News April 2023

Latin America. Lithium Is a Key Resource for the Future.

Lithium is an increasingly important resource for clean energy systems of the future. Latin America, very rich in this material, however, has to deal with the meager earnings that derive from its extraction and the environmental impact that this entails. Among the raw materials that have had a significant increase in price in recent times,…

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Israeli spooks sought to influence 30 elections around the world, mostly in Africa.

By mid-February of this year, an investigation team of journalists from 30 outlets, including the London Guardian, The Washington Post, Le Monde and the Israeli daily Haaretz, under the supervision of the French-based non-profit Forbidden Stories revealed that an Israeli firm tried to influence more than 30 elections around the world – with the two-thirds…

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Mali. Taking over African Lithium.

Australians and Chinese are investing in a project that could soon make the Sahelian country the third-largest producer of the metal in the world. An area of 100 km² located in the district of Bougouni, in the Sikasso region, on the southern tip of Mali: this is where the Goulamina mineral deposit is located, managed…

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Niger. Challenging Climate Change.

Climatic conditions make agricultural work in the Sahel more and more difficult. One of the countries most affected by this reality is Niger, where a large majority of farmers work in precarious conditions. Many initiatives are emerging to respond to local and regional challenges. The role of young entrepreneurs.   Mahamadou Abdou is delighted with…

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South Africa. Nonhle Mbuthuma and Sinegugu Zukulu.

Activists Nonhle Mbuthuma and Sinegugu Zukulu have stopped destructive seismic testing for oil and gas off South Africa’s Eastern Cape, in an area known as…

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Beautiful Kaya.

Kaya was the most beautiful girl in the village. All the boys courted her, each bringing her small gifts. There were so many invitations from her…

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Youth & Mission

Tunisia. The future in the hands of young people.

While the country is in the grip of a serious economic crisis, in the oasis city of Tozeur, the OxyJeunes youth Centre focuses on schooling and…

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