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News August 2016

Angola. New mining frontiers

Angola which is over-reliant on oil and diamonds is beginning to diversify its economy through tapping other resources, namely gold, copper and iron.  Angola which depends from oil for 95% of its export revenues, while the rest is overwhelming dominated by diamonds, is desperately trying to diversify its economy, in particular through tapping other mining…

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Brexit’s shockwave hits Africa

The decision by a majority of British citizens to leave the European Union has already started to hit Africa and more is to come.  Only a few days after the 23 June, the result of the British referendum has started to have immediate consequences in Africa. Indeed, the depreciation of the sterling pound by 10%…

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Burkina Faso. The Koglweogo’s rough justice

The Burkina Faso authorities are tackling the threat posed by the self-defence militia groups referred to as ‘Koglweogo’. These militias who mainly operate in the rural areas, are overstepping the limits of the law. The name ‘Koglweogo’, which comes from the combination of two words of the Moré language, can be translated as ‘The Guardians…

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Lebanon. Migrant reception: the figures

Lebanon, a country of slightly more than 4 million inhabitants, has been home to 1.2 million Syrian refugees for five years now, and to another 600,000 Palestinian refugees who have lived for decades in the land of the cedars. The migrant reception in Lebanon is not an easy issue but shows problems and contradictions. The…

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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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