News April 2015

DR Congo. The UN to stay for another twenty years

There are concrete signs that the mandate MONUSCO, the UN largest mission in the world, could be extended year after year for the next two decades. The problem however is its efficiency is questioned and that its relations with the Congolese authorities is deteriorating. The United Nations Mission for the Stabilisation of Congo (MONUSCO), whose…

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Syria. Four years later. A world of refugees.

From youth protests to all-out civil war. A destroyed country with more than 220,000 deaths. President Assad is firmly in power. An uncertain future. From a slogan painted on the wall of a high school to a civil war with 220,000 deaths. Three million 800 thousand refugees from Syria to neighbouring countries, nearly 8 million…

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Reportage. Nigeria – Escaping Boko Haram

They flee, leaving everything behind them. They find shelter with relatives and friends. Only a few of them prefer to go to the official centres administered by the government. Director of Caritas Nigeria urges: “Camps with adequate sanitation and hygiene facilities are urgently needed.” Only ten months ago, Mohammed Bashiru was an entrepreneur living a…

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Bangladesh: minority tribes under siege

They face constant threat of eviction and harassment by plantation owners. It’s been more than a century since the Kanda tribe left its ancestral home in the Indian state of Odisha in search of a better life and settled in Sreemangal, a tea plantation hub in Moulvibazar district, about 213 kilometres northeast of the Bangladeshi…

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The Covid-19 Pandemic Advocacy.

Advocacy is Re-active while "forcing" us because problems or issues are already there. Then we use advocacy to respond, seeking to address or reducing their…

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The Fox, the Monkey, the Hare and the Horse.

The fox is the wicked animal in the forest, and everyone hates him. He is for ever cheating people and playing tricks on everyone. There is…

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Youth & Mission

The African Youth Survey 2020. Vibrant Afro-optimism rises.

A comprehensive survey of Africa’s youth – the African Youth Survey 2020 –has just revealed a rising Afro-Optimism among the continent’s youth driven by a strong…

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