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Dossier May 2015

Controversial reforms

The country has also begun the year with a political season full of conflicts and scandals. President Sargsyan transformed the friction with the leader of the opposition, Gagik Tsarukyan, into open conflict, when the latter threatened to hold large demonstrations and to demand anticipated elections if the government rejected the process of controversial constitutional reforms…

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Turkey denies responsibility

The Armenians suffered an incomplete holocaust and, to the pain of the memory, we must add that of an historical injustice that continues with every day that passes. The genocide of their people is not yet admitted by all but is, instead, openly denied by the modern Turkish secular state, heir to the Ottoman Empire.…

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The Armenian genocide 100 years on. “The Great Evil ”.

The Armenians call it Metz Yeghern, “the Great Evil”. The genocide of the Armenians forms part of the past of every citizen of this Caucasian country. It is something that has changed the very way people speak of themselves and their land. It is a dark, indelible stain that makes it hard to speak of…

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Nagorno – Karabakh conflict

The Armenian political context of the celebrations of the centenary is not at all favourable. For a start, the dormant conflict in Nagorno Karabakh is in a worrying season of reawakening. Nagorno Karabakh is a region located in the west of Azerbaijan, close to the border with Armenia and is de facto, an independent republic.…

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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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