News August 2017

The Troubled Waters Of The Nile.

The basin of the Nile is the turf of different wars between the riverine states. The main conflict is between Egypt and Ethiopia, but there are other disputes that, on a lesser level, put the relations between these countries at risk. It is important to be aware of a situation that could be more destabilizing…

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Can Food Security Reduce Migration Flows?

Migration has become the main driver of EU’s development policies. Even food security policies are envisaged under this prism. According to a Dutch-based think tank there is a nexus between both but it does not work automatically. Experts conclude that priority should be given to policies which acknowledge human mobility as a pillar of sustainable…

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Bahrain. A Pawn Between Saudi Arabia’s Insecurities and Iran’s Shiite.

Bahrain, known in Babylonian antiquity as Dilmun, is a small island Kingdom. It is in the Gulf between Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iran. Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt on June 5 interrupted relations with Qatar accusing Doha of supporting terrorism and interfering in their internal affairs. Later similar measures were taken by…

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Indian and Pacific Oceans: The Last Mining Frontier.

Offshore mining is occurring in Namibia and in the Red Sea. But much more ambitious programs are on track. A new rush is taking place, mainly in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.   In 1869, the French novelist Jules Verne predicted that deep sea mining of zinc, iron and gold would become a reality. Over 150…

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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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