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Monday, September 01, 2014   23:16 GMT



The Age of Survival Migration
Diana Cariboni
MONTEVIDEO, 29 Aug (IPS) - “Survival migration” is not a reality show, but an accurate description of human mobility fuelled by desperation and fear. How despairing are these migrant contingents? Look at the figures of Central American children travelling alone, which are growing.
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U.S. Urged to Put Development Aid over Border Security
Julia Hotz
WASHINGTON, 15 Aug (IPS) - When U.S lawmakers departed Washington for a month-long recess, they left behind a simmering debate over what to do about the tens of thousands of Central American children and adults that continue to cross the U.S. southern border.
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U.S. Waives Sanctions on Myanmar Timber
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 14 Aug (IPS) - Civil society groups are split over a decision by the U.S. government to waive sanctions on Myanmar’s timber sector for one year.
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Stigma Still a Major Roadblock for AIDS Fight in Africa
Julia Hotz
WASHINGTON, 9 Aug (IPS) - Though West Africa’s massive Ebola outbreak may be dominating the spotlight within the global health community, HIV/AIDS remains an enormous issue for Africa as a whole - a sentiment that Washington officials made clear this week in their discussions of legislative and technological setbacks plaguing progress in fighting the epidemic.
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Will Obama’s “New Africa” Deliver on Its Promises?
Julia Hotz
WASHINGTON, 7 Aug (IPS) - As the three-day U.S- Africa Leaders Summit here drew to a close Wednesday, experts across the private, public and non-profit sectors continued to debate the opportunities and obstacles posed by the U.S’ expanding business partnership with Africa.
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Africa Activists Urge Obama to Act on Extractive Industries Law
Jim Lobe
WASHINGTON, 5 Aug (IPS) - As the three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit got underway here Monday, anti-corruption activists urged President Barack Obama to prod a key U.S. agency to issue long-awaited regulations requiring oil, gas, and mining companies to publish all payments they make in countries where they operate.
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U.S. Summit Seeks to Play Catch-Up in Africa
Jim Lobe
WASHINGTON, 3 Aug (IPS) - Despite worsening crises in Ukraine, Gaza, and elsewhere in the Middle East, the administration of President Barack Obama hopes next week to focus at least some more positive attention on Africa.
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Human Rights Low on U.S-Africa Policy Summit
Julia Hotz
WASHINGTON, 31 Jul (IPS) - As the White House prepares to host more than 40 African heads of state for the upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, civil society actors from the U.S., Africa and the international community are urging the Barack Obama administration to use the summit as an opportunity to more thoroughly address some of Africa’s most pressing human rights violations.
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Thousands of New Yorkers Protest Gaza Killings
Kanya DAlmeida
NEW YORK, 27 Jul (IPS) - Thousands of New Yorkers took to the streets in multiple protests this past week against the Israeli offensive in Gaza, which has left at least 1,049 Palestinians dead and over 6,000 injured since Jul. 8.
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U.S., Regional Leaders Convene over Migration Crisis
Julia Hotz
WASHINGTON, 25 Jul (IPS) - As the presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala prepare to meet with President Barack Obama Friday, more than 40 organisations issued a petition urging U.S. lawmakers to meet their “moral and legal obligations” by providing emergency aid to Central American children and families.
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