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DR Congo. Kabila likely to remain in control after the elections date.

Either the elections are rigged or they cannot take place for logistical and financial reasons. In both cases, directely or indirectly, Kabila is likely to remain in control, anticipate observers in Kinshasa. A growing number of players and observers inside and outside the DRC are convinced that President Joseph Kabila is likely to remain in…

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Ethiopia. The Water Hyacinth Threatens Lake Tana.

The invasive plant is spreading rapidly, threatening the ecosystem, the economy, tourism and the survival of the two million people living on the banks of the vast basin. Without investment and strict control plans, the infestation is in danger of spreading to the Blue Nile. Also the Ethiopian Lake Tana, the second largest lake in…

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Latin America. New drug routes.

Ecuador and the Dominican Republic have become the new drug routes in collaboration with the Mexican drug barons and the Colombian paramilitaries.   The increasing role of Guayaquil, in Ecuador, especially in cocaine trafficking, reflects the changeable dynamics of the drugs trade between Colombia and Ecuador and demonstrates how anti-drugs trade politics have failed. El…

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Tunisia. A Damocles’ sword hanging on its budding democracy.

Political Battles Are Creating a Distraction from Main Problems Weakening its Young Democracy Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi wants new elections, promising they would be held in December 2019. The new elections have become necessary after the president announced that his ‘Nidaa Tunis’ (Call of Tunis) Party will break its alliance with the Islamist Ennahda…

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Uganda. A School Under Canvas.

Refugee teachers create a school for young people in South Sudan. The life of refugees is hard. When they arrived in Moyo (Uganda),in the South Sudanese of Kajukeji, they were many, they were thirsty, it was hot… then it rained and the fields flooded. Many of their belongings were dragged away by  floods and roads…

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South Africa: Is This Land Your Land?

The issue of the redistribution of the land is splitting South African society and could deeply impact the economy of the country. The government and the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), are pushing in that direction, but they have still to prove that this reform will help the development of their nation. According…

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Uganda. Between Deforestation And Land Grabbing.

The increase of the population, the great demand of coal and the search for fertile land, drain the forest surface of Uganda. But there is also more; illegal logging by businessmen, in collusion with the authorities, promote what will end up being a disaster if it is not stopped. Kajjansi Central Forest Reserve sitting on…

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Washington is Driving Iran into a Corner, but Not without Risks to Itself.

Tensions are mounting in the Middle East. It’s not just about Syria; there are risks of a major conflict brewing and the main characters involved on the stage are Iran, Israel and the United States. US President Donald Trump’s fresh sanctions against Tehran, the first of which were enforced on August 7, will escalate a…

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USA. Weapons And Social Malaise.

U.S. citizens possess at least 265 million of firearms with an average of 88 weapons to every 100 inhabitants, the highest in the world. The role of the powerful US gun lobby NRA (National Rifle Association). The second amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America establishes the fundamental right of citizens to…

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Ethiopia. Unbelievable changes.

Since his appointment in April, the new Prime Minister, Abyi Ahmed has provoked a strong wind of change all over the region. But challenges remain on the path of reform. Opponents call for a national convention to guarantee its sustainability. Even Abyi’s opponents are amazed by the succession of specacular events which have occured since…

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Zambia. Fighting Deforestation.

Forests are rapidly vanishing in Zambia. The country’s rate of depletion of this natural resource is extremely high. The government is looking for new lines of approach and action to stop the human roots of this ecological crisis. Approximately 65% of Zambia’s total land area is covered by forests. The country boasts of a great…

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Israel, Palestine And The Impossible Deal.

What is the so-called ‘Middle East Peace Plan’ ? What this means, in practical terms ? What can the Palestinians Expect from the Deal ?  Seventy years have passed since the foundation of the State of Israel. Less remembered in the West is the flip side of that coin; the ‘Nakba’, meaning the ‘Catastrophe’, which…

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news archive – summaries

Has the Countdown to the End of the Syrian War…

The cards suggest that the final showdown in Syria is approaching. Daraa, the city where the…

01 Jul 2018

The Horn of Africa. An Increasingly Strategic Region.

