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Thursday, September 18, 2014   22:45 GMT


Sanctions and Retaliations
Simply Unconscionable
Somar Wijayadasa
NEW YORK, 4 Sep (IPS) - The crisis in Ukraine is a man-made disaster created by world leaders who have been trying to pull Ukraine apart - either towards Europe or Russia.
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OPINION
Iraq On the Precipice
Bill Miller
NEW YORK, 4 Sep (IPS) - The catastrophic events in Iraq that are unfolding daily are more significant than at any point in recent memory.
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Criminalisation of Homelessness in U.S. Criticised by United Nations
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 2 Sep (IPS) - A United Nations panel reviewing the U.S. record on racial discrimination has expressed unusually pointed concern over a new pattern of laws it warns is criminalising homelessness.
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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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