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News & Analysis | September 2016

DR. Congo. Storm warning for September

The Independent National Electoral Commission’s inability or unwillingness to convene the date of the presidential election this 2016 could spark a new storm of violences  in this month of September.  On the last 7 July, the UN deputy Secretary General, Jan Eliasson told the…

Dossier

India and Latin America, a new partnership

The Indian foreign policy undertaken after the independence (1947), being influenced to a large extent by the ideals of Gandhian philosophy, according to which morality plays a more important role than strength. It was based on the fundamental principles of the swaraj (self-rule), Ahimsa (non-violence) and panchsheel (the five principles of sovereign equality): mutual respect for each…

India and Latin America In the multipolar context

The global transition, which is the result of the collapse of the Soviet bloc and the crisis of the USA’s unipolarism has changed the situation and favoured the meeting of India with Latin America. In particular, India, in the years following the cold war, changed its approach by designing its own foreign policy in terms of 'extended…

India’ s economic access in Latin America

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, traveled to Fortaleza, Brazil for the 6th BRICS summit hosted by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, just two months after assuming office in May 2014. Modi used this opportunity to meet several Latin American heads of state and pledge greater Indian engagement with the region. Increased Indian cooperation with Latin America would be…

Relations between India and Brazil

The relationship between India Brazil can be seen at all three levels: bilateral, plurilateral in forums such as IBSA, BRICS, BASIC, G-20, G-4 and in the larger multilateral arena such as the UN, WTO, UNESCO, WIPO. In the last decade, bilateral relations between India and Brazil have been strong under the leadership of former Brazilian President Luiz…

Churches

Christians before the wounds of the world.

Individuals, society, the planet itself are suffering from many wounds. How to…

Syria. Escaping war with the Bible sewn into…

Shoushan Chaghalanian, a Syrian woman of Christian faith, decided to leave her…

Syria. The difficult path of reconstruction

After five years of war, Damascus, has been reduced to a pile…

India. Mother Teresa, a message for our times

Mother Teresa will be proclaimed saint on September 5.  Archbishop Emeritus of…

Culture

Tamarindus indica: A Multipurpose Medicinal Plant.

Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) is an evergreen tropical tree that grows wild…

Uganda. Between gestures and words.

The greeting gesture has great importance among the Karimojong of Uganda.…

South Africa. Dance changes their life.

From the dusty streets of the townships to dance theatres. The…

Philippines. Dancing out poverty

From the slums of Tondo, Manila, this 18-year-old painstakingly earned her…

Opinion & Comment

The Senkaku Islands Dispute

China has claimed that they were aware of the islands from the 15th century, and both…

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Ethnic tension ahead of Kenya's 2017 elections

As Kenya prepares for elections next year, the political die seems already cast. With the Coalition…

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Advocacy

Advocacy at the core of civil society

The World Social Forum (WSF) can be seen as one of the most important developments by pope Paul VI, "new areopagus" of evangelization. This year,…

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Baobab

The Lion and Jabu

There was a young herd boy named Jabu. He took great pride in the way in which he cared for his father's cattle. And his father…

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Youth & Mission

The Age of Disbelief

It is truly an age of disbelief. Respect for the values of human life has plunged. People of Christian faith who declare belief in the teaching…

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