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News & Analysis | March 2017

Philippines. Beyond the drugs war.

After he took office, the Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte, an outsider in Filipino political history, set in motion at an extremely controversial war or drug traffickers operating in his country. The real reasons for this war. The unity of the country. Chinese interests in…

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Hong Kong. An uncertain future.

For the former British colony of Hong Kong, part of the People's Republic of China (PRC) since 1997, in the form of the Special Administrative Region, an election approaches whose significance goes far beyond the primary objective of electing the chief executive. It is a responsibility that for over two years has become the center of intense…

Protests and repression.

Opening a new phase of crisis, was the exclusion from the Legislative Council, prompted by Beijing, of two 'Youngspiration' parliamentarians, a 'localist' party. Their 'fault', having failed to observe the oath of taking office. During the installation of the renewed mini-parliament, on October 12, the 30 year-old Sixto Baggio and 25 year-old Leung Yau Wai-ching, wrapped…

HK. The largest gap in Asia between rich and poor.

On 1 July next Hong Kong will begin the twenty years until its official return to the Chinese motherland. Busy as usual, but with an additional concern for the economic situation, it does not ignore the problems and the risks it must face, starting with the continuing tension with Beijing in an effort to preserve the…

HK. The future challenges.

Hong Kong's data come from its economic power, and are verified in a high quality of life, in first-class services, but also in economic terms the relationship with communist China, problematic and increasingly overwhelming, must not be forgotten. This was recalled by economist Chenggang Xu: "Hong Kong, nerve centre of the Asian economy, is deeply influenced by…

Churches

Tanzania. A Church looking to the future with…

In 2018, the Tanzanian Church will celebrate 150 years of its presence…

Philippine. Heal, not kill.

As the death toll of drug related killings continues to rise following…

Ecuador. Radio Sucumbíos, at the service of the…

Nueva Loja is located in the centre of Sucumbíos, in the Amazon…

Hong Kong. Contemplation in the big metropolis.

The small monastery of the Poor Clares in the city of Hong…

Culture

Sarcocephalus latifolius. A vital role in the healthcare.

The use of medicinal plants as a fundamental component of the…

Guatemala. The Mayan noble art of weaving

The textiles of Guatemala are known throughout the world. Among their…

Uganda. Acholi, the rite of the birth of a child

Acholi is a Luo Nilotic ethnic group from Northern Uganda. They…

Pakistan. On the road.

Inscriptions on trucks offer a key to understanding the popular view…

Opinion & Comment

Turkey, which future?

Turkey, located between Europe and Asia, faces several conflicts due to recent political tension. Its geographical…

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The truth has never been given an easy ride in…

The spread of fake news has made truth and lies an urgent topic of political and…

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Advocacy

A Museum for advocacy?

A Museum can surely be an action of advocacy, if it provides awareness towards empowerment. The National Museum of African American History and Culture that ex…

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Baobab

Why the sea is salty.

Long ago, the sea was not salty. People got their salt from the mountain of salt across the sea. One day, the people in the village…

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Youth & Mission

Bennie was the wrong person, in the wrong place at…

Bennie had a thin, hollow face, the picture of malnutrition at 22 years of age, he had never been to school for more than a few…

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