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News & Analysis | June 2021

Senegal. Casamance. A ‘Low intensity conflict’.

Forty years have passed since the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MDFC) began its fight for independence from Senegal. During those decades, the conflict was altered, allies changed and numerous non-aggression pacts were signed with poor results. In the meantime, the local population…

Dossier

Guyana. An Unknown Country.

The recent discoveries of oil have brought Guyana to the centre of international attention. Many interests are at stake. Guyana is a South American country located on the Atlantic Coast and wedged in between Brazil, Venezuela and Suriname, bordering these countries to the south, east and west, respectively. The country is characterised by dense rainforests. The…

A New Constitutional Charter.

In 1966, Guyana became independent of its mother country and joined the Commonwealth as an autonomous entity. Legislative power was entrusted to an elected assembly composed of 35 members and, in 1970, the new Constitutional Charter was launched and the 'Cooperative Republic of Guyana' was proclaimed with Arthur Chung, judge of Chinese ancestry, as president. He was…

Oil Exploration.

Economically, with a per capita GNP of around $5,000, Guyana is one of the poorest countries in the world with much internal inequality between the shanty towns and the rich financial centres. Almost 40% of the population lives in poverty and the country is in 125th place according to the UN index of development. The economy is…

Strategic control.

The discovery of oil, together with its geographical position, has brought Guyana to the attention of the major actors, local and distant, that are present in the Latin-American scene. The United States, in particular, has been working for some time to guarantee the security of the country within which United States oil companies operate, for the added…

Churches

Israel. Kuchinate, let’s all crochet.

Kuchinate is the name chosen by a group of African women seeking…

The Central African Republic. Let’s start again together.

To recreate the social and interreligious fabric of a society torn by…

Africa. "The mission continues…"

A total of one hundred and thirty years those three Comboni missionaries…

The Latin American Church in Assembly. The challenge…

In Mexico City, from 21 to 28 November, the first ecclesial Assembly…

Culture

The new frontiers of music. The sound of the desert.

With the initiative of Christopher Kirkley, an American bio-engineer who has…

Ethiopia. That propitious day.

The Gedeo are an ethnic group in southern Ethiopia. Among the…

Spotlight on African films. Reinventing the seventh art.

The films made by young directors can be traced to two…

Colombia. San Basilio de Palenque. A place of resistance and liberty.

Four hundred years ago, a group of black slaves fled from…

Opinion & Comment

Africa’s New Debit Crisis.

One of the most successful campaigns in the year 2000 led to debt relief for 37…

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Mozambique. Governance of Natural Resources and the Armed Conflict.

Mozambique has returned to the news of the international media due to the humanitarian catastrophe ravaging…

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Advocacy

The European Union and the COVID-19 crisis in the poorest…

Since April 2020, the European Commission has defined the EU strategy to support the fight against COVID-19 globally through an action plan called Team Europe,…

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Baobab

Why Goats Live with Man.

The goat and his mother lived alone in their village. He said to her, "I have here a magic-medicine to make one strong in wrestling. There is…

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Youth & Mission

Restore Our Earth so We Can Live.

The youth see the environmental destruction in all aspects of our lives - the air we breathe, the forest destruction, the polluted oceans, the climate change…

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