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News August 2018

USA. Weapons And Social Malaise.

U.S. citizens possess at least 265 million of firearms with an average of 88 weapons to every 100 inhabitants, the highest in the world. The role of the powerful US gun lobby NRA (National Rifle Association). The second amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America establishes the fundamental right of citizens to…

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Ethiopia. Unbelievable changes.

Since his appointment in April, the new Prime Minister, Abyi Ahmed has provoked a strong wind of change all over the region. But challenges remain on the path of reform. Opponents call for a national convention to guarantee its sustainability. Even Abyi’s opponents are amazed by the succession of specacular events which have occured since…

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Zambia. Fighting Deforestation.

Forests are rapidly vanishing in Zambia. The country’s rate of depletion of this natural resource is extremely high. The government is looking for new lines of approach and action to stop the human roots of this ecological crisis. Approximately 65% of Zambia’s total land area is covered by forests. The country boasts of a great…

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Israel, Palestine And The Impossible Deal.

What is the so-called ‘Middle East Peace Plan’ ? What this means, in practical terms ? What can the Palestinians Expect from the Deal ?  Seventy years have passed since the foundation of the State of Israel. Less remembered in the West is the flip side of that coin; the ‘Nakba’, meaning the ‘Catastrophe’, which…

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Advocacy

10 Ways We Pretend War is Not a Crime.

Advocacy, more than economic interests, is about consciousness and knowledge. It is about building a strong democracy, holding those in power accountable. It is about…

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Baobab

Why the Hippo lives in the Water.

Many years ago the hippopotamus, whose name was Isantim, was one of the biggest kings on the land; he was second only to the elephant. The…

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Youth & Mission

Saving the Planet and Ourselves.

Australia, Philippines, California and Central and South Africa have been recently hit by severe drought and endless forest fires.  Thousands are suffering. Plants and animals perish.…

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