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News & Analysis | August 2019

Africa. Start-ups rolling out.

The continent is changing thanks to the increasingly frequent use of new technological tools. A journey through the most innovative start-ups in Africa. Innovation is today the most used word by those who want to talk about Africa going beyond the narrative that speaks of a…

Dossier

El Salvador. A Country In Transition.

El Salvador is one of the smallest countries in size of Central America, given that its area is 21.041Km². Despite its small size, the country has a high population density concentrated in urban areas. It borders Guatemala and Honduras and is the only one of the Mesoamerican states to face the Pacific Ocean. It has a…

Between Maras and Pandilla

The phenomenon of organized crime is one of the plagues that most affects both the economy and the quality of life of citizens, since the cost of violence and insecurity has serious consequences on the GDP with the attendant result of the emptying of entire villages and thousands of Salvadorans asking for asylum in foreign countries…

Drug Trafficking.

The maras are characterized by their particular ritualism, their violent initiation rites and the tattoos that proclaim their own members that make them very similar to the members of the Japanese Yakuza. In the initiation ritual of the mareros or pandilleros, the neophyte is approached and placed at the center of a circle composed of a…

A New President.

In the general elections last February, Nayb Bukele established himself as the new President of El Salvador, thus marking the historic victory of a third candidate, to the detriment of the two political groups that emerged from the civil war, ARENA and FMLN, which during the last three decades have operated in a monopoly regime. Bukele presented…

Churches

The Church of Africa. A Return To Its…

The Symposium of the Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) is…

RD.Congo. Beatification of twenty martyr missionaries on track.

Fifty-seven years after their tragic deaths, the Roman Catholic Church of Congo…

Burkina Faso. The Church under attack.

For some time, the Catholic and Protestant communities have been a target…

Latin America. Journeying towards the Pan-Amazon Synod.

With the publication of the Instrumentum laboris, preparation for the special Assembly…

Culture

New Zealand. In The Shade Of The Palms.

The Maori of New Zealand have a sacred vision of nature.…

Malawi. Rock Art and Biodiversity.

Lake Malawi, a unique habitat. One of the deepest water deposits…

Bolivia. The Yatiri, the one who reads the sacred coca leaves.

The wise man of the Andean communities, who has the task…

Uganda/Buganda. The Twins a special children.

In Buganda, an ethnic group lives in the Central Region of…

Opinion & Comment

Saudi influence on the fate of Khartoum.

Riyadh, together with the United Arab Emirates, is determining the decisions of the Sudanese military junta…

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Conflict Minerals. A continuous lack of will of the European…

The current technological societies and the increasing consumption of electronic devices such as computers, mobile phones,…

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Advocacy

Silencing the Guns in Africa.

On 27 February 2019, the Security Council welcomed the African Union’s “determination to rid Africa of conflicts and create conditions favorable for the growth, development…

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Baobab

How the Dogs Came.

A long time ago there were no domestic animals, all were wild, and all were the enemy of man. They feared him, and he feared them,…

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Youth & Mission

Pan-African Youth Leadership Development.

The Leadership Development and Mentorship program has an ambitious agenda for training tomorrow’s leaders across Africa. Africa is by far the world’s youngest continent, with a median…

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