Can Agroecology Feed the World? — Global Issues

Opinion by Elena Pasquini (rome) Friday, October 23, 2020 Inter Press Service ROME, Oct 23 (IPS) – Producing food and ensuring nutrition security, protecting the environment and restoring biodiversity, building sustainable and fair food systems: That’s the promise of agroecology. It is a dream? Or an economically feasible model that can feed a growing world […]

Coronavirus live news: doctor clears Trump to return to public events on Saturday; record global case rise | World news

3.41am BST03:41 The squeeze on Britain’s beleaguered retail sector from tighter coronavirus restrictions reducing numbers of shoppers on the high street clung on into September, data showed Friday, AFP reports. Latest figures from industry body the British Retail Consortium and analytics company ShopperTrack showed that UK retail footfall was down by 30.1% in September compared […]

Does COVID-19 Imply an End to the Epoch of Science? — Global Issues

There is a deep mistrust not only of institutions and big business, but even of the medical establishment. One of the most worrying symptoms of this mistrust and disillusionment is the No Vax Movement. Credit: Bigstock Opinion by Daud Khan, Leila Yasmine Khan (amsterdam/rome) Thursday, October 08, 2020 Inter Press Service AMSTERDAM/ROME, Oct 08 (IPS) […]

Coronavirus live news: Paris due to unveil tighter restrictions; record weekly rise in global cases | World news

Getting a front-row seat to Milan’s fashion week is harder than ever this year, with uninvited influencers and buyers nursing bruised egos as the shows start on Wednesday under coronavirus restrictions. The virus, which is resurgent in Europe, forced many luxury houses to put off confirming their presence until the last minute – and in […]

An Accident in Name Only — Global Issues

Search and rescue team combs rubble in Beirut after a blast on 4 August 2020. Credit: UNOCHA Opinion Thursday, August 13, 2020 Inter Press Service Aug 13 (IPS) – The catastrophic explosion in Beirut’s port is a manifestation of the Lebanese political elite’s predation and dysfunction. Among the country’s long-suffering citizens, shock is quickly yielding […]

Solar Energy Expands in Brazil Despite the Pandemic — Global Issues

A total of 9,144 solar panels were installed on the rooftops in this complex for a thousand poor families, on the outskirts of Juazeiro in the Northeast Brazilian state of Bahia. The system had a distributed generation of up to 2.1 MW, leaving a surplus whose profits were used for the community and its members. […]

On World Youth Skills Day, Don’t Forget the Importance of Soft Skills — Global Issues

Kisa Scholars receive their own planners at the conclusion of their “Creating a Timetable” lesson. Credit: AfricAid Opinion by Jessica Love (denver, colorado) Monday, July 13, 2020 Inter Press Service Jessica Love is Executive Director, AfricAid*, which works to improve the standing of women in society through robust, locally-led mentorship initiatives that cultivate confidence, improve […]

Sudan’s Partners Pledge almost $2Bn but Is it Enough? — Global Issues

The Sudan Partnership Conference, which took place via teleconference, pledged $1.8 billion to support the transitional government as well as facilitating access to loans and partial or total debt relief by some countries. Courtesy: CC by 2.0/Nina R by Reem Abbas (khartoum) Friday, June 26, 2020 Inter Press Service KHARTOUM, Jun 26 (IPS) – This […]

Why Rwanda is a Great Green Growth Investment — Global Issues

Rwanda may be a small country of some 12 million people, but its membership in the East African Community provides it with a market of some 100 million. Credit: Aimable Twahirwa/IPS by Mantoe Phakathi (mbabane) Thursday, June 11, 2020 Inter Press Service MBABANE, Jun 11 (IPS) – In its effort to accelerate Rwanda’s green growth […]