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News December 2012

Great Lakes – Conflict minerals

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  In a recent report, American NGO Enough – which campaigns against genocide and crimes against humanity – mentions a 65% drop in profits from conflict minerals like tin, tungsten, and tantalum in Eastern Congo. Such decrease is partly the result of the traceability system put in place in the Great Lakes states to guarantee…

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Sierra Leone – Positive signals

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  In a moment in time when Africa starts to shine, Sierra Leone stands as an example of what went wrong with the continent. Half a century of independence brought about dictatorship, corruption and – during the 1990s – a terrible, blood diamond-soaked war. After the war, the country was so helpless that the first…

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Sudan – Power struggle

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  The long war Khartoum conducted against the people of the south diverted the attention of all but the most sophisticated observers. Journalists had a field day in describing the war as a religious war, Christian vs. Muslims. Few underlined the long standing cultural and social divide between southerners and northerners. Even fewer highlighted that…

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Rwanda – Hard times for the opposition

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  On October 30, 2012, the Kigali High Court found Victoire Ingabire Umohoza, opposition leader and president of the United Democratic Forces-Inkingi (FDU-Inkingi) party, guilty of conspiracy to undermine the Rwandan government and of denying the genocide. She was sentenced to 8 years in prison, a year after her arrest in Kigali. According to her…

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Advocacy

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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Baobab

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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