Southern Africa: Measles back with a vengeance

IRIN- humanitarian news and analysis JOHANNESBURG, 28 June 2010 (IRIN) – “Out of sight, out of mind” explains why Southern Africa has been grappling with one of the biggest outbreaks of measles, a highly contagious viral disease, since 2009.


By Gunter Pauli (*) TOKYO, Jun (IPS) The world is in need of a new economic model. Who doubts this while the debate on climate change decelerates and the temperature of the earth rises, along with unemployment and poverty levels.… Continue Reading

This Light Is Always Red

By Jerrold Kessel and Pierre Klochendler SHEIKH SA’AD, Occupied Eastern Jerusalem, Jun 25, 2010 (IPS) – A traffic light, yet no traffic at all. In fact, a traffic light…for pedestrians only. And even they move little. There are restrictions on… Continue Reading

No Watering Down of a Better World

By Carlos Brito (*) LEUVEN , Jun (IPS) Companies are becoming more aware of challenges such as climate change, water scarcity and dependency on finite resources. There is no disputing that our natural resources must be used wisely, with an… Continue Reading

Bring Back the Sports Boycott

by Eve Fairbanks-Newsweek * North Korea deserves it, and it worked against South Africa. June 21, 2010 . All I’d wanted was a ticket to today’s unbelievable 7-0 win by Portugal over North Korea in Cape Town. Instead, I got… Continue Reading

Swiss Plan to Gag Refugees

By Ray Smith BERN, Jun 18, 2010 (IPS) – Only two years after its last revision, the Swiss Asylum Act is about to be ‘reformed’ again. The changes include a gag order on political activism for asylum-seekers and a modification… Continue Reading

A Politically Correct War

by Michael Hirsh – Newsweek * Nine years after 9/11, we still don’t know how to deal with radical Islam. June 17, 2010.The Obama administration is deeply concerned with stopping the next Faisal Shahzad—the man who, but for another lesson… Continue Reading

World Economy Taking New Shape

By Richard Johnson IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis PARIS (IDN) – The biggest economic story of our times is unfolding itself. In the new economic world we live in, countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America are providing the dynamism for future growth.… Continue Reading