Crisis alla Turca II – From Currency Crisis to Debt Crisis?

Credi: Omid Armin, Unsplash By Yilmaz AkyüzGENEVA, Oct 29 2020 – The meltdown of the Turkish currency that began in 2018 has continued unabated with the decline reaching unprecedented proportions in recent days.  The causes of that ...

Nepal Needs to Bridge the Gap Between Legal Provisions Against Child Marriage and Social Norms

Credit: MONIKA DEUPALA. By Karuna OntaKATHMANDU, Oct 29 2020 – Mohan and Sarita (name changed) studied together in the same school from Grade 6 onwards. They were friends initially, but fell in love and wished to be together, though ...

Reclaiming Africa’s Early Post-independence History

Mausoleum of Kwame Nkrumah, First President of Ghana (Accra). Credit: Greg Neate, Flickr By Adebayo Olukoshi, Tetteh Hormeku-Ajei, Aishu Balaji and Anita NayarACCRA, Ghana, Oct 29 2020 – In 1965, Kwame Nkrumah described the paradox of ...

In the Face of a Pandemic, the World Turns to Trade

“International cooperation is the only tool to face the situation, threatened by nationalism, import substitution, protectionism and populist policies of several countries”. Credit: UNCTAD By Emilio GodoyMEXICO, Oct 29 2020 – ...

The Day After

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris. Credit: Biden Campaign. By Joaquín RoyOct 29 2020 – For Europe, the region closest by culture and political tradition to the United States, the mood of ...

Escaping the ‘Era of Pandemics’: experts warn worse crises to come; offer options to reduce risk

By External SourceOct 29 2020 (IPS-Partners) Future pandemics will emerge more often, spread more rapidly, do more damage to the world economy and kill more people than COVID-19 unless there is a transformative change in the global approach ...

Nuclear Arms Control in Crisis While US Exerts Pressure on Treaty Signatories

Licorne nuclear test, 1971, French Polynesia. Credit: The Official Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) Photostream By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Oct 29 2020 – Responding to a question, Albert Einstein, the German-born ...

$280m ‘Dark Money’ Spent by US Christian Right Groups Globally

Groups linked to the Trump administration have poured at least $270m into activities globally. Graphic: Paul Hamilton/openDemocracy By Claire Provost and Nandini ArcherLONDON, Oct 28 2020 – US Christian right groups, many with close ...

Global Data Community’s Response to COVID-19

Data Community’s Response to Covid-10. Credit: UNWDF Secretariat, UN Statistics Division By Francesca PerucciUNITED NATIONS, Oct 28 2020 – The world is currently counting more than 42 million confirmed cases of the COVID-19 and ...

The Mental Health Consequences of the Lekki Toll Gate Attack

Protesters hold up their placards in front of the Lagos State House. Credit: TobiJamesCandids/Wikimedia Commons. By Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Oct 28 2020 – On October 20, 2020, young Nigerians who were protesting against police brutality ...