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Music: Nigeria’s New Cultural Export

Wizkid performs in London, United Kingdom. Photo: Alamy/Michael Tubi By Franck Kuwonu, Africa Renewal*UNITED NATIONS, Aug 16 2018 (IPS) It is a cold evening in Antwerp, Belgium’s second-largest city, famous for diamonds, beer, art and high-end fashion. ...

A Detained Migrant, Nurse and Humanitarian: IOM Staff takes Inspiration from a Migrant he meets in Libyan Detention Centre

Hmouzi/IOM Libya By Mohammad Ibrahim Al-HmouziAug 16 2018 (IOM) It has been two years since I started working with IOM and I would not even call it ‘work’. These have been two of the best years of my life – building great experiences and relationships ...

Joint Action Needed to Reform our Food System

Smallholder coffee farmers. Credit: SAFE Platform By Carol GribnauAug 15 2018 (IPS) While participating in this year’s High-level Political Forum (HLPF), one thing became crystal clear to me. Come 2030, we will not have healthy and affordable food ...

18 billion gallons of water produced in Sharjah during H1 2018

By WAMSHARJAH, Aug 15 2018 (WAM) The amount of water produced in the Emirate of Sharjah during the first half of 2018, reached more than 18.308.9 billion gallons of water, according to the latest statistics issued by the Sharjah Electricity and Water ...

Stopping Ebola in its Tracks with Point of Entry Screening

A health officer on the outskirts of Itipo prepares to open a barrier for a motorbike driver who has undergone screening . Photo: IOM By IOM Democratic Republic of the CongoAug 15 2018 (IOM) The mighty Congo River both connects Kinshasa with Equateur ...

Palestinian Children, the True Victims of the Conflict

Over 700 West Bank children were detained by Israeli military forces between 2012 and 2017, with 72 percent of them enduring physical violence after the arrest, according to Defense for Children International Palestine. Photo credit: UNICEF/El Baba By ...

Demonizing State-Owned Enterprises

Privatization has not provided the miracle cure for the problems (especially the inefficiencies) associated with the public sector. Credit: IPS By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR , Aug 14 2018 (IPS) Historically, the private sector has been unable ...

Let Food Be Thy Medicine

Typical food store in Brazzaville, Congo. Credit: WHO By Adelheid Onyango and Bibi GiyoseBRAZZAVILLE, Congo, Aug 14 2018 (IPS) When faced with a crisis, our natural reaction is to deal with its immediate threats. Ateka* came to the make-shift clinic ...

DGCX, DIEDC partner to strengthen Dubai’s Islamic finance economy

By WAMDUBAI, Aug 14 2018 (WAM) The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange, DGCX, and the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre, DIEDC, on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to share knowledge, promote Shari’ah-Compliant finance, and ...

When Salt Water Intrusion is Not Just a Threat But a Reality for Guyanese Farmers

Kaieteur Falls, Guyana. Guyanese farmers have been reporting salt water intrusion for a number of years. This especially happens during periods of drought and in those regions where irrigation water is sourced from rivers and creeks which drain into ...
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