BIF News Briefing, April 2012

1. Health workers escalate protests, strikes called by the COB 2. May Day nationalisation of electricity network 3. Indigenous march to La Paz begins 4. Summit of the Americas ends without agreement 1. Health workers escalate protests, strikes called by the COB Strikes and mobilisations by health workers, doctors and medical students have been growing [...]

LIBERIA: WaterAid Promises More Support for Liberia, Sierra Leone

WaterAid, an International Non-governmental Organization has expressed continuous readiness to help provide access to safe drinking water, improved sanitation and hygiene services to poor people within the various Communities, Districts and Counties in both Liberia and Sierra Leone. Mr. Apollos Nwafor, WaterAid Team Leader in Liberia and Sierra Leone spoke last Thursday at the close [...]

UN Campaign Seeks to Give all Children a Shot at Life

The word immunizations is just a simple vocabulary word to most of us in developed nations, however for those in developing countries the word means a ‘shot at life’ for their child.  One in five children does not have access to vaccines that prevent deadly diseases, like measles, pneumonia or diarrhea.  All of these diseases [...]

SURINAME: The Wrath of “BOSS” and State-Enemies

The irony of history is its prophetic quality, its repetitiveness, a characteristic often forgotten, ignored by those who want to bury their not so squeaky clean past. Let me explain the aforementioned position by placing it against the backdrop of the Surinamese contemporary, before continuing my argumentation. After the presidential elections in Suriname in the [...]

Politician’s disappearance fuels Bangladesh crisis

The night watchman was dozing in a wooden chair just after midnight on a deserted Bangladeshi street when he was startled by a scream. A group of men were pulling two people from a car and forcing them into a black microbus; “The two guys were shouting, ‘Save us,’” before the car pulled away, Lutfar [...]

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