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News & Analysis | April 2019

Africa/China. Chinese Investments in African High Technology.

Chinese high-tech companies are banking on Africa, especially on the 'Silicon Savannah' of Nairobi, to develop strategies aimed at satisfying emerging markets. The unknown factor is the collection and management of mega-data Of all the roughly 200 technological hubs in the emerging African market, the…

Dossier

Monasticism and Monasteries in Ethiopia.

If it is true that the Christian Europe of the Middle Ages was shaped by monasticism, more so it can be said of the Ethiopian Christianity. Ethiopia converted to Christianity around the year 330 through the work of two Syrian young brothers who were taken prisoners in the Red Sea and brought to the court of Axum,…

The Monastery of Debre Damo.

Among the many Ethiopian monasteries Debre Damo deserves to be mentioned first. Not because it is the largest or the most important, but because it concentrates in itself certain original characteristics that do not occur in others. In the first place, its antiquity. Founded by Aregawi, one of the 'Nine Saints', at the beginning of the 6th…

The Monastery of Debre Libanos.

From its very foundation, Debre Libanos grew in prestige and power until it surpassed all the other monasteries, thanks in the first place to the personality of its founder, Tekle Haimanot, but also to the permanent support of political power. It is still today at the head of the monastic life in Ethiopia. The data we have…

The Monastery of Hayk.

If we mention the monastery of Hayk (or Hayq) among the three chosen for this dossier, it is certainly not because of the importance it has nowadays, but because of the one it had in the past, especially during the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, and because of its connection and that of its founder, Iyasus Mo'a,…

Churches

South Sudan. A great heart with great faith.

A poor woman takes a foreign mother into her house and looks…

DR Congo. Mons. Muyengo Mulombe : “ We…

The role of the bishops in the recent socio-political events in the…

Pan-Amazon Synod. Opening New Pathways.

A vast consultation process involving many communities in Amazonia. A new way…

Brazil. Prisons Without Walls.

In Brazil, where prisons are places of violence and the rate of…

Culture

Herbs & Plants. Entada abyssinica. A resourceful herbal medicine.

It is used as medicine, source of fibre, and wood. But…

Belgium. The Museum of Africa, a revisited version of the continent.

The Museum of Africa aspires to be an open space for…

Senegal. The Great House of African Art.

The Museum of African Civilisation was founded in Dakar: it contains…

Yasmine Hamdan. A Vagabond Spirit.

“With her powerful voice and unique style she succeeded in bringing…

Opinion & Comment

The Lack of Solidarity of International Trade.

Faced with the evident failure of the multilateral free trade and investment agreements promoted by the…

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Europe in the Election Year.

The European Union finds itself in a contradictory situation in advance of the European Parliament elections…

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Advocacy

Language, the way for Advocacy too.

I arrived among the Nuer in November 2005. It was my first mission assignment. I had expectantly waited for that moment throughout many years of…

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Baobab

Spider's Web.

The animals were lonely. They stood in the forest talking to one another, wondering how they could each get a wife to keep them company and…

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Youth & Mission

Our Planet. What we can do.

Human society, of which we are all a part, is facing an environmental catastrophe unprecedented in history. The planet is in dire condition and ecosystems that…

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