Monday , November 30th , 2020  

FXCM and Capitalise.ai partner to offer advanced trading automation tools

TEL AVIV, Israel and LONDON and SYDNEY, Australia, Nov. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Capitalise.ai, a trading automation platform, and FXCM Group, LLC ("FXCM Group' or FXCM'), a market leader in online foreign exchange (FX), CFD, and cryptocurrency trading, announced a strategic partnership that offers FXCM's clients access to a ground–breaking automated trading experience. As...

Q&A: Vote with your Fork for a World Free from Hunger

Transforming food systems means farmers producing adequate and nutritious food for consumers. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS By Busani BafanaBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Nov 30 2020 – A world free from hunger is possible but only if we change how we grow and eat food. And resetting the food system — including all aspects of production, processing, marketing, distribution and the consumption and nutrition...

Women Empowerment During COVID-19 Through Remote Learning – the Fuzia Perspective

No cause to celebrate as COVID-19 has created setbacks on the aims of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. It’s been 25 years since the declaration was signed. Credit: Markus Winkler / Unsplash By Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Nov 30 2020 – This year, the world commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, instead of celebration; however, its progress...

UN Special Session on COVID-19 Must Recognize Right to Health & Access to Vaccines

A healthcare worker at a testing facility collects samples for the coronavirus at Mimar Sinan State Hospital, Buyukcekmece district in Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: UNDP Turkey/Levent Kulu By Riccardo PetrellaBRUSSELS, Nov 30 2020 – The holding of this Special Session (the 37th in the history of the UN) is of considerable importance. It is a unique opportunity to define and implement joint actions...

UN Warns of an Impending Famine With Millions in Danger of Starvation

In 2019, Ethiopia experienced the fifth-worst food crisis worldwide. Credit: FAO/IFAD/WFP/Michael Tewelde By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Nov 27 2020 – The numbers are staggering— as reflected in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic which has triggered a new round of food shortages, famine and starvation. According to the Rome-based World Food Programme (WFP) 690 million people do not have enough...

Autocracy on the Rise: Should we Expect Military Spending to Follow?

Credit: SIPRI By Diego Lopes da SilvaSTOCKHOLM, Nov 27 2020 – Autocracies are once again the global majority. The 2020 Democracy Report of the Varieties of Democracy Institute (V-DEM), ‘Autocratization surges, resistance grows’, raises the alarm that while the world in 2019 was substantially more democratic than it was in the 1970s, an ongoing trend of autocratization may reverse this scenario. Democratic...

Overcoming the Digital Gap and Food Insecurity: a Complementary Target

Digital technologies are changing agriculture and food systems. It is important to bridge the digital gap in this sector so that family farmers in developing countries are not left behind as food security depends on them. Credit: FAO. By Mario LubetkinROME, Nov 27 2020 – Overcoming the digital gap to face food insecurity with the use of artificial intelligence practices in agriculture is part...

Africa Should Be at the Forefront of a Global Response to COVID-19

Women in Nigeria collect food vouchers as part of a programme to support families struggling under the COVID-19 lockdown. Credit: WFP/Damilola Onafuwa By Aeneas Chapinga ChumaJOHANNESBURG, Nov 27 2020 – As COVID-19 swept across the globe, one thing became clear: a well-functioning, well-resourced, agile and resilient health system can mean the difference between life and death. For Africa,...

Sustainable Measures Help Farmers Script a Positive Story Amid COVID-19 Uncertainty

By Stella PaulHYDERABAD, India, Nov 26 2020 – As India continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and a growing number of deaths, farmers here have been fighting a battle of their own against volatile pricing, uncertain demand and lack of access to the market. But in the midst of all this uncertainty, one farming couple in a village near Hyderabad are working towards a food-secure future...

G20 Puts More into Fossil Than Green Energy in Covid-19 Recovery Packages

Oil pump jack pumping crude out of the ground in Neuquen, Argentina (Image Alamy/Diálogo Chino) By Fermín KoopBUENOS AIRES, Nov 26 2020 – As the world’s leading economies direct trillions of dollars towards Covid-19 recovery packages, a significant proportion is going to fossil fuel industries without climate stipulations, according to the 2020 edition of the Climate Transparency Report...