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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

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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