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News & Analysis | January 2019

Hotspots in Africa in 2019.

From a security point of view, in 2019 in Africa there will be several hotspots. We focus on four of them: Central African Republic, Libya, Algeria and Nigeria.   One of the factors that changed the security framework in Africa in 2018 is the new…

Dossier

The Niger River : From Drought To Floods And Pollution.

The Niger River is the main source of life of large parts of West Africa. But owing to climate change and human activities, riparian populations face growing challenges. Sailing down the Niger River from the Fouta Djalon Mountains of Guinea to the sands of Timbuktu, the pearl of the desert and to the mangroves of the Niger…

The Senegal River. Threatened by Drought, Climate Change And Man-Made…

The Senegal River is a main source of life and prosperity for three West-African countries. But its vital role is put in jeopardy by a number of threats. The 1,641 km-long Senegal River, which has two headstreams in the Fouta Djalon highlands of Guinea and one in Mali, is vital for the four countries of its…

The Zambezi River. Threats and opportunities for the ‘Great River…

The Zambezi River is one of Africa’s main energy assets and could become as well one of the continent’s main water highway, but many threats ranging from climate change to  the risk of collapse of the Kariba dam, must be addressed. With a total length of 2,574 km, the Zambezi River, called the “Great River” in…

The Limpopo River. Collateral Victim Of The Mining Industry.

The Limpopo River Basin is a fragile environment threatened by the combined pressure, of climate change, urban waste disposal and mining activities. The sluggish waters of the Limpopo, called Espiritu Santo River by the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama in 1498 and much later the "great grey-green, greasy Limpopo» by Rudyard Kipling, flow from South Africa…

Churches

Uganda. To Give Dignity.

Hundreds children are begging in the streets of Kampala City.  A Comboni…

Ethiopia. Hope For A Forgotten People

The Menjas live in the south-west of Ethiopia. They are marginalized and…

DR Congo. Miracles Happen.

Despite having lost both legs in a bomb explosion, Sr. Present returns…

Ethiopia. Timket. The Feast of the two Testaments.

The feast of Timket or Baptism of the Lord is celebrated in…

Culture

Music and Dance. Tango, African Rhythm.

Music and dance in Latin America has much of what is…

African Musicians. License For Transformation.

With the catchy rhythms of Afro-Pop, African artists are increasingly singing…

South Africa. The True Legend of the Black Swan.

Kitty Phetla, ballerina and choreographer with Joburg Ballet, grew up among…

Bolivia. Rituals for a Qechua Marriage.

Marriage involves a series of rituals, and four essential stages among…

Opinion & Comment

Who is fighting in Yemen's war?

The parties to Yemen’s messy civil war each have their own agenda, making the conflict hard…

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Commercial War and Side Effects to Africa.

The commercial war between the USA and the rest of the world has only just begun…

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Advocacy

Can We Address The Climate Change? Yes, We Can.

Money is what hurts the most. Popovic, the founder of Otpor (Enough), a student movement that played a key role in toppling Serbian dictator Slobodan…

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Baobab

Nigeria. Thunder and Lightning.

A long time ago, both thunder and lightning lived on this earth, among all the people. Thunder was an old mother sheep and Lightning was her…

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Youth & Mission

Africa. Young Catholic Students. “Our Faith - Our Future”.

A faith-based youth apostolate movement, committed to the principles and values of evangelisation, formation, social justice and advocacy, wants to expand in Africa In Africa, the YCS…

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