News April 2016

Ethiopia. Boosting tourism in the “Land of origins”

The country is determined to expand tourism revenues threefold by 2020. But despite its unique heritage, the objective is challenging, owing to a number of factors including drought and insecurity in some areas and around the country. Ethiopia is ambitioning to transform its tourism sector and increase threefold its share to the GDP (4.5 percent…

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Honduras. To be killed anytime

Indigenous activist and defender of the environment and human rights, was murdered. But for people, ‘Berta lives, the struggle continues and continues’. Berta Cáceres, the renowned environmentalist and defender of the Lenca indigenous people in Honduras, was murdered by three armed men on March 3 in her house located in La Esperanza, the capital city of…

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Malawi. Can the army save the forests from deforestation?

The Department of Forestry under the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining estimates that the country ’s annual deforestation rate is at 2.8%, the highest in Southern Africa. These statistics are alarming by any forestry management standards and it appears there is no end in sight to the deforestation in the country which faces…

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Taiwan. A strong message to China

Taiwan elected its first female president, in defiance of China’s warning. Her toughest task: resisting pressure from Beijing. ‘Greater China’ is the term that refers to four autonomous political realities, the People’s Republic of China (having Beijing as capital); Hong Kong; Macao, and Taiwan (with Taipei as capital). Only the latter, between difficulties and challenges,…

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Advocating For Intelligent And Sustainable Earnings.

There is no consistent and successful advocacy but the one founded in strong credibility. Credibility is the quality or power of inspiring belief; it can…

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The Ambitious Ants.

Ants are the busiest creatures in the world. Every ant has a full time job, with no holidays and no half-days off Ants like to work,…

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Youth & Mission

Pope Francis: “Our young people are our foremost mission”.

In his fourth apostolic journey to the African continent, visiting Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius Pope Francis said to young people: “keep dreaming and moving forward”. In…

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