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The Tunisian Paradox.

The Cradle of Secular Parliamentary Democracy Faces Daunting Obstacles. A risk to become a potential epicenter of a new wave of terrorism. The so-called Arab Spring started in Tunisia. On December 17, 2010. Mohamed Bouazizi, an underemployed, fruit vendor set himself on fire in the town of Sidi Bouzeid. He was protesting a personal humiliation…

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DR Congo. The plundering of Congolese mines.

Month after month, new revelations show that the Congolese mines continue to be plundered by a coalition of unethical miners and corrupt local officials which bizarrely remain in office. Congo is endowed with mineral riches but there is little trickling down for the people. One of the reasons is that companies do not pay to…

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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 the Philippines.   This war is causing widespread protests and controversy for…

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India. A newspaper by street kids

‘Balaknama’, a newspaper  that highlights the problems faced by Indian street children, but not only, the tabloid is also a tool to change their lives. Damayanti, 12, moves fast along the queue of cars waiting for the green light in one of the busiest streets near the New Delhi railway station. She sells copies of…

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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 the future of the region. The 2017 electoral calendar also includes the parliamentary elections in Argentina, the jurisdictional ones in Bolivia, and the polls to be held in four Mexican States. In 2018 the entire Latin America political situation…

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North Africa/Europe. Intelligence collaboration

As jihadist terrorism escalates in Europe, the collaboration between Moroccan and Algerian intelligence services and those of the old continent has intensified. Security in several European countries during New Year’s celebrations was strengthened by mixed teams of Moroccan and European counter-terrorism specialists. The anti terrorism collaboration initiated by the King of Morocco Mohammed VI with…

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India/Pakistan. Troubled waters.

Kashmir, a region disputed by two nuclear powers: India and Pakistan. The territorial war has turned into a conflict not only for the land but also over water resources. The Indian Kashmir is experiencing one of the highest levels of exposure to violence of the last twenty years. For months, popular demonstrations for independence from…

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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 countries of the euro-african partnership. The EU-Africa Valetta summit of November 2015 had two main objectives: the creation of jobs in Africa to provide alternatives to migration and the strengthening of the repression against illegal migration. One year after…

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Bolivia. The visible and invisible shoeshiners

They cover their face behind balaclavas. Greasy hands and heads bowed. Meeting the shoeshiners in La Paz. Every morning, at 5 o’clock, Paco leaves his home in El Alto, a very poor city on top of La Paz, and reaches the centre of the Bolivian capital after an hour’s travel by bus. He is one…

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Reportage / Nigeria. A challenge to immigration

First woman in Nigeria to graduate in mechanical engineering, founder of ‘Lady Initiative’ that forms girls in a profession that gives work and dignity. She welcomes us in her large mechanic’s workshop on the outskirts of Lagos. She is wearing the blue overalls of a mechanic. She has just finished taking apart a carburetor from…

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Congo Basin. The biodiversity sanctuaries in danger

The Congo Forests are in danger. Biodiversity is declining and poaching persists even in Protected Areas. The Congo Basin, one of the world’s main biodiversity sanctuaries is in danger. The area which is inhabited by over 100 million people over 4 million sq km and which is 45% covered by dense forests is indeed confronted…

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news archive – summaries

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

Over 2.5 million people threatened by famine because of Ebola

Even if the epidemics is slowing down, it will have serious consequences on food security during…

01 Mar 2015

DR Congo - Kabila shown the exit door

More than four days of riots and demonstrations across the country have shown Kabila that the…

01 Mar 2015

Nigeria – Elections with the oil incognito

Inflation sky high, social budget cuts, investment dropping, unemployment growing. The consequences of the collapse in…

01 Mar 2015

Zambia. Follow the Money

The government accuses some multinational mining companies of evading taxes, they reply by threatening a suspension…

01 Feb 2015

Burundi. «Avoid the worst!»

Less than four months before the start of a new electoral cycle, rebel activity has resumed…

01 Feb 2015

Reportage - Nicaragua. The art of pneumatic tyres

His hands run fast over the grooves of a scrap tyre. He uses a heated knife…

01 Feb 2015

Despite foreign support, the Congolese army remains a major problem

Fifteen years after the start of the UN peacekeeping operation in 1999, the DRC remains a…

01 Feb 2015

Africa 2015. Elections: More contentious than usual

Crucial elections will take place in Zambia, Nigeria and Burkina Faso. In Tanzania: the ruling party…

01 Jan 2015

Africa 2015. A turning point in Eastern Congo

The political situation in many countries has disrupted the electoral schedule. Gbagbo’s trial in The Hague…

01 Jan 2015

Africa 2015. Economic growth with reservations

According to the International Monetary Fund, growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to remain strong at…

01 Jan 2015

Mexico. Deported immigrants, between misery and extortion

They live in holes along sewage canals, exploited by gangs of drug traffickers who recruit them…

