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Monthly Archives: March 2019

The Lack of Transparency of European Companies in Africa.

The EU and its Member States, through the bilateral investment agreements (BIT) and the economic partnership agreements (EPAs), have established a set of arrangements with African countries and regions that offer a legal security to the European companies when they operate in Africa. At the same time, the EU demands from the companies that operate…

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Ghana. The great Mosque of Accra.

Financed by Istanbul, it also contains other structures: a congress hall, administration offices and a library. The presence of Turkey in Africa is nothing new: educational and social projects and the construction of mosques are being carried out in about thirty African countries. It rises majestically, beautiful and immense. The Accra mosque is the largest…

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Somalia. The Well.

A long time ago, there were four families who lived in a small village in Somalia. The first family would argue all of the time, the second family were very greedy, the third family were always away from the village exploring because they were never happy with what they had or where they lived. But…

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Herbs & Plants. Acacia sieberiana. To relieve back pain.

It is an important plant for medical use. But it is also used to make furniture and ink. Acacia, commonly known as paperbark thorn or paperbark acacia, is a small to medium-sized tree native to tropical Africa, in the north to Ethiopia, and in the south to countries including South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. The…

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The Chilean Eldorado.

Lithium is a fundamental mineral in modern economy and Chile is particularly rich in it. This buried treasure attracts foreign capital. Chilean government’s lithium policy. According to the 2017 data, lithium has become Chile’s number 4 mining export. Shipments of the key ingredient for making batteries that power electric vehicles (EVs) and high tech devices,…

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Chad. A Church Committed To Mission.

The challenge to poverty in an area rich in oil. Young people and the lack of education. We talk with Mgr. Martin Waïngue, first local bishop in charge of the diocese of Doba, in the south of the country. You are the first local bishop of Doba. You are going to carry on the work…

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Bolivia Textiles. Symbolism of the Andean Wisdom.

The original handcrafted clothes made with sheep, llama, alpaca, vicuña and other animals’ wool are not just garments made of valuable fabrics showing great combinations of meaningful colours, but they also symbolize the prestige of the original Andean dignity and identity. The weaving process begins with the extraction of wool from sheep, alpacas, llamas, vicuñas…

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Ethiopia. Solidarity in the shadow of Debre Libanos.

About 700 Ethiopian refugees survive thanks to the work of an Orthodox priest of the Debre Libanos monastery. The initiative of Abba Kefyalew stands out considering the limited commitment of his Church to the less fortunate. The Great Rift Valley is a canyon of almost 5,000 kilometres that splits the Horn of Africa into two…

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Thailand. Caffè Bruno: A really nice cup of coffee.

Love for the people and the youth of ethnic minorities has borne fruit in the form of Caffè Bruno, a new brand of coffee now well known and available throughout Thailand. Chae Hom is a plateau surrounded by mountains and is located in the province of Lampang in the north of the country. Agriculture is…

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Advocacy

Emigration and the Young African.

Advocacy is about politics and change, values and beliefs, consciousness and knowledge. It is about building democratic organizations and expanding citizens’ skills to understand how…

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Baobab

Hare and the Corn Bins.

In the old days, all the animals used to make farms like men do today. They hoed the ground, planted the seed, harvested the grain and…

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Youth & Mission

Five Ways To Reduce Our Reliance On Plastic.

Plastic is so prevalent in our lives that we don’t even notice it anymore. It is convenient. It is cheap. It is ubiquitous. The unfortunate truth…

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