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News & Analysis | July 2015

DR Congo. Construction of Inga 3 will only start in 2017

According to the World Bank, the construction of Inga 3 will not start before 2017, two years later than announced by the government.. The construction of the 4,800 MW Inga 3 hydropower dam project which should have begun in October 2015 will be delayed…

Dossier

Burma. The Rohingya: The Hidden Genocide

Burma is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the region, and ethnicity is a complex, contested and politically sensitive issue where ethnic groups have long believed that the Government manipulates ethnic categories for political purposes. In Burma, officially approved as ‘indigenous’ by the government, people who had already lived in Burma prior to 1823,…

2012 - Rohingya Massacre

Thousands of defenceless Rohingya were brutally killed, hundreds of innocent Rohingya sentenced to long term imprisonments with having no legal crime, many Rohingya women and teenage girls were critically gang raped in several villages of different localities, about 140,000 people were displaced forcibly under open sky, vandalism and arson to the houses, religious schools and mosques…

Rohingya. Boat People

On May 1, 2015, a joint military-police taskforce discovered at least 30 bodies at an abandoned human trafficking camp in the Sadao district of Songkhla province close to the Thai-Malaysian border. Many were buried in shallow graves, while others were covered with blankets and clothes and left in the open. Police reports indicate the dead are…

Rohingya - Which Future ?

A three-day conference (26-28 May 2015) focusing on ending the systematic persecution of Rohingya, with a call from seven Nobel Peace Laureates to describe the Rohingya plight as nothing less than a genocide. The meeting was held at the prestigious Norwegian Nobel Institute, Voksenåsen Conference Center and Literature House in Oslo, Norway. It was attended…

Churches

Colombia. Across the Magdalena River region.

The country has been the battleground of an undeclared civil war …

DR Congo. Bishop Ambongo: “We must speak out”…

Several African presidents have attempted to change the constitution to stay in…

Nigeria: Odyssey of Maiduguri priests and communities

Priests were forced to leave their parishes because of the violence of…

Pope Francis : Laudato SI’

Justice. Ecological debt. Climate change. Protection of the planet. We comment on…

Culture

Music. Keur Gui: hip hop for change

Their country did not change, they say, so they didn’t either.…

Book Review - Africa’s New Oil

At present, there is no political analyst, journalist or pundit that…

South Sudan - the Spear Master

He is a spiritual guide and has the ability to mediate…

Uganda. Reconciliation: drinking the sour and bitter Oput juice

Through their cultural and traditional justice system, Acholi people in northern…

Opinion & Comment

Central America . The increasing presence and threat of the…

According to experts, at the end of the 20th century Latin America region was responsible for…

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DR. Congo. “Mines: our curse”.

The DR Congo is regarded as one of the potentially richest countries in the world.…

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Advocacy

In defense of the Amazon region

A Latin American Catholic Church transnational network called REPAM, (Panamazon Ecclesial Network), has been recently launched with the objective of protecting the Amazon region,…

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Baobab

Tortoise and how he saved Elephant's lands

Once, long ago, the rains were very late and the countryside was parched and barren. Everyone's cattle were starved and thin, having to make do with…

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Youth & Mission

The Earth, our Home.

If we really love someone or something for it’s beauty and goodness and not for personal gratification then for sure we will cherish, admire and protect…

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