01 Jan 2015

The impact of the fracking technology for developing countries

The fracking revolution might have important negative impact for oil and conventional natural gas producers in…

01 Dec 2014

Tanzania. Who is behind the recurrent explosions

Tanzania’s picture of a stable and peaceful country in a region prone to terrorist attacks has…

01 Dec 2014

Ugandans impatiently await beginning of oil flow

The clock is ticking towards the flow of the first oil drop from the fields of…

01 Dec 2014

DR.Congo prepares to tap to the Lake Kivu gas bonanza…

After Rwanda, the DR Congo is making steps to tap the Lake Kivu methane gas resource…

01 Dec 2014

Nicaragua. The New Canal joining two Oceans

In December work will start on a new canal in Nicaragua joining two oceans. The cost…

01 Nov 2014

Burundi. 2015 Elections – Coalitions take shape

Party coalitions are taking shape six months to the 2015 general elections.The opposition has already formed…

01 Nov 2014

Mozambique - Business as usual

Mozambique's next president will be Filipe Nyusi but lost its two-thirds majority in the parliament. Renamo…

01 Nov 2014

Lesotho. The coup that never was

After the murky events of 30 August, peace has formally returned to Lesotho. However, the roots…

01 Nov 2014

Reportage - Africa. Weapon tracing

Tracing illicit weapons and ammunition in conflict areas is essential to identify the entities involved in…

01 Oct 2014

City population to reach 6.4 billion by 2050

According to the 2014 revision of the World Urbanization Prospect, global urban population is expected to…

01 Oct 2014

Burundi - The land « time-bomb »

In 2011, a new land code was adopted. But it didn’t defuse tensions around land access…

01 Oct 2014

The Ebola epidemic, a major threat to Africa

The Ebola epidemic which started in Western Africa last March has become a major threat for…

01 Oct 2014

West Africa. The Lion King may sleep forever

The lion of West Africa is on the verge of extinction. Only a few hundred individuals…

01 Sep 2014

Germany. Military and strategic interests in Africa

Germany returns to Africa to stay. In summer 2011, the German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle introduced…

01 Sep 2014

Ghana. Bernice, Nancy and bamboo bikes

A women’s initiative, launched on the outskirts of Accra. "My children are currently studying, and who…

01 Sep 2014

Reportage / Honduras. The flavour of coffee

A strong and penetrating smell of coffee comes from the 'Cafeteria El Paraiso'. Inside, behind the…

01 Sep 2014

Zimbabwe – Women who do not give up

They have been arrested many times; they are considered dangerous to public order. Their crime is…

01 Aug 2014

Southern Asia. Opium production in the Golden Triangle

Cultivation of opium in Southeast Asia’s notorious Golden Triangle region has doubled in the past decade,…

01 Aug 2014

EU looks for alternatives in Africa and the Middle-East

The halt of Russian gas supplies to Ukraine and the possible complications that may follow are…

01 Aug 2014

Southworld renews itself - 'Keep walking'

An African proverb says, “Walking reduces distances, not resting". We of Southworld are constantly committed to…

01 Aug 2014

The role of Chinese intelligence in Africa

Chinese intelligence is operating in Africa on a large scale. Thanks to many companies working in…

01 Jul 2014

Mali - Timbuktu: Difficult reconciliation

Walking through the streets of Timbuktu, you'll breathe history, myth and mystery. This city, founded in…

01 Jul 2014

DRC - Agro-industrial parks to address the food security challenge

The DR Congo government has decided to create 20 agro-industrial parks to tap the country's huge…

01 Jul 2014

Catholic Parliamentary Advocacy in Africa

'It is not to promote the interests of the Catholic Church as an institution. But to…

01 Jul 2014

World Cup 2014 - Dreaming for African teams

Starting the 12th of June to the 13th of July global attention will shift to Brazil…

01 Jun 2014

South Africa - The Anc wins, but

Apparently, nothing has changed, but maybe something will. On May 7, South Africans flocked to the…

01 Jun 2014

Rd Congo - Kabila aims at controversial third term

There are strong indications that Kabila intends to amend the constitution in order to remain in…

01 Jun 2014

India election: Modi, a landslide victory

The ruling Congress Party, which has dominated Indian politics since independence, suffered a crushing defeat after…

01 Jun 2014

Malawi elections 2014 – A few sun rays

Malawi will be going for elections on 20th May. These elections will be the fifth in…

01 May 2014

Kenya – Tomb Raiders

Security in Kenya has always been a sore spot. People are routinely hit with either waves…

01 May 2014

Editorial - EU / Elections 2014: decision-time

European citizens will go to the polls on 25 May to elect 751 Members of the…

01 May 2014

Burundi - President determined to get third term

President Pierre Nkurunziza's eyes are firmly set on a third term despite opposition from political parties,…

