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Conspicuous Silence as Ugandan President Wins Sixth Term against Bobi Wine

While the opposition leader Bobi Wine is under house arrest, analysts say Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni must make concessions to those who voted against him. Courtesy: UN Photo/Amanda ...

‘Please save us’

Stuck in Bosnia amid rough winter, Bangladeshi migrant pleads for help By External SourceJan 18 2021 (IPS-Partners) Temperatures have plummeted way below zero in Bosnia, making life ...

Targeting Journalists Takes a Toll on ‘societies as a Whole’ – UN Chief

Stop killing journalists. Credit: UNESCO By External SourceJan 18 2021 (IPS-Partners) When journalists are targeted, “societies as a whole pay a price”, the UN chief said on ...

We Need a Global Coordinated Effort to Secure Equal Access to Safe & Effective 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 ...

Tuberculosis Kills As Many People Each Year As COVID-19. It’s Time We Found a Better Vaccine

A TB patient at the Srinagar-based Chest Diseases Hospital in the Indian state of Kashmir. Credit: Athar Parvaiz/IPS By External SourceJan 15 2021 – In July 1921, a French infant ...

Legally Speaking, Is Digital Money Really Money?

Can mobile money be categorized as digital money? IOM helped Mohammed Ahmed to set up a shop in Omduram market, near Khartoum, Sudan. The initiative involves the use of mobile money ...

Advisors Propose New System To Regulate China’s Overseas Investments

A Chinese backed solar plant in Cafayate, northern Argentina. Such projects would be given the green light by regulators under new proposals for Chinese overseas investment Credit: ...

Twitter, Donald Trump, and Incitement to Violence

The @realDonaldTrump account on Twitter, the outgoing president of the United States’ preferred platform for communication, and which was permanently suspended by the company ...

Dengue—an Epidemic Within a Pandemic in Peru

International Year of Volunteers: A volunteer ombudsman in Peru helps a local woman with her problem, 2001. Credit: UN Photo By Carmen ArroyoUNITED NATIONS, Jan 15 2021 – While ...

Q&A: China Accused of Intimidating, Detaining Citizens Critical of COVID-19 Linked Abuses

Social distancing in a Macau Hospital waiting room. Human Rights Watch has expressed concern about human rights abuses being carried out under the guise of COVID-19 public health lockdowns ...

America’s Descent into Depths of Disastrous Trumpism

President Donald Trump addressing the UN General Assembly. Credit: UN Photo/Cia Pak By H.L.D. MahindapalaCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jan 14 2021 – Democracy is fragile. It is more ...

Open Society Foundations Announce 2020 Puerto Rico Youth Fellows

San Juan, Jan. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Open Society Foundations are pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Puerto Rico Youth Fellowships, which support young ...

Sabin Vaccine Institute Funds Researchers to Investigate COVID-19 Misinformation, Design Solutions to Increase Vaccine Acceptance

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) announced today that it has awarded grants to research teams in four countries to explore the ...

Can the World Tackle the Food Insecurity Crisis in 2021?

Credit: Miriam Gathigah/IPS. By Esther NgumbiJan 13 2021 – The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated food insecurity and disrupted food systems and food supply chains in developed ...
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