News August 2014

Zimbabwe – Women who do not give up

They have been arrested many times; they are considered dangerous to public order. Their crime is defending women and the lowly’s rights. Jennifer Williams and Magodonga Mahlangu talk about their social engagement in Zimbabwe. Bulawayo is the second largest city in Zimbabwe. It has always been the epicentre of protests against Robert Mugabe’s regime. Jennifer…

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Southern Asia. Opium production in the Golden Triangle

Cultivation of opium in Southeast Asia’s notorious Golden Triangle region has doubled in the past decade, according to an in-depth study that rebuffs claims by governments that an aggressive anti-narcotics policy is reaping benefits and improving livelihoods. The findings come a year before the 2015 deadline set by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)…

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EU looks for alternatives in Africa and the Middle-East

The halt of Russian gas supplies to Ukraine and the possible complications that may follow are prompting the EU to diversify its alternative supplies, namely in Africa and the Middle East. The halt of Gazprom’s supplies to Ukraine on the last 16 June, in the context of the political crisis with Russia has encouraged the…

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Southworld renews itself – ‘Keep walking’

An African proverb says, “Walking reduces distances, not resting”. We of Southworld are constantly committed to walking with the south world’s peoples, since we are deeply convinced that getting to know others helps understanding, reduces distances and eliminates mistrust and prejudice. It’s been four years since Southworld’s first online issue was published. From the very…

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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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