, Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, is an area where people have relied on the ocean for food and employment for as long as they have lived there. Credit: Travis Lupick/IPS By Kate StrachanOct 15 2019 – The latest Intergovernmental...

Why Are So Many Nepali Workers in Korea Committing Suicide?

Why Are So Many Nepali Workers in Korea Committing Suicide?

Oct. 15 | Bandana Timalsina reaches out to touch her husband‘s face one last time before his cremation at Pashupati in August. Kedar Timalsina hung himself at a seafood factory in Busan where he worked. Photos: Ki Mindo/ The Seoul Shinmun By Ki MindoSEOUL,...

How the Oceans and the Cryosphere are Under Threat and What it Means for Africa- IPCC Author Explains

How the Oceans and the Cryosphere are Under Threat and What it Means for Africa- IPCC Author Explains

Oct. 15 | By Isaiah EsipisuADDIS ABABA, Oct 15 2019 – “Special reports come to address issues that need deeper understanding and deeper research,” Dr James Kairo, one of the lead authors of the ‘Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing...

The Future of Asia-Pacific’s Cities

The Future of Asia-Pacific’s Cities

Oct. 15 | UN Forum opens with call for decisive action in cities to deliver on SDG targets By PRESS RELEASEPENANG, Malaysia, Oct 15 2019 (IPS-Partners) (ESCAP news) — The Seventh Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-7) opened today with a strong call for cities...