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News April 2017

Morocco. Rejoins the African Union in a surprise move.

In February, the Moroccan government surprised the international community after withdrawing its troops from the disputed Guerguerat border area with Mauritania. The realpolitik of Mohammed VI. Possible negotiations between Rabat and el-Ayoun (the capital of Western Sahara). Guerguerat has effectively served as a buffer zone monitored by UN military observers. The border demarcates the division…

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Latin America.War on the environmentalists.

A long list of ecologists who paid with their lives for their defense of the environment. Isidro Baldenegro, defender of the forests and indigenous Tarahumara leader, was assassinated last January in northern Mexico as was his father in 1986. His fight on behalfof the Sierra Madre ecosystem made him the winner of the Goldman award,…

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Kenya. Street Children. Operation Cleaning Up.

Street children in Kenya are often a nuisance to pedestrians and shopkeepers. They are also disliked by local administrators because they are a sore sight in touristic areas. They should not be there, full stop. That’s why, once and again, local politicians state their will to clean up the scene. Safety of the public, propriety…

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Advocacy

Research and Rating, a tool of Advocacy.

Advocacy is a strategy used around the world by NGOs, activists, and even policy makers themselves, to influence policies. Advocacy is about creating reform of…

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Baobab

An Unhappy Fish.

0nce upon a time there was a colony of little fishes who lived together in their own small pool, isolated from the rest of the fish…

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Youth & Mission

Peace and Climate Justice is Needed to Save the Planet.

The world is afire again, the flames heartbreakingly consume shrubs, trees and forests in Australia, Portugal, Brazil, and recently in California and Siberia and elsewhere too.…

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