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News December 2016

The routes of migrants

Across the desert. In the grip of traffickers and military people. A long journey that can last even twenty months. The hecatomb in the Mediterranean Sea. “Our driver tried to go through different paths in the desert in order to avoid check points but he got lost. He therefore stopped the vehicle and went away,…

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Nicaragua. Elections: The great ‘Farce’

President Daniel Ortega, wins the presidential elections for the third consecutive time. Without opposition, and alongside him his wife Rosario Murillo. A foregone victory. Low turnout. Criticism from the Catholic Church. Ruben Dario Square, dedicated to the great Nicaraguan writer, one o’clock in the afternoon, a few minutes after the electoral council has announced the…

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

Syria must borrow from Algeria to end its brutal internal war. Throughout the 1990’s (1992-2002), Algeria also experienced an internal war. It was not as brutal in numbers of people killed or cities destroyed, but it was also self-contained. Unlike Syria, moreover, Algeria’s war was truly ‘civil’ in the sense that the warring factions and…

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Internet. Africa still lags behind other continents

While connectivity has sizeably improved on the continent, Africa lags nonetheless still far behind other parts of the world. There are still many obstacle to remove.  Sub-Saharan Africa has seen great improvements in connectivity infrastructure and affordability in recent years, stresses the American association “Internet Society” created in 1992 to promote the technology worldwide in…

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Advocacy

South Sudan. Father Michael: “There is hope because I see…

Seventy-year-old Father Michael Bossano’s solemn declaration sounds resolute. His streaks of white hair tell tales of many years spent travelling the world. For now, however,…

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Baobab

Why the Cheetah’s cheeks are stained.

Long ago a wicked and lazy hunter was sitting under a tree. He was thinking that it was too hot to be bothered with the arduous…

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Youth & Mission

Pope Francis. Sharing the Wisdom of Time. A new alliance…

Pope Francis in a new book is calling for an alliance between the young and elderly:  “Young people need the dreams of the elders so they…

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