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News & Analysis | May 2015

Nigeria. Not just promises

Mohammadu Buhari is the new Nigerian president. But one of the most troubled areas, the Niger Delta, has voted against him. Will there be problems for the new leader from the region? What should he do? We talked with Sunny Ofehe, Director of…

Dossier

The Armenian genocide 100 years on. "The Great Evil…

The Armenians call it Metz Yeghern, “the Great Evil”. The genocide of the Armenians forms part of the past of every citizen of this Caucasian country. It is something that has changed the very way people speak of themselves and their land. It is a dark, indelible stain that makes it hard to speak of Armenia without…

Turkey denies responsibility

The Armenians suffered an incomplete holocaust and, to the pain of the memory, we must add that of an historical injustice that continues with every day that passes. The genocide of their people is not yet admitted by all but is, instead, openly denied by the modern Turkish secular state, heir to the Ottoman Empire. Not…

Nagorno - Karabakh conflict

The Armenian political context of the celebrations of the centenary is not at all favourable. For a start, the dormant conflict in Nagorno Karabakh is in a worrying season of reawakening. Nagorno Karabakh is a region located in the west of Azerbaijan, close to the border with Armenia and is de facto, an independent republic. Inhabited…

Controversial reforms

The country has also begun the year with a political season full of conflicts and scandals. President Sargsyan transformed the friction with the leader of the opposition, Gagik Tsarukyan, into open conflict, when the latter threatened to hold large demonstrations and to demand anticipated elections if the government rejected the process of controversial constitutional reforms announced…

Churches

Kenya. The Easy Target

The Al-Shabaab chose the easy target, ‘teachers and students’. The Kenyan government…

The pact of the Catacombs

Signed by 40 bishops and one Cardinal, ‘The pact of the Catacombs’…

Brazil. Hélder Càmara soon to be beatified

After the canonisation of Archbishop Oscar Romero planned for 23 May, next,…

Cardinal Nichols: “Archbishop Romero is an inspiration to…

The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, urged Christians to emulate Oscar…

Culture

Music - A Bantu from Canada

Bantu originally meant “people” in many African languages, but it did…

Book review - Boko Haram

It was officially launched on February 28, a mere month before…

Benin. How much does a funeral cost?

Over the last twenty years and every week from Thursday afternoon…

Mexico. The Mexicaneros. A space in time

The Mexicaneros, are an ethnic group, who keep their traditions and…

Opinion & Comment

How Civil Society Influences Politics in Africa

Many forces have contributed to the gradual opening up of political spaces in Africa. Key to…

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Terrorism and Drug Trafficking

According to a recent report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNOD), the…

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Advocacy

Comboni Network Message from the World Social Forum 2015

To be Springtime in the Church and World Today After two years the World Social Forum (WSF) has returned to Tunis in a context of growing…

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Baobab

A Mayan Myth-Corn and the Red Ants

Many years ago, people grew enough food to meet their needs, which is why they did not realize how important corn is. There was an abundance…

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Youth & Mission

San Romero of America, Our Shepherd and Martyr

The angel of God announced on the eve. . . The heart of El Salvador marked The 24th of March and of agony. You offered the Bread, the Living Body -…

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