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News & Analysis | January 2017

Reportage / Nigeria. A challenge to immigration

First woman in Nigeria to graduate in mechanical engineering, founder of 'Lady Initiative' that forms girls in a profession that gives work and dignity. She welcomes us in her large mechanic's workshop on the outskirts of Lagos. She is wearing the blue overalls of a…

Dossier

Africa political forecast 2017

The year 2017 looks a challenging one, especially in Libya and the Sahel, in the DRC with an almost total uncertainty about the future and in Kenya with stormy elections in the agenda. In North Africa, during the course of 2017, the European Union member states will be implementing plans adopted during the summit of the last…

The Middle East and North Africa in 2017.

Predicting what might happen in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has become particularly difficult in the past few years. The upheavals of the last five years, much more than to transforming society and dictatorial political systems, have contributed, especially, to fueling uncertainty. While in the West the stock exchanges, the markets and the economy…

Africa 2017. Hot Spots

In the African scenario about to open with the New Year of 2017 there are a number of crisis situations that are in danger of degenerating. This analysis examines five of these that are particularly significant. Three of them, we may describe as being 'in disorder', while the other two apparently constitute two 'satellites' of the…

Asia 2017. A year of unknowns.

For Asia, The New Year, if such were possible, will be even more uncertain than the year we have just ended, a year lived in uncertainty and, for some, in economic upheavals that are still being felt in the wake of the long wave of the USA and European crisis. This creates difficulties both for the…

Churches

Germany / Comboni Sisters. Hope in the heart…

They give hospitality, accompany and guide Nigerian, Somali and Eritrean women who…

Malawi. Paths of reconciliation.

Halfway House is a former prisoner reintegration program. Edward Onani, the project…

Uganda.The voice of Karamoja

This is the name of the Catholic Diocese of Kotido's radio station.…

Latin America. A grassroots network

Iglesias y Minerías and Repam are two basic ecclesial realities with an…

Culture

Kenya. Pökot, the Parpara Ceremony

The Pökot are a Nilotic people. They live in Western Kenya,…

Mexico. Chichen Itza, the power of time

Surrounded by dense rainforest, the Pyramid of Kukulcan in Chichen Itza…

Annona Reticulata: A powerful fruit plant

It is a fruit tree or shrub. The tree is commonly…

Africa. Voices of Opera

Through the interpretation of numerous opera repertories by African singers and…

Opinion & Comment

Zimbabwe. Age of Uncertainty

Zimbabwe's politics remains deeply contested, with both ZANU-PF and the opposition riven by internal and cross…

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For the new AU Commission chairperson. A tense race.

The election of the new African Union Commission (AUC) is to take place at the next…

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Advocacy

The community land trust: a solution for the future

The community land trust model is not included in the current trend of markets globalization, where the earth is a commodity, subject to speculation and…

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Baobab

Why the Monkey Still Has a Tail

Once upon a time the monkey and the rabbit made a contract. The monkey was to kill all the butterflies and the rabbit was to kill…

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Youth & Mission

Human Dignity is the Right of All

We are bombarded daily by the news and images of violence and mayhem. The bombing of Yemen and Aleppo, the horrific war in Iraq and Syria,…

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