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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Editorial – Reforming the system

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  In the past months, politicians and newspapers have trumpeted about the global financial crisis, the fall of the Euro, the need to recover markets. On the other side of the coin, people, especially the youth, have been protesting in many Western countries, camping out in symbolic centres like Zuccotti Park in New York and…

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DR Congo – Flawed democracy

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  The presidential and parliament elections which took place on the last 28 November in Congo, have been marred with massive fraud and violence. According to the Carter Centre, during the voting day, a 18 years old man was hit in the chest by a bullet when the police fired into a crowd of opposition…

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Trade – EU ultimatum

  “The EU Commission is using the heavy artillery” commented diplomats from the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states. This reaction came after the announcement by the EU Trade Commissioner, Karel De Gucht, of his plan to put an end to the quota-free and duty-free preferential access to the EU market of 18 states by…

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Sudan – Stop the war

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  On November 10 an Antonov military aircraft coming from Sudan has entered the South Sudan air space for about 15 kilometres and bombed Yida, a place where Nuba people – mostly women, children and elders from the Southern Kordofan province of Sudan – had taken refuge to escape the ferocious repression in their homeland.…

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Advocacy

The Covid-19 Pandemic Advocacy.

Advocacy is Re-active while "forcing" us because problems or issues are already there. Then we use advocacy to respond, seeking to address or reducing their…

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Baobab

The Fox, the Monkey, the Hare and the Horse.

The fox is the wicked animal in the forest, and everyone hates him. He is for ever cheating people and playing tricks on everyone. There is…

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Youth & Mission

The African Youth Survey 2020. Vibrant Afro-optimism rises.

A comprehensive survey of Africa’s youth – the African Youth Survey 2020 –has just revealed a rising Afro-Optimism among the continent’s youth driven by a strong…

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