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Monthly Archives: January 2019

DR Congo. Miracles Happen.

Despite having lost both legs in a bomb explosion, Sr. Present returns to her mission. A gesture of love and hope. The memory of what happened is still very much present not only in her mind but also in her body. A bomb blew off both her legs. Sr. María Presentación López of the Congregation…

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The Niger River : From Drought To Floods And Pollution.

The Niger River is the main source of life of large parts of West Africa. But owing to climate change and human activities, riparian populations face growing challenges. Sailing down the Niger River from the Fouta Djalon Mountains of Guinea to the sands of Timbuktu, the pearl of the desert and to the mangroves of…

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Can We Address The Climate Change? Yes, We Can.

Money is what hurts the most. Popovic, the founder of Otpor (Enough), a student movement that played a key role in toppling Serbian dictator Slobodan Milosevic, in 2004 created the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS). In his Blueprint for revolution, a book that Popovic has just presented at the Freedom Forum in Oslo, he…

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Hotspots in Africa in 2019.

From a security point of view, in 2019 in Africa there will be several hotspots. We focus on four of them: Central African Republic, Libya, Algeria and Nigeria.   One of the factors that changed the security framework in Africa in 2018 is the new role played by Russia in two of the most unstable…

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Commercial War and Side Effects to Africa.

The commercial war between the USA and the rest of the world has only just begun and some voices point out that the current escalation of tariffs can last up to 20 years. Since Trump came to power he has not stopped sending signals that pointed to his disenchantment with the economic agreements of his…

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Nigeria. Thunder and Lightning.

A long time ago, both thunder and lightning lived on this earth, among all the people. Thunder was an old mother sheep and Lightning was her son, a handsome ram, but neither animal was very popular. When anybody offended the ram, Lightning, he would fly into a furious rage and begin burning down huts and…

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Music and Dance. Tango, African Rhythm.

Music and dance in Latin America has much of what is African. An example: the Tango. The Tango was invented in the slums of European immigration in Buenos Aires a century ago; closely tied to an instrument such as the bandoneon (a musical instrument of the reed and bellows family, inspired by the concertina and…

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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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