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In Saving a Forest, Kenyans Find a Better Quality of Life

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When Mercy Ngaruiya first settled in Kasigau in south eastern Kenya a decade ago, she found a depleted forest that was the result of years of tree felling and bush clearing. “This region was literally burning. There were no trees on my farm when I moved here, the area was so dry and people were cutting […]

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UNFPA Supports Abducted Nigerian Girls’ Transition to Normal Life

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Posted by admin 24 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
When Boko Haram abducted more than 200 girls from their schools in Chibok, Nigeria last April, an international outcry was heard across the world under the slogan #bringbackourgirls. They have not been brought back, but some of them have escaped and returned to their community.  While the search effort is mostly in the hands of […]

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U.N. Commemorates World Humanitarian Day Paying Tribute to Aid Workers

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The United Nations Tuesday commemorated World Humanitarian Day paying tribute to aid workers who risk their lives to bring relief to those in need. In 2013 alone, 460 aid workers suffered violence or attacks, and 155 were killed, according to a new report by the U.N. Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA  To […]

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Stab in the Back for Painful Afghanistan Election Process?

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Posted by admin 25 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
A knife fight late Tuesday among several auditors at the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) still inspecting the results of the presidential elections held in mid-June could be the stab in the back for what has been a painful election process. The vote audit process was resumed following a three-hour delay on Wednesday, a commission official […]

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Karachi Residents Trapped Between Armed Assassins and Private Bodyguards

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Posted by admin 24 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
With a rise in sectarian killings, extortion, drug peddling, kidnappings and land grabbing, Pakistan’s sprawling port city of Karachi, home to some 20 million people, has become a hotbed of crime. Fearing that they may soon bear the brunt of this lawlessness, the city’s elite – often the target of kidnapping for ransom – has […]

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Caregiving Exacerbates the Burden for Women in Cuba

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Posted by admin 24 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
Hortensia Ramírez feels like she needs more hands to care for her 78-year-old mother, who suffers from arteriosclerosis, do the housework, and make homemade baked goods which she sells to support her family. She starts her day at 6:00 AM, putting the sheets that her mother wet during the nighttime to soak, before preparing the […]

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Churches at the Frontline of Climate Action

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Posted by admin 24 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
Johannes Kapelle has been playing the organ in the Protestant church of Proschim since he was 14. The 78-year-old is actively involved in his community, produces his own solar power and has raised three children with his wife on their farm in Proschim, a small village of 360 inhabitants in Lusatia, Germany. Now the church, […]

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U.S., Brazil Nearing Approval of Genetically Engineered Trees

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The U.S. and Brazilian governments are moving into the final stages of weighing approval for the commercialisation of genetically engineered eucalyptus trees, moves that would mark the first such permits anywhere in the world. The Brazilian government is slated to start taking public comments on such a proposal during the first week of September. Similarly, […]

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