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News & Analysis | December 2016

The Solution to Syria’s War is Political and its Model is Algeria

Syria must borrow from Algeria to end its brutal internal war. Throughout the 1990’s (1992-2002), Algeria also experienced an internal war. It was not as brutal in numbers of people killed or cities destroyed, but it was also self-contained. Unlike Syria, moreover, Algeria’s war was…

Dossier

Human Trafficking, the new form of slavery

Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery. It involves controlling a person through force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to forced labour and sexual exploitation, debt bondage or other forms of servitude. It is also first and foremost a crime. According to ILO estimates, there are at least 2.4 million trafficked persons at…

Trafficking in crisis situations

Every year millions of women, men and children leave their homes and their countries. While some people move voluntarily in search of better opportunities, in many cases migration is forced, as people flee natural disasters, civil unrest, violent conflicts, persecution, human rights violations or poverty. Trafficking and exploitation of people in these emergency situations, and in their…

Trafficking in the maritime world

The maritime world is a globalized one. Commercial shipping transports 90% of the goods produced in the world by loading it on thousands of vessels that criss-cross every possible ocean, sea or river. These vessels are managed by a workforce of 1.2 million seafarers of all races, nationalities and religions. In 2010, the fisheries sector (including aquaculture)…

Sexual Exploitation and new born child trafficking

Sexual exploitation could be referred to as the abuse or unfair treatment of people (especially females) because of their sex. It is a situation where a person is considered for their sexual attraction, without taking into consideration their human dignity. Trafficking for sexual exploitation therefore relates to the recruiting, harbouring, enticing, transporting, providing, obtaining or maintaining of…

Churches

Comboni missionaries in Central African Republic (CAR). Serving…

This year the Comboni missionaries celebrate 50 years of presence in the…

Charles de Foucauld. The Spirit of the Desert

This year the church commemorates the centenary of the death of Charles…

Christian Commitment against Human Trafficking.

Each year, thousands of people are deceived and sold into slavery as…

Card.Tagle: “One family with one voice – no…

Human trafficking is a symptom of distorted and disrupted relationships with us,…

Culture

South Sudan. The Nuer people: between offence and repair.

In case of offence, the perpetrator must publicly acknowledge his guilt…

Carissa Spinarum: The Magic Herb

Carissa spinarum (Apocynaceae family) is a shrub which is indigenous to…

Mexico. The Sacred Mountain.

As time pass and cultures evolved, our appreciation to great achievements…

China. Jade, the essence of heaven and earth.

The word “jade” communicates a sense of mystery. In Chinese, jade…

Opinion & Comment

The Theatre of Global Migration: A Window into the African…

Migration is, arguably, one of the most debated issues in Europe presently. Conferences and seminars are…

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Donald J.Trump and Africa

On the 8th of November 2016, a new page opened in the history of the United…

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Advocacy

Beyond the Brexit

Imagine being in a strange city in a foreign country on a cold winter’s night. You can’t speak the language and you have nowhere to…

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Baobab

How the Tiger Got His Stripes.

Once upon a time, ages and ages ago, so long ago that the tiger had no stripes up on his back and the rabbit still had…

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Youth & Mission

The Child from Nazareth

Christmas is a time to celebrate the greatest values of human kind brought to us thousands of years ago by the Child from Nazareth. He survived…

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