The proximity of Yemen and its strategic geographic position have brought about the multiplication, in the…

01 Jul 2018

USA/Mexico. Arms Trafficking.

It is not so much immigration as clandestine arms trafficking that renders the Mexico/USA border highly…

01 Jul 2018

DR Congo. Oil Exploration In The National Parks.

The Congolese government is considering to declassify areas in two national parks to allow oil exploration…

01 Jul 2018

Illegal Logging. Organised Crime Destroying Latin American Forests.

Illegal logging drives other forms of environmental crimes such as deforestation, labour exploitation, land invasions, tax…

01 Jun 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…

01 Jun 2018

Mali. Helping The Street Children Of Bamako.

One evening, Mamadou Touré had just left the disco and was walking back home when a…

01 Jun 2018

SIPRI. World Military Expenditure Up.

Total world military expenditure rose to $1,739 billion in 2017, a marginal increase of 1.1% in…

01 Jun 2018

Burundi. The May referendum: a “death warrant” for the Peace…

According to the opposition, the referendum would be a “death warrant” for the 2000 Arusha Peace…

01 May 2018

FIFA World Cup/Africa. The Road to Russia.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia will be the greatest sporting show…

01 May 2018

DR Congo. Most popular politician risks to be excluded from…

Congo’s most popular politician, the former governor of Katanga, Moise Katumbi, might be excluded from the…

01 May 2018

Niger another Afghanistan.

Under the Guise of Security and Resources Niger Has Attracted Ever More Foreign Intervention. And Not…

01 May 2018

Kenya. At A Turning Point?

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, the chief opposition leader, met in Nairobi, on 9th…

01 Apr 2018

The Seychelles. A Debt Paid, An Ecosystem Protected ...

A string of private financiers has met a considerable part of the public debt of the…

01 Apr 2018

Africa. Chinese Appetite For Minerals Is Boosting Railway Projects.

China’s and other emerging countries’ appetite for raw materials is causing a railway mania in Africa and…

01 Apr 2018

Middle East Under Pressure.

The Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital, and its Political Context, Has Ended the Middle East…

01 Apr 2018

Brazil. Being Abandoned.

Fights between rival gangs for territorial control. People's fear. An absent State. Daily life in Rocinha,…

01 Mar 2018

Ethiopia. A Divided Country.

Ethiopia is passing through a period of turmoil due to ethnic tensions. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn…

01 Mar 2018

Morocco. Between Islamic Radicalization And Narco-Jihadism.

After the phenomenon of Moroccan foreign fighters joining the ranks of the Islamic State, now the…

01 Mar 2018

Africa. Beyond Conflict diamonds.

The conflict diamonds issue is dying down, but new challenges are emerging. Will Africa be able…

01 Mar 2018

Mauritania. The Forgotten Slaves.

At recent EU-AU summit of Abidjan, much attention was focussed on the tragedy of migrants sold as…

01 Feb 2018

Latin American Elections 2018. A Number Of Unknowns.

The largest Latin American countries go to the polls to elect their presidents. Almost 80% of…

01 Feb 2018

Latin America, A Treasure Called Lithium.

Argentina, Bolivia and Chile boast the world’s largest reserves of lithium. The three countries, however, have…

01 Feb 2018

Syria. Behind ‘Operation Olive Branch’.

Are Turkey and the United States on a collision course on operation Olive Branch? What consequences…

01 Feb 2018

Middle East 2018 Perspectives.

The year 2018 could See Current Middle East Tensions Reach Their Inevitable Bloody Conclusion. The Middle…

01 Jan 2018

Africa. Political Forecast 2018.

General Elections in Egypt, Sierra Leone, Mali, Cameroon and Democratic Republic of Congo. Possible political instability…

01 Jan 2018

Africa’s Hotspots in 2018.

In 2018 several African states will have to face a series of challenges at the security…

01 Jan 2018

Asia 2018. In The Shadow Of Kim.

If on the one hand Asia looks forward to 2018 with confidence, on the other there…

01 Jan 2018

Brazil. Dark Clouds Over Amazonia.

