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News April 2013

Aid budgets – Victims of the EU crisis

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  Europe accounts for more than half of the development aid worldwide. But owing to its economic crisis, aid budget cuts have been decided. Southern poor will also pay the price of this crisis. On the last 8 February, EU leaders agreed on a 960 billion euros budget for the 2014-2020 period, about  73 billion…

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Human Trafficking – The silent epidemic

  Human trafficking is the world’s biggest money earner after drugs and small arms. The US Government’s yearly report Trafficking in Persons (TIP) estimates that in 2012, 32 billion US Dollars were made out of the innocent blood of 800,000 humans who were trafficked within or across international boundaries – half of whom were children.…

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Venezuela – What next?

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  The Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who had been in a Caracas hospital battling complications after cancer treatment in Cuba, died of a massive heart attack on 5 March at age 58. The day after his death, throngs of Venezuelans flocked to the streets lining the route between the military hospital and the military academy,…

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Eritrea – Under Siege

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  “Operation Forto” is the name given to the incident that happened on January 21st    this year, which shook the regime of Isayas Afeworki to its core. Foreign media spoke of a “failed coup”. However, the government downplayed Operation Forto, as “a coup which never existed”.  Our correspondent reports.Residents in the capital Asmara were unaware…

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Advocacy

Widen the horizon of Empowered Women.

Concluding the Special Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, Pope Francis in his homily said with a witty remark that the final document speaking of…

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Baobab

Hare and the Hyena.

0ne day, a long time ago when there was a famine in a certain part of Africa, Hare met Hyena. “How thin you are looking,” said…

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Youth & Mission

Young Indios: “The world must listen to us”.

During the Synod for Amazonia, we heard stories of young Indios who struggle against environmental exploitation, in recognition of their own identity, and they want to…

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