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News & Analysis | September 2018

Washington is Driving Iran into a Corner, but Not without Risks to Itself.

Tensions are mounting in the Middle East. It’s not just about Syria; there are risks of a major conflict brewing and the main characters involved on the stage are Iran, Israel and the United States. US President Donald Trump’s fresh sanctions against Tehran, the…

Dossier

Bangladesh. A Country In Contrast.

Geography, demography, history, faith and politics are inextricably intertwined in determining the reality known as Bangladesh. Many positive elements and progress in many areas have marked its journey since independence, but an equal number of elements render difficult a view into its future. The country is mostly a flat area in the combined delta of the Ganges…

Women At The Crossroads.

The population of Bangladesh is rapidly approaching 170 million, depending on an area of 147,570 square kilometres, large parts of which are subject for their productivity to seasonal variations in the tides and seasonal flooding. After the first dramatic decades following independence in 1971, the country succeeded in bettering its agriculture and rationalising its resources, reaching self-sufficiency…

Support Local Initiatives.

Today, Bangladesh is a country in tumultuous growth, afflicted by many problems that for the small local Church and the missionary presences are so many fields for intervention, both in country areas as well as in the capital Dhaka, a metropolis of 15 million inhabitants, containing in its chaos both problems and potential as well as…

Do Not Forget Rana Plaza.

Ashulia and the nearby districts of Savar, Tongi and Gazipur on the edge of the metropolitan area of Dhaka, represent the greatest industrial concentration of the country, the heart of the production of textiles, clothes and accessories much of which is destined for the foreign markets of European and US brands. However, they are also the scene…

Churches

South Africa. The Catholic Church. In Search Of…

The Catholic Church celebrates the bicentenary of its presence in South Africa.…

Nicaragua. The Church Under Threat.

Bishops and priests threatened with death. Churches profaned. Nevertheless, the Church has…

Algeria. A Church In The Desert.

The number of Christians in Algeria is not high, however, they are…

Missionaries of Africa. A Great Gift.

This year, the Missionaries of Africa (also known as the White Fathers)…

Culture

Herbs & People. Pseudocedrela kotschyi. Fracture Healing Plant.

It is a medicinal plant whose therapeutic values undoubtedly have a…

Senegal. Ina Thiam: “Photographers put their soul in each image”.

Young Senegalese artist Ina Tiam takes fashion shoots in places covered…

Uganda/Teso. Ajon, The beginning And The End Of Every Celebration.

The Teso (or Iteso, people of Teso) are an ethnic group…

Kenya. Maasai. The Course Of Life.

Exact rites mark the passage to an age group or becoming…

Opinion & Comment

Africa/India. A Stronger Partnership.

Continual growth in commercial exchange between the Asian giant and many African countries. Closeness of ties…

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Advocacy On Trade, A Long Way Ahead.

The Cotonou Agreement is the overarching framework for European Union (EU) relations with countries of Africa,…

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Advocacy

The land right, a first remedy to injustice.

Hunger and homelessness continued to rise in major North American cities. Unemployment, employment-related problems, and low-paying jobs are likely contributing to hunger. High housing costs…

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Baobab

Spider and the Lion.

0ne day Spider went to the river to fish. It must have been Spider's lucky day, for the fish swarmed around him until at last he…

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Youth & Mission

Letter to Pope Francis from African Youth.

A group of young people living in Nairobi who regularly meets at Shalom House has written a letter to Pope Francis on the occasion of the…

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