On the one hand organised crime, assassins, the systematic destruction of the Amazon rainforest. On the…

01 Dec 2017

Former British Cameroon On The Verge Of A "Low-Intensity…

Tensions are rising since end 2016 in the English-speaking part of the country. Local bishops deplore…

01 Dec 2017

Lebanon. An Uncertain Future.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned and then he agreed to withhold his resignation. He has…

01 Dec 2017

China Football. Kick- off.

Purchase of European teams, players and famous coaches. What's behind this great Chinese investment? It is…

01 Dec 2017

Kuwait. Mediator In The Gulf Crisis.

Democratic Aspirations and an Open Outlook to the World Make Kuwait Uniquely Suited to Mediate Disputes…

01 Nov 2017

Rwanda. Do Banks Hold A responsibility In The Genocide…

The French justice will investigate on accusations against BNP Paribas’s financing of weapons which may have…

01 Nov 2017

Nigeria: The Need For A Political Cure.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent health problems led to the emergence of Nigeria’s health problems. This…

01 Nov 2017

Nigeria. The Danger Of Secession

The survival of Nigeria as we know it now is increasingly put into question by separatist…

01 Oct 2017

DR.Congo. New Focus Of Crisis In Western Congo.

While rebellions still rage in Eastern Congo and Kasai,  tensions are rising in the Western Province…

01 Oct 2017

China/Panama. A New Ally On The Maritime Silk Road.

Panama breaks off from Taiwan and ties up with China Beijing. Taipei loses an important ally…

01 Oct 2017

Peru. World-Wide Cocaine Business.

Peru is now taking an important position in cocaine production and its trafficking. Complicity and corruption.…

01 Oct 2017

El Salvador. He was still wearing his green shirt and…

Each day thousands of mothers search for their lost children in the hospitals, morgues and clandestine…

01 Sep 2017

ISIS Might be Defeated but the Challenge for Iraq is…

The Iraqi army and the various militias that support it, have stormed the town of Ayadiya,…

01 Sep 2017

Africa. Urban Conflicts Scenarios.

Analysts said that in the future conflicts (especially internal wars) will be fought more and more…

01 Sep 2017

Peru. Kuczynski, One Year Later. A Little To Show.

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski completed the first year of his term on July 28, with little…

01 Sep 2017

The Troubled Waters Of The Nile.

The basin of the Nile is the turf of different wars between the riverine states. The…

01 Aug 2017

Can Food Security Reduce Migration Flows?

Migration has become the main driver of EU’s development policies. Even food security policies are envisaged…

01 Aug 2017

Bahrain. A Pawn Between Saudi Arabia’s Insecurities and Iran’s Shiite.

Bahrain, known in Babylonian antiquity as Dilmun, is a small island Kingdom. It is in the…

01 Aug 2017

Indian and Pacific Oceans: The Last Mining Frontier.

Offshore mining is occurring in Namibia and in the Red Sea. But much more ambitious programs…

01 Aug 2017

Ukraine. The Forgotten War.

The military crisis between the government and pro-Russian militia is still producing tensions. But we mustn’t…

01 Jul 2017

The North Africa fight between AQIM and IS.

North Africa is one of the battlefields of the fight between the two major organizations within…

01 Jul 2017

Qatar Will Not Give in to Saudi Demands.

Qatar’s efforts to find a way to live in harmony with Iran was the drop that…

01 Jul 2017

Cameroon. The troublesome “Anglophone problem”.

Since November, a series of strikes and demonstrations in Cameroon have been affecting the North-east and…

01 Jul 2017

Mexico. The break-up of the drug cartels.

The formation of micro-cartels is superimposing itself on the traditional large drug cartels. The petrol trade,…

01 Jun 2017

Egypt’s two difficult and Self-Perpetuating Challenges.

Terrorist attacks, tension between al- Sisi’s regime and the Coptic minority, the emergence of new militant…

01 Jun 2017

Which Iran after Rouhani’s victory.

The Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani won with an unexpected landslide victory in a fiercely contested re-election…

01 Jun 2017

Congo-Brazzaville. Pool rebels asphyxiate Brazzaville before the elections.

Parliament and local elections are scheduled sometime between June and August. But they take place in…

01 Jun 2017

Central Africa Region. Under threat of falling behind permanently,…

Central Africa is falling behind all the other regions of the continent and risks to lag…

01 May 2017

Botswana. Bushmen: in search of the lost land.

