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News & Analysis | October 2021

The Talibans’ victory is boosting the jihadists’ morale in Africa.

The defeat of the US and their allies in Afghanistan is having consequences in Africa. It is boosting the morale of local jihadists and it has shown America’s allies on the continent that corrupt and unpopular regimes don’t last forever even when they are…

Dossier

Trinidad and Tobago. Between Prosperity and Islamic Extremism.

Located between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, Trinidad and Tobago are part of the West Indies Archipelago, a group of islands between Florida and Venezuela and shared with the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic Ocean. Discovered by the Spanish led by Christopher Columbus, they are called the West Indies to…

A multi-ethnic country.

Due to its varied history, Trinidad and Tobago represents one of the most multiracial countries in the Americas. The results of the 2011 census show the following ethnic composition: 35.4% of its inhabitants are of Indian descent, 34.2% are of African descent, and 22.8% are of mixed race while 7% are of other provenance, and 0.6% are…

A flourishing economy.

The discoveries of large deposits of oil and gas between 1970 and 1990 brought about considerable growth in the economy of Trinidad and Tobago which is now the most flourishing in the Caribbean. Its GNP, in fact, even if it has been slowing down since 2009, is among the highest in the entire region, thanks to the…

Islamist danger.

As well as the high crime rate and the phenomenon of migration from Venezuela, during the past thirty years, Trinidad and Tobago has verified the extraordinary growth of Islamic radicalisation. The phenomenon began to spread after the coup in the nineties, continuing up to the present day with the proliferation of various radical organisations that are a…

Churches

DR of Congo. The state and the main…

A battle between the supporters of President Tshisekedi and the two main…

South Sudan. Being part of a universal Church.

An extremely polarised country where belonging to a family or clan is…

Mexico. Welcome to Tijuana.

The religious institutes have created a support network for the many migrants…

Mission. To the last breath.

Sixty Comboni Missionaries have died due to the Coronavirus with around 350…

Culture

Malawi. Dancing with the Spirit.

It is a country with over 10 ethnic groups, each with…

Jamaica. The roots of reggae.

The mention of Jamaica immediately reminds us of reggae music and…

Africa. The hippo and its passion for rivers.

It is one of the most iconic of the African land…

Bolivia. The textiles of the Andes.

The textiles of the Andean Valley stand out not only for…

Opinion & Comment

Afghanistan. The Loss of Life in a Twenty-Year War.

Life is precious and sacred. Many people believe in the sanctity of the human person with…

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Conflict Minerals: Towards a Revision of a Failed Regulation.

Anyone who has visited a mining area in Africa must have been struck by the negative…

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Advocacy

On defense of water and the right to live well.

On August 23, 2021, at the Tacagua’ camp of Challapata, Oruro (Bolivia), thanks to the support of the CASA Collective, about 150 members of the…

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Baobab

The Ungrateful Cobra.

One day a cobra fell down a deep crack in the ground and couldn't get out. A man passed by, and heard a strangled voice calling: “Help!…

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Youth & Mission

Pope Francis. “To proclaim and share what we have seen”.

This year World Mission Sunday will be celebrated on 24 October. The theme the Holy Father has chosen this year is: ‘We cannot but speak about…

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