By Athar Parvaiz SRINAGAR, Feb 29, 2012 (IPS) – Kashmir is missing out on a ‘demographic dividend’ and unable to cash in on its youthful population for lack of initiatives from a state government bogged down by a two-decade-old separatist insurgency.
By Davison Mudzingwa* CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Feb 7 (IPS) – When a financial crisis threatened the existence of Africa’s oldest community station, Bush Radio, an outpouring of sympathy and appeals went viral on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. However, despite this outspoken support that showed that the station is worth saving, its [...]
By Zofeen Ebrahim KARACHI, Feb 3, 2012 (IPS) – If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, then the path to peace between India and Pakistan may lie in the commonalities in their cultures and cuisines.
By Isolda Agazzi DAKAR, Feb 9, 2011 (IPS) – It is only the second time that the World Social Forum (WSF) takes place in Africa, the first one having been held in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2007. Since the start of the WSF in Porto Alegre, Brazil, 10 years ago, the organisers have been building African [...]
By IPS Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Jan 31, 2011 (IPS) – The African Union Summit drew to a close today in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Among the headline decisions was the continental body’s support for Kenya’s planned request to defer prosecution by the International Criminal Court (ICC) of six suspects in post-election violence that claimed [...]
By Aprille Muscara WASHINGTON, Jan 24, 2011 (IPS) – The international community – from Western authorities to Southern powers – lacks courage and hides behind “soft diplomacy” in confronting human rights abusers, a leading rights group accuses in a 649-page world report released Monday.