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News & Analysis | February 2018

Syria. Behind ‘Operation Olive Branch’.

Are Turkey and the United States on a collision course on operation Olive Branch? What consequences could we expect for the region? The Turkish raid in Afrin – Operation ‘Olive Branch’ – has put Turkey on a collision course with Washington. But, to a lesser…

Dossier

In The Shadow Of The Wall.

Twenty nine years have passed since the most famous wall in Europe ceased to divide the German capital in two. It was 1989 and the imminent entry into the nineties seemed to be the dawn of a new world; the fall of the wall had indeed decreed the unification of Germany together with the crush of the…

Anti-Migration Walls.

The year 2016 was the year of anti-immigration walls, the militarisation of frontiers and a record year for deaths in the Mediterranean, sad phenomena closely affecting Europe. The famous 'Balkan route' bringing migrants from the Middle East to Europe was broken up by a series of barriers to stem the flow of migrants: first among these…

Walls Separating Peoples.

Walls are like an infection, made of bricks, nets and barbed wire that prevent the wound of neighbouring peoples from healing. Wounds that separate groups of people or persons would need connecting bridges based upon dialogue and knowing each other. Nevertheless, the train of barriers breaking up the world, renewing and making visible the fear that…

Visible And Invisible Walls.

In the course of his pontificate, Pope Francis has not ceased to fight against the walls of the world, the result of fear, aggression and selfishness, pointing the finger at those 'visible and invisible walls' that break the world into incoherent pieces, a world which, paradoxically, is increasingly globalised. From the so-called Israeli security barrier that tears…

Churches

Peru. Mission At The Foot Of The Volcano.

A Comboni missionary describes how his life became more meaningful when he…

Madagascar. Games: Ties Of Friendship.

Every year, young students from Madagascar participate in the sports and cultural…

Guatemala. Bishop Ramazzini : “We Are Not The…

“Assuming responsibility for an 'Integral Ecology' in our lives poses challenges for…

Syria. Sowing Seeds Of Hope.

The shooting has stopped in Aleppo. The city is totally destroyed.  The…

Culture

Uganda. The Ganda Tradition.

The Baganda or Ganda are the largest single ethnic group in…

Colombia. The Art Of Weaving Of The Wayuu People.

An indigenous group proud of its craft tradition. They have survived…

Burkina Faso. 'The Ants Can Carry An Elephant'.

The Mossi are the most numerous ethnic group in Burkina Faso…

Carnival In Mexico. The Great 'Colourful Fiesta'.

Celebrations vary depending on the local indigenous cultures. A journey through…

Opinion & Comment

Europe. The New Interest For Africa?

The German Federal Government did not show much interest in African affairs in the period after…

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Nicaragua's Channel Future.

The channel aims to be the most ambitious project in the history of Nicaragua and the…

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Advocacy

USA. Montclair Sanctuary Alliance

Bnai Keshet is a Jewish community founded in 1978, and at the same time a Synagogue. It defines itself as representative of the broader community:…

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Baobab

Tanzania/Maasai. The Woman Of The Oxen.

The Maasai have a saying: “you cannot touch what belongs to a woman”. Indeed, the Maasai – who live in a patriarchal society – are nonetheless…

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Youth & Mission

Sudan. Young People For Peace and Non-Violence Action.

A Sudanese University student Fatah Elalim brought back lessons to his community in Sudan’s Western Kordofan State, about dialogue as a way to transform local conflicts…

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