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Culture June 2012

Book review – Criminal migrants

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  Salvatore Palidda is Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Education of the University of Genoa, Italy. He has published extensively on migration and migrants. He has also organized several workshops and international meeting tackling issues regarding migrations and the rights of migrants. This book is the result of one such workshop. Palidda has…

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Book Review – A world of diversity

  The Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences dedicated its plenary session in 2011 to analysing developments in human rights worldwide. Human rights are increasingly quoted in international relations, but not always observed with the same dedication. This volume brings together the 34 inputs given by various specialists on the theme of religious freedom. The Pontifical…

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Proverbs – Well of wisdom

People can be diffident and hard to be convinced. At least this is what they say in Cameroon, because “if a bird does not recognize a tree, it will not rest on it”.  Yet, Senegalese know that quality attracts people more than just words: “all birds will flock to a fruitful tree. So watch out…

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Music – Mohammed Wardi

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  A young man left Swarda, a small village in the Sudanese side of Nubia, over seventy years ago. He rose to musical glory in Sudan and Egypt, the two countries he most sang during his long career, spanning over a half century. Mohammed Osman Wardi died last February and leave behind a treasury of…

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Advocacy

Silencing the Guns in Africa.

On 27 February 2019, the Security Council welcomed the African Union’s “determination to rid Africa of conflicts and create conditions favorable for the growth, development…

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Baobab

How the Dogs Came.

A long time ago there were no domestic animals, all were wild, and all were the enemy of man. They feared him, and he feared them,…

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Youth & Mission

Pan-African Youth Leadership Development.

The Leadership Development and Mentorship program has an ambitious agenda for training tomorrow’s leaders across Africa. Africa is by far the world’s youngest continent, with a median…

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