Feb 21, 2017 1:25 PM ET South Sudan Declares Famine, Other Countries May Follow Warns UNICEF iCrowdNewswire - Feb 21, 2017 - South Sudan Monday became the first country to declare famine since 2012, as UNICEF warned that 1.4 million children are at risk of dying from starvation with famine also imminent in Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen. Protracted conflict is the root cause of the food crises in all four countries, reflecting. (more...)

Feb 21, 2017 1:25 PM ET Trump Marks the End of a Cycle iCrowdNewswire - Feb 21, 2017 - Roberto Savio is co-founder of Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency and its President Emeritus. He is also publisher of OtherNews.By Roberto SavioROME, Feb 21 2017 (IPS)Let us stop debating what newly-elected US President Trump is doing or might do and look at him in terms of historical importance. Put. (more...)

Feb 21, 2017 10:25 AM ET Tax Evasion Lessons From Panama iCrowdNewswire - Feb 21, 2017 - Jomo Kwame Sundaram, a former economics professor and United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, received the Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought in 2007. By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LAMPUR, Feb 21 2017 (IPS)Unlike Wikileaks and other exposes, the Panama revelations were carefully managed, if not. (more...)

Feb 21, 2017 5:25 AM ET Humanitarian Crisis, Result of Decades of Globalization with No Concern for Social Justice iCrowdNewswire - Feb 21, 2017 - Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim, Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, a think-thank dedicated to the promotion of human rights through cross-cultural, political, religious and civilizational dialogue, and through training of the upcoming generations of stakeholders in the Arab region. Dr. Al Qassim' op-ed. (more...)

Feb 20, 2017 9:25 PM ET Red Tape Snarls Nepal’s Ambitious Poverty-Alleviation Plans iCrowdNewswire - Feb 20, 2017 - Juna Bhujel (looking at the camera) at the Mankha VDC office to complain about non-payment of disaster relief funds to reconstruct housing. She lost her home in Nepal’s April 2015 earthquake. Credit: Renu Kshetry/IPSBy Renu KshetryKATHMANDU, Feb 21 2017 (IPS)Juna Bhujel of Sindupalchowk District, 85 kilometres northeast of Nepal’s capital. (more...)

Feb 20, 2017 2:25 PM ET Celebrated Iraqi Musician Naseer Shamma Named UNESCO Artist for Peace iCrowdNewswire - Feb 20, 2017 - By Editor, UNESCOPARIS, Feb 20 2017 (UNESCO)Irina Bokova, the Director-General of UNESCO, will name Iraqi composer and oud virtuoso Naseer Shamma as a UNESCO Artist for Peace in a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters on 23 February (6.30 pm). Mr Shamma is appointed “in recognition of his commitment to support the. (more...)

Feb 20, 2017 12:25 PM ET Confusion over U.S. Travel Ban Grounds Foreign Correspondents iCrowdNewswire - Feb 20, 2017 - Confusion over the implementation of the US travel ban has left journalists unable to travel. Credit: Rebecca Murray/IPS.By Tharanga YakupitiyageNEW YORK, Feb 20 2017 (IPS)New restrictions on immigrants and refugees coming to the United States are also posing challenges for foreign correspondents covering news in the United States. Some have. (more...)

Feb 20, 2017 12:25 PM ET Palestinian Rejection Underscores Limits of UN Chief’s Powers iCrowdNewswire - Feb 20, 2017 - By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Feb 20 2017 (IPS)Pointing out an example of the hierarchy of political power at the United Nations, a former Nigerian ambassador once told a group of reporters of an encounter at an international gathering in Africa when he ran into one of his friends who had. (more...)

Feb 20, 2017 11:25 AM ET Aging, Depression and Disease in South Africa iCrowdNewswire - Feb 20, 2017 - The proportion of persons 60 years and older is projected to almost double during 2000–2030 in South Africa. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo / IPSBy Manoj K. Pandey, Vani S. Kulkarni and Raghav GaihaCanberra, Philadelphia and Manchester, Feb 20 2017 (IPS)Old age is often characterised by poor health due to isolation, morbidities. (more...)

Feb 20, 2017 6:25 AM ET Of Arabs and Muslims and the Big Ban iCrowdNewswire - Feb 20, 2017 - Arab countries in the Middle East and North of Africa. Dark Green: Arab majority population. Light Green: Arab minority countries | Credit: Public Domain.By Baher KamalROME, Feb 20 2017 (IPS)Now that President Donald Trump’s decision to ban citizens of seven Muslim majority countries from entering the United States continues to. (more...)

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