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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Which Kurdish populations?

There has never been a Kurdish State. But, there has been and still exists a Kurdish nation. The Kurds have occupied the mountains that extend from western Iran to eastern Turkey through Iraq and Syria for centuries.  because political boundaries have worked that way, and there is no Kurdish nation, as such, although they have…

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Music. Niger. Bombino, the rock in the desert.

He is considered one of the best living blues guitarists. He has succeeded in combining the nomadic culture with sounds that charm the largest international audiences. His real name is Goumar Almoctar, but in the world of music he is called Bombino.  A Niger Tuareg, he was born in Agadez, in the heart of the…

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Hong Kong. To lead the Way.

Young people are taking to the streets defending democracy. Violence and arrest by the police. Beijing shows its military power. What future has Hong Kong? In this exclusive interview we talk with Martin Lee, founder of the Democratic Party of Hong Kong. You have founded the Democratic Party of Hong Kong. What is the aim…

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Transnational Crimes in the seas

The vast expanses of the sea, the complexity of the maritime transportation system, the immense volume of cargo transferred at each port, and the limited capacity for inspections of cargo creates opportunity for criminals. Seaborne trade in the maritime realm follows a defined set of “sea lines of communication” based on currents and weather. Because…

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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 power operates. It is a sort of good advice empowering people to know the reality, how to make choices and how to behave in modern society. Pope Francis, during the…

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Radioactive waste in the Pacific Ocean.

The concrete dome on an island in the Pacific Ocean houses tons of radioactive waste. Now it’s cracking open. The escaping waste could soon seriously affect the environment and the inhabitants of the Marshall Islands.  Enewetak Atoll, and the much better-known Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, were the main sites of the United States…

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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 is that more than 70 percent of the plastic we use does not get recycled, and much of this plastic trash gets swept into our oceans from beaches or…

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South Sudan. Being able to share.

He could have left, and lived a better and more comfortable life. Instead he preferred to stay and put himself at the service of the weakest. Peter Sunduk is no longer a young man, but he has kept a young, courageous and confident heart, by constantly swimming against the tide and making tough choices. Despite…

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The Shi’a Movement.

There has been a tendency on the side of the mainstream media to describe this movement as a monolithic entity, and interested in adopting the model of the Islamic Republic of Iran. In fact, the Shi’a movement in Iraq is more complex, having responded almost exclusively to specific indigenous socio-economic Iraqi mechanisms. While, one of…

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North Africa. Recognition of Amazigh Culture.

Indigenous to North Africa, the Amazigh people, sometimes known as Berbers, have spent decades fighting for cultural recognition in the predominantly Arab region. For years, Amazigh activists have been engaged in a battle against oppressive policies while also trying to promote measures that would help preserve Amazigh identity. Despite recent successes, however, it may be…

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Togo. Anti-regime music.

The MAET is the movement of singers and musicians who support the change in Togo. These artists often suffer retaliation. MAET is one of the voices of the opposition to President Faure Gnassingbé, ahead of the 2020 vote. The busy city road, which takes to the border with Benin, passes through cement plants, refineries, a…

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Egypt. Being a Christian in an Islamic Country.

What kind of challenges exist for Christians in Islamic countries? How to be a Christian among Muslims? We focus on Egypt. An Islamic country is, by definition, religious. However, Islamic countries differ in their way of ruling, stemming from the Sunni or the Shiīca or the Khawarij, the three early roots of governing. The Sunni…

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Advocacy

A Special Advocacy Action.

International organisms during this pandemic are under scrutiny and surely for many and good reasons. However, even in the weed fields some good wheat can…

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Baobab

Why the Bananas Belong to the Monkey.

Once upon a time when the world had just been made and there was only one kind of banana, but very many kinds of monkeys, there…

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Youth & Mission

Young People Fighting For Democracy.

From Bangkok to Lagos, from Harare to Hong Kong, from Lima to Santiago, young people are fighting for Democracy and Human Rights. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic…

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