Ten years after a historic verdict, which, in theory, allowed the Bushmen of the Kalahari reserve…

01 May 2017

Lebanon’s renewed and fragile stability must still face many threats.

The new president will face many challenges among others the repatriation of Syrian refugees. The role…

01 May 2017

Ecuador. Moreno, elected president by a slight margin.

The candidate for the ruling Alianza PAÍS party won the election in the second round of…

01 May 2017

Great Lakes. Conflict minerals:Trump’s suspension of US legislation sparks outcry.

Donald Trump’s decision to suspend the conflict minerals legislation has sparked an outcry among mainly Western…

01 Apr 2017

Morocco. Rejoins the African Union in a surprise move.

In February, the Moroccan government surprised the international community after withdrawing its troops from the disputed…

01 Apr 2017

Latin America.War on the environmentalists.

A long list of ecologists who paid with their lives for their defense of the environment.…

01 Apr 2017

Kenya. Street Children. Operation Cleaning Up.

Street children in Kenya are often a nuisance to pedestrians and shopkeepers. They are also disliked…

01 Apr 2017

The Tunisian Paradox.

The Cradle of Secular Parliamentary Democracy Faces Daunting Obstacles. A risk to become a potential epicenter…

01 Mar 2017

DR Congo. The plundering of Congolese mines.

Month after month, new revelations show that the Congolese mines continue to be plundered by a…

01 Mar 2017

Philippines. Beyond the drugs war.

After he took office, the Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte, an outsider in Filipino political history, set…

01 Mar 2017

India. A newspaper by street kids

'Balaknama', a newspaper  that highlights the problems faced by Indian street children, but not only, the…

01 Mar 2017

2017. A year of presidential elections in Latin America.

Presidential elections will be held in Ecuador, Chile and Honduras. Results will shed more light on…

01 Feb 2017

North Africa/Europe. Intelligence collaboration

As jihadist terrorism escalates in Europe, the collaboration between Moroccan and Algerian intelligence services and those…

01 Feb 2017

DR.Congo. Forgotten conflicts threaten the implementation of elections roadmap.

Forgotten conflicts in the eastern half of the country are posing a serious threat for the…

01 Feb 2017

India/Pakistan. Troubled waters.

Kashmir, a region disputed by two nuclear powers: India and Pakistan. The territorial war has turned…

01 Feb 2017

Migration. Africans disappointed one year after the Valetta summit

One year after the EU-Africa summit on migration, disappointment and frustration are predominant among the priority…

01 Jan 2017

Bolivia. The visible and invisible shoeshiners

They cover their face behind balaclavas. Greasy hands and heads bowed. Meeting the shoeshiners in La…

01 Jan 2017

Reportage / Nigeria. A challenge to immigration

First woman in Nigeria to graduate in mechanical engineering, founder of 'Lady Initiative' that forms girls…

01 Jan 2017

Congo Basin. The biodiversity sanctuaries in danger

The Congo Forests are in danger. Biodiversity is declining and poaching persists even in Protected Areas.…

01 Jan 2017

The routes of migrants

Across the desert. In the grip of traffickers and military people. A long journey that can…

01 Dec 2016

Nicaragua. Elections: The great 'Farce'

President Daniel Ortega, wins the presidential elections for the third consecutive time. Without opposition, and alongside…

01 Dec 2016

The Solution to Syria’s War is Political and its Model…

Syria must borrow from Algeria to end its brutal internal war. Throughout the 1990’s (1992-2002), Algeria…

01 Dec 2016

Internet. Africa still lags behind other continents

While connectivity has sizeably improved on the continent, Africa lags nonetheless still far behind other parts…

01 Dec 2016

Yemen. The forgotten war

While The World’s Attention is on Syria, The United States is being drawn into another war…

01 Nov 2016

Ethiopia. Will the state of emergency calm the situation after…

The government has declared the state of emergency after the death of at least 52 people…

01 Nov 2016

Claw backs on democracy across East and Central Africa.

A wind of democratic claw backs on democratic gains is blowing across East and Central Africa.…

01 Nov 2016

Colombia. A leap into uncertainty.

