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News & Analysis | December 2018

Dr Denis Mukwege. A Nobel Peace Prize for Africa

Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi human rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery by Islamic State in Iraq, Nadia Murad, have won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for their work and commitment to fighting sexual violence in conflicts around the world. The award, which…

Dossier

Russia Returns To Africa.

In the new geopolitical context that is developing worldwide, Africa is increasingly seen as a nerve centre of interests. Its natural resources and its strategic position have drawn the attention of Western countries (especially that of the combined efforts of the USA, Israel and France) and have provoked the interest of new actors such as China, India…

A New Epoch.

Moscow began to take its first steps in the African context during the “Soviet period”. Since it had no colonial networks, it relied upon Marxist-Leninist doctrine to give ideological support to the emancipation of Africans from the yoke of colonialism and upon military means to provide them with arms and organise them militarily. Such a strategy allowed…

Libya, Putin’s Interests.

It is a fact that Libya is of fundamental importance for the Russian Federation since it is geographically embedded between the Mediterranean and the Sahara and also between Egypt and Algeria, historical Russian allies in the region. On the Libyan chessboard, despite the reigning chaotic situation due also to the interests of multiple actors, Russia is moving…

USA, China. Military Strategy And Market in Africa.

Over the years, President Putin has attentively observed the political, economic and military strategy of the United States and China in Africa. For the United States, Africa represents one of its geostrategic priorities for two sorts of reasons: the first is connected to the control of energy and mineral resources and the second is of a strategic military…

Churches

Egypt. Ecumenical Dialogue Lost.

The comfort of political correctness to the detriment of ecumenical dialogue. In…

The Catholic Church in China. Resisting against all…

The continual political repression by the government, the Sinologisation of religion. It…

Kenya. People With A Future In Their Hands.

Many years ago, a local district officer gave a small plot for…

Christmas in Ethiopia. A Day of Joy.

The Christmas cycle begins with a long period of fasting, corresponding to…

Culture

Western Africa.The confraternity of Knowledge.The mysterious world of the Donso hunters.

They are seers and traditional healers with a vast knowledge of…

Bolivia. Birth rituals. The meeting with nature.

The ancestral rituals that accompany the birth of a Quechua and…

Wax, the Pan African Cloth.

Now popular in many countries, African wax cloth owes its creative…

Music. Imany, Africa in her heart.

Of African descent, with a voice that is elegant, smooth, sensually…

Opinion & Comment

African Tropical Forests, Europe and Food Security

Millions of hectares of tropical forest disappear every year and many other rainforest areas are degraded…

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Syria, Not Yet Out Of The Tunnel.

Syria has defeated the bulk of Jihadists and rendered ineffective US plans to domesticate it. Now…

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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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