GMOs that Promote Poverty and Dependency Gain Foothold in Kenya

By Lisa Vives, Global Information Network NEW YORK (IDN) — Kenya has officially entered into the cultivation and use of Genetically Modified Organisms—known as GMOs—that have been banned in 26 countries. This month, Kenyan authorities announced plans to lift the country’s ban on genetically modified crops, in part to deal with a record drought that […]

Urgent Need to Tackle Inequalities in Financing for Development Worsened by the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Jamshed Baruah NEW YORK (IDN) — In the face of dramatic reversals in global progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), urgent action is required by the international community to improve developing countries’ access to affordable finance. Inaugurating the four-day Forum on Financing for Development (FfD Forum) on April 25, ECOSOC President Mr. […]

Court Freezes Planned Amazon HQ in Cape Town on Historically Significant Site

By Lisa Vives, Global Information Network NEW YORK (IDN) — A massive new complex housing Amazon’s proposed South African headquarters along with a hotel and other businesses continues to face stiff opposition from indigenous Khoisan, environmental and community groups despite city officials already approving of construction of the nine-story construction. Opponents say the project will […]

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