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News & Analysis | January 2022

Zambia. Dignity and Survival.

The slums surrounding the centre of Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, can be classified by their level of degradation. They are located just a few kilometres from the central shops and street stalls. Dirty roads and houses without drinking water: this is what one…

Dossier

Azerbaijan. Land of Fire.

Azerbaijan is a Caucasian republic located in the south-east, straddling Asia and Europe, in an extremely advantageous position that provided these territories with an opportunity to play a crucial role in the international, economic, and cultural ambit. Watered by the Caspian Sea, to the north it borders Georgia and Russia, to the west Armenia and Turkey, and…

Economy. Dynamic Development.

The country is extremely rich in water resources and minerals. The latter have featured largely in its economy. On the contrary, the agricultural sector occupies a secondary position but, despite this, it employs as much as 37% of the workforce, a much higher percentage than the industrial sector which absorbs about 14,3%. These figures show that the…

The Karabakh Conflict.

In 1917, ownership of the region of Karabakh was claimed by the new-born republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan following the Russian revolution that caused the decline of the Empire. This territorial dispute saw the intervention of the victorious powers after the First World War, especially the British who had a sort of protectorate over Transcaucasia. Substantially, they…

A Long Chess Game.

In the autumn of 2020, the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan again broke out violently causing the deaths of 2,425 Armenians and 2,783 Azeris. The truce, signed on 9 November through the mediation of Russia and after 44 days of intense fighting, stipulated the transfer of all seven districts occupied by Armenia adjacent to Karabakh to Azerbaijan,…

Churches

The Rock-hewn Churches of Ethiopia.

Tigray, a region of Ethiopia, guards a series of interesting churches, some…

Andean Spirituality. The Song of the Rivers.

Water is sacred in Andean culture. It is both life and a…

Brazil. The Tree of the Land of the…

To be a people and to make theology with the people.  Living…

China. The Itinerant Comboni Mission.

Twenty-five years have passed since a small group of Comboni missionaries arrived…

Culture

Vietnam. The “Zeng” Art.

The Ta Oi is an ethnic group living in A Luoi…

Herbs & Plants. Crassocephallum vitellinum - Anti-peptic ulcer plant.

It is a medicinal plant used for treatment of a number…

Ethiopia. Maqbasa. Name-giving.

One of the greatest feasts among the Guji - an Oromo…

Bolivia. Chakana, the Andean cosmic bridge.

Andean Chakana is the symbol of the principle of relations with…

Opinion & Comment

Business as a Cause of Forced Migration in Africa.

The media show us regularly the drama of forced migration. It is characterized by gory images…

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The West’s Military Carbon Bootprint.

No war, no warming’: slogans on placards at COP26.   But what has the peace movement to…

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Advocacy

Rethinking the migration issue.

“A simple reception and some kind of accommodation” are “very different from a process of integration”. A personal experience. In about the year 2000, the U.K.…

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Baobab

Crocodile Tears.

Long ago, Nile Crocodile was in charge of all the water creatures and it was his duty to ensure their well-being. So, one year, when no…

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Youth & Mission

2022 the European Year of Youth. “To listen, engage and…

The EU Commission has adopted the proposal to make 2022 the European Year of Youth. “During the year, the EU Commission, other EU institutions and Member States…

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