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News & Analysis | September 2021

Graphite at the centre of new political equilibrium.

Besides lithium, another mineral occupies a central role for its use in high technology. China controls 70% of this mineral. In pursuit of the electric machines market. Computers, tablets, smartphones, and high-tech instruments, together with the principle of electrical energy transition, of the transformation of…

Dossier

Kazakhstan. "The Heart of the World".

Right in the middle of Eurasia, in that mass of land known as ‘The Heart of the World’, we find Kazakhstan, impervious, legendary, and fascinating - the land of fiery bloody sunsets that bewitched the passage of many merchants en route to China by way of the silk road. Its natural beauty, together with its varied landscapes,…

The hard road towards Nation-Building.

Kazakhstan achieved independence in December 1991 at a time when the dissolution of the USSR was inevitable. Nursultan Nazarbayev, the Soviet leader of Kazakhstan since 1989 and President in 1990, was reconfirmed in 1991 following the independence of the country. Nazarbayev, in taking on the leadership of the new state, was obliged to face all the problems…

A Eurasian canal.

The modernisation of the state forms part of the ‘Kazakhstan 2030 Plan’ launched by Nazarbayev in 1997 with the aim of transforming and developing the country, and now continued by his successor. The plan is based upon wise economic options, the strategy of which is not limited simply to the exploitation of the enormous energy resources available,…

Great reforms.

For Kazakhstan, the year 2019 may be remembered as a time of political change. President Nursultan Nazarbayev, having led the country for almost three decades, resigned as President, though retaining ample powers in accordance with a law passed in 2018 granting him the status of ‘Father of the Nation’, a law which guaranteed him judiciary immunity and…

Churches

Morocco. Creating secure spaces.

The Diocesan Delegation for Tangier Migrants is a church organisation that receives…

Talitha Kum. Stop Human Trafficking.

A worldwide network of consecrated life determined to put an end to…

Peru. Against human trafficking during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Every two hours a woman disappears due to gender violence and human…

Colombia. Dreaming of a land free of the…

It may be a small and insignificant place but Tumaco, in the…

Culture

The secrets of the Lion King.

The animal symbolic of the African savannah is known all over…

Honduras. The Pech people. “We belong to the earth and to…

The indigenous Pech people (one of the original peoples of Honduras),…

Herbs & Plant. Talinum paniculatum. A vital medicinal plant.

It is one of the most popular herbal plants and has…

Bolivia. Apthapi, a time for sharing.

Among the indigenous peoples of the Andes, every detail of life…

Opinion & Comment

What was all that Biden-Bashing about ?

President Biden has taken a lot of stick over Afghanistan, some of it justified. From Tony…

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Between water scarcity and water insecurity.

Access to clean drinking water is a human right, but as the global population grows and…

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Advocacy

Actions cannot miss ethics.

Advocacy is also defense when it acts to preserve the initial aims and values of modern discoveries. According to legend, when Vladimir Lenin was asked how…

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Baobab

The man-in-the-moon and his wife.

Long, long ago, the man-in-the-moon and his wife Atai, had a quarrel which led to very strange results. These two were the royalty of the skies…

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Youth & Mission

The Burning And Flooding Of The Planet.

Anyone watching on television the images of burning forests, the raging floods destroying lands and villages, massive landslides burying homes and people have no reason to…

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