Bombardier Commercial Aircraft Enhances Customer Support in Africa and the Middle East with Relocation of its Q Series Aircraft Regional Support Team

Customer support team for the Q Series Aircraft Program will be located alongside longstanding customer South African Express Airways and close to O.R. Tambo International Airport Customer support team for the CRJ Series Aircraft Program will ...

Privatization Promotes Collusion and Corruption

Privatization is expected by many to promote competition and eliminate corruption. In practice, the converse has been true as privatization beneficiaries have successfully colluded and engaged in new types of corruption to maximize their own ...

Lost in the Cyberworld? The Enigmatic Mr Assange

By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Apr 23 2019 – Trump´s electoral success was preceded by a rise of chauvinistic politics in most of Europe, paired with electoral triumphs of far-right candidates in several other countries. A development ...

Against All Odds, Indigenous Villages Generate Their Own Energy in Guatemala

Diego Matom, a member of the Ixil indigenous community, poses happily with his family, surrounded by fresh loaves of bread which were baked thanks to community electricity generation, which has given his business a big boost, in the 31 de Mayo ...

Bleak Outlook for Press Freedom in West Africa

By Lahai J. SambomaLONDON, Apr 23 2019 – When former footballer George Weah became president of Liberia in 2018, media practitioners felt they had in him a democrat who would champion media freedoms. “But we were mistaken,” journalist ...

Why Climate Action Plans are not Good Enough to Deliver a Low-Carbon Future in Cities

Illustration by Cliff van Thillo By Karishma AsarpotaDUBAI, Apr 23 2019 – Though climate policies aim to reduce GHG emissions, they miss out on emphasizing the importance of urban planning policies Cities that have ratified the Paris ...

Economic Empowerment of Women Good for All

Attendees at an FAO sub-regional training workshop on gender and livestock in Harare, Zimbabwe. By Kingsley IghoborUNITED NATIONS, Apr 22 2019 – Government staffer Souhayata Haidara enjoys talking about her life in a patriarchal society. ...

Global Energy Consumption is Up — So Are Emissions

Illustration: Tarique Aziz By Sunita NarainNEW DELHI, Apr 22 2019 – Our acceptance of climate change doesn’t keep pace with our energy consumption reduction. However, the latest International Energy Agency’s (IEA’S) Global Energy ...

International Mother Earth Day

Students from the Agrarian University La Molina in agrometeorology field practice, in Lima, Perú. Photo: WMO/Marlene Dapozzo Moali. By Editor, UNApr 22 2019 (IPS-Partners) Mother Earth is a common expression for the planet earth in a number ...

Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday Carnage: Quo Vadis?

By Purnaka L. de SilvaNEW YORK, Apr 22 2019 – I returned from attending a three-hour Easter Sunday mass at the Fordham University Church around midnight New York time on May 20, 2019, when my phone rang and a colleague asked me what’s ...