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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

Rely on one own strength first.

We are in Pikine, a Dakar suburb, Senegal. Father Armel Duteil, is the one telling the story. He is an 80-year-old Spiritan missionary. French by…

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Baobab

The Water-Buffalo and the Tiger.

Once there lived a hard-working farmer in a small village who had a water-buffalo. Every day, with his plough on his shoulder, he led his water-buffalo…

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Youth & Mission

Nine Challenges Facing Young People in Syria.

For over nine years, violence and displacement have devastated opportunities for youth across the country. Here are nine of the most pressing challenges facing young people…

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