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News & Analysis | June 2018

Kinshasa Vetoes Water Transfer Project To Replenish Lake Chad.

According to UNESCO, Lake Chad has shrunk by 90 percent since 1963, with enormous environmental, economic and social consequences for the surrounding region. A plan to replenish it through the transfer of waters from the Ubangi River has been approved in Abuja in February 2018,…

Dossier

Drug Trafficking and Terrorism.

Drug trafficking is a global business. It is finding its way ever more perniciously into growing economies, corrupting and destabilising them while making them the target of the  leading extra-regional powers,  altering the geopolitical equilibrium of the future. This is evident when we consider drug trafficking as a new form of geopolitical power or, rather, of transnational…

Territory control.

The colossal and internationally important business of drug trafficking, now run by criminals of all races, is also participated in by various factions of terrorist groups and guerrillas. According to data provided by the DEA (Drugs Enforcement Agency) entitled 'Combating organised international crime', it emerges that the ties between drug trafficking and terrorism continue to grow (even…

Groups in the galaxy of terror.

Among the groups belonging to the radical Islamic galaxy, a fundamentally important role was played by the Al Qaeda of Islamic Maghreb (AQMI) which now controls the routes in the area of the Gulf of Guinea and the Maghreb leading to Europe. Among the criminal organisations most involved in business with the Islamic terrorist groups of western…

Latin America. The starting point of all the routes.

The mingling of drug trafficking and terrorist/guerrilla organisations also involves Latin America which, as is well known, is the homeland of drug trafficking. The new geographic mafia is making increasing inroads into the growing economies of the sub-continent. One of these is Mexico which, besides being a new geopolitical and geo-economic actor in the region, may be…

Churches

Catholic priests. They are the Target.

In the last three months, eight priests and dozens of Christians have…

Mexico. “I could be killed anytime”.

Commitment to work side by side with immigrants right to the end.…

Uganda. ReachOut. The Best Practices.

Started in a Comboni Parish Our Lady of Africa in Mbuya in…

India. Another Side.

It is called Sarva Seva Sangh which means “a community at the…

Culture

Erythrina abysynica. The Anti-Helminthic Plant.

It is one of the well-known popular plants which is often…

Missionary botanist. Camellia Tea.

Pharmacist, botanist and missionary, the Moravian Jesuit Brother Josef Kamel (1661-1706)…

Uganda. Lugbara. The Name-Giving Ceremony.

When a child is born among the Lugbara people in the…

Music. Afro Trap.

A young Frenchman of African descent has invented a new type…

Opinion & Comment

Beyond the Dark Web: Arms Trafficking in the Digital Age.

In October 2013, the US Justice Department announced the arrest of Ross Ulbricht, the founder and…

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Bilateral Investment Treaties. A Continuing Threat to Africa.

The Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) are international agreements between countries to facilitate the direct investment of companies…

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Advocacy

We Are Still In campaign (WASI).

Since President Trump, announced US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the United States Catholic Church affirmed its agreement and a commitment to climate action.  Now…

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Baobab

The Monkey's Heart.

At the edge of the sea there grew a huge tree which spread half its branches over the land and the other half over the water. It…

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Youth & Mission

Youth Synod: “Young people are a treasure for our people”.

In view of the XV General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, dedicated to young people, to be held next October 2018, many local churches are…

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