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Dossier January 2017

Africa 2017. Hot Spots

In the African scenario about to open with the New Year of 2017 there are a number of crisis situations that are in danger of degenerating. This analysis examines five of these that are particularly significant. Three of them, we may describe as being ‘in disorder’, while the other two apparently constitute two ‘satellites’ of…

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Asia 2017. A year of unknowns.

For Asia, The New Year, if such were possible, will be even more uncertain than the year we have just ended, a year lived in uncertainty and, for some, in economic upheavals that are still being felt in the wake of the long wave of the USA and European crisis. This creates difficulties both for…

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Africa political forecast 2017

The year 2017 looks a challenging one, especially in Libya and the Sahel, in the DRC with an almost total uncertainty about the future and in Kenya with stormy elections in the agenda. In North Africa, during the course of 2017, the European Union member states will be implementing plans adopted during the summit of…

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The Middle East and North Africa in 2017.

Predicting what might happen in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has become particularly difficult in the past few years. The upheavals of the last five years, much more than to transforming society and dictatorial political systems, have contributed, especially, to fueling uncertainty. While in the West the stock exchanges, the markets and the…

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Advocacy

10 Ways We Pretend War is Not a Crime.

Advocacy, more than economic interests, is about consciousness and knowledge. It is about building a strong democracy, holding those in power accountable. It is about…

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Baobab

Why the Hippo lives in the Water.

Many years ago the hippopotamus, whose name was Isantim, was one of the biggest kings on the land; he was second only to the elephant. The…

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Youth & Mission

Saving the Planet and Ourselves.

Australia, Philippines, California and Central and South Africa have been recently hit by severe drought and endless forest fires.  Thousands are suffering. Plants and animals perish.…

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