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News & Analysis | September 2020

The Philippines. The Land of Natural Disasters.

Located in the rim around the Pacific Ocean dubbed “The Ring of Fire,” the Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries on earth. It is hard hit all year round by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, tropical cyclones and landslides. "The Ring of Fire” -…

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Cyberspace in the New Geopolitical Balance.

Space has witnessed an intensifying level of economic-strategic activity as related to defense, protecting territory and other vital assets, which make it an arena for geopolitical competition. In fact, today, Space has created a new paradigm, aside from the more familiar contexts of land and sea, against the backdrop of which major global actors compete. And it…

China. The Great Game.

The logic used by super powers in space is not an exclusively competitive one. In fact, there is a very rich level of cooperation between them, due to the fact that, unlike the case of economic competition, scientific research requires synergies. In this regard, the ESA (European Space Agency) is a good example of cooperation between various…

Russia. An Ambitious Space Program.

Russia, which in Soviet times pioneered space exploration in 1957 with the launch of the first artificial satellite (Sputnik 1), continues to pursue an ambitious space program (also through significant investments in the technology sector). Having 146 operational infrastructures at its disposal, Moscow ranks third in launching satellites in orbit, after the United States and China –…

USA. The Space Force.

China and Russia’s advances have prompted the United States to bolster its own efforts in the quest for space and maintain the supremacy, which represents a key aspect of its global pretences. In this perspective, President Donald Trump announced on December 20 that the United States would equip itself with a Space Force to defend its interests…

Churches

Sudan. An incubator for young entrepreneurs.

The Comboni Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre (CIEC) is an incubator for business…

The economics of Pope Francis. The beauty of…

Social themes, in general, and those economic, in particular, are at the…

Brazil. Dom Pedro Casaldàliga. A Prophet and a…

Pedro Casaldáliga, Bishop emeritus of São Félix do Araguaia in Brazil, a…

Benin."The Man with the Golden Hands"

On the edge of the on the border between Niger and Burkina…

Culture

The American Continent. Curative multifunctional masks.

The masks of the Americas, despite the differences in styles of…

Africa. Masks that protect and heal.

Wearing a mask is essential when faced with a virus like…

Music: Hope Masike, ‘The Princess of the Mbira’.

Evocative music, blending ancestral melodies and pop rhythms. "I hear our…

Mexico. The Raramuri. Being part of nature.

The Raramuri or Tarahumara are an indigenous group of the Sierra…

Opinion & Comment

China's Mars Mission

2020 is an optimal year for Mars missions, given the close distance between Earth and Mars.…

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Displaced Children. The Right to Education.

An entire generation of children globally have had their education disrupted due to the pandemic. Children…

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Advocacy

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Pope Francis advocates for poor countries’…

In his Easter Urbi et Orbi message, Pope Francis urged all nations to “meet the greatest needs of the moment through the reduction, if not…

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Baobab

The Chimpanzee and the Crocodile.

0nce upon a time the chimpanzee and the crocodile were good friends. At midday, the chimpanzee would always go to the riverbank and call the crocodile:…

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Youth & Mission

African Youth Sowing Seeds Of Peace.

Starting afresh from children to build a peaceful future in Africa. Rely on their energies to transform the continent into a better place. This is the sense…

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