The victory of the 'No' vote leaves Colombia in limbo. The country has no Plan B…

01 Nov 2016

Ebola. The World not ready to face another epidemics.

Research has made considerable progress but the world is not yet ready to face another epidemics,…

01 Oct 2016

South Africa: A future with many unknowns

Discontent with president Zuma is growing. In the last local election the ANC lost the main…

01 Oct 2016

Burundi. President defies the world.

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has defied internal and external pressure to hold talks with the opposition…

01 Oct 2016

Nigeria. Boko Haram’s terrorist group in deep crisis.

The dreaded jihadist group Boko Haram (BH) has received serious blows over the last months. Its…

01 Oct 2016

Senegal. A shelter for the talibés.

Issa Kouyaté is the Founder and Director of Maison de la Gare, a shelter in Senegal…

01 Sep 2016

DR. Congo. Storm warning for September

The Independent National Electoral Commission’s inability or unwillingness to convene the date of the presidential election…

01 Sep 2016

Philippines. The Lumad people: guardians of the earth.

Much of their land has been bought by multinationals and Filipino entrepreneurs. Nevertheless, the Lumad people…

01 Sep 2016

East Africa. Tanzania-Zambia Railway’s rehabilitation opens new perspectives.

China has recently announced it will rehabilitate the Tanzania-Zambia Railway, opening thus new development perspectives for…

01 Sep 2016

Angola. New mining frontiers

Angola which is over-reliant on oil and diamonds is beginning to diversify its economy through tapping…

01 Aug 2016

Brexit’s shockwave hits Africa

The decision by a majority of British citizens to leave the European Union has already started…

01 Aug 2016

Burkina Faso. The Koglweogo’s rough justice

The Burkina Faso authorities are tackling the threat posed by the self-defence militia groups referred to…

01 Aug 2016

Lebanon. Migrant reception: the figures

Lebanon, a country of slightly more than 4 million inhabitants, has been home to 1.2 million…

01 Aug 2016

Brazil. The mega-dam project threatening Brazil’s Amazon basin and its…

According to the recent Greenpeace report 'Damning the Amazon', the area around the basin of the…

01 Jul 2016

Malawi/Zambia. Children caught in a web of trafficking

Most children are trafficked both locally and internationally by gangs. We look at the situation in…

01 Jul 2016

Republic of Congo. Oil does not flow for the poor.

The country ranks among the  top five oil producers  of the African continent. The oil  and…

01 Jul 2016

Ivory Coast. Lost childhoods behind chocolate.

The number of children working in the cocoa fields continues to increase. Exploitation and hazardous labour…

01 Jul 2016

Africa. American mercenaries at the service of Chinese companies

Erik Prince, founder of the controversial private security contractor Blackwater to advise and support Chinese investments…

01 Jun 2016

Angola. In search of the lost billions.

According to the main opposition party, UNITA, over US $ 170 billion of oil revenues are…

01 Jun 2016

Lebanon. Bitter Cedars

The internal security is at high risk. The central institutions are moving towards extinction. Lebanon continues…

01 Jun 2016

El Niño. A new threat to Africa

Terrorism and internal conflicts are not the only threats to the stability of Africa. Some regions…

01 Jun 2016

The jihadist offensive in West Africa

The terrorist attacks in Ouagadougou (capital of Burkina Faso) and Grand Bassam (tourist region of Ivory…

01 May 2016

Peru. Keiko Fujimori can't avoid run-off election for the presidency.

Daughter of former dictator won first round and will face right-wing candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski for…

01 May 2016

DR of Congo. Ex-governor of Katanga in pole position for…

After Jean-Pierre Bemba’s condemnation by the International Criminal Court, last March, the ex-governor of Katanga is…

01 May 2016

Panama Papers. How and where, African leaders hide oil…

A number of African leaders have transferred revenues from oil and mining resources in tax havens.…

01 May 2016

Ethiopia. Boosting tourism in the “Land of origins”

The country is determined to expand tourism revenues threefold by 2020. But despite its unique heritage,…

01 Apr 2016

Honduras. To be killed anytime

Indigenous activist and defender of the environment and human rights, was murdered. But for people, 'Berta lives,…

01 Apr 2016

Malawi. Can the army save the forests from deforestation?

