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News & Analysis | June 2024

Sahel. The new cold war expands to Africa.

While the world's attention is focused on Ukraine and Gaza, the expulsion of French and American troops from Niger is the worst setback for the Western powers since their withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021. Russia, China and the jihadists are reaping the rewards of…

Dossier

Burkina Faso. A climate of fear and violence.

The country has long been going through a phase of instability and violence that threatens its survival. The rise to power of the military has not improved the situation. On the contrary, it has actually worsened it by aggravating a series of pre-existing problems. At this moment, there is no way out of this state of…

A new partner.

Each of these three 'rebel states' has forged more or less strong ties with Russia, the global player that has been most active and unscrupulous in Africa in recent years. This growth in influence has been primarily at the expense of France, the colonial power. In some ways, ties with Paris remain strong. Suffice it to say…

Descent into chaos.

In Burkina Faso, the terrorist threat emerged after 2015, the year in which the first president after the lengthy period of the Compaoré regime was democratically elected. In 2016 jihadists started to penetrate the country from Mali. Since then, the situation has steadily worsened. According to Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED, that collects and…

Where to go…

Distrust seems to be growing not only among ethnic groups but also among religious communities. And this translates into attacks against the faithful gathered to pray in churches or mosques. And the junta bears its share of responsibility in all this. To stay in power, Traoré, in addition to the measures seen above, frequently resorts to calls…

Churches

Angola. Cristo Rey Seminary. A formation centre of…

Since its foundation by the Spiritan Missionaries in 1928, the Cristo Rey…

DR.Congo. New tensions between the church and the…

The Congolese judiciary threatened to prosecute the Archbishop of Kinshasa, Cardinal Ambongo.…

Nigeria. Charismatic Islam surprises Lagos.

In the country's most populous city, Muslim prayer groups have adapted to…

Brazil. The gospel sails along the river.

In the Prelacy of Labrea, in the state of Amazonas, the Laguna…

Culture

Uganda. Ker Kwaro. The Guardian of Acholi culture.

A cultural institution representing the Acholi chiefs. Their rules for society…

Peru. The Feast of the Sun.

June 24th marks one of Peru's main holidays: Inti Raymi, in…

Mali. Ten years of the Amazons of music.

The music of the Amazones d'Afrique, a collective of female musicians…

Cameroon. Children are a blessing for the pygmies.

Akas pygmy men spend a lot of time with their children.…

Opinion & Comment

The Red Sea: how fragile global trade is.

The threats from the Houthis in the Red Sea persist: the crisis continues to heavily impact…

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The European elections.

Upcoming European elections: challenges and prospects for the European Commission. Analysis of the political landscape and…

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Advocacy

Mohammed Abu-Numer. Building Peace.

A Palestinian transplanted to the United States committed to peace and dialogue, and founder of the Salam Institute, he is the winner of the 2024…

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Baobab

Cheetah and the Rock Dassie.

The world was a very pleasant place in which to live. All the animals were friends and, although they occasionally had disagreements, they would never think…

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Youth & Mission

Mission. It’s worth it.

They come from three different continents: Asia, Africa and Latin America. They study theology in Granada Spain. The reason why they chose the mission. Here's what…

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