Tuesday , November 19th , 2019  

Africa is Better Placed Than Ever for Investment

By External SourceJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 18 2019 – The Presidents Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and Prime Minister Agostinho do Rosario of Mozambique engaged in a discussion titled, Invest in Africa’s Space: Conversation with African Heads of State, moderated by Dr. Victor Oladokun, African Development Bank Group Director of External...

Heriot-Watt University Announces Ambitious Move To New Dubai Campus

Dubai, U.A.E., Nov. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 18 November 2019, Dubai, UAE "" Heriot–Watt University is building on its commitment to deliver high quality education and research in Dubai by announcing its relocation to a brand–new campus in 2021. The University, which has operated in Dubai since 2005 and recently earned a prestigious five–star ranking from Knowledge...

Net Food Importer Turkey Grapples with Challenges of Food Self-sufficiency

Turkey’s farmers struggle with the effects of climate change, land degradation and other barriers to sustainable agriculture. Mark Nesbitt/CC by 2.0 By Ed HoltVIENNA, Nov 18 2019 – Despite latest research showing Turkey lagging in overall food sustainability, progress in sustainable agriculture appears to be a bright spot in the country’s troubled agriculture industry. But local farming...

Bringing Silicon Valley to Kathmandu Valley

Credit: MONIKA DEUPALA/SONIA AWALE By Sonia AwaleKATHMANDU, Nov 18 2019 – For those who think that Nepal is too underdeveloped to make full use of artificial intelligence (AI), think again. That is exactly what they used to say about computers and mobile phones in the 1990s. It may come as a surprise to many that Nepal has been gaining ground in AI, developing not only software using machine...

The Ocean in Us: Ocean Action for Climate Ambition

The Ocean at sunset seen from SPC headquarters in Noumea. Credit: Cameron Diver By Cameron DiverNOUMEA, New Caledonia, Nov 18 2019 – In just under a month, countries around the world will gather for UNFCCC COP 25. The hashtag for this year’s “Blue COP” is yet another reminder to us all that it is “Time For Action”. We can no longer afford to wait as the effects of the climate crisis...

ICC Gives Greenlight for Probe into Violent Crimes Against Rohingya

A Rohingya girl goes to fetch water in Balukhali camp, Bangladesh. Credit: Umer Aiman Khan/IPS By External SourceUNITED NATIONS, Nov 15 2019 – Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday authorized an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity, namely deportation, which have forced between 600,000 and one million Rohingya refugees out of Myanmar, into neighboring...

World’s Sewage Workers ‘Underpaid, Sidelined and Risking their Lives’

(L-R) Somappa, 52, Muniraju, 37, and Kaverappa, 54, finish manually emptying a pit, in Bangalore, India in August 2019. Courtesy: WaterAid/ CS Sharada Prasad/ Safai Karmachari Kavalu Samiti By James ReinlUNITED NATIONS, Nov 15 2019 – People who empty out sewage tanks and scrub down latrines doubtless perform a vital, thankless and even undesirable task. A new report, however, shows that doing...

Dangers and Questions of the Zuckerberg Era

By Roberto SavioROME, Nov 15 2019 – This year the Worldwide Web is thirty years old. For the first time since 1435, a citizen from Brazil could exchange their views and information with another in Finland. The Internet, the communications infrastructure for the Web is a little older. It was developed from the ARPANET, a US Defense Department project under the Advanced Research Projects Agency;...

Summary Report on the event of GGGW2019

GGGW2019 was held in InterContinental Seoul COEX from Oct. 21 – 24 By Ha Young KimNov 15 2019 (IPS-Partners) It has been a great experience for me to attend the Global Green Growth Week (GGGW) 2019 hosted by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), a treaty-based international, inter-governmental organization dedicated to supporting and promoting strong, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth....

Los Angeles Joins a Global Movement to Protect Human Right to Water

Credit: Council of Canadians By Vi BuiOTTAWA, Canada, Nov 15 2019 – On November 6, Los Angeles became the first major city in the United States to earn the designation of “Blue Community” – a bold move that will keep water protected from privatization. Situated in the heart of the most water stressed region in the country, this is a historic move for LA, and signals the growing movement...