01 May 2014

Rwanda - Justice: 20 years later, an uncompleted job

Twenty years after the genocide, justice has been done but not entirely. Some of the planners…

01 Apr 2014

Rwanda's Ties with Neighbours Still Strained by Genocide

Rwanda is straining to mend relations with some of its neighbours, and previously close partner states,…

01 Apr 2014

Guinea Bissau - From the coup d'état to elections

Presidential elections will be held on 13 April. The difficult path from political turmoil to stability. On…

01 Apr 2014

Economy - a new Rwanda is emerging

In 20 years, Rwanda has achieved remarkable progress on the economic and social fronts, partly because…

01 Apr 2014

Honduras - Risks to taxi drivers

There are several taxi ranks all around the central square of Tegucigalpa, where there is the…

01 Mar 2014

Uganda - Museveni’s military interventions

President Museveni’s intervention in the South Sudan war on the side of President Salva Kiir has…

01 Mar 2014

Kenya – Uhuru Kenyatta, Africa and ICC

On the 5th of November 2009, the International Criminal Court (ICC)  Prosecutor notified the President of…

01 Mar 2014

Increasing EU interest for Africa’s Raw materials

The European Union (EU) is showing an increasing interest for Africa’s raw materials in order to…

01 Mar 2014

South Sudan – A power struggle

South Sudan's government and rebels  signed a ceasefire agreement after talks in Ethiopia on 23rd January.…

30 Jan 2014

South Africa – Elections: Zuma again

Next April, The ruling African National Congress (ANC) will face its toughest elections since 1994. New…

18 Jan 2014

Horn of Africa, Sinai, Europe

Pirates attacks have been a serious plague in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean…

18 Jan 2014

DR Congo - The prophet’s coup

 Only 17 days after the signature of a peace agreement with the main rebel movement, an…

18 Jan 2014

Mexico. Deported immigrants, between misery and extortion

They live in holes along sewage canals, exploited by gangs of drug traffickers who recruit them…

01 Jan 2014

Africa 2014 - Trials & Instability

Kenyans will follow with utmost interest the trial of President Uhuru Kenyatta and of Vice-President William…

21 Dec 2013

Africa 2014 - Elections & Conflicts

In North Africa, the main event will be the presidential elections in Algeria next April, with…

21 Dec 2013

CAR - Deteriorating situation

According to the United Nations there are at least 130,000 of the 800,000 residents of Bangui…

21 Dec 2013

Uganda - Museveni eyeing EAC presidency

Uganda is behind efforts to speed up the East African Community integration process which will ultimately…

21 Dec 2013

Ethiopia - Renaissance dam worries Egypt

Internal upheavals, which reflect a broader redefinition of geopolitics in North Africa and the Middle East,…

02 Nov 2013

Tanzania – Gold fever and child miners

The sun has not yet risen when Haji and Mosi, respectively 14 and 12, leave home…

02 Nov 2013

Mexico – Food sovereignty at risk

More than 40 percent of the food that is consumed is imported. Food sovereignty is…

02 Nov 2013

Egypt/Syria: cultural heritage at risk

Political conflicts in Cairo, and the civil war that broke out in Syria in 2011, between…

02 Nov 2013

Honduras – Elections: in the shadow of a past coup

  On November 24, almost 5.3 million Hondurans will go to the polls to elect the…

26 Oct 2013

Chile - Election polls and market

Chileans will go to the polls on November 17 to elect their next president. Former President…

26 Oct 2013

Rwanda - Kagame for the third term?

Rwandan President Paul Kagame may be on his way to extend his stay in office after…

26 Oct 2013

Zimbabwe - EU lifts sanctions on diamonds

On the last 23 September, under the pressure of the diamond industry, the European Union lifted…

26 Oct 2013

A new front in Eastern Congo

  Tensions between Kigali and Kinshasa and fightings between the UN and M23 rebels have eclipsed…

21 Sep 2013

Mexico – The tragedy of the desaparecidos

  Over the past six years more than 26 thousand people have disappeared in Mexico. A…

21 Sep 2013

Chinese took over Congo’s giant diamond deposits

 After having obtained a privileged access to Katanga’s copper and cobalt reserves, China has won control…

21 Sep 2013

Burundi at crossroads

  Despite the laying down of arms by Burundi’s last rebel group, the National Front for…

21 Sep 2013

Ethiopia: Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway

  Ethiopia and Djibouti’s economies have been reliant for a long time now. Djibouti is the…

31 Aug 2013

South Africa – Ramphele: “My challenge to ANC”

   “I want South Africa to become a just nation”, said Mamphela Ramphele, among the founders…

31 Aug 2013

Asia - The new frontier of military navies

The Asian naval arms race is relentless: military ships and related technologies recorded  a further  spike …

31 Aug 2013

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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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