The Department of Forestry under the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining estimates that the…

01 Apr 2016

Taiwan. A strong message to China

Taiwan elected its first female president, in defiance of China's warning. Her toughest task: resisting pressure…

01 Apr 2016

Ethiopia. Government abandons Great Addis plans but Oromo anger remains.

Oromo people protests have forced the government to abandon its plans to displace thousands of people…

01 Mar 2016

Zika virus stimulated by climate change

Global warming and the phenomenon of El Niño are the breeding ground for the propagation of…

01 Mar 2016

Brazil. Death along the river.

The collapse of two dams has caused one of the greatest environmental disasters that has ever…

01 Mar 2016

SIPRI. African arms imports grew by 19 per cent over…

Between 2006–10 and 2011–15, major arms imports by states in Africa increased by 19 per cent,…

01 Mar 2016

Rwandan president to seek a third term

There is no more suspense over Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s intention to stand for a third…

01 Feb 2016

Burkina Faso. Labour in the gold mines ...

Thousands of people labour in the gold mines of Burkina Faso. Working conditions are miserable and…

01 Feb 2016

Islamic investors eye opportunities in Africa

Donors and businessmen from the Islamic World are increasingly determined to explore investments opportunities in Africa. Africa…

01 Feb 2016

Venezuela. The Opposition’s top three priorities

Venezuela faces a new political landscape after a landslide Opposition victory in the last parliamentary elections.…

01 Feb 2016

Africa 2016. A challenging year ahead

2016 promises to be a challenging year for Africa, with several elections in a tense climate,…

01 Jan 2016

Economy to dominate 2016 Zambian elections

Zambians are going to vote in the tripartite elections in September 2016 but already the economy…

01 Jan 2016

Somalia. EU finances repatriation of refugees despite ongoing instability

Despite improvements, Somalia is still a dangerous place to be. But the EU has started to…

01 Jan 2016

Burundi. To Avoid genocide

Human rights violations including extra-judicial executions.  Hate speeches. No dialogue with the opposition. The real risk…

01 Jan 2016

Malawi. Politicking in the midst of hunger, poverty and insecurity

The next Presidential and Parliamentary elections are scheduled for 2019, but already the ruling Democratic Progressive…

01 Dec 2015

Uganda. Museveni to defeat a divided opposition

Uganda's electoral commission has set February 18 as the date for presidential polls, with eight candidates…

01 Dec 2015

El Salvador. Violence that never ends ...

Each day twenty-four people are killed in the streets of El Salvador. The decision of the…

01 Dec 2015

Climate Conference : Africans likely to be disappointed

In  the Paris Climate Conference, there are little signs that African demands concerning the financing of…

01 Dec 2015

Algeria, the anti-IS bastion

Maghreb provides jihadists with fighters. The terrorist groups finance themselves through drug trafficking and arms trade.…

01 Nov 2015

India. The street children of New Delhi: in search of…

The train station is their small city, the street is their home, and friends are their…

01 Nov 2015

An EU-Africa action plan to address the migration crisis

At a special summit which takes places on the next 11 and 12 November in Valletta,…

01 Nov 2015

Colombia. A long way to build peace

Government and FARC to sign peace agreement in March of 2016. But there are still stumbling…

01 Nov 2015

Oman. Elections: women’s marginal role

The citizens of the Sultanate of Oman will be called upon to vote for the Consultative…

01 Oct 2015

Central African Republic. Elections postponed again

The political transition in the Central African looks nowhere near to its end. Elections which were…

01 Oct 2015

Mexico. Ayotzinapa One Year Later.

On September 26, 2014, forty-three rural college students from southern Mexico were forcibly disappeared in the…

01 Oct 2015

Tanzania’s tight elections

Tanzania is set to witness the tightest elections since the advent of multiparty democracy in July…

01 Oct 2015

Mozambique. Government imposes ProSavana agricultural project on farmers.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security in Mozambique (MASA) is to grant 102 thousand square…

01 Sep 2015

Burundi. Nkurunziza sworn in amid increased violation of human rights

President Nkurunziza was sworn in for a third term on 20 August despite the chaos in…

01 Sep 2015

Niger. Migrants’ dreams buried in the sand

A long preparation. Then all the savings in the hands of smugglers. A dream ended in…

01 Sep 2015

Sierra Leone. Ebola. Invisible Heroes

Young burial workers risk their life to conduct safe and dignified burials for Ebola victims across…

01 Sep 2015

Arms Trade: the business that knows no crisis.

