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News & Analysis | August 2018

Zambia. Fighting Deforestation.

Forests are rapidly vanishing in Zambia. The country's rate of depletion of this natural resource is extremely high. The government is looking for new lines of approach and action to stop the human roots of this ecological crisis. Approximately 65% of Zambia's total land area…

Dossier

Military Escalation In Africa.

After the beginning of the crisis in Mali in 2012, external powers have increased the deployment of troops in Africa to stabilise the area and to neutralise terrorist groups. This deployment is often followed by the creation of military bases that can lead to a stable military presence in the region. But is this strategy useful? There are some…

A Proxy War.

Apparently, the US government’s discretion on its military initiatives in Africa is due to two reasons. First of all, US public opinion is basically hostile to an excess of military intervention in stormy areas. Second, the desire not to fuel an anti-US sentiment that is very easy to stimulate in many countries, especially in Muslim communities.  From…

Disconnected From Reality.

According to Feldstein, an analysis of the African situation leads to the conclusion that the US military strategy for this area is not based on a sound assessment of the reality. Confronting data provided by two well reputed databases The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) and The Global Terrorism Database (GTD), Feldstein reaches the…

The forgotten Real Issues.

If we analyse the actual reality of the continent from a security point of view we can see that if the fight against terrorism and insurgencies in Africa seems to be the priority for external partners, there are others major security issues that are not managed properly. But foreigners are not giving them the same level…

Churches

Philippines. Feeding Street People.

For the last five years, a retired engineer and his wife have…

Ivory Coast. Breaking Chains.

For 35 years now, Grégoire Ahongbonon has been helping African mental patients,…

Brazil. Agroecology Is The Future.

The Comboni Missionaries have established the Centre for Rural Innovation and Agroecological…

Bolivia. CAM 5. Church On A Journey.

On the theme: “America on a Mission, the Gospel is joy”, the…

Culture

Herbs & People. Momordica charantia. A unique anti-diabetic plant.

Commonly known as bitter melon or bitter gourd, it is a…

Peru. Weaving by the sea.

The arts of crocheting and fishing narrate the stories of the…

Uganda/Kakwa. Marriage. Writing A Letter.

The Kakwa people are a small minority group living in north-western…

Cinema. The Black Star Of Hollywood.

'The Black Panther’ by Ryan Coogler, the first superhero movie, is…

Opinion & Comment

Botswana. The African Exception.

The resource curse, also known as the paradox of abundance, is the theory that countries with…

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The Reasons For Israel’s Fear Of Iran.

Bogus accusations against Iran as a manufacturer of nuclear arms. The Israeli government fears Iran may…

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Advocacy

The 'No' to Injustice.

"We are the 'No' that God scrawls on the wall," said Cardinal Joseph Tobin, addressing a gathering of Faith leaders in Newark. He had first voiced that…

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Baobab

How The Monkeys Saved The Fish.

The rainy season that year had been the strongest ever and the river had broken its banks. There were floods everywhere and the animals were all…

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Youth & Mission

The Planet Is Our Home.

It surrounds us, It is in every place we go, on the street, on the beach or the woods. We see it when we climb a…

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