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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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Advocacy

The 4 Freedoms.

One of the most important aims of advocacy is building strong democracy and democratic organizations to hold those in power accountable, expanding citizen’s understanding of…

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Baobab

The Water in Olive Lake.

Long, long ago, a mother and her son lived by Olive Lake below Olive Mountain. The mother was very, very old and could not work anymore.…

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Youth & Mission

Youth on the frontline against Covid - 19.

In the time of Coronavirus, young people have organised to prevent COVID-19 from spreading and supporting their communities. In Cameroon, Achalake Christian, the coordinator of Local…

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