With so many conflicts around the world, the global arms trade continues to increase. The…

01 Aug 2015

DR.Congo. Land grabbing: colonial law prevails upon community rights…

In a recent report, Congolese and European NGOs accuse a Canadian company and development agencies of…

01 Aug 2015

Eritrea. Under UN investigation

The UN Commission of Inquiry has just released its report on the Eritrean government's human rights…

01 Aug 2015

Horn of Africa. Pastoralism and conflicts

Pastoralism - the predominant form of livestock keeping in the Horn of Africa - has always…

01 Aug 2015

Burundi. African “Presidents’ Union” backs Nkurunziza over third term issue

Central African leaders are concerned by the situation in Burundi but none of them does condemn…

01 Jul 2015

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

According to the World Bank, the construction of Inga 3 will not start before 2017, two…

01 Jul 2015

Nicaragua /Reportage. “Güiriseros” in search of an Eldorado

A loud cry, deafening. "It's coming on top of us. Run. It's going to bury us".…

01 Jul 2015

Lord’s Resistance Army. The nightmare continues...

Almost thirty years after it started its rebellion in Northern Uganda, the Lord’s Resistance Army (Lra)…

01 Jul 2015

South Africa's Freedom Charter after 60 years

Almost sixty years ago, in June 1955, a few thousand South Africans gathered in a public…

01 Jun 2015

Child Soldiers. Little Warriors

According to Amnesty International the number of child soldiers is rising. They are estimated to be…

01 Jun 2015

Reportage - Boko Haram recruits young people from Cameroon

Boko Haram militiamen promise safety and, above all, money. Young people join the Boko Haram cause…

01 Jun 2015

Ivory Coast - Laughing for peace

Overcoming a crisis is never easy, but laughing about it can make it lighter. Maybe that…

01 Jun 2015

Palestine’s membership, a last chance to save the ICC

The Palestinian Authority has joined the ICC at the very moment it faces a real crisis.…

01 May 2015

Kenya. The Garissa massacre shocked the nation

News of the on-going terrorist attack filtered into Nairobi already in the early morning. The…

01 May 2015

Nigeria. Not just promises

Mohammadu Buhari is the new Nigerian president. But one of the most troubled areas, the Niger…

01 May 2015

Mexico. Solidarity without borders

For twenty years, a group of women have helped migrants. Tossing bread and bottles of water.…

01 May 2015

DR Congo. The UN to stay for another twenty…

There are concrete signs that the mandate MONUSCO, the UN largest mission in the world, could…

01 Apr 2015

Syria. Four years later. A world of refugees.

From youth protests to all-out civil war. A destroyed country with more than 220,000 deaths. President…

01 Apr 2015

Reportage. Nigeria - Escaping Boko Haram

They flee, leaving everything behind them. They find shelter with relatives and friends. Only a few…

01 Apr 2015

Bangladesh: minority tribes under siege

They face constant threat of eviction and harassment by plantation owners. It’s been more than a century…

01 Apr 2015

The Ivory Coast - Deceptive victory

The Ivory Coast’s football team made the headlines for its victory at the African Cup of…

01 Mar 2015

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Advocacy

In Bolivia, Mother Earth Defense Is In Women's Hands.

In Oruro, few months ago, there took place an exchange of knowledge among women from ten communities on the defense of their rights: it was…

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Baobab

The Swallow brings the summer.

The black and white swallow flew high up in the clear, blue sky, wheeling and diving, his fast, pointed wings carrying him at a great speed. Swallow loved…

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Youth & Mission

Africa Youth. To be protagonists in the church and in…

In the view of the Synod on youth which will take place in Rome this month, Tendai Karombo,   chairperson of the National Catholic Youth Council in…

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