Community Hydropower Dam Illuminates Life in Salvadoran Villages

India: Are the Farm Ordinances Against Farmers’ Interests?

Azadpur Mandi-Wholesale Market, New Delhi, India, Credit: Vaishali Dassani, IFPRI. By K Nirmal Ravi Kumar and Suresh Chandra BabuANDHRA PRADESH, India / WASHINGTON D.C., Sep 30 2020 – Farm policy in India is in its own conundrum. If you ask, “what are the major challenges for increasing farmer income?”, any farmer in India would tell […]

To Achieve Progress on Gender Equality, Gender Data Must Be at the Forefront

A 10-Year-Old Commitment to Biodiversity Misses Virtually All of its Targets

Coral Reefs restoration at the coast of Banaire in the Caribbean. Credit: UN Environment Programme By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Sep 30 2020 – The coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed the lives of over one million people worldwide and destabilized the global economy, also upended the UN’s ambitious socio-economic goals, including the eradication of extreme poverty […]

From Pledges to Policy and Practice: Moving Nature to the Heart of Decision-Making

By Ana María Hernández SalgarBOGOTA, Colombia, Sep 30 2020 – This week, Heads of State and Government from 64 countries announced one of the strongest pledges yet to reverse the loss of biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people by 2030. Advancing from powerful pledges to concrete policy and action, however, means that nature must be […]

Papua New Guinea: Bougainville Elects Former Revolutionary Leader as President ahead of Tough Talks on Independence

Following an almost unanimous 97.7 percent referendum vote in November of last year for Independence from PNG, the people of Bougainville returned to the polls last month to decide on a new government. Bougainville’s main town of Buka. Credit: Catherine Wilson/IPS By Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Australia, Sep 29 2020 – Ishmael Toroama, a former revolutionary leader […]

Less Food Loss and Waste, More Right to Food

Arranging sliced tomatoes to dry in the sun in Bangar el Sokor, Nubaria, Egypt. Rahma is a. Credit: Heba Khammis/FAO By Juan Carlos García y CebollaMADRID, Sep 29 2020 – Most cultures have created taboos and norms that prevent food waste. At the same time, social mores have reserved for occasions of celebrations or hospitality […]

Pivoting Through the Pandemic: A Global Problem with a Pacific Solution

Credit: SPC technical and geodetic surveying team at the Majuro tide gauge station in the Marshall Islands (RMI) By External SourceSep 29 2020 (IPS-Partners) As the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC-UNESCO) reported earlier this year, COVID-19 has caused massive disruptions to ocean observing systems around the globe, as research cruises, maintenance visits, and sensor deployments have […]

Staff to UN Management: Please Drop Your Plans for Uber-Style Contracts

UN Staff Day with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (left). Credit: United Nations By Prisca Chaoui and Ian RichardsGENEVA, Sep 29 2020 – As the United Nations prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary we have been made aware of an extremely worrying development concerning the future of UN staff contracts. It seems that UN management is bringing […]

Shareholder Capitalism’s Ugly Legacy

By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Sep 29 2020 – Milton Friedman’s libertarian economics advocating shareholder capitalism has influenced generations trying to understand the economy, not only in the US, but all over the world. He was not just an academic economist, but an enormously influential celebrity conservative ideologue who legitimized ideas for the like-minded, including […]

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  • I am sad; Nigerians don’t have hope things will be better — Oyegun
    Former National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said that he was so sad that the country has not attained its full potentials at 60, adding that this saddens him. READ ALSO: Nigeria yet to attain full potentials at 60, says Oyegun  Daily Times Nigeria gathered that he spoke in Benin […]
  • Retired judges beg Bello to pay their gratuities
    Retired judges in Kogi State have pleaded with the state governor, Yahaya Bello to pay the gratuities of both living and dead judges, Daily Times Nigeria has learnt. READ ALSO: Yahaya Bello promises massive infrastructure before second term ends The immediate past Grand Kadi, Sharia Court of Appeal, Kogi State, Hon. Kadi Zakariya Muhammad (retd.), […]
  • Nigeria @60: FG to close down federal secretariat Wednesday
    The Federal Government has decided to close down the federal secretariat complex Phases I to III from Wednesday afternoon because of an event marking the 60th independence of the country scheduled to hold at the Eagle Square on Thursday. READ ALSO: FCTA Acting Secretary Malam Umar Marafa is dead The Head of the Civil Service […]
  • Columnist: Niger Delta: Time to take responsibility and reset the narrative
    By Henry Nwawuba I was privileged to moderate a high-level virtual conference on the Niger Delta recently. It was a humbling and expository experience that has changed my perspectives on the resource-rich region significantly. For me, engagements about the current fate and future of the region can never be the same. I am convinced and […]

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  • SHOCKER! First man to be cured of HIV ‘Ray Brown’ dies of cancer
    The first person to be cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown — known as the “Berlin Patient” – has died after a battle with cancer, the International Aids Society announced Wednesday. Brown made medical history and became a  symbol of hope for the tens of millions of people living with the virus that causes AIDSRead […]
  • [BREAKING] BBNaija 2020: Laycon gets cheque, pledges to use music to touch lives (VIDEO)
    The winner of the Big Brother Naija Season 5, Laycon was the cynosure of all eyes on Wednesday when the presentation of his N30 million cheque was broadcast live on DStv Channel 198. The post [BREAKING] BBNaija 2020: Laycon gets cheque, pledges to use music to touch lives (VIDEO) appeared first on Vanguard News.
  • Fraud story on Oyetola’s aide mischievous ― counsel
    By Shina Abubakar, Osogbo The alleged arraignment of Abdullah Binuyo, Osun Governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff, over $120,000 fraud as been described has not only mischievous but also misleading. A national daily had reported that Binuyo was arraigned by the Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Adamu for his involvement in a contract scandal. However, Binuyo